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Joel Baldwin

Traveller, blogger and videographer from Australia, retired at 35 and travelling the world, aiming to visit every UNESCO World Heritage site.

Documenting our journey on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/WorldHeritageJourney

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Monastery of Horezu 17-Nov-18

Horezu was our first visit in Romania, and our first encounter with an Orthodox monastery since focusing full-time on World Heritage sites. It's quite an enjoyable site - the walls hiding a brightly-painted Katholikon surrounded by flowers. The portico and interior of the church are both covered with bright paintings done in the "Brâncovenesc style", considered to be the only original Romanian art form. Unfortunately we couldn't film inside, but managed to get some fantastic shots on the portico.

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Verla Groundwood and Board Mill 25-Sep-18

This was the second site we visited on our tour through Finland. Generally speaking I've quite enjoyed industrial Heritage sites like those in Germany and England, and I quite enjoyed this one as well. The large main mill building is excellently preserved, and is apparently much as it was when the factory shut down in the 1960s.

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Petäjävesi Old Church 24-Sep-18

We visited Petäjävesi on an overcast day in early July, as part of our tour around southern and central Finland. This really is a very small site, just the church and it's surrounds. We've seen lots of small wooden churches now on the World Heritage Journey, in Slovakia, Poland, Romania, and neighbouring Norway, and this one felt quite similar as well.

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Sammallahdenmäki 22-Sep-18

This was our last site visit in Finland. We visited in the late afternoon after spending most of the day wandering around nearby Rauma, and only spent a couple of hours here. But that's really all you need to see the majority of the cairns. Call me a little uncultured, but ultimately, these are just piles of stones. The large rectangular-shaped cairn was interesting, though the intricacies of the others (spirals, cisterns etc) went largely unseen by my non-expert eye. We've been to quite a few other Bronze Age burial sites now, and this unfortunately is not one of my favourites.

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Røros 24-Aug-18

This is another in Norway's collection of slightly oddball World Heritage Sites. It reminded us both of the Copper Mining Town at Falun in Sweden, just across the border (though admittedly Falun was far more developed). It was a surprisingly popular spot for Norwegian tourists, lots of them around enjoying the mid-summer sunshine. Not many internationals though, still too far off the beaten path I guess. My favourite part was the well-preserved old wooden houses in Slag Road, where people lived quite literally in the shadow of the slag heaps. The large "smelting building" is actually a 1980s reconstruction, though admittedly quite well done.

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Name: Joel Baldwin

Country: Australia

Visited WHS: 400

Most Impressive: Historic Centre of Istanbul

Proposal New WHS: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Website: http://www.worldheritagejourney.com

