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Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)

Daniel C-Hazard Germany - 28-Apr-21

Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)

Sardinia boasts arguably the best beaches in Europe as well as countless prehistoric and protohistoric archaeological sites. This TWHS is only about necropoles though, not less than 35 in the description (out of more than 10,000 on Sardinia), and most of them situated in the northwest of the island. As I have not been to that part of the island yet, I have only seen two of the tentative sites: Li Muri near Arzachena and the mysterious Tomba del Labirinto. Both are unique and worth the visit, and the latter could definitely use a protection concept.

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Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)

Daniel C-Hazard Germany - 11-Sep-20

Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)

In human history, there have always been individuals who were ahead of their time. Eise Eisinga was one of those. Actually a wool comber, he was also an amateur astronomer (and what an astronomer he was!).

In 1774, another Dutch amateur astronomer (and self-proclaimed preacher), Eelco Alta, predicted the end of the world, believing a rare conjunction of the Moon and the then-known four planets Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter would inevitably lead to a crash of the celestial bodies and the destruction of the Earth.

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La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle

Daniel C-Hazard Germany - 01-Sep-20

La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle

I arrived from France by car via the Col des Roches pass, after having visited Besançon and the Royal Saltworks. Given the limited time I had and due to the Covid-19 crisis, I decided to skip any museums or other indoor exhibitions (apart from a short elevator ride in the Espacité building) and to take advantage of the sunny weather to focus on architecture and urban planning. Thus, all places described as follows had free entry.

I drove to La Chaux-de-Fonds first (in case you don't have a Swiss motorway vignette and plan to just see the two listed towns and return to France afterwards, you may want to avoid the 1,000 meters of motorway between the towns by exiting the A20 in Le Crêt du Locle). Parking is mostly free in both communities but requires a parking disc. I started my tour at Le Crématoire, a fine example of local Art Nouveau. It is not located within the core zone. After having seen the Cure catholique romaine du Sacré-Coeur, I followed the recommendation of several other WHS community members and took the elevator up to the top of the Espacité building for a bird's eye view of this planned city

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Jodrell Bank Observatory

Daniel C-Hazard Germany - 19-Nov-19

Jodrell Bank Observatory

I think this site deserves its world heritage status and it surely fills a WHS niche. It is not the oldest radio telescope in the world but one of the oldest "bigger ones" as far as I could find out. Personally, I find the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which is four times bigger in diameter (and six years younger), more impressive. A cross-national nomination would have made sense in my opinion (well played, UK!).

What I did not like so much was the fact that the site's management has made the WH listed smaller Mark II Telescope completely off limits to the public. I understand that astrophysics research is still carried out by the University of Manchester but allowing visitors a closer look and operating such a site would not exclude each other. Nowadays, to have a closer look on the Lovell Telescope, the main one, the visitor has to pay at least 7.65 GBP entrance fee for an adult, plus 4.00 GBP for a parking ticket

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Meteora

Daniel C-Hazard Germany - 09-Oct-19

Meteora

Stunning place!

I visited Meteora on a Friday in early October 2019. After a night and morning of heavy rainfall, the air was clear, allowing for some great views. The WHS fulfills five of the ten selection criteria, both cultural and natural. And indeed the monasteries are architectural and technological masterpieces of human creative genius in an area of exceptional natural beauty.

One should beat the (bus) crowds by arriving here early. I highly recommend staying in the area for one or two nights (Kastraki is nicer than Kalampaka, and even the locals go to Kastraki for dining). And I would avoid the peak season in summer. Parking is free but quite limited given the huge crowds. The monasteries of Varlaam and St. Stephen’s have the most parking spots.

