Monday, September 21, 2020

Long-Nosed Monkey | Brunei

 

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The proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey is endemic to the southeast Asian island of Borneo. This monkey is found mostly in mangrove forests and on the coastal areas of the island. 

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Columbia, capital of South Carolina | USA

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The card depicts Finlay Park, the largest and most visited park in downtown Columbia.    
Columbia is the capital and, with a population of 135,000, the second-largest city of the U.S. state of South Carolina. 

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Nebraska | USA



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Nebraska is a major beef and corn producing state where cattle outnumber people by more than 3 to 1. Corn production is its leading crop and ranks third among the nation’s corn-producing states.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Wooden church of Ruská Bystrá | Slovakia




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The Church of Saint-Nicolas of Ruská Bystrá is a Greek-catholic church located in the village of Ruská Bystrá in Slovakia. The church was build in 1730. 

Wooden Churches of the Slovak part of the Carpathian Mountain Area is a UNESCO World Heritage site. In total 8 wooden churches are listed. One of these is the Church of the Holy Trinity in Kežmarok.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The hunting residence of Stupinigi | Italy



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The House of Savoy is one of the oldest royal families in the world, founded in the year 1003. The name derives from the historical region of Savoy in the Alpine region between what is now France and Italy.

When Emmanuel-Philibert, Duke of Savoy, moved his capital to Turin in 1562, he began a vast series of building projects (continued by his successors) to demonstrate the power of the ruling house. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy is a UNESCO World Heritage site. 14 residences are listed.

In Turin:
- Palazzo Reale
- Palazzo Madama
- Palazzo Carignano
- Castello del Valentino
- Villa della Regina

In Piedmont:
- Palazzina di Stupinigi
- Reggia di Venaria Reale
- Castle of La Mandria
- Castle of Rivoli
- Castle of Agliè
- Castle of Moncalieri
- Castle of Racconigi
- Pollenzo Estate
- Castle of Govone

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Church of St Philip and St James the Apostles | Poland


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Saints Philip and James Church is a Gothic, wooden church dating from the fifteenth-century, located in the village of Sękowa.

The wooden churches of southern Little Poland represent outstanding examples of the different aspects of medieval church-building traditions in Roman Catholic culture. Built using the horizontal log technique, common in eastern and northern Europe since the Middle Ages, these churches were sponsored by noble families and became status symbols.

Wooden Churches of Southern Małopolska is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Six churches are listed:
- Church of the Archangel Michael, Binarowa
- Church of All Saints, Blizne
- Church of the Archangel Michael, Dębno
- Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Archangel Michael, Haczów
- Church of St Leonard, Lipnica Murowana
- Church of St Philip and St James the Apostles, Sękowa

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou | China



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West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The site, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Mount Fuji | Japan


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Mt Fuji is Japan's highest mountain at 3,776m. It is also one of the traditional "Three Holy Mountains" - along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, both located in central Japan. The dormant volcano, which last erupted just over 300 years ago, is visible from Tokyo on a clear day.

Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Flags of the World | Kenya



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The flag of Kenya depicts a Maasai shield and two crossed spears. The flag is based on that of Kenya African National Union and was officially adopted on 12 December 1963 after Kenya's independence.



Saturday, September 12, 2020

Røros Mining Town | Norway


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Røros Mining Town and the Circumference is a Unesco World Heritage site. This site is linked to the copper mines, established in the 17th century and exploited for 333 years until 1977.

Røros is a unique mining town built exclusively of wood. The wooden houses and the centre of the town are included on the list. The mining town has retained much of its original structure in the layout of the streets from the 1600s, and the wooden houses built in the1700 and 1800s.

Friday, September 11, 2020

The White Tower of Thessaloniki | Greece


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The White Tower, the most prominent monument of Thessaloniki, which dominates the port area, was built in late 15th century, as the south-east tower of the city’s fortification. It is an imposing six-storey, cylinder shaped structure, with 23 meters in diameter and 34 in height.

Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments of Thessaloniki is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Arch of Neutrality | Turkmenistan



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Ashgabat is the capital and the largest city of Turkmenistan. Did you know that Turkmenistan is number 7 on the list of the least visited countries in the world? Receiving only 7,000 visitors per year. Many travelers choose to skip Turkmenistan due to the strict visa rules.

The Monument of Neutrality is a monument located in Ashgabat. This 75 metres tall tripod was built in 1998 on the orders of Turkmenistan's President Saparmurat Niyazov (Turkmenbashi) to commemorate the country's official position of neutrality.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Murano Island and Lighthouse | Italy


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Murano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon, located north-east of Venice. It is actually seven islands connected by bridges, forming canals. The island has its own lighthouse.

Murano is famous for its long history of glass making. In 1291, all the glassmakers in Venice were required to move to Murano. In the following century, exports began, and the island became famous, initially for glass beads and mirrors.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Mount Robson | Canada



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Mount Robson is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range; it is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain is located entirely within Mount Robson Provincial Park of British Columbia.

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This site comprises Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho national parks and Mount Robson, Mount Assiniboine and Hamber provincial parks.

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