Argo Profile

We had always liked travelling, thought we really started collecting WHS in 2006. Then came the children, making the collection more challenging, as our goal is to visit these sites together as a family. Fortunately, living in Europe gives many opportunities of reasonable trips with two young children: we try to cover Europe in the most complete way, leaving long haul trips for later.

Our alias “Argo” relates to the name of the mythological ship which was used by Jason and companions for their trips, including the famous Golden Fleece quest – thus a good name for our own quest of WHS!

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Hangar Y (T)

Argo France - 06-Apr-24

Hangar Y (T)

Things have changed a lot at Hangar Y since our visit in September 2014, so it was time for a new visit and review. The Hangar has been fully refurbished and repaired, it now (since March 2023) operates as a museum focussing mainly and obviously on the history of balloons and dirigibles airships, plus some side galleries hosting temporary exhibitions (modern art more (or less) related to air and space). The parc around is accessible as well, with a restaurant at the side of the basin, and a “guinguette” (open in summer only).

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Ville de Lixus (T)

Argo France - 02-Mar-24

Ville de Lixus (T)

Lixus is claimed one of the oldest settlements of the western Mediterranean antique world – although just “off” the Gibraltar straight, facing the Atlantic Ocean. It was first a Phoenician trade city and was later occupied by Romans and then successive civilisations until Middle-Age. Though as often with this kind of sites, the remains you get to see are mainly from the Roman period. The archaeological site lays on a hillside and top above one of the last meanders of the Loukkos river, overlooking both the plain and the Atlantic Ocean, which makes an enjoyable and strategic location

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East Atlantic Flyway (T)

Argo France - 29-Oct-23

East Atlantic Flyway (T)

Large areas of England East Coast have recently been chosen to make up a new TWHS focusing on migratory birds, as part of the East Atlantic Flyway. Although there is no precise map yet of the proposed site, and boundaries could change of course in the future, I had a closer look at maps that were published in different news websites, and believe we visited at least three areas to be considered under this proposal. The purpose of our visits was each time on another aspect of the place (we are more “history” than “birds” fans), which may be of interest for some other visitors as well, as travelling to the UK to see merely the same as Wadden Sea in mainland Europe may not be so appealing.

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Birkenhead Park (T)

Argo France - 17-Oct-23

Birkenhead Park (T)

We visited Birkenhead Park in June 2022. The park is open 24h a day, 7 days a week, free of charge. You can easily park your car (for free as well) along the streets around it, or access it by public transport (by train from Liverpool, which is just on the opposite bank of the Mersey).

Birkenhead Park offers everything you can expect from a typical English city park : wide open greens and wooded areas ; an artificial lake (with ducks and swans) and meandering paths around it, bridges, a bandstand, a boathouse on its shore ; all sport facilities : tennis courts, bowling greens, and of course a cricket ground where the local junior team was practicing on that day. This makes it a very nice place to spend a leisure afternoon. It advertises itself as “the People’s park”, having been thought and created from its very origin as a public park and opened as early as 1846. Open to everyone, all the time. It would even have inspired the creator of Central Park in New York city during a trip he made to Liverpool soon after Birkenhead park had opened

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Transatlantic Cable Ensemble (C) (T)

Argo France - 20-Aug-23

Transatlantic Cable Ensemble (C) (T)

We visited the cable station in Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, Canada, in August 2023. This was a nice detour of approximately 100km and 1h50 on our way from Gander to Saint John’s. Heart’s Content is a nice village and the station is right along the main road, easy to find and park by. On one side of the road stand the two buildings of the station itself ; opposite side of the road and immediately by the sea, a tiny memorial garden has been set at the very place where the cable was coming on shore. A long plaque with words in both English and morse code shows the way of the cable from the shore to the station. There are a few benches and free flowing potable water – we had a nice picnic there.

