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Alfons and Riki Verstraeten Profile

Alfons and Riki Verstraeten

We are a married couple, senior citizens, very interested in visiting World Heritage Sites.
Our interest started after visiting Schokland(NL), twenty years ago.

I'm planning and organizing our trips, my wife is the photographer

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Gelati Monastery 13-Oct-12

After visiting Azerbeidzjan, we continued our trip to Georgia. Wonderful Mtskheta and in Kutaisi: Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery. The construction inside Bagrati Cathedral to restore the building is perfect, but outside, left from the entrance it is awful

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Walled City of Baku 13-Oct-12

The Walled City of Baku was the other WHS in Azerbeidzjan we visited, including Shrivanshah's Palace and the Maiden Tower. Pity, the restauration activities made the tower almost invisible.

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Gobustan Rock Art 13-Oct-12

Just back from our trip to Azerbeidzjan and Georgia (end of sept.2012).The Rock Art in Gobustan National Park is

widely spread over a huge area. Valcamonica and Tanum are more impressive, but the new museum is fantastic.

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Name: Alfons and Riki Verstraeten

Country: Netherlands

Visited WHS: 369

Most Impressive: Iguacu(BR) / Iguazu(ARG)

Proposal New WHS:

  1. Aachen Cathedral
  2. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  3. Acropolis
  4. Aflaj irrigation system
  5. Agra Fort
  6. Agrigento
  7. Albi
  8. Alcala de Henares
  9. Alto Douro
  10. Amiens Cathedral
  11. Amphitheater of El Jem
  12. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  13. Ancient Thebes
  14. Antigua Guatemala
  15. Anuradhapura
  16. Arab-Norman Palermo
  17. Aranjuez
  18. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  19. Arles
  20. Assisi
  21. Auschwitz Birkenau
  22. Avignon
  23. Avila
  24. Ayutthaya
  25. Bahla Fort
  26. Bamberg
  27. Banska Stiavnica
  28. Bardejov Town
  29. Bauhaus Sites
  30. Beemster Polder
  31. Belem
  32. Belfries
  33. Bellinzone
  34. Berat and Gjirokastra
  35. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  36. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  37. Birka and Hovgarden
  38. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  39. Blenheim Palace
  40. Bordeaux
  41. Botanical Garden, Padua
  42. Bourges Cathedral
  43. Brugge
  44. Bryggen
  45. Budapest
  46. Bukhara
  47. Burgundy
  48. Bursa and Cumalikizik
  49. Butrint
  50. Caceres
  51. Camagüey
  52. Campeche
  53. Canal du Midi
  54. Canterbury
  55. Cape Floral Region
  56. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  57. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  58. Central Highlands
  59. Cesky Krumlov
  60. Champagne
  61. Chartres Cathedral
  62. Chichen-Itza
  63. Choirokoitia
  64. Churches of Peace
  65. Cienfuegos
  66. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  67. City of Bath
  68. City of Luxembourg
  69. Classical Weimar
  70. Cologne Cathedral
  71. Colonia del Sacramento
  72. Cordoba
  73. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  74. Corvey
  75. Costiera Amalfitana
  76. Cracow
  77. Crespi d'Adda
  78. Cuenca
  79. Curonian Spit
  80. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  81. Dengfeng
  82. Derwent Valley Mills
  83. Dolomites
  84. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  85. Dougga/Thugga
  86. Drottningholm
  87. Dubrovnik
  88. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  89. Edinburgh
  90. El Escurial
  91. Engelsberg Ironworks
  92. Ephesus
  93. Epidaurus
  94. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  95. Evora
  96. Fagus Factory
  97. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  98. Fatehpur Sikri
  99. Ferrara
  100. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  101. Flemish Béguinages
  102. Florence
  103. Fontainebleau
  104. Forth Bridge
  105. Fortifications of Vauban
  106. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  107. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  108. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  109. Gammelstad
  110. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  111. Gelati Monastery
  112. Genoa
  113. Giant's Causeway
  114. Gobustan Rock Art
  115. Golden Temple of Dambulla
  116. Golestan Palace
  117. Granada
  118. Grand Canyon
  119. Grand Place, Brussels
  120. Great Wall
  121. Guanacaste
  122. Gwynedd Castles
  123. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  124. Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  125. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  126. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  127. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  128. Historic Cairo
  129. Holasovice
  130. Hortobágy
  131. Humayun's Tomb
  132. Iguacu
  133. Iguazu National Park
  134. Imperial Palace
  135. Imperial Tombs
  136. Independence Hall
  137. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  138. Ironbridge Gorge
  139. Istanbul
  140. Itchan Kala
  141. Jantar Mantar
  142. Jelling
  143. Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  144. Kairouan
  145. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  146. Kandy
  147. Kerkuane
  148. Kernavë
  149. Kew Gardens
  150. Kinderdijk
  151. Kotor
  152. Kremlin and Red Square
  153. Kronborg Castle
  154. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  155. Kutna Hora
  156. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  157. La Lonja de la Seda
  158. Lake District
  159. Laponian Area
  160. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  161. Le Havre
  162. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  163. León Cathedral
