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Randi Thomsen Profile

 

Together with Svein, I like travel around and explore the world.

I learnt to travel from my parents, driving around Europe since I was a child and I got hooked. Hunting for new WHS makes us go off the beaten tracks and brings us to new and exciting places. Travel is more than seeing new places, it’s  about learning history, new culture and enjoy excotic food and drinks. I just can’t understand why people are going back to the same hotel and pool year after year. 

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Paquimé 08-Aug-18

Paquimé by Randi Thomsen

On our US road trip in may 2018, we spent a day going south to visit Paquime. From Tucson we crossed the border at Aqua Prieta and we had no trouble crossing the border. We bought Mexican car insurance from Thrifty, one of the few car rentals that allow driving into Mexico. We had very few expectations to the Mexican road trip but were really surprised. The first 100 km along the US boarder was very scenic, with mostly good roads.

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Gros Morne National Park 08-Aug-18

Gros Morne National Park by Randi Thomsen

We visited the national park in late June. We approached the park from L’ans aux Meadows and took this scenic route all the way to Woody Point where we stayed.

It turned out to be a great location to see the Tablelands, one of the highlights in the park. Woody Point is a small heritage community inside the park with nice wooden houses by the fjord.

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Red Bay Basque Whaling Station 06-Aug-18

Red Bay Basque Whaling Station by Randi Thomsen

We visited this northern outpost in June 2018. This world heritage site is not the greatest, but our effort getting there, and the coastal surroundings made it one of the most memorable places on our Canada trip. We drove the inland route from Quebec along the St Lawrence Bay up to Baie Comeau and then route 389 some 590 km to Labrador. Further on the Trans Labrador Highway back to the eastern coast. It’s about 1600 km through desolate land, mostly paved but about 600 km is still gravel. At the most there are about 4oo km between settlements and gas. The isolated settlements or towns were fun to visit. We stayed overnight in Wabush close to Labrador city and in Happy Valley Goose Bay on the way.

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Mistaken Point 03-Aug-18

Mistaken Point by Randi Thomsen

We visited Mistaken point on Canada Day 2018 and was greated with cake at the visitor center. It was rainy and cold, not the best for a hike out to the fossil site.

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Wood Buffalo National Park 28-Jul-18

Wood Buffalo National Park by Randi Thomsen

We visited Wood Buffalo Park in July 2018.

It is an achievement just to get there. A long drive about 1400 km from Jasper to Fort Smith. The roads are good and paved all the way to Fort Smith. It’s a small airport in Fort Smith if you want to skip the drive, but you will need a vehicle to see the park. It’s a 120 km gravel road into the park center from Fort Smith.

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Name: Randi Thomsen

Country: Norway

Visited WHS: 430

Most Impressive: Galapagos, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Rome are my favorites

Proposal New WHS:

