Kelly Henry Profile

I've become obsessive about visiting WH sites and sharing that knowledge with others. 2005 plans include Peru/Bolivia, and Slovakia/Croatia/Czech Rep/Poland, Mexico. Although work frequently gets in the way of travel, we try to travel about 12 weeks a year. Although I usually agree with the WH convention, I have a few least favorite sites include: Abu Mena, Egypt; Zollverein Coal Mine Complex, Germany; Taos Pueblo, USA.

Can't wait to see that next site!

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Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Kelly Henry USA - 10-Jul-19

Joggins Fossil Cliffs

Joggins Fossil Cliffs is just a 2.5 hour drive from Halifax, Nova Scotia airport.  The site is in a rural area located right on the Bay of Fundy.  I was fortunate to visit on a beautiful day in May at low tide.  As a result, I was able to walk below the cliffs to see how the extreme tides of the Bay of Fundy is eroding the cliffs and exposing fossils of trees and other plant life.  The various coal seams and ridges of fossil remains along the beach also made the site visually interesting.

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Valparaiso

Kelly Henry USA - 10-Jul-19

Valparaiso

The Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaiso is both overwhelming (from a traffic perspective) and underwhelming (just looks like a shabby port city) at first - until you go up!  However you choose to get there - drive, walk, bus, funicular - just go up. It is one of the most visually stimulating cities that I have ever visited.

A good way to understand the Historic Quarter is on Cerro Concepcion - especially around the Casa Patrimonial area where you can see tons of historic houses indicative of the historic period of the late 19th century while also looking out onto the historic port.  

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Congonhas

Kelly Henry USA - 10-Jul-19

Congonhas

The Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Congonhas is located just 90 minutes south of Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais.  The dusty town of Congonhas has absolutely nothing else of tourist value so this site is best visited as a side trip from Belo Horizonte or Ouro Preto.  The roads in this area are excellent thanks to all the iron ore mine trucks and rental cars are super cheap so I recommend a self-drive and doing the 4 World Heritage sites of Minas Gerais beginning in Belo Horizonte. Parking is sometimes a challenge here but try to park directly behind the Sanctuary.  Fortunately, the site is well marked once you get to Congonhas.    

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Poverty Point

Kelly Henry USA - 10-Jul-19

Poverty Point

Poverty Point was the largest earthworks structure in the Americas in the period between 1,700 - 1,000 BC.  Built by Native Americans as a full-scale city, it is thought to be the center of trade for the Americas at the time and is sited just 25km from the Mississippi River.  This site pairs well with the Cahokia Mounds site in Southern Illinois about 900km to the north - also near the Mississippi River.  

While there isn't a lot to see today, you can get the idea of how the mounds created a giant "C" shape with easy river access that would facilitate trade.  The remains of a dock are even still there.  The small museum on site helps to better understand the site but the best way is to look at an aerial view - either on the site's website or Google Earth

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Goias

Kelly Henry USA - 10-Jul-19

Cidade de Goias is a tiny mining town and the former capital of the state of Goias.  The town really doesn't warrant more than a one day visit.  You can do a nice walk through the old colonial part of town walking up cobblestone streets to the Governor's palace (Palacio Conde dos Arcos).  And if you like sweets - this town in your happy place!    

I visited from the nearby town Goiania which is a quick 30 minute flight from Brasilia.  I rented a car for the easy 2 hour drive to Goias then retraced my steps to Brasilia that night.  It is nice to have a car because the surrounding area is very scenic, especially along the Rio Vermelho

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Angkor Wat, Palenque, Redwood Forest, Abu Simbel
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Lewis & Clark Trail, USA, Ephesus,