  164. Litomysl Castle
  165. Liverpool
  166. Loire Valley
  167. Longmen Grottoes
  168. Longobards in Italy
  169. Luther Memorials
  170. Lyon
  171. Lübeck
  172. Major Town Houses
  173. Malbork Castle
  174. Maloti Drakensberg
  175. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  176. Margravial Opera House
  177. Maritime Greenwich
  178. Masjed-e Jâme'
  179. Matera
  180. Maulbronn Monastery
  181. Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  182. Medina of Fez
  183. Medina of Marrakesh
  184. Medina of Sousse
  185. Medina of Tunis
  186. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  187. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  188. Meknes
  189. Meteora
  190. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  191. Modena
  192. Monastery of Batalha
  193. Mont-Saint-Michel
  194. Monte San Giorgio
  195. Mostar
  196. Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  197. Mount Etna
  198. Mtskheta
  199. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  200. Muskauer Park
  201. Mycenae and Tiryns
  202. Mérida
  203. Nancy
  204. Naples
  205. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  206. Neolithic Orkney
  207. Nessebar
  208. New Lanark
  209. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  210. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  211. Novgorod
  212. Nubian Monuments
  213. Ohrid Region
  214. Old City of Berne
  215. Old Havana
  216. Old Rauma
  217. Old Town of Galle
  218. Old Town of Lijiang
  219. Olympia
  220. Orange
  221. Ouro Preto
  222. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region
  223. Palenque
  224. Pantanal
  225. Paphos
  226. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  227. Pergamon
  228. Persepolis
  229. Persian Garden
  230. Petäjävesi Old Church
  231. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  232. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  233. Ping Yao
  234. Pirin National Park
  235. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  236. Plitvice Lakes
  237. Polonnaruva
  238. Pompei
  239. Pont du Gard
  240. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  241. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  242. Potsdam
  243. Prague
  244. Provins
  245. Pyramids (Memphis)
  246. Quedlinburg
  247. Québec
  248. Rabat
  249. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  250. Ravenna
  251. Red Fort
  252. Regensburg
  253. Reims
  254. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  255. Rideau Canal
  256. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  257. Riga
  258. Rila Monastery
  259. Rio de Janeiro
  260. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  261. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  262. Rome
  263. Roskilde Cathedral
  264. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  265. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  266. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  267. Røros
  268. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  269. Saint-Emilion
  270. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  271. Salamanca
  272. Saltaire
  273. Salzburg
  274. Samarkand
  275. San Cristobal de La Laguna
  276. San Gimignano
  277. San Marino and Mount Titano
  278. San Pedro de la Roca Castle
  279. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  280. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  281. Santiago de Compostela
  282. Schokland
  283. Schönbrunn
  284. Segovia
  285. Seville
  286. Shakhrisyabz
  287. Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  288. Siena
  289. Sighisoara
  290. Sigiriya
  291. Silk Roads
  292. Sintra
  293. Site of Carthage
  294. Skogskyrkogarden
  295. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  296. Speyer Cathedral
  297. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  298. Split
  299. St. Petersburg
  300. Statue of Liberty
  301. Stonehenge
  302. Stralsund and Wismar
  303. Strasbourg
  304. Studley Royal Park
  305. Sukhothai
  306. Summer Palace
  307. Syracuse
  308. Taj Mahal
  309. Tallinn
  310. Teide National Park
  311. Telc
  312. Temple of Heaven
  313. The Four Lifts
  314. The Persian Qanat
  315. The trulli of Alberobello
  316. Thingvellir
  317. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  318. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  319. Tikal National Park
  320. Tokaji Wine Region
  321. Toledo
  322. Torun
  323. Tower of London
  324. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  325. Trebic
  326. Trier
  327. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  328. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  329. Trogir
  330. Troy
  331. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  332. Urnes Stave Church
  333. Uxmal
  334. Val d'Orcia
  335. Valletta
  336. Van Nellefabriek
  337. Vatican City
  338. Venice and its Lagoon
  339. Verona
  340. Versailles
  341. Vicenza
  342. Vienna
  343. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  344. Villa Romana del Casale
  345. Villa d'Este
  346. Vilnius
  347. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  348. Viñales Valley
  349. Vlkolinec
  350. Volubilis
  351. Vézelay
  352. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  353. Wadden Sea
  354. Walled City of Baku
  355. Warsaw
  356. Wartburg Castle
  357. West Norwegian Fjords
  358. Westminster
  359. White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal
  360. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  361. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  362. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  363. Würzburg Residence
  364. Yazd
  365. Yosemite National Park
  366. Yungang Grottoes
  367. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  368. Zollverein
  369. iSimangaliso Wetland Park