Update 2018-11-08 20:02:05

  1. Kakadu National Park : 5.0
  2. Kilimanjaro National Park : 5.0
  3. Serengeti : 5.0
  4. Ngorongoro : 4.5
  5. Arab-Norman Palermo : 4.0
  6. Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc : 4.0
  7. Mount Etna : 4.0
  8. Rock Art of Alta : 4.0
  9. Monastery of Horezu : 3.5
  10. Petäjävesi Old Church : 3.5
  11. Royal Palace at Caserta : 3.0
  12. San Cristobal de La Laguna : 3.0
  13. Stone Town of Zanzibar : 3.0
  14. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill : 3.0
  15. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River : 2.5
  16. Røros : 2.5
  17. Tower of Hercules : 2.0
  18. Vegaøyan : 2.0
  19. Rjukan / Notodden : 1.5
  20. Sammallahdenmäki : 1.0
  21. Aachen Cathedral
  22. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  23. Abbey of St Gall
  24. Acropolis
  25. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  26. Agrigento
  27. Albi
  28. Alcala de Henares
  29. Altamira Cave
  30. Alto Douro
  31. Amiens Cathedral
  32. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  33. Ancient Thebes
  34. Angkor
  35. Antequera Dolmens Site
  36. Aquileia
  37. Aranjuez
  38. Archaeological Site of Aigai
  39. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  40. Archaeological site of Philippi
  41. Arles
  42. Assisi
  43. Asturian Monuments
  44. Atapuerca
  45. Auschwitz Birkenau
  46. Australian Convict Sites
  47. Avignon
  48. Avila
  49. Ayutthaya
  50. Bali Subak system
  51. Bamberg
  52. Banska Stiavnica
  53. Bardejov Town
  54. Baroque Churches
  55. Bauhaus Sites
  56. Beemster Polder
  57. Belem
  58. Belfries
  59. Bellinzone
  60. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  61. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  62. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  63. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  64. Birka and Hovgarden
  65. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  66. Blenheim Palace
  67. Bordeaux
  68. Borobudur
  69. Botanical Garden, Padua
  70. Bourges Cathedral
  71. Boyana Church
  72. Brugge
  73. Bryggen
  74. Brú na Bóinne
  75. Budapest
  76. Burgos Cathedral
  77. Burgundy
  78. Caceres
  79. Canal du Midi
  80. Canterbury
  81. Carlsbad Caverns
  82. Castel del Monte
  83. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  84. Causses and Cévennes
  85. Caves and Ice Age Art
  86. Centennial Hall
  87. Cesky Krumlov
  88. Chaco Culture
  89. Champagne
  90. Chartres Cathedral
  91. Christiansfeld
  92. Churches of Moldavia
  93. Churches of Peace
  94. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  95. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  96. City of Bath
  97. City of Luxembourg
  98. Classical Weimar
  99. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  100. Cologne Cathedral
  101. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  102. Cordoba
  103. Corfu
  104. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  105. Corvey
  106. Costiera Amalfitana
  107. Cracow
  108. Crespi d'Adda
  109. Cuenca
  110. Curonian Spit
  111. Dacian Fortresses
  112. Danube Delta
  113. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  114. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  115. Delos
  116. Derwent Valley Mills
  117. Dolomites
  118. Donana National Park
  119. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  120. Drottningholm
  121. Dubrovnik
  122. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  123. Edinburgh
  124. El Escurial
  125. Elvas
  126. Engelsberg Ironworks
  127. Epidaurus
  128. Etruscan Necropolises
  129. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  130. Evora
  131. Fagus Factory
  132. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  133. Ferrara
  134. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  135. Flemish Béguinages
  136. Florence
  137. Fontainebleau
  138. Forth Bridge
  139. Fortifications of Vauban
  140. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  141. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  142. Fraser Island
  143. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  144. Gammelstad
  145. Garajonay
  146. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  147. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  148. Genoa
  149. Giant's Causeway
  150. Gorham's Cave Complex
  151. Granada
  152. Grand Canyon
  153. Grand Place, Brussels
  154. Graz
  155. Great Barrier Reef
  156. Greater Blue Mountains
  157. Grimeton Radio Station
  158. Guimarães
  159. Gunung Mulu
  160. Gwynedd Castles
  161. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  162. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  163. Hawaii Volcanoes
  164. Heritage of Mercury
  165. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  166. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  167. Historic Cairo
  168. Holasovice
  169. Hollókö
  170. Holy Trinity Column
  171. Hortobágy
  172. Ibiza
  173. Independence Hall
  174. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  175. Ironbridge Gorge
  176. Isole Eolie
  177. Istanbul
  178. Ivrea
  179. Jelling
  180. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  181. Karlskrona
  182. Kernavë
  183. Kew Gardens
  184. Kinabalu Park
  185. Kinderdijk
  186. Kronborg Castle
  187. Kutna Hora
  188. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  189. La Lonja de la Seda
  190. Lake District
  191. Laponian Area
  192. Las Medulas
  193. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  194. Le Havre
  195. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  196. Litomysl Castle
  197. Liverpool
  198. Loire Valley
  199. Longobards in Italy
  200. Luang Prabang
  201. Luther Memorials
  202. Lyon
  203. Lübeck
  204. Macao
  205. Madara Rider
  206. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  207. Major Town Houses
  208. Malbork Castle
  209. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  210. Margravial Opera House
  211. Maritime Greenwich
  212. Matera
  213. Maulbronn Monastery
  214. Medici Villas and Gardens
  215. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  216. Melaka and George Town
  217. Mesa Verde
  218. Messel Pit
  219. Meteora
  220. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  221. Modena
  222. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  223. Monastery of Alcobaça
  224. Monastery of Batalha
  225. Mont-Saint-Michel
  226. Monte San Giorgio
  227. Monticello
  228. Mount Athos
  229. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  230. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  231. Muskauer Park
  232. Mycenae and Tiryns
  233. Mystras
  234. Mérida
  235. Nancy
  236. Naples
  237. Naumburg Cathedral
  238. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  239. Neolithic Orkney
  240. Nessebar
  241. New Lanark
  242. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  243. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  244. Nubian Monuments
  245. Old City of Berne
  246. Old Rauma
  247. Olympia
  248. Oporto
  249. Orange
  250. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  251. Palmeral of Elche
  252. Pannonhalma
  253. Par force hunting landscape