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  • Belfries
  • Quito
  • Aachen Cathedral
  • Flemish Béguinages
  • The Four Lifts
  • Grand Place, Brussels
  • Brugge
  • Major Town Houses
  • Neolithic Flint Mines at Spiennes
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai
  • Drottningholm
  • Old City of Jerusalem
  • Hattusha
  • Kinderdijk
  • Ayutthaya
  • Palenque
  • Teotihuacan
  • Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  • Kathmandu Valley
  • Oporto
  • Granada
  • Palmeral of Elche
  • Skogskyrkogarden
  • Speyer Cathedral
  • Würzburg Residence
  • Cologne Cathedral
  • Tikal National Park
  • Antigua Guatemala
  • Vatican City
  • Khajuraho Group of Monuments
  • Taj Mahal
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Rome
  • Venice and its Lagoon
  • Horyu-ji Area
  • Himeji-jo
  • Ancient Kyoto
  • Genbaku Dome
  • Itsukushima Shrine
  • Ancient Nara
  • Nikko
  • Schokland
  • Defence Line of Amsterdam
  • Istanbul
  • Göreme NP
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale
  • Troy
  • Sian Ka'an
  • Belem
  • Sintra
  • Coa Valley and Siega Verde
  • Salamanca
  • Gusuku of Ryukyu
  • Shirakami-Sanchi
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Agra Fort
  • Quirigua
  • Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  • Lübeck
  • Pilgrimage Church of Wies
  • Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  • St. Petersburg
  • Altamira Cave
  • Segovia
  • Asturian Monuments
  • Cordoba
  • Works of Antoni Gaudí
  • Seville
  • Caceres
  • Roman Walls of Lugo
  • Vall de Boi
  • Atapuerca
  • Jesuit Missions of the Guaranis
  • Iguazu National Park
  • Jesuit Block and Estancias of Córdoba
  • Tasmanian Wilderness
  • Gondwana Rainforests
  • Shark Bay
  • Greater Blue Mountains
  • Salzburg
  • Schönbrunn
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein
  • Wachau Cultural Landscape
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Ouro Preto
  • Olinda
  • Congonhas
  • Brasilia
  • Discovery Coast
  • Atlantic Forest South-East
  • Iguacu
  • Sagarmatha National Park
  • Willemstad
  • Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal
  • Beemster Polder
  • Rietveld Schröderhuis
  • Mesa Verde
  • Yellowstone
  • Everglades
  • Independence Hall
  • Redwood
  • Mammoth Cave
  • Olympic National Park
  • Cahokia Mounds
  • Great Smoky Mountains
  • La Fortaleza
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Chaco Culture
  • Hawaii Volcanoes
  • Monticello
  • Taos Pueblo
  • Carlsbad Caverns
  • Victoria Falls
  • City of Luxembourg
  • Birka and Hovgarden
  • Rock Carvings in Tanum
  • Vilnius
  • Curonian Spit
  • Kinabalu Park
  • Hal Saflieni Hypogeum
  • Valletta
  • Megalithic Temples of Malta
  • Santo Domingo
  • Morne Trois Pitons
  • Joya de Ceren
  • Tallinn
  • Trier
  • Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  • Potsdam
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  • Quedlinburg
  • Maulbronn Monastery
  • Rammelsberg and Goslar
  • Bamberg
  • Völklingen Ironworks
  • Messel Pit
  • Bauhaus Sites
  • Luther Memorials
  • Classical Weimar
  • Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Reichenau
  • Burgos Cathedral
  • El Escurial
  • Avila
  • Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  • Toledo
  • Ibiza
  • Poblet Monastery
  • Mérida
  • Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  • Route of Santiago de Compostela
  • Cuenca
  • La Lonja de la Seda
  • Las Medulas
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  • Yuso and Suso Monasteries
  • Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
  • Tarraco
  • Alcala de Henares
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Qutb Minar
  • Churches and Convents of Goa
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Brú na Bóinne
  • Riga
  • Angkor
  • Ruins of León Viejo
  • Jesuit Missions of Trinidad and Jesus
  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • Skocjan Caves
  • Røros
  • Urnes Stave Church
  • Bryggen
  • Rock Art of Alta
  • Bellinzone
  • Stone Town of Zanzibar
  • Loire Valley
  • St. George, Bermuda
  • Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan
  • Kronborg Castle
  • Isole Eolie
  • Imperial Tombs
  • Holy Trinity Column
  • Verona
  • Blaenavon Industrial Landscape
  • Bardejov Town
  • Assisi
  • First Coffee Plantations
  • Old City of Berne
  • Abbey of St Gall
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Fossil Hominid Sites
  • Brimstone Hill Fortress
  • Great Wall
