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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: 456

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)

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