  254. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  255. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  256. Pienza
  257. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  258. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  259. Pirin National Park
  260. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  261. Poblet Monastery
  262. Pompei
  263. Pont du Gard
  264. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  265. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  266. Potsdam
  267. Prague
  268. Prambanan
  269. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  270. Primeval Beech Forests
  271. Provins
  272. Pyramids (Memphis)
  273. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  274. Quedlinburg
  275. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  276. Ravenna
  277. Redwood
  278. Regensburg
  279. Reichenau
  280. Reims
  281. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  282. Rhaetian Railway
  283. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  284. Riga
  285. Rila Monastery
  286. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  287. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  288. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  289. Roman Walls of Lugo
  290. Rome
  291. Roskilde Cathedral
  292. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  293. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  294. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  295. Saint-Emilion
  296. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  297. Salamanca
  298. Saltaire
  299. Salzburg
  300. San Gimignano
  301. San Marino and Mount Titano
  302. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  303. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  304. Santiago de Compostela
  305. Schokland
  306. Schönbrunn
  307. Segovia
  308. Semmering Railway
  309. Seville
  310. Siena
  311. Sighisoara
  312. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  313. Sintra
  314. Skocjan Caves
  315. Skogskyrkogarden
  316. Southern Öland
  317. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  318. Speyer Cathedral
  319. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  320. Split
  321. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  322. Statue of Liberty
  323. Stevns Klint
  324. Stoclet House
  325. Stonehenge
  326. Stralsund and Wismar
  327. Strasbourg
  328. Struve Geodetic Arc
  329. Studley Royal Park
  330. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  331. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  332. Sydney Opera House
  333. Syracuse
  334. Tallinn
  335. Taos Pueblo
  336. Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver Mine
  337. Tarraco
  338. Teide National Park
  339. Telc
  340. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  341. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  342. The Four Lifts
  343. The trulli of Alberobello
  344. Thessalonika
  345. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  346. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  347. Tokaji Wine Region
  348. Toledo
  349. Torun
  350. Tower of London
  351. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  352. Trebic
  353. Trier
  354. Trogir
  355. Tugendhat Villa
  356. University of Coimbra
  357. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  358. Urbino
  359. Urnes Stave Church
  360. Val d'Orcia
  361. Val di Noto
  362. Vall de Boi
  363. Valletta
  364. Van Nellefabriek
  365. Vatican City
  366. Venetian Works of Defence
  367. Venice and its Lagoon
  368. Verona
  369. Versailles
  370. Vicenza
  371. Vienna
  372. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  373. Villa Romana del Casale
  374. Villa d'Este
  375. Villages with Fortified Churches
  376. Vilnius
  377. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  378. Vizcaya Bridge
  379. Vlkolinec
  380. Vézelay
  381. Vézère Valley
  382. Völklingen Ironworks
  383. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  384. Wadden Sea
  385. Warsaw
  386. Wartburg Castle
  387. West Norwegian Fjords
  388. Westminster
  389. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  390. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  391. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  392. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  393. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  394. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  395. Würzburg Residence
  396. Yosemite National Park
  397. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  398. Zamosc
  399. Zollverein
  400. Úbeda and Baeza
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library (T)
  2. Ancient cities of Upper Myanmar : Innwa, Amarapura, Sagaing, Mingun, Mandalay (T)
  3. Bagan Archaeological Area and Monuments (T)
  4. California Current Conservation Complex (T)
  5. Çanakkale (Dardanelles) and Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Battles Zones in the First World War (T)
  6. Chocolate Hills Natural Monument (T)
  7. Coron Island Natural Biotic Area (T)
  8. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  9. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  10. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  11. El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (T)
  12. Gdansk - Town of Memory and Freedom (T)
  13. Great Desert Landscapes (T)
  14. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  15. Historic Centre of Guimarães and Couros Zone (extension) (T)
  16. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  17. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  18. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  19. Inle Lake (T)
  20. Karst Valleys of Slovakia (T)
  21. Khor Dubai (T)
  22. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  23. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  24. Les Alpes de la Méditerranée (T)
  25. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  26. Monuments, Sites and Cultural Landscape of Chiang Mai, Capital of Lanna (T)
  27. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  28. National Park (Taman Negara) of Peninsular Malaysia (T)
  29. Nice, la ville neuve née du tourisme, ou l’invention de la Riviera (T)
  30. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  31. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  32. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  33. The Burren (T)
  34. The city of Bergamo (T)
  35. The concept of the lenticular historical town core of Kosice City (T)
  36. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  37. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  38. The Industrial Complexes at Ostrava (T)
  39. The Lofoten islands (T)
  40. The Old Town of Jakarta (Formerly old Batavia) and 4 Outlying Islands (Onrust, Kelor, Cipir dan Bidadari) (T)
  41. The Olive Grove Landscapes of Andalusia (T)
  42. The Porticoes of Bologna (T)
  43. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  44. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  45. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  46. Wooden Monasteries of Konbaung Period : Ohn Don, Sala, Pakhangyi, Pakhannge, Legaing, Sagu, Shwe-Kyaung (Mandalay) (T)