Update 2018-09-09 09:48:54

  1. Dolomites : 5.0
  2. Galapagos Islands : 5.0
  3. Grand Canyon : 5.0
  4. Kinabalu Park : 5.0
  5. Komodo National Park : 5.0
  6. Mesa Verde : 5.0
  7. Pompei : 5.0
  8. Rome : 5.0
  9. Taj Mahal : 5.0
  10. Teotihuacan : 5.0
  11. Vatican City : 5.0
  12. West Norwegian Fjords : 5.0
  13. Yellowstone : 5.0
  14. Florence : 4.5
  15. Gros Morne National Park : 4.5
  16. Plitvice Lakes : 4.5
  17. Redwood : 4.5
  18. Sigiriya : 4.5
  19. Venice and its Lagoon : 4.5
  20. Agra Fort : 4.0
  21. Amsterdam Canal Ring : 4.0
  22. Brugge : 4.0
  23. Butrint : 4.0
  24. Central Highlands : 4.0
  25. Chaco Culture : 4.0
  26. Danube Delta : 4.0
  27. Dubrovnik : 4.0
  28. Elvas : 4.0
  29. Forts and Castles Gold Coast : 4.0
  30. Hué : 4.0
  31. Jantar Mantar : 4.0
  32. Keoladeo National Park : 4.0
  33. Medina of Marrakesh : 4.0
  34. Mistaken Point : 4.0
  35. Neolithic Orkney : 4.0
  36. Old Havana : 4.0
  37. Petäjävesi Old Church : 4.0
  38. Pirin National Park : 4.0
  39. Polonnaruva : 4.0
  40. Prambanan : 4.0
  41. Qutb Minar : 4.0
  42. Red Bay Basque Whaling Station : 4.0
  43. Rila Monastery : 4.0
  44. Schönbrunn : 4.0
  45. Urnes Stave Church : 4.0
  46. Versailles : 4.0
  47. Vienna : 4.0
  48. Wadden Sea : 4.0
  49. Waterton Glacier International Peace Park : 4.0
  50. Wood Buffalo National Park : 4.0
  51. Xochicalco : 4.0
  52. Yagul and Mitla : 4.0
  53. Yosemite National Park : 4.0
  54. Alto Douro : 3.5
  55. Berat and Gjirokastra : 3.5
  56. Carlsbad Caverns : 3.5
  57. Dacian Fortresses : 3.5
  58. Dinosaur Provincial Park : 3.5
  59. Edinburgh : 3.5
  60. El Pinacate : 3.5
  61. El Tajin : 3.5
  62. Grand Place, Brussels : 3.5
  63. Ha Long Bay : 3.5
  64. Hallstatt-Dachstein : 3.5
  65. Hoi An : 3.5
  66. Ksar of Aït Ben Haddou : 3.5
  67. L'Anse aux Meadows : 3.5
  68. Megalithic Temples of Malta : 3.5
  69. Monastery of Batalha : 3.5
  70. Mount Etna : 3.5
  71. My Son : 3.5
  72. Pilgrimage Church of Wies : 3.5
  73. Québec : 3.5
  74. Rani-ki-Vav : 3.5
  75. Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo : 3.5
  76. Salzburg : 3.5
  77. San Marino and Mount Titano : 3.5
  78. Santa Ana de los Rios de Cuenca : 3.5
  79. Sighisoara : 3.5
  80. Sinharaja Forest : 3.5
  81. Statue of Liberty : 3.5
  82. Struve Geodetic Arc : 3.5
  83. The Four Lifts : 3.5
  84. Vegaøyan : 3.5
  85. Villa Adriana (Tivoli) : 3.5
  86. Villages with Fortified Churches : 3.5
  87. Ahmadabad : 3.0
  88. Anuradhapura : 3.0
  89. Asante Traditional Buildings : 3.0
  90. Belfries : 3.0
  91. Blaenavon Industrial Landscape : 3.0
  92. Coa Valley and Siega Verde : 3.0
  93. Convent of Christ in Tomar : 3.0
  94. Fagus Factory : 3.0
  95. Flemish Béguinages : 3.0
  96. Golden Temple of Dambulla : 3.0
  97. Graz : 3.0
  98. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump : 3.0
  99. Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal : 3.0
  100. Joggins Fossil Cliffs : 3.0
  101. Kandy : 3.0
  102. Kinderdijk : 3.0
  103. Kotor : 3.0
  104. Medina of Essaouira : 3.0
  105. Medina of Tétouan : 3.0
  106. Monastery of Alcobaça : 3.0
  107. Monastery of Horezu : 3.0
  108. Monticello : 3.0
  109. Old Rauma : 3.0
  110. Old Town Lunenburg : 3.0
  111. Old Town of Galle : 3.0
  112. Painted Churches in the Troödos Region : 3.0
  113. Paquimé : 3.0
  114. Plantin-Moretus Museum : 3.0
  115. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal : 3.0
  116. Quedlinburg : 3.0
  117. Rideau Canal : 3.0
  118. Rjukan / Notodden : 3.0
  119. Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin : 3.0
  120. Røros : 3.0
  121. Stevns Klint : 3.0
  122. Taos Pueblo : 3.0
  123. Tequila : 3.0
  124. Trang An : 3.0
  125. Verla Groundwood and Board Mill : 3.0
  126. Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont : 3.0
  127. Wachau Cultural Landscape : 3.0
  128. Zacatecas : 3.0
  129. Boyana Church : 2.5
  130. Cahokia Mounds : 2.5
  131. Durmitor National Park : 2.5
  132. Evora : 2.5
  133. Gulf of California : 2.5
  134. Gwynedd Castles : 2.5
  135. Hedeby and Danevirke : 2.5
  136. Hospicio Cabañas : 2.5
  137. Kiev : 2.5
  138. Major Town Houses : 2.5
  139. Mammoth Cave : 2.5
  140. Mazagan : 2.5
  141. Modena : 2.5
  142. Naumburg Cathedral : 2.5
  143. Notre-Dame Cathedral in Tournai : 2.5
  144. Poverty Point : 2.5
  145. Red Fort : 2.5
  146. Sammallahdenmäki : 2.5
  147. San Antonio Missions : 2.5
  148. Sangay National Park : 2.5
  149. Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District : 2.5
  150. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier : 2.5
  151. Urbino : 2.5
  152. Valletta : 2.5
  153. Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque : 2.0
  154. Christiansfeld : 2.0
  155. Citadel of the Ho Dynasty : 2.0
  156. Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland : 2.0
  157. Durham Castle and Cathedral : 2.0
  158. Fertö/Neusiedlersee : 2.0
  159. Franciscan Missions in the Sierra Gorda : 2.0
  160. Guimarães : 2.0
  161. Ironbridge Gorge : 2.0
  162. Messel Pit : 2.0
  163. Miguasha Park : 2.0
  164. Mont-Saint-Michel : 2.0
  165. Par force hunting landscape : 2.0
  166. Prehistoric Pile Dwellings : 2.0
  167. Thang Long : 2.0
  168. Thracian tomb of Kazanlak : 2.0
  169. Thracian tomb of Sveshtari : 2.0
  170. Tlacotalpan : 2.0
  171. Van Nellefabriek : 2.0
  172. Berlin Modernism Housing Estates : 1.5
  173. Corvey : 1.5
  174. Crespi d'Adda : 1.5
  175. Grand Pré : 1.5
  176. New Lanark : 1.5
  177. Beemster Polder : 1.0
  178. Defence Line of Amsterdam : 1.0
  179. Forth Bridge : 1.0
  180. Madara Rider : 1.0
  181. Mining Sites of Wallonia : 1.0
  182. Primeval Beech Forests : 1.0
  183. Schokland : 1.0
  184. Stoclet House : 1.0
  185. Úbeda and Baeza : 1.0
  186. Srebarna Nature Reserve : 0.5
  187. Aachen Cathedral
  188. Abbey and Altenmünster of Lorsch
  189. Abbey of St Gall
  190. Acropolis
  191. Aggtelek and Slovak Karst
  192. Agrigento
  193. Alcala de Henares
  194. Amiens Cathedral
  195. Antequera Dolmens Site
  196. Aquileia
  197. Aranjuez
  198. Archaeological Site of Delphi
  199. Assisi
  200. Auschwitz Birkenau
  201. Avila
  202. Bali Subak system
  203. Bamberg
  204. Banska Stiavnica
  205. Bardejov Town
  206. Bauhaus Sites
  207. Belem
  208. Bellinzone
  209. Benedictine Convent of St. John
  210. Birka and Hovgarden
  211. Borobudur
  212. Botanical Garden, Padua
  213. Bourges Cathedral
  214. Bryggen
  215. Budapest
  216. Caceres
  217. Camino Real
  218. Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
  219. Canterbury
  220. Castles of Augustusburg and Falkenlust
  221. Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik
  222. Caves and Ice Age Art
  223. Centennial Hall
  224. Central University City Campus of the UNAM
  225. Cesky Krumlov
  226. Chartres Cathedral
  227. Choirokoitia
  228. Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye
  229. Churches of Peace
  230. Cienfuegos
  231. Cistercian Abbey of Fontenay
  232. City of Bath
  233. City of Luxembourg
  234. Classical Weimar
  235. Cologne Cathedral
  236. Cordoba
  237. Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape
  238. Costiera Amalfitana
  239. Cracow
  240. Cuenca
  241. Curonian Spit
  242. Dorset and East Devon Coast
  243. Drottningholm
  244. Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs
  245. El Escurial
  246. Engelsberg Ironworks
  247. Epidaurus
  248. Etruscan Necropolises
  249. Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  250. Everglades
  251. Falun Great Copper Mountain
  252. Fatehpur Sikri
  253. Ferrara
  254. Fontainebleau
  255. Fortifications of Vauban
  256. Fortress of Suomenlinna
  257. Frontiers of the Roman Empire
  258. Gammelstad
  259. Gamzigrad-Romuliana
  260. Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
  261. Gardens and Castle at Kromeríz
  262. Genoa
  263. Giant's Causeway
  264. Gorham's Cave Complex
  265. Granada
  266. Great Smoky Mountains
  267. Grimeton Radio Station
  268. Guanajuato
  269. Heritage of Mercury
  270. High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago
  271. Hildesheim Cathedral and Church
  272. Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  273. Holasovice
  274. Hollókö
  275. Holy Trinity Column
  276. Hortobágy
  277. Humayun's Tomb
  278. Independence Hall
  279. Isole Eolie
  280. Istanbul
  281. Jelling
  282. Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
  283. Karlskrona
  284. Kernavë
  285. Kew Gardens
  286. Kremlin and Red Square
  287. Kronborg Castle
  288. Kutna Hora
  289. La Lonja de la Seda
  290. Lake District
  291. Laponian Area
  292. Lavaux, Vineyard Terraces
  293. Le Havre
  294. Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape
  295. Litomysl Castle
  296. Liverpool
  297. Loire Valley
  298. Longobards in Italy
  299. Luther Memorials
  300. Lübeck
  301. Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
  302. Malbork Castle
  303. