Thursday, July 9, 2020

Flags of the World | Morocco


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The flag of Morocco was officialy adopted on November 17, 1915. At the center of the flag is a green pentagram. This emblem is a symbol of the five pillars of Islam: the Shahada, Alms, Prayers, Fasting, and Hajj.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Flags of the World | Mongolia


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The current flag of Mongolia was adopted on January 12, 1992. Prior to 1992, the flag had a communist star above the Soyombo emblem, during the final 47 years of the communist Mongolian People's Republic.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Chartres Cathedral | France



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Chartres Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Chartres, France, about 80 km southwest of Paris and is the seat of the Bishop of Chartres. The cathedral was mostly constructed between 1194 and 1220.

Chartres Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Kasubi Tombs | Uganda


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The Kasubi Tombs in Kampala, Uganda, is the site of the burial grounds for four kabakas (kings of Buganda) and other members of the Baganda royal family.

Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi is a UNESCO World heritage site.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Kuršių Nerija | Lithuania



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The Curonian Spit (Lithuanian: Kuršių nerija) is a 98-kilometre long, thin, curved sand-dune spit that separates the Curonian Lagoon from the Baltic Sea coast.

Curonian Spit is a UNESCO World heritage site shered between Russia and Lithuania.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Aula Palatina | Germany


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The Aula Palatina, also called Basilica of Constantine, at Trier, Germany is a Roman palace basilica that was commissioned by the emperor Constantine I (AD 306–337) at the beginning of the 4th century.

Roman Monuments, Cathedral of St Peter and Church of Our Lady in Trier is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Together with the Aula Palatina, nine monuments are listed: Ampitheatre, Moselle Bridge, Barbara Baths, Igel Column, Porta Nigra, Imperial Baths, Cathedral and Church of Our Lady (Liebfrauenkirche).

Friday, July 3, 2020

Port Adelaide | Australia



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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. Port Adelaide is known for its well preserved 19th-century pubs and hotels, reflecting the area's maritime history in catering to the sailors of trading ships.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Bridgetown Cruise Terminal | Barbados



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Bridgetown is the capital and biggest city of Barbados. Bridgetown Barbados cruise port terminal (aka "Deep Water Harbour") is operational since January 14, 1994. Barbados is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, making the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal a favorite port of call for cruise ships.

Due to Covid-19 unfortunately not much cruising going on these days.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Jelling Runic Stones | Danmark


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Located in central Jutland, Jelling was a royal monument during the reigns of Gorm, and his son Harald Bluetooth, in the 10th century. After introducing Christianity into Denmark, and integrating Norway with the country, Harald Bluetooth proclaimed his achievements by erecting a stone between the two mounds and building the first wooden church at Jelling.

Jelling Mounds, Runic Stones and Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Saiga antelope | Kazakhstan



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The Saiga antelope is a critically endangered antelope which during antiquity inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe. Today this species is only found in one region in Russia and three areas in Kazakhstan.

Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The 200,000 ha Central Asian steppe areas included in the property provide a valuable refuge for over half the species of the region’s steppe flora, a number of threatened bird species and the critically endangered Saiga antelope.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Laxey Wheel | Isle of Man


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The Laxey Wheel, also known as Lady Isabella, is the largest working waterwheel in the world. The wheel is built into the hillside above the village of Laxey in the Isle of Man.

It  was built in 1854 to pump water from the Glen Mooar part of the Great Laxey Mines industrial complex. It was named "Lady Isabella" after the wife of Lieutenant Governor Charles Hope, who was the island's governor at that time.

Thank you James!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Danxia Landscape | China



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China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). source: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1335/

China Danxia is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Sukur Cultural Landscape | Nigeria


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Sukur is located near the Nigeria / Cameroon border. Sukur is an ancient settlement with a recorded history of iron smelting technology, flourishing trade, and strong political institution dating back to the 16th century.

Sukur Cultural Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Keoladeo National Park | India


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Keoladeo National Park in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that hosts thousands of birds, especially during the winter season.

Keoladeo National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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