  • Imperial Palace
  • Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
  • Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha
  • Classical Gardens of Suzhou
  • Summer Palace
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Dazu Rock Carvings
  • Ha Long Bay
  • Hué
  • Hoi An
  • My Son
  • Roskilde Cathedral
  • Jelling
  • Jongmyo Shrine
  • Changdeokgung Palace Complex
  • Hwaseong Fortress
  • Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca
  • Kotor
  • Durham Castle and Cathedral
  • Giant's Causeway
  • Ironbridge Gorge
  • Studley Royal Park
  • Stonehenge
  • Gwynedd Castles
  • St. Kilda
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Westminster
  • City of Bath
  • Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  • Tower of London
  • Canterbury
  • Neolithic Orkney
  • Edinburgh
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • Venetian Works of Defence
  • Copan
  • Island of Gorée
  • Guanacaste
  • Forts and Castles Gold Coast
  • Jaipur City, Rajasthan
  • Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  • Acropolis
  • Epidaurus
  • Mystras
  • Olympia
  • Mycenae and Tiryns
  • Banska Stiavnica
  • Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  • Vlkolinec
  • Cuzco
  • Machu Picchu
  • Lima
  • Portobelo-San Lorenzo
  • Panamá
  • Tongariro National Park
  • Te Wahipounamu
  • Medina of Fez
  • Medina of Marrakesh
  • Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou
  • Meknes
  • Volubilis
  • Medina of Tétouan
  • Mexico City and Xochimilco
  • Puebla
  • Guanajuato
  • Chichen-Itza
  • Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino
  • Paquimé
  • Morelia
  • El Tajin
  • Zacatecas
  • Popocatepetl monasteries
  • Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco
  • Uxmal
  • Querétaro
  • Hospicio Cabañas
  • Tlacotalpan
  • Campeche
  • Xochicalco
  • Medina of Tunis
  • Site of Carthage
  • Monastery of Batalha
  • Convent of Christ in Tomar
  • Evora
  • Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Borobudur
  • Prambanan
  • Castel del Monte
  • Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  • Florence
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Old Havana
  • Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • Plitvice Lakes
  • Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  • Trogir
  • Warsaw
  • Cracow
  • Auschwitz Birkenau
  • Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  • Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  • Budapest
  • Pyramids (Memphis)
  • Ancient Thebes
  • Nubian Monuments
  • Historic Cairo
  • Abu Mena
  • Cartagena
  • Pyrénées - Mont Perdu
  • Mont-Saint-Michel
  • Chartres Cathedral
  • Versailles
  • Vézelay
  • Vézère Valley
  • Fontainebleau
  • Amiens Cathedral
  • Orange
  • Arles
  • Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  • Strasbourg
  • Paris, Banks of the Seine
  • Reims
  • Fortress of Suomenlinna
  • Costiera Amalfitana
  • Crespi d'Adda
  • Royal Palace at Caserta
  • San Gimignano
  • Matera
  • Vicenza
  • Siena
  • Naples
  • Ferrara
  • The trulli of Alberobello
  • Ravenna
  • Pienza
  • Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  • Botanical Garden, Padua
  • Aquileia
  • Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  • Modena
  • Urbino
  • Pompei
  • Agrigento
  • Villa Romana del Casale
  • Cilento and Vallo di Diano
  • Villa Adriana (Tivoli)
  • Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans
  • Avignon
  • Nancy
  • Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  • Gulf of Porto
  • Pont du Gard
  • Fortified City of Carcassonne
  • Bourges Cathedral
  • Canal du Midi
  • Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  • Lyon
  • Saint-Emilion
  • Prague
  • Cesky Krumlov
  • Telc
  • Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  • Kutna Hora
  • Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  • Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  • Holasovice
  • Litomysl Castle
  • L'Anse aux Meadows
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Glacier parks
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Québec
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  • Waterton Glacier International Peace Park
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Miguasha Park
  • Old Town Lunenburg
  • Grand Canyon
  • Vienna
  • Goias
  • Tugendhat Villa
  • Provins
  • Zollverein
  • Masada
  • Old City of Acre
  • Villa d'Este
  • Medina of Essaouira
  • Churches of Peace
