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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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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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Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T) 18-Aug-18

Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T) by Joel Baldwin

I'm a little surprised there isn't already a review of this site, as it's slated for inclusion in 2019 and also one of the most visited locations in Austria. The Road itself was constructed in the 1930s as a Depression-era employment for Austrians, and was one of the first automobile roads constructed specifically for tourism purposes. It passes through some incredible scenery, with magical views of the Austrian alps on both sides. We visited on a sunny Monday in August 2018, and it was very busy already!

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Name: Joel Baldwin

Country: Australia

Visited WHS: 380

Most Impressive: Historic Centre of Istanbul

Proposal New WHS: Isle of Skye, Scotland

Website: http://www.worldheritagejourney.com

Update 2018-09-24 14:17:35

  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. Petäjävesi Old Church : 3.5
  10. Royal Palace at Caserta : 3.0
  11. San Cristobal de La Laguna : 3.0
  12. Stone Town of Zanzibar : 3.0
  13. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill : 3.0
  14. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River : 2.5
  15. Røros : 2.5
  16. Tower of Hercules : 2.0
  17. Vegaøyan : 2.0
  18. Rjukan / Notodden : 1.5
  19. Sammallahdenmäki : 1.0
  20. Aachen Cathedral
  21. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  22. Abbey of St Gall
  23. Acropolis
  24. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  25. Agrigento
  26. Albi
  27. Alcala de Henares
  28. Altamira Cave
  29. Alto Douro
  30. Amiens Cathedral
  31. Amsterdam Canal Ring
  32. Ancient Thebes
  33. Angkor
  34. Antequera Dolmens Site
  35. Aquileia
  36. Aranjuez
  37. Arles
  38. Assisi
  39. Asturian Monuments
  40. Atapuerca
  41. Auschwitz Birkenau
  42. Australian Convict Sites
  43. Avignon
  44. Avila
  45. Ayutthaya
  46. Bali Subak system
  47. Bamberg
  48. Banska Stiavnica
  49. Bardejov Town
  50. Baroque Churches
  51. Bauhaus Sites
  52. Beemster Polder
  53. Belem
  54. Belfries
  55. Bellinzone
  56. Belovezhskaya Pushcha / Bialowieza Forest
  57. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  58. Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe
  59. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  60. Birka and Hovgarden
  61. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  62. Blenheim Palace
  63. Bordeaux
  64. Borobudur
  65. Botanical Garden, Padua
  66. Bourges Cathedral
  67. Boyana Church
  68. Brugge
  69. Bryggen
  70. Brú na Bóinne
  71. Budapest
  72. Burgos Cathedral
  73. Burgundy
  74. Caceres
  75. Canal du Midi
  76. Canterbury
  77. Castel del Monte
  78. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  79. Causses and Cévennes
  80. Caves and Ice Age Art
  81. Centennial Hall
  82. Cesky Krumlov
  83. Champagne
  84. Chartres Cathedral
  85. Christiansfeld
  86. Churches of Moldavia
  87. Churches of Peace
  88. Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  89. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  90. City of Bath
  91. City of Luxembourg
  92. Classical Weimar
  93. Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  94. Cologne Cathedral
  95. Convent of Christ in Tomar
  96. Cordoba
  97. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  98. Corvey
  99. Costiera Amalfitana
  100. Cracow
  101. Crespi d'Adda
  102. Cuenca
  103. Curonian Spit
  104. Dacian Fortresses
  105. Danube Delta
  106. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland
  107. Defence Line of Amsterdam
  108. Delos
  109. Derwent Valley Mills
  110. Dolomites
  111. Donana National Park
  112. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  113. Drottningholm
  114. Dubrovnik
  115. Durham Castle and Cathedral
  116. Edinburgh
  117. El Escurial
  118. Elvas
  119. Engelsberg Ironworks
  120. Etruscan Necropolises
  121. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  122. Evora
  123. Fagus Factory
  124. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  125. Ferrara
  126. Fertö/Neusiedlersee
  127. Flemish Béguinages
  128. Florence
  129. Fontainebleau
  130. Forth Bridge
  131. Fortifications of Vauban
  132. Fortified City of Carcassonne
  133. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  134. Fraser Island
  135. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  136. Gammelstad
  137. Garajonay
  138. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  139. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  140. Genoa
  141. Giant's Causeway
  142. Gorham's Cave Complex
  143. Granada
  144. Grand Canyon
  145. Grand Place, Brussels
  146. Graz
  147. Great Barrier Reef
  148. Greater Blue Mountains
  149. Grimeton Radio Station
  150. Guimarães
  151. Gunung Mulu
  152. Gwynedd Castles
  153. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  154. Hallstatt-Dachstein
  155. Hawaii Volcanoes
  156. Heritage of Mercury
  157. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  158. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  159. Historic Cairo
  160. Holasovice
  161. Hollókö
  162. Holy Trinity Column
  163. Hortobágy
  164. Ibiza
  165. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  166. Ironbridge Gorge
  167. Isole Eolie
  168. Istanbul
  169. Ivrea
  170. Jelling
  171. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  172. Karlskrona
  173. Kernavë
  174. Kew Gardens
  175. Kinabalu Park
  176. Kinderdijk
  177. Kronborg Castle
  178. Kutna Hora
  179. La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  180. La Lonja de la Seda
  181. Lake District
  182. Laponian Area
  183. Las Medulas