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Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland (Denmark)
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Crater Lake, OR (USA); Huaca Pucllana, Lima (Peru); Torres del Paine National Park (Chile); Grytviken, South Georgia (UK); Cape Winelands (South Africa); Kirkjubøur, Faroe Islands (Denmark); Svalbard Archipelago (Norway); Architectural Work of Alvar Aalto (Finland); Glendalough (Ireland); Delta Works (Netherlands); Schloss Neuschwanstein (Germany); Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Germany); Château de Chillon (Switzerland); Monte, Madeira (Portugal); Garisenda and Asinelli, Bologna (Italy); Piran (Slovenia); Noravank (Armenia); Old Tbilisi (Georgia); Moscow Metro (Russia); Daisetsuzan National Park (Japan); Kamakura (Japan); Yamanote Line (Japan); Egmont National Park (New Zealand)
Rating Stats
Rome 5
Cuzco 4.5
Dolomites 4.5
Dubrovnik 4.5
Istanbul 4.5
Pompei 4.5
Prague 4.5
Siena 4.5
Uluru 4.5
Brugge 4
Kotor 4
Masada 4
Matera 4
Nikko 4
Sintra 4
Split 4
Toledo 4
Verona 4
Vienna 4
Aquileia 3.5
Arles 3.5
Avila 3.5
Ayutthaya 3.5
Bamberg 3.5
Bordeaux 3.5
Bryggen 3.5
Burgundy 3.5
Butrint 3.5
Cracow 3.5
Fujisan 3.5
Himeji-jo 3.5
Kyiv 3.5
Lübeck 3.5
Mtskheta 3.5
Naples 3.5
Oporto 3.5
Reichenau 3.5
Telc 3.5
Torun 3.5
Valletta 3.5
Vilnius 3.5
Albi 3
Belem 3
Corfu 3
Evora 3
Lyon 3
Macao 3
Nancy 3
Riga 3
Trier 3
Trogir 3
Aranjuez 2.5
Genoa 2.5
Graz 2.5
Jelling 2.5
Lima 2.5
Orange 2.5
Saltaire 2.5
Tarraco 2.5
Vicenza 2.5
Vézelay 2.5
Warsaw 2.5
West Lake 2.5
Corvey 2
Trebic 2
Al Ain 1.5
Ljubljana 1.5
Nice 1.5
Schokland 1.5
  1. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  2. Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works (T)
  3. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  4. Ananuri (T)
  5. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  6. Art and Architecture in the Prehistory of Sardinia. The domus de janas. (T)
  7. Auckland Volcanic Fields (T)
  8. Bet She'an (T)
  9. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve (T)
  10. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  11. Buenos Aires – La Plata: Two capitals of the Culture of Modernity, Eclecticism and Immigration (T)
  12. Central Park (T)
  13. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  14. City of Motovun (T)
  15. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  16. Creswell Crags (T)
  17. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  18. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  19. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  20. Early Chicago Skyscrapers (T)
  21. Early Farmsteads of the Cape Winelands (T)
  22. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  23. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  24. Egyptian Museum in Cairo (T)
  25. Eise Eisinga Planetarium (T)
  26. Extension of the World Heritage Site "Historic Centre of Prague" with the important Monuments in its Vicinity (T)
  27. Fortress Town of Palmanova (T)
  28. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  29. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  30. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Germany) (T)
  31. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  32. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  33. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  34. Heiligenkreuz Abbey (T)
  35. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  36. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  37. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  38. Île de Djerba (T)
  39. Insular area and bay of Colonia del Sacramento (T)
  40. Jaén Cathedral (extension of the Renaissance Monumental Ensembles of Úbeda and Baeza) (T)
  41. Jerusalem (T)
  42. Kaunas 1919-1939: The Capital Inspired by the Modern Movement (T)
  43. Khor Dubai (T)
  44. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  45. Kyiv: Saint Sophia Cathedral with Related Monastic Buildings, St. Cyril's and St. Andrew's Churches, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra (T)
  46. La Camargue (T)
  47. Late Medieval Bastioned Fortifications in Greece (T)