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Update 18.05.24
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Aleppo 5
Petra 5
Pompei 5
Rome 5
Siena 5
Acropolis 4.5
Cuzco 4.5
Dubrovnik 4.5
Ephesus 4.5
Florence 4.5
Kraków 4.5
Palenque 4.5
Pergamon 4.5
Prague 4.5
Toledo 4.5
Assisi 4
Bosra 4
Brugge 4
Masada 4
Naples 4
Potosi 4
Rhodes 4
Split 4
Arles 3.5
Avila 3.5
Belfries 3.5
Bryggen 3.5
Budapest 3.5
Caceres 3.5
Corfu 3.5
Cuenca 3.5
Delos 3.5
Elvas 3.5
Evora 3.5
Garajonay 3.5
Kotor 3.5
Matera 3.5
Mostar 3.5
Mystras 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Paphos 3.5
Rabat 3.5
Reims 3.5
Segovia 3.5
Sintra 3.5
Tiwanaku 3.5
Uluru 3.5
Verona 3.5
Vienna 3.5
Volubilis 3.5
Vézelay 3.5
Belem 3
Corvey 3
Lyon 3
Modena 3
Orange 3
Pienza 3
Puebla 3
Riga 3
Sucre 3
Telc 3
Trebic 3
Trier 3
Visby 3
Warsaw 3
Albi 2.5
Aquileia 2.5
Butrint 2.5
Epidaurus 2.5
Ivrea 2.5
Jelling 2.5
Kernavė 2.5
Morelia 2.5
Nessebar 2.5
Nice 2.5
Potsdam 2.5
Provins 2.5
Reichenau 2.5
Røros 2.5
Trogir 2.5
Vilnius 2.5
Genoa 2
Graz 2
Lima 2
Meknes 2
Nancy 2
Torun 2
Urbino 2
Aranjuez 1.5
Hollókö 1.5
Old Rauma 1.5
Tequila 1.5
Battir 1
Mafra 1
Schokland 0.5
  1. Agioi Varnavas and Ilarion at Peristerona (Five-domed churches) (T)
  2. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  3. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  4. Ancienne chocolaterie Menier à Noisiel (T)
  5. Ancient Cities of Lycian Civilization (T)
  6. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  7. Apamee (Afamia) (T)
  8. Aqaba Marine Reserve (T)
  9. Archaeo-astronomical Site Kokino (T)
  10. Archaeological site of Ancient Messene (T)
  11. Archaeological Site of Priene (T)
  12. Arsenal de Rochefort et fortifications de l'estuaire de la Charente (T)
  13. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  14. Bahoutdin Architectural Complex (T)
  15. Balaton Uplands Cultural Landscape (T)
  16. Baptism Site “Eshria’a” (Al-Maghtas) (T)
  17. Baroque Temples of Collao (T)
  18. Bet She'an (T)
  19. Birkenhead Park, the pioneering People’s Park (T)
  20. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (T)
  21. Bouches de Bonifacio (T)
  22. Bradyseism in the Flegrea Area (T)
  23. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  24. Bulwarked Fortifications (T)
  25. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications (T)
  26. Cascata delle Marmore and Valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  27. Cathédrale de Saint-Denis (T)
  28. Cattolica Monastery in Stilo and Basilian-Byzantine complexes (T)
  29. Central Park (T)
  30. Centre ancien de Sarlat (T)
  31. Chapultepec Woods, Hill and Castle (T)
  32. Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (T)
  33. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  34. Chor-Bakr (T)
  35. Chott El Jerid (T)
  36. Church of Panagia Aggeloktisti (T)
  37. Church of San Salvador de Valdediós (T)
  38. Church St. George (Sv Gjorgji) Kurbinovo (T)
  39. Churches of the Altiplano (T)
  40. Cíes Islands–Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park (T)
  41. Cité de Carcassonne et ses châteaux sentinelles de montagne (T)
  42. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  43. City of York: historic urban core (T)
  44. Degania & Nahalal (T)
  45. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo's Home-Study Museum (T)
  46. Djerdap National Park (T)
  47. Domaine de Fontainebleau : château, jardins, parc et forêt (T)
  48. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  49. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  50. East Atlantic Flyway: England East Coast Wetlands (T)
  51. Ebla (Tell Mardikh) (T)
  52. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage (T)
  53. Ellis Island (T)
  54. Ensemble de grottes à concrétions du Sud de la France (T)
  55. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  56. Evidence of Italo-Greek Culture between the Early and Late Middle Ages (T)
  57. Fishpond Network in the Trebon Basin (T)
  58. Flow Country (T)
  59. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  60. Frontiers of the Roman Empire – The Danube Limes (Serbia) (T)
  61. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  62. Great City of Chicomostoc-La Quemada (T)
  63. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  64. Group of Mozarabic buildings on the Iberian Peninsula (T)
  65. Guano Islands, Islets, and Capes National Reserve System (T)
  66. Habitat troglodytique et le monde des ksour du Sud tunisien (T)
  67. Hala Sultan Tekke and the Larnaka Salt Lake Complex (T)
  68. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  69. Hangar Y (T)
  70. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  71. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  72. Hôpital Notre-Dame à La Rose - Lessines (T)
  73. Jerash Archaeological City (Ancient Meeting Place of East and West) (T)
  74. Klirou Bridge (T)
  75. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  76. L’observatoire du pic du Midi de Bigorre, pionnier en haute montagne (T)
