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Alexander Barabanov

I work in finance field. I started to specifically target UNESCO Heritage sites while travelling approximately from 2006. Usually I try to tick off the sites both during business trips and leisure tours. Of course, there is some percentage of strange sites, when you're asking yourself, what am I doing here, but in general these sites are special and very rewarding to reach and see. Visting them and seeing some specific aspects of human activity and nature phenomona increases significantly knowledge horizons.

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Stevns Klint Alexander Barabanov

Stevns Klint by Alexander Barabanov

Visited Stevns Klint in September 2017. The place is very popular among locals, who seemingly spent the whole day there walking along the coastline and some attraction points like COld War Museum.

Also spent around 30 minutes trying to find any fossil on the beach below Stevns Klint but without success.

Information leaflets provide indication of where very thin K/T layer is located.

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Christiansfeld Alexander Barabanov

Christiansfeld by Alexander Barabanov

Visited Christiansfeld during weekend tour from Copenhagen in September 2017. I liked this quit unusual city and the whole story behind Moravian church.

The most imppressive site for me was also cemetery with the funeral plates that haven't changed in the last 200 years.

Also central church with minimum decorations and white benches looks like discussion hall rather then ritual place.

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Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes Alexander Barabanov

Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes by Alexander Barabanov

Finally ticked off the last Belgian site!

Was lucky to book mine visit on 26 August 2017. The price was 14 Euro. There was French speaking group and the guide first provided information for them and then English summary for me.

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Kernavë Archeological Site Alexander Barabanov

Visited this site in August 2017. A visual representation of site is a little bit strange: five hills and green valley from the hills to the river. When walking around the hills it is quite difficult to imagine how the constructions were located; however in the museum there is visual demonstration of the place during prosperity times. But still it looks like that the hills’ surface is too small to accommodate anything larger than one house circled by a wall (and I can image how it was painful to carry water, food and everything all the time up the hill).

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Sviyazhsk Alexander Barabanov

Visited Sviyazhsk in August 2017 just 1 day before Irina Bokova also visited this site in order to personally hand over UNESCO certificate. For this occasion on the road from Kazan airport there were celebrative flags and posters.

We visited Sviyazhsk as half-day tour on car from Kazan. The place is now extremely touristy and visited by the group hoards.

This legendary city was founded in 1551 by Ivan the Terrible as an outpost to attack and capture Kazan. The wooden Kremlin was constructed in 4 weeks with the wood transported 700 km through river from Uglich. In 1 year Kazan was seized and included into the growing Moscovite kingdom. Sviyazhsk became quite big military base and city.

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Name: Alexander Barabanov

Country: Russia

Visited WHS: 451

Most Impressive: Machu Picchu, Brugge, Angkor Vat

Proposal New WHS: Volgograd (Stalingrad battlefield places), Old city of Pskov, Manhattan (Iconic highscrapers like Empire State Building, Chrysler Building)