  • Alto Douro
  • Guimarães
  • Aranjuez
  • Derwent Valley Mills
  • New Lanark
  • Saltaire
  • Cerrado Protected Areas
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch
  • Dorset and East Devon Coast
  • Stralsund and Wismar
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Val di Noto
  • Calakmul
  • Monte San Giorgio
  • Valparaiso
  • Trebic
  • White City of Tel-Aviv
  • Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  • Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda
  • Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  • Mapungubwe
  • Úbeda and Baeza
  • Kew Gardens
  • Tropical Rainforest Sumatra
  • Pitons Management Area
  • Cape Floral Region
  • Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  • Royal Exhibition Building
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Kii Mountain Range
  • Vegaøyan
  • Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  • Thingvellir
  • Etruscan Necropolises
  • Val d'Orcia
  • Kernavë
  • Luis Barragán House and Studio
  • Grimeton Radio Station
  • Liverpool
  • Shiretoko
  • Gulf of California
  • West Norwegian Fjords
  • Vredefort Dome
  • Struve Geodetic Arc
  • Plantin-Moretus Museum
  • Mostar
  • Macao
  • Cienfuegos
  • Le Havre
  • Syracuse
  • Vizcaya Bridge
  • Centennial Hall
  • Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries
  • Genoa
  • Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  • Regensburg
  • Tequila
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Rideau Canal
  • Bordeaux
  • Red Fort
  • Primeval Beech Forests
  • Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  • Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  • Melaka and George Town
  • Fortifications of Vauban
  • Berlin Modernism Housing Estates
  • Mantua and Sabbioneta
  • San Marino and Mount Titano
  • Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  • Preah Vihear Temple
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  • Lagoons of New Caledonia
  • Surtsey
  • Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
  • San Miguel de Allende
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona
  • Bahá’i Holy Places
  • Chief Roi Mata's Domain
  • Wadden Sea
  • Dolomites
  • Royal Joseon Tombs
  • Stoclet House
  • La Chaux-de-Fonds / Le Locle
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal
  • Australian Convict Sites
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Amsterdam Canal Ring
  • Albi
  • Camino Real
  • Thang Long
  • Yagul and Mitla
  • São Francisco Square
  • West Lake
  • Bridgetown
  • Coffee Cultural Landscape
  • Longobards in Italy
  • Al Ain
  • Serra de Tramuntana
  • Prehistoric Pile Dwellings
  • Fort Jesus
  • Causses and Cévennes
  • León Cathedral
  • Bethlehem
  • Mount Carmel Caves
  • Bali Subak system
  • Rabat
  • Lenggong Valley
  • Grand Pré
  • Heritage of Mercury
  • Elvas
  • Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  • Mining Sites of Wallonia
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Western Ghats
  • Mount Etna
  • El Pinacate
  • Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Fujisan
  • University of Coimbra
  • Red Bay Basque Whaling Station
  • Medici Villas and Gardens
  • Battir
  • Van Nellefabriek
  • Qhapaq Ñan
  • Silk Roads
  • Decorated cave of Pont d'Arc
  • Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont
  • Pergamon
  • Okavango Delta
  • Poverty Point
  • Stevns Klint
  • Trang An
  • Blue and John Crow Mountains
  • Burgundy
  • Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque
  • Fray Bentos
  • Champagne
  • San Antonio Missions
  • Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District
  • Par force hunting landscape
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution
  • Forth Bridge
  • Rjukan / Notodden
  • Arab-Norman Palermo
  • Ephesus
  • The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier
  • Stećci
  • Sambor Prei Kuk
  • Mistaken Point
  • Chaîne des Puys
  • Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge
  • Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region
  • Antequera Dolmens Site
  • Gorham's Cave Complex
  • Antigua Naval Dockyard
  • Pampulha
  • Aphrodisias
  • Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver Mine
  • Lake District
  • Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
  • The Prosecco Hills
  • Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings
  • Rating Stats
    Hoi An 4.5
    Congonhas 3.5

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