Thursday February 16th, 2012


There was a very nice show on TV yesterday celebrating the UNESCO World Heritage 40 years. It showed several of the amazing natural or human-built places we have in the wonderful world. It was two hours of pure delight.

A quick look on the website once the show is done, taught me that among the 936 registered properties, 37 are in France (not bad!) and 5 are in Lebanon (not bad at all).

Another quick look at the list I realized that I have seen 13 of the 936! It’s a small number, but it’s something to start with. I hope I will be able to visit more before the end of my days. I went through the pictures I took while I was in these places, and I came up with this small album; this way you can say that, like me, you have visited these places 🙂 (for the places I could not find pics of I just took the pics from the UNESCO website (copyright included :)))

La Grande Place, Brussels - Belgium

Historic Center of Brugge - Belgium

Mont Saint Michel and its bay - France

Palace and Park of Versailles - France

Strasbourg, Grande Ile - France

Paris, Banks of the Seine - France

Anjar - Lebanon

Baalbeck - Lebanon

Byblos - Lebanon

Tyre - Lebanon

Ouadi Qadisha (the Holy Valley) and the Forest of the Cedars of God (Horsh Arz el-Rab) - Lebanon

City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications - Luxembourg

Works of Antoni Gaudi - Spain

How many of the properties have you visited? I’m sure you can beat my number 😀

See you tomorrow!

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4 Responses to “Thursday February 16th, 2012”
  1. tania says:

    Did all except Anjar:D Half of them with youuuuuuuu ahhahahahahah
    This summer we’ll surely do Anjar altogether:D
    Great postttttttt!!!!
    Missing our tripssssss

  2. Magnésium says:

    All your list except Luxembourg
    Plus:
    -Palace and Gardens of Schönbrunn
    -Historic Centre of Vienna
    -Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena
    -Old City of Dubrovnik
    -Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian
    -Historic Centre of Prague
    -Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
    -Historic Cairo
    -Palais et parc de Fontainebleau
    -Cathédrale d’Amiens
    -Centre historique d’Avignon : Palais des papes, ensemble épiscopal et Pont d’Avignon
    -Cathédrale Notre-Dame, ancienne abbaye Saint-Rémi et palais de Tau, Reims
    -Site historique de Lyon
    -Provins, ville de foire médiévale
    -Cathédrale de Cologne
    -Acropole d’Athènes
    -Cité du Vatican
    -Budapest, avec les rives du Danube, le quartier du château de Buda et l’avenue Andrássy
    -L’église et le couvent dominicain de Santa Maria delle Grazie avec « La Cène » de Léonard de Vinci
    -Centre historique de Florence
    -Venise et sa lagune
    -Piazza del Duomo à Pise
    -Cultural Landscape of Sintra
    -Historic Centre of Cordoba
    -Alhambra, Generalife and Albayzín, Granada
    -Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
    -Historic Areas of Istanbul
    -Tower of London
    -Maritime Greenwich
    -Statue of Liberty
    -Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura
    I guess I’ve missed some…

  3. rs says:

    Sydney Opera House
    Greater Blue Mountains Area
    Australian Convict Sites
    Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison
    La Grand-Place, Brussels
    Historic Centre of Brugge
    Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels)
    Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties in Beijing and Shenyang
    The Great Wall
    Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing
    Historic Cairo
    Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur
    Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Former Abbey of Saint-Rémi and Palace of Tau, Reims
    Paris, Banks of the Seine
    Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay
    Palace and Park of Versailles
    The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes
    Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin
    Archaeological Site of Olympia
    Acropolis, Athens
    Archaeological Site of Delphi
    Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
    Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura*13
    Piazza del Duomo, Pisa
    Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and Other Franciscan Sites
    Villa d’Este, Tivoli
    Le Morne Cultural Landscape
    Medina of Marrakesh
    Seventeenth-century canal ring area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht
    Aldabra Atoll
    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
    Works of Antoni Gaudí
    Cathedral, Alcázar and Archivo de Indias in Seville
    Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona
    Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites
    Blenheim Palace
    City of Bath
    Frontiers of the Roman Empire
    Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey and Saint Margaret’s Church
    Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church32
    Tower of London
    Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
    Maritime Greenwich
    Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City
    Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
    Statue of Liberty

    i think thats it , although missed paris on my first pass through this … 😦

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