  184. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  185. Le Havre
  186. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  187. Litomysl Castle
  188. Liverpool
  189. Loire Valley
  190. Longobards in Italy
  191. Luang Prabang
  192. Luther Memorials
  193. Lyon
  194. Lübeck
  195. Macao
  196. Madara Rider
  197. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  198. Major Town Houses
  199. Malbork Castle
  200. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  201. Margravial Opera House
  202. Maritime Greenwich
  203. Matera
  204. Maulbronn Monastery
  205. Medici Villas and Gardens
  206. Megalithic Temples of Malta
  207. Melaka and George Town
  208. Messel Pit
  209. Mining Sites of Wallonia
  210. Modena
  211. Monastery of Alcobaça
  212. Monastery of Batalha
  213. Monastery of Horezu
  214. Mont-Saint-Michel
  215. Monte San Giorgio
  216. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  217. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  218. Muskauer Park
  219. Mérida
  220. Nancy
  221. Naples
  222. Naumburg Cathedral
  223. Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  224. Neolithic Orkney
  225. Nessebar
  226. New Lanark
  227. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  228. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  229. Nubian Monuments
  230. Old City of Berne
  231. Old Rauma
  232. Oporto
  233. Orange
  234. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  235. Palmeral of Elche
  236. Pannonhalma
  237. Par force hunting landscape
  238. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  239. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  240. Pienza
  241. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  242. Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  243. Pirin National Park
  244. Plantin-Moretus Museum
  245. Poblet Monastery
  246. Pompei
  247. Pont du Gard
  248. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  249. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  250. Potsdam
  251. Prague
  252. Prambanan
  253. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  254. Primeval Beech Forests
  255. Provins
  256. Pyramids (Memphis)
  257. Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  258. Quedlinburg
  259. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  260. Ravenna
  261. Redwood
  262. Regensburg
  263. Reichenau
  264. Reims
  265. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  266. Rhaetian Railway
  267. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  268. Riga
  269. Rila Monastery
  270. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  271. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  272. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo
  273. Roman Walls of Lugo
  274. Rome
  275. Roskilde Cathedral
  276. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  277. Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  278. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  279. Saint-Emilion
  280. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  281. Salamanca
  282. Saltaire
  283. Salzburg
  284. San Gimignano
  285. San Marino and Mount Titano
  286. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  287. Santa Maria delle Grazie
  288. Santiago de Compostela
  289. Schokland
  290. Schönbrunn
  291. Segovia
  292. Semmering Railway
  293. Seville
  294. Siena
  295. Sighisoara
  296. Singapore Botanic Gardens
  297. Sintra
  298. Skocjan Caves
  299. Skogskyrkogarden
  300. Southern Öland
  301. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  302. Speyer Cathedral
  303. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  304. Split
  305. Srebarna Nature Reserve
  306. Stevns Klint
  307. Stoclet House
  308. Stonehenge
  309. Stralsund and Wismar
  310. Strasbourg
  311. Struve Geodetic Arc
  312. Studley Royal Park
  313. Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  314. Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  315. Sydney Opera House
  316. Syracuse
  317. Tallinn
  318. Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver Mine
  319. Tarraco
  320. Teide National Park
  321. Telc
  322. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  323. The Four Lifts
  324. The trulli of Alberobello
  325. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak
  326. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari
  327. Tokaji Wine Region
  328. Toledo
  329. Torun
  330. Tower of London
  331. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  332. Trebic
  333. Trier
  334. Trogir
  335. Tugendhat Villa
  336. University of Coimbra
  337. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  338. Urbino
  339. Urnes Stave Church
  340. Val d'Orcia
  341. Val di Noto
  342. Vall de Boi
  343. Valletta
  344. Van Nellefabriek
  345. Vatican City
  346. Venetian Works of Defence
  347. Venice and its Lagoon
  348. Verona
  349. Versailles
  350. Vicenza
  351. Vienna
  352. Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  353. Villa Romana del Casale
  354. Villa d'Este
  355. Villages with Fortified Churches
  356. Vilnius
  357. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  358. Vizcaya Bridge
  359. Vlkolinec
  360. Vézelay
  361. Vézère Valley
  362. Völklingen Ironworks
  363. Wachau Cultural Landscape
  364. Wadden Sea
  365. Warsaw
  366. Wartburg Castle
  367. West Norwegian Fjords
  368. Westminster
  369. Wet Tropics of Queensland
  370. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  371. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  372. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  373. Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  374. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  375. Würzburg Residence
  376. Yosemite National Park
  377. Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  378. Zamosc
  379. Zollverein
  380. 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)