  77. La Camargue (T)
  78. La Moneda Palace (T)
  79. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  80. Lake Titicaca (T)
  81. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  82. Le Charolais-Brionnais, paysage culturel de l'élevage bovin (T)
  83. Le noyau historique ou la 'Cuve' de Gand, et les deux abbayes qui sont à son origine (T)
  84. Le site archéologique de Sbeïtla (T)
  85. Les citadelles mosanes (T)
  86. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  87. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  88. Les sites à fossiles néandertaliens de Wallonie (T)
  89. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (A) (T)
  90. Les témoignages matériels de la construction de l’État des Pyrénées : la Co-principauté d’Andorre (F) (T)
  91. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  92. Les villes bastionnées des Pays-Bas du nord-ouest de l'Europe (T)
  93. Loarre Castle (T)
  94. Maaloula (T)
  95. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  96. Marais salants de Guérande (T)
  97. Markovi Kuli (T)
  98. Mausoleum and Sacred area of Hecatomnus (T)
  99. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  100. Mesta Livestock trails (T)
  101. Metz Royale et Impériale, enjeux de pouvoir, confrontations stylistiques et identité urbaine (T)
  102. Montagne Sainte-Victoire et sites cezaniens (T)
  103. Mothia and Lilibeo Island: The Phoenician-Punic Civilization in Italy (T)
  104. Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (T)
  105. Mount Vernon (T)
  106. Mousa, Old Scatness and Jarlshof: the Zenith of Iron Age Shetland (T)
  107. Negotinske Pivnice (T)
  108. Noréas de Hama (T)
  109. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  110. Nuragic monuments of Sardinia (T)
  111. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  112. Olympic Park Munich (T)
  113. Orvieto (T)
  114. Patzcuaro, Site of Humanistic Memory and Cultural Confluence (T)
  115. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  116. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  117. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  118. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  119. Rabati Malik Caravanserai (T)
  120. Rade de Marseille (T)
  121. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  122. Rostov Kremlin (T)
  123. Rouen : ensemble urbain à pans de bois, cathédrale, église Saint-Ouen, église Saint Maclou (T)
  124. Rural Temples of Cusco (T)
  125. Sacred Titicaca Lake (T)
  126. Sajama National Park (T)
  127. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  128. Salt Mines of Maras (T)
  129. San Francisco Church and Convent (T)
  130. San Juan de Ulua, Site of Memory and Historical Resistances (T)
  131. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  132. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  133. Silk Roads Sites in Uzbekistan (T)
  134. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  135. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  136. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  137. Sulcis Iglesiente (T)
  138. Sultan Bayezid II Complex: A Center of Medical Treatment (T)
  139. Tashkent Modernist Architecture. Modernity and tradition in Central Asia (T)
  140. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  141. The ancient town of Nicopolis ad Istrum (T)
  142. The Architectural Works of Alvar Aalto - a Human Dimension to the Modern Movement (T)
  143. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  144. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  145. The historic urban site of Počitelj (T)
  146. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  147. The late ancient tomb of Silistra (T)
  148. The Lofoten islands (T)
  149. The Murge of Altamura (T)
  150. The Old Town of Jakarta (T)
  151. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  152. The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense (T)
  153. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  154. The Roussensky Lom National Park (T)
  155. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  156. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  157. The Silver Route (T)
  158. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  159. The Transhumance: The Royal Shepherd's Track (T)
  160. Thracian Tomb with Wall Paintings beside Alexandrovo village (T)
  161. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  162. Transatlantic Cable Ensemble (C) (T)
  163. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  164. Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)
  165. Via Appia 'Regina Viarum' (T)
  166. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  167. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  168. Vila Viçosa (T)
  169. Village de Sidi Bou Saïd : Harmonie architecturale et spirituelle en Méditerranée (T)
  170. Ville de Lixus (T)
  171. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  172. Zadar - Episcopal complex (T)