  48. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  49. Le palais de Princes Eveques de Liège (T)
  50. Le plateau des Hautes-Fagnes (T)
  51. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (Monaco) (T)
  52. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  53. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  54. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  55. Liberation Heritage Route (T)
  56. Luther memorials in Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony, Bavaria and Thuringia (T)
  57. Makhteshim Country (T)
  58. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  59. Mid-Atlantic Ridge (T)
  60. Moler landscapes of the Liim Fiord (T)
  61. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  62. National Park Hohe Tauern (T)
  63. Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (T)
  64. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  65. Nuruosmaniye Complex (T)
  66. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  67. Old Synagogue and Mikveh in Erfurt - Testimonies of everyday life, religion and town history between change and continuity (T)
  68. Old Wastewater Treatment Plant in Prague-Bubeneč (T)
  69. Original Meadow - Pasture Sites of Slovakia (T)
  70. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  71. Pelagos: The Cetacean Sanctuary (T)
  72. Peruvian Central Railway (T)
  73. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  74. Ponds in the Bay of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula island of Mal di Ventre (T)
  75. Pont sur la gorge du Salgina (T)
  76. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  77. Rade de Marseille (T)
  78. Renaissance Houses at Slavonice (T)
  79. Roman Ways. Itineraries of the Roman Empire (T)
  80. Romanesque Cathedrals in Puglia (T)
  81. Route of Magellan (T)
  82. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in Portugal (T)
  83. Salento and the Barocco Leccese (T)
  84. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  85. Seoul City Wall (T)
  86. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (T)
  87. Sites of Globalization (T)
  88. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  89. Taormina and Isola Bella (T)
  90. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  91. Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)
  92. The Architectural Works of Alvar Aalto - a Human Dimension to the Modern Movement (T)
  93. The city of Bergamo (T)
  94. The Dunejec River Gorge in the Pieniny Mountains (T)
  95. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  96. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  97. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  98. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  99. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  100. The Murge of Altamura (T)
  101. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  102. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  103. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  104. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  105. The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic – Heritage of the First World War (T)
  106. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  107. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  108. Torres del Paine and Bernardo O'Higgins National Parks, Region of Magallanes (T)
  109. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  110. Via Francigena in Italy (T)
  111. Viking Age Ring Fortresses (T)
  112. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  113. Žatec – the Hops Town (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Bagan
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Cultural Landscape of Santorini
  4. Drift Passes of Rangiroa, French Polynesia
  5. Dzongs of Bhutan
  6. Ephesus
  7. Klondike and the Gold Rush Trails
  8. Lake Titicaca
  9. Major Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright
  10. Neuschwanstein Castle
  11. Okavango Delta
  12. Ross Island
  13. Salisbury Plains, Grytviken
  14. Shwedagon Pagoda
  15. Svalbard
  16. Tempelhof Airport, Berlin
  17. Torres del Paine National Park
  18. Transiberian Railway
  19. Varanasi
  20. Vatnajökull National Park

