Monday, December 11, 2017

Canal du Midi (France)

This 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic through 328 structures (locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.) is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times. 
Built between 1667 and 1694, it paved the way for the Industrial Revolution. 
The care that its creator, Pierre-Paul Riquet, took in the design and the way it blends with its surroundings turned a technical achievement into a work of art.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Dazu Rock Carvings (China)

The steep hillsides of the Dazu area contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th century. 
They are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. 
They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Taos Pueblo (United States)

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement – consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings – represents the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain (Spain)

A network of four Christian pilgrimage routes in northern Spain, the site is an extension of the Route of Santiago de Compostela, a serial site inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993. 
The extension represents a network of almost 1,500 km: coastal, interior of the Basque Country–La Rioja, Liébana and primitive routes. 
It includes a built heritage of historical importance created to meet the needs of pilgrims, including cathedrals, churches, hospitals, hostels and even bridges. 
The extension encompasses some of the earliest pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, following the discovery in the 9thcentury of a tomb believed to be that of St. James the Greater.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent (Russia)

The Citadel, Ancient City and Fortress Buildings of Derbent were part of the northern lines of the Sasanian Persian Empire, which extended east and west of the Caspian Sea. 
The fortification was built in stone. 
It consisted of two parallel walls that formed a barrier from the seashore up to the mountain. 
The town of Derbent was built between these two walls, and has retained part of its medieval fabric. 
The site continued to be of great strategic importance until the 19th century.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Pancake Rocks (New Zealand)


Paparoa National Park, which includes one of the most beautiful coastal areas of New Zealand, is best known for the Pancake Rocks.
Near the town Punakaiki is a Visitor Center where you can find information about walks and activities in the area.
Here you will also find the path leading to Dolomite Point, where you can see the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex (Italy)

The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. 
It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into, rather than imposed on, its natural setting.

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