Friday, October 18, 2019

Monastery of Moldovita | Romania

The Moldovița Monastery is a Romanian Orthodox monastery situated in Moldavia, Romania.
Together with seven other churches they comprise UNESCO World Heritage site Churches of Moldavia:
- Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist of Arbore
- Church of the Assumption of the Virgin of the former Monastery of Humor
- Church of the Annunciation of the Monastery of Moldovita
- Church of the Holy Rood of Patrauti
- Church of St Nicholas and the Catholicon of the Monastery of Probota
- Church of St George of Suceava
- Church of St George of the former Voronet Monastery
- Church of the Resurrection of Suceviţa Monastery

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Flags of the World | Saba

Saba is a Caribbean island and the smallest special municipality of The Netherlands. The island consists largely of the 887 metres high Mount Scenery volcano. With only 13km² and 2,000 inhabitants, Saba is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean. 

The flag of Saba was adopted on December 6, 1985 (national day of the island).

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pogradeci | Albania

Pogradec is a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores of the Ohrid lake. The lake is one of Europe's deepest and oldest lakes.

Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This site is a transboundary one, for both Albania and North Macedonia. In 2019 the Albanian part of the lake was added. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Channel Islands National Park | USA

Channel Islands National Park is an American national park off the coast of the U.S. state of California that comprises five of the eight Channel Islands.

These five islands are San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Anacapa, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Keoladeo National Park | India

Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season. Some 364 species of birds, including the rare Siberian crane, have been recorded in the park.

Keoladeo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

National Park of American Samoa

The National Park of American Samoa is a national park in the United States territory of American Samoa, distributed across three islands: Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta‘ū. The park preserves and protects coral reefs, tropical rainforests, fruit bats, and the Samoan culture.

The White-naped Flying Fox is one of two native fruit bats to the National Park of American Samoa. These animals are active during the day,

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Plitvice Lakes National Park | Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is famous for its beautiful cascaded lakes, caves and waterfalls. The forests in the park are home to bears, wolves and many rare bird species.

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Fort San Felipe del Morro | Puerto Rico

The fort is part of the San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico. Construction started in 1540 and is part of a massive fortification sytem developed on the island of Puerto Rico to help Spain control access and commerce into the Carribean until the Spanish American War in 1898.

La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site in Puerto Rico is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Flags of the World | Serbia

The Serbian flag is composed of traditional Pan-Slavic tricolor of red, blue, and white stripe. The flag is one of the newest ones since Serbia was not established as an independent state until 2006, when Montenegro decided to split up in a referendum.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Durmitor National Park | Montenegro

Durmitor National Park is the largest of five national parks in Montenegro. Durmitor is a limestone massif located in northwestern Montenegro. It is part of the Dinaric Alps.

Durmitor National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Mombassa old Town | Kenya

Mombasa is a coastal city of Kenya along the Indian Ocean. It is the country's oldest (circa 900 AD) and second-largest city after the capital Nairobi, with an estimated population of about 1.5 million.

Mombasa Old Town is on the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage sites.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Flags of the World | Madeira

The Madeira Islands are an autonomous region of Portugal, and their flag's main feature is a centered Cross of the Order of Christ, outlined in red.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Coniston Water | United Kingdom

Coniston Water in the English county of Cumbria is the third-largest lake in the Lake District by volume (after Windermere and Ullswater), and the fifth-largest by area.

The English Lake District is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Green Backed Heron | Trinidad and Tobago

The green heron s a small heron of North and Central America. The Green Backed Heron is a common resident of both Trinidad and Tobago.


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