Tag: unesco

  • Penang Heritage City Rumble Winners Announcement

    written by eva_eva on 2011-07-18 in #competitions
    Penang Heritage City Rumble Winners Announcement

    In conjunction of Penang Heritage City Day, Lomography wants you to show us those spectacular heritage buildings in Penang City! Penang became the Heritage City on the 7th of July, as recognized by UNESCO. And here are the winners!

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  • Vizcaya Bridge - Romanticism in Iron!

    written by disdis on 2010-03-18 in #world #locations
    Vizcaya Bridge - Romanticism in Iron!

    Iron can also be romantic. Eiffel Towe is one of those pieces, but if I have to chose, I prefer the Vizcaya Bridge, not only for the beauty but for the utility, transporting people from both banks of a mouth of a river. The only way for two cities to meet!

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  • Temple of Diana

    written by zulupt on 2010-01-29 in #world #locations
    Temple of Diana

    The Temple of Diana is located in the heart of Évora, Portugal. It is a Roman Temple built in the 1st Century B.C. and it is what is left of the city forum. It has been classified by UNESCO as World historical heritage.

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  • S. Bento Station (Porto)

    written by pedrofelix on 2009-02-18 in #world #locations
    S. Bento Station (Porto)

    S. Bento Station was inaugurated in 1916, and it was design by the famous architect <b>José Marques da Silva</b>. Before this train station was build there was a Benedictine monastery named São Bento de Avé-Maria. The Monastery was destroyed and then was constructed in the beginning of the XX century the station but the name remains “S.bento”.

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  • Hoi An: A Beautiful Ancient Town

    written by lomopop on 2010-11-09 in #world #locations
    Hoi An: A Beautiful Ancient Town

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, Hoi An has been a popular destination for tourists traveling to Vietnam. Hoi An is just an hour drive away from Da Nang International Airport. Lucky me, my visit coincided with the Mid Autumn Celebration, an annual festival that made my trip to this charming city more worthwhile.

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  • King Ramses II's Narcissism: The Temples of Abu Simbel

    written by jenlifa on 2011-05-03 in #world #locations
    King Ramses II's Narcissism: The Temples of Abu Simbel

    Forget about the three Great Pyramids, the Temples of Abu Simbel are the most magnificent monuments in the world!

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  • Milot, Haiti

    written by titidvivant on 2009-09-28 in #world #locations
    Milot, Haiti

    Known as the 8th wonder of the world, these UNESCO world heritage sites are located in Haiti's northern region.

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  • The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    written by lihooi on 2011-12-19 in #world #locations
    The Forbidden City 北京故宫, Beijing

    The Forbidden City is located in the heart of Beijing with Tiananmen Square on the south side. For nearly 500 years, the Forbidden City had housed the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties up until 1911.

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  • World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    written by lomopop on 2011-09-20 in #world #locations
    World Heritage Attractions in Agra

    Agra is most famous for the Taj Mahal. However are you aware that the Taj Mahal is just one of three world heritage sites that can be found in Agra? The other two notable sites are Fatehpur Sikri and the Agra Fort.

  • Amsterdam, the Water City

    written by -alia- on 2011-07-12 in #world #locations
    Amsterdam, the Water City

    What’s the essence of a country? What’s the feeling that you get from a land? What defines city flavour? What remains in your memory when you leave a certain place? What’s Tipish Nederlandese about Amsterdam? If there's one thing that best characterizes it, it has to be without a doubt, the canals. The canal system running through the city resembling blood veins and giving it life.

  • Himeji Castle

    written by warning on 2010-11-05 in #world #locations
    Himeji Castle

    If you want to step in to an Akira Kurosawa film don’t miss the coastal city of Himeji and contemplate the most visited castle in Japan. A trip to Himeji to see one of the best-preserved medieval buildings in Japan is well worth it. It was declared a National Treasure and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.

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  • Exploring Malacca: A State Rich of Historical Background in Malaysia

    written by yokekei on 2013-03-28 in #world #locations
    Exploring Malacca: A State Rich of Historical Background in Malaysia

    If you travelling to Malaysia, I most recommend Malacca. This is because it is a great to visit, with its rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The centre of city was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in year 2008.