Recently Visited WHS

Update 08.11.17

Lists

  1. Durmitor National Park
  2. Longmen Grottoes
  3. Imperial Tombs
  4. Major Town Houses
  5. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  6. Cape Floral Region
  7. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  8. Echmiatsin and Zvartnots
  9. Arequipa
  10. Ephesus
  11. Val di Noto
  12. Villa d'Este
  13. Val d'Orcia
  14. Guimarães
  15. Vienna
  16. Aranjuez
  17. Tugendhat Villa
  18. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  19. Churches of Peace
  20. Calakmul
  21. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  22. Stralsund and Wismar
  23. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  24. Derbent
  25. Gobustan Rock Art
  26. Takht-e Soleyman
  27. Trebic
  28. Orkhon Valley
  29. Kew Gardens
  30. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  31. Monte San Giorgio
  32. Koguryo Tombs
  33. Novodevichy Convent
  34. Rio de Janeiro
  35. Pasargadae
  36. Macao
  37. Muskauer Park
  38. Tchogha Zanbil
  39. Primeval Beech Forests
  40. Luis Barragán House and Studio
  41. Kernavë Archeological Site
  42. Persepolis
  43. Tamgaly
  44. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  45. Liverpool
  46. Thingvellir
  47. Regensburg
  48. Etruscan Necropolises
  49. Pitons Management Area
  50. Centennial Hall
  51. Yaroslavl
  52. Le Havre
  53. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  54. Soltaniyeh
  55. Nesvizh
  56. Syracuse
  57. Central Highlands
  58. Kathmandu Valley
  59. Genoa
  60. Vizcaya Bridge
  61. Bisotun
  62. Crac des Chevaliers
  63. Dolomites
  64. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  65. Ouro Preto
  66. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  67. San Marino and Mount Titano
  68. Kotor
  69. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  70. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  71. Twyfelfontein
  72. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  73. Armenian Monastic Ensembles
  74. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  75. San Miguel de Allende
  76. Fortifications of Vauban
  77. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  78. Stoclet House
  79. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  80. Dengfeng
  81. Valletta
  82. Heritage of Mercury
  83. Wadden Sea
  84. Shushtar
  85. Longobards in Italy
  86. Royal Joseon Tombs
  87. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  88. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  89. Jantar Mantar
  90. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  91. Safi al-Din Ensemble in Ardabil
  92. Tabriz Bazaar
  93. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  94. Camino Real
  95. Yagul and Mitla
  96. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  97. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  98. Fagus Factory
  99. Persian Garden
  100. Margravial Opera House
  101. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  102. Masjed-e Jâme'
  103. Rabat
  104. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  105. Stevns Klint
  106. Fujisan
  107. Golestan Palace
  108. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  109. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  110. Mount Etna
  111. Namib Sand Sea
  112. Van Nellefabriek
  113. Baptism Site "Bethany Beyond the Jordan"
  114. Corvey
  115. Tomioka Silk Mill
  116. Susa
  117. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  118. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  119. Christiansfeld
  120. Par force hunting landscape
  121. Old City of Jerusalem
  122. Arab-Norman Palermo
  123. Western Tien-Shan
  124. Antigua Naval Dockyard
  125. Sviyazhsk
  126. Venetian Works of Defence
  127. Yazd
  128. Amiens Cathedral
  129. Orange
  130. Arles
  131. Speyer Cathedral
  132. Würzburg Residence
  133. Medina of Fez
  134. Florence
  135. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  136. Djémila
  137. Tipasa
  138. Timgad
  139. Damascus
  140. Anuradhapura
  141. Polonnaruva
  142. Sigiriya
  143. Rila Monastery
  144. Nessebar
  145. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  146. Bosra
  147. Pirin National Park
  148. Avignon
  149. Nancy
  150. Palmyra
  151. Red Fort
  152. Humayun's Tomb
  153. Qutb Minar
  154. Agra Fort
  155. Taj Mahal
  156. Fatehpur Sikri
  157. Monastery of Batalha
  158. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  159. Old City of Berne
  160. Abbey of St Gall
  161. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  162. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  163. Lübeck
  164. Cuzco
  165. Machu Picchu
  166. Chitwan National Park
  167. Vatican City
  168. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  169. Cracow
  170. Cologne Cathedral
  171. Baalbek
  172. Byblos
  173. Tyre
  174. Aachen Cathedral
  175. Warsaw
  176. Mana Pools
  177. Matobo Hills
  178. Statue of Liberty
  179. Auschwitz Birkenau
  180. Altamira Cave
  181. Segovia
  182. Asturian Monuments
  183. Cordoba
  184. Granada
  185. Burgos Cathedral
  186. El Escurial
  187. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  188. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  189. Petra
  190. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  191. Medina of Marrakesh
  192. Congonhas
  193. Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  194. Pont du Gard
  195. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  196. Avila
  197. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  198. Iguacu
  199. Istanbul
  200. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  201. Medina of Tunis
  202. Evora
  203. Great Zimbabwe Ruins
  204. Trier
  205. Giant's Causeway
  206. Site of Carthage
  207. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  208. Studley Royal Park
  209. Stonehenge
  210. Gwynedd Castles
  211. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  212. Toledo
  213. Amphitheater of El Jem
  214. Salamanca
  215. Seville
  216. Caceres
  217. Studenica Monastery
  218. Skocjan Caves
  219. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  220. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  221. Venice and its Lagoon
  222. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  223. Castel del Monte
  224. Budapest
  225. Hollókö
  226. Acropolis
  227. Sian Ka'an
  228. Palenque
  229. Mexico City and Xochimilco
  230. Teotihuacan
  231. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  232. Puebla
