Friday, January 10, 2014

World Heritage Sites

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Throughout my international and even domestic travels over the past years, I've been working on two distinct lists when it comes to deciding what to see in various cities and countries. That being said, they aren't the only resources, but they do help!

The main two lists that I use are the World Heritage Sites and the list in the book, "1000 Things to See Before you Die."  I plan on posting later about the book. The World Heritage List does get updated, and at the moment, there are 981 different locations listed. Crazy, huh?

The other day, I was really interested in seeing what progress I had made. My total? 39. I have a long way to go until I get to 981, and there could be more and more added. #wanderlust

Some argue that the challenge of keeping up with a list such as this one makes a traveler or tourist not enjoy the moment. I disagree. The same argument often implies to those who spend a lot of time taking photos or videos of the location that they are visiting. Again, that's a subject for a different time. Going back to the argument, I love using lists such as the World Heritage one in order to find gems and historical places.  I'm a huge lover of history and having the guidance of what historical gems are in a city of an area is a plus!

Take a look at what I've seen below! What locations have you been to that are on the World Heritage Site List?

Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn
Semmering Railway
Historic Centre of Vienna
La Grand- Palace, Brussels
Historic Centre of Brugge
Flemish Beguinages
Historic Distric of Old Quebec
Historic Centre of Prague
Palace and Park of Versailles
Pont du Gard (Roman Aqueduct)
Romanesque Monuments
Cathedral of Notre-Dame
Paris, Banks of the Siene
Histoic Centre of Avignon: Papa Palace, Episcopal Ensember, Avingon Brdige
Loire Valley
Palace and Parks of Berlin
Museumsinsel (Musuem Island), Berlin
Acropolis, Athens
Historic Centre of Rome, The Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritoral Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
Vatican City
Venice and its Lagoon
City of Verona
City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Foritifcations
Seventeenth- Century Canal Ring of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
Historic Centre of Krakow
Auschtwitz Birkenau
Wooden Churches of Maramures
Giant's Causeway and Causeway Coast
Blenheim Palace
City of Bath
Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey includng St. Maragret's Church
Tower of London
Old and New Yowns of Edinburgh
Maritime Greenwich
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Dorset and East Devon Coast
Statue of Liberty

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