  • Why I Love the Radio

    written by soundfoodaround on 2013-02-14 in #news
    Why I Love the Radio

    There's something about the Radio that makes it king in my book when it comes to broadcast mediums/News sources. Do you share in this sentiment? If not, perhaps you'll find my words to be a whole lot of static.

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  • Kolomenskoye

    written by tataaa on 2010-08-02 in #world #locations
    Kolomenskoye

    Kolomenskoye is a former royal estate situated several miles to the south-east of Moscow's city-center, on the ancient road leading to the town of Kolomna (hence the name). The scenic area which overlooks the steep banks of the Moskva River became a part of Moscow in the 1960s.

  • Elx, the City of the Palm Trees.

    written by saidseni on 2010-07-19 in #world #locations
    Elx, the City of the Palm Trees.

    Elche is a small desert-like city in the Spanish Valencia Community. It's name in Valencian is Elx and it is best known for its palm trees.

  • The Wanderlust Wonderlist: Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    written by geegraphy on 2013-07-02 in #world #locations
    The Wanderlust Wonderlist: Newest UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    Just recently, the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Committee had added 19 new sites to its list of World Heritage Sites. Read more about it under the cut!

  • Landscape Photo Opps Abound in Ecuador's Cajas National Park

    written by tanjaladen on 2014-01-22 in #world #locations
    Landscape Photo Opps Abound in Ecuador's Cajas National Park

    Ecuador's Parque Nacional Cajas (Cajas National Park) features over 150 square miles of flora and fauna on a rolling tundra that's ideal for hikers, rock-climbers, birdwatchers, campers, and nature-lovers of all stripes.

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  • Castel Grande in Bellinzona

    written by sirio174 on 2012-06-08 in #world #locations
    Castel Grande in Bellinzona

    Bellinzona is the capital of Canton Ticino, the Italian-speaking region of Switzerland. This town is famous for its castles, which since 2000, belongs to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Here you can find some photos of the most important one: Castel Grande.

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  • Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    written by lomopop on 2011-10-20 in #world #locations
    Scaling the Great Wall at Jia Yu Guan

    The Great Wall of China stretches more than 8800km and there are several starting points to scale it. Most tour groups visiting Beijing will visit the North Pass also known as Badaling. However, if you want to get away from the crowd, and enjoy the sight of the Great Wall without the pushing and hustling, I recommend you to start at Jia Yu Guan Pass.

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  • The Malaysian Fusion

    written by lihooi on 2010-08-04 in #world #locations
    The Malaysian Fusion

    Malacca is definitely on the must-go-list for whoever pays a visit to Malaysia. Aside from being the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Malaysia, it also displays a fusion of the European and local cultures and cuisines, namely the Baba culture.

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  • Ravenna and its Mosaics

    written by sirio174 on 2012-08-06 in #world #locations
    Ravenna and its Mosaics

    Ravenna was a city of the Roman Empire in the V century and then of Byzantine until the 8th century. It has a wonderful collection of early Christian mosaics and monuments. Read on!

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park

    written by guinastrapazi on 2012-02-27 in #world #locations
    Plitvice Lakes National Park

    Last year in summer, I had the pleasure to visit Croatia's most famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Now I want to tell you some facts about it and hope that you can see it yourself some time!

  • Luang Prabang, Laos (The Jewel of the Mekong)

    written by lomopop on 2010-09-21 in #world #locations
    Luang Prabang, Laos (The Jewel of the Mekong)

    Luang Prabang is an idyllic town just north of Vientiane and has been accorded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. The fastest way to get to Luang Prabang is to catch a flight from Vientiane domestic airport. Flight time is just under an hour. Another alternative is to travel by coach and it takes about 10-11 hours to get to Luang Prabang from Vientiane.

  • Sweet, Sweet Switzerland: St. Gallen and its Abbey

    written by sirio174 on 2013-09-11 in #world #locations
    Sweet, Sweet Switzerland: St. Gallen and its Abbey

    Sankt Gallen is a city located in the North-East of Switzerland, between the lake of Costance and the Appenzell Alps. It is famous for its abbey, an UNESCO World Heritage site. Read more!