  233. Boyana Church
  234. Blenheim Palace
  235. Westminster
  236. City of Bath
  237. Madara Rider
  238. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  239. Mount Taishan
  240. Great Wall
  241. Imperial Palace
  242. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  243. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  244. Peking Man Site
  245. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  246. Kandy
  247. Old Town of Galle
  248. Meteora
  249. Thessalonika
  250. Guanajuato
  251. Chichen-Itza
  252. Xanthos-Letoon
  253. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  254. Tower of London
  255. Epidaurus
  256. Strasbourg
  257. Canterbury
  258. Medina of Sousse
  259. Kairouan
  260. Lima
  261. Victoria Falls
  262. Mystras
  263. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  264. Olympia
  265. Poblet Monastery
  266. Úbeda and Baeza
  267. Kiev
  268. Potsdam
  269. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  270. Quedlinburg
  271. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  272. St. Petersburg
  273. Vilnius
  274. Kizhi Pogost
  275. Kremlin and Red Square
  276. Maulbronn Monastery
  277. Royal Palace at Caserta
  278. San Gimignano
  279. Skogskyrkogarden
  280. Drottningholm
  281. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  282. Zamosc
  283. Kasbah of Algiers
  284. Morelia
  285. Danube Delta
  286. Villages with Fortified Churches
  287. Monastery of Horezu
  288. Churches of Moldavia
  289. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  290. Reims
  291. Novgorod
  292. Safranbolu
  293. Prague
  294. Cesky Krumlov
  295. Banska Stiavnica
  296. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  297. Telc
  298. Vlkolinec
  299. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  300. Bamberg
  301. Mir Castle
  302. Solovetsky Islands
  303. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  304. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  305. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  306. Horyu-ji Area
  307. Himeji-jo
  308. Mérida
  309. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  310. Lumbini
  311. Angkor
  312. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  313. Matera
  314. Völklingen Ironworks
  315. Ancient Kyoto
  316. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  317. Roskilde Cathedral
  318. Kronborg Castle
  319. Jelling
  320. City of Luxembourg
  321. Nasca Lines
  322. Popocatepetl monasteries
  323. Temple, Mansion and Cemetery of Confucius
  324. Mtskheta
  325. Gelati Monastery
  326. Vicenza
  327. Siena
  328. Messel Pit
  329. Sintra
  330. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  331. Naples
  332. Edinburgh
  333. Bauhaus Sites
  334. Crespi d'Adda
  335. Visby
  336. Kutna Hora
  337. Ferrara
  338. Jongmyo Shrine
  339. Schokland
  340. Colonia del Sacramento
  341. Lake Baikal
  342. Oporto
  343. Pannonhalma
  344. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  345. Everglades
  346. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  347. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  348. Genbaku Dome
  349. Itsukushima Shrine
  350. Haghpat and Sanahin
  351. Independence Hall
  352. Cuenca
  353. Luther Memorials
  354. Salzburg
  355. Semmering Railway
  356. Schönbrunn
  357. The trulli of Alberobello
  358. Ravenna
  359. Pienza
  360. Paphos
  361. Uxmal
  362. Querétaro
  363. Meknes
  364. Dougga/Thugga
  365. Maritime Greenwich
  366. Verona
  367. Mont-Saint-Michel
  368. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  369. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  370. Chartres Cathedral
  371. Ping Yao
  372. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  373. Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  374. Hwaseong Fortress
  375. Kinderdijk
  376. Willemstad
  377. Tallinn
  378. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  379. Botanical Garden, Padua
  380. Aquileia
  381. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  382. Modena
  383. Urbino
  384. Pompei
  385. Versailles
  386. Costiera Amalfitana
  387. Agrigento
  388. Villa Romana del Casale
  389. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  390. Torun
  391. Volubilis
  392. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  393. Classical Weimar
  394. Malbork Castle
  395. Choirokoitia
  396. Riga
  397. Flemish Béguinages
  398. The Four Lifts
  399. Grand Place, Brussels
  400. Holy Trinity Column
  401. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  402. Holasovice
  403. Tlacotalpan
  404. L'viv
  405. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  406. Ancient Nara
  407. Lyon
  408. Provins
  409. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  410. Alcala de Henares
  411. Summer Palace
  412. Temple of Heaven
  413. Bellinzone
  414. Diamantina
  415. Campeche
  416. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  417. Wartburg Castle
  418. Beemster Polder
  419. Litomysl Castle
  420. Sighisoara
  421. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  422. Dacian Fortresses
  423. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  424. Isole Eolie
  425. Rome
  426. Nikko
  427. Robben Island
  428. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  429. Graz
  430. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  431. Mycenae and Tiryns
  432. Belfries
  433. Mostar
  434. Dubrovnik
  435. Walled City of Baku
  436. Stari Ras and Sopocani
  437. Monastery of Geghard
  438. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  439. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  440. Bardejov Town
  441. Reichenau
  442. Corfu
  443. Kazan Kremlin
  444. Bolgar
  445. Ferapontov Monastery
  446. St. George, Bermuda
  447. Maloti Drakensberg
  448. Ohrid Region
  449. Assisi
  450. Curonian Spit
  451. Brugge
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Andaman Islands
  3. Bagan
  4. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  5. Chernobyl
  6. Communist heritage of Volgograd
  7. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  8. Dzongs of Bhutan
  9. Ephesus
  10. Fortified City of Famagusta
  11. Historic University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge
  12. Mecca, Kaaba
  13. Mount Rushmore
  14. Neuschwanstein Castle
  15. Rainforests of Polynesia
  16. Scrovegni's Chapel
  17. Silk Roads
  18. Svalbard
  19. Transiberian Railway
  20. Vatnajökull National Park