Top 200 WHS

  1. Volcanoes of Kamchatka
  2. Hawaii Volcanoes
  3. Isole Eolie
  4. L'Anse aux Meadows
  5. Cordoba
  6. Split
  7. Toledo
  8. Prague
  9. Sana'a
  10. Old City of Jerusalem
  11. Rome
  12. Istanbul
  13. Venice and its Lagoon
  14. Grand Canal
  15. Qhapaq Ñan
  16. Angkor
  17. Cueva de las Manos
  18. Everglades
  19. Iguacu
  20. Victoria Falls
  21. Three parallel rivers of Yunnan
  22. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  23. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  24. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  25. Stonehenge
  26. Taos Pueblo
  27. Chichen-Itza
  28. Tikal National Park
  29. Teotihuacan
  30. Val di Noto
  31. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  32. St. Petersburg
  33. Florence
  34. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  35. Site of Carthage
  36. Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  37. Versailles
  38. Rapa Nui
  39. Palmyra
  40. Nemrut Dag
  41. Petra
  42. Persepolis
  43. Dolomites
  44. Great Himalayan National Park
  45. Machu Picchu
  46. Kilimanjaro National Park
  47. Sagarmatha National Park
  48. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  49. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  50. Great Wall
  51. Gwynedd Castles
  52. Genbaku Dome
  53. Auschwitz Birkenau
  54. Vilnius
  55. Kotor
  56. Avila
  57. Avignon
  58. Arab-Norman Palermo
  59. San Gimignano
  60. Cesky Krumlov
  61. Upper Svaneti
  62. Budapest
  63. Brugge
  64. Dubrovnik
  65. Granada
  66. Siena
  67. Angra do Heroismo
  68. Wadden Sea
  69. Ningaloo Coast
  70. Great Barrier Reef
  71. Cuzco
  72. Ha Long Bay
  73. Meidan Emam, Esfahan
  74. Fraser Island
  75. Nikko
  76. Huangshan
  77. Hampi
  78. Prambanan
  79. Gros Morne National Park
  80. Los Glaciares
  81. Te Wahipounamu
  82. Ilulissat Icefjord
  83. Yosemite National Park
  84. Glacier parks
  85. Gondwana Rainforests
  86. Yakushima
  87. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  88. Tasmanian Wilderness
  89. Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  90. Redwood
  91. Vallée de Mai
  92. Kinabalu Park
  93. Cape Floral Region
  94. Rainforests of the Atsinanana
  95. Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  96. Serengeti
  97. Ngorongoro
  98. Yellowstone
  99. Galapagos Islands
  100. Ancient Nara
  101. Ancient Kyoto
  102. Völklingen Ironworks
  103. Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  104. Nahanni National Park
  105. Grand Canyon
  106. Nubian Monuments
  107. Ancient Thebes
  108. Bauhaus Sites
  109. Jantar Mantar
  110. Olympic National Park
  111. Lorentz National Park
  112. Virunga National Park
  113. Namib Sand Sea
  114. Tongariro National Park
  115. Fujisan
  116. Val d'Orcia
  117. Rio de Janeiro
  118. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  119. Loire Valley
  120. Costiera Amalfitana
  121. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  122. Uluru
  123. Persian Garden
  124. Wadi Rum
  125. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  126. Sintra
  127. Thingvellir
  128. Old Havana
  129. Arequipa
  130. Salvador de Bahia
  131. Antigua Guatemala
  132. Quito
  133. Potosi
  134. Su Nuraxi di Barumini
  135. Palau de la Musica Catalana & Hospital de Sant Pau
  136. Kinderdijk
  137. Kremlin and Red Square
  138. Popocatepetl monasteries
  139. Monastery of Geghard
  140. Villages with Fortified Churches
  141. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  142. Boyana Church
  143. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  144. Baroque Churches
  145. Urnes Stave Church
  146. Kyiv
  147. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  148. Abu Mena
  149. Rila Monastery
  150. Assisi
  151. Churches of Chiloé
  152. Mtskheta
  153. Flemish Béguinages
  154. Sceilg Mhichíl
  155. Mount Athos
  156. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  157. Mont-Saint-Michel
  158. Vatican City
  159. Meteora
  160. Ravenna
  161. Bethlehem
  162. Kizhi Pogost
  163. Lalibela
  164. Aachen Cathedral
  165. Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  166. Göreme NP
  167. Sammallahdenmäki
  168. Taj Mahal
  169. Pyramids (Memphis)
  170. Haeinsa Temple
  171. Kii Mountain Range
  172. Borobudur
  173. Potala Palace
  174. Bahá’i Holy Places
  175. Xidi and Hongcun
  176. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama
  177. Kathmandu Valley
  178. Ping Yao
  179. Tabriz Bazaar
  180. Medina of Fez
  181. Medina of Marrakesh
  182. Damascus
  183. Aleppo
  184. Arles
  185. Syracuse
  186. Aquileia
  187. Tower of Hercules
  188. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  189. Leptis Magna
  190. Baalbek
  191. Pompei
  192. Villa Romana del Casale
  193. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  194. Agrigento
  195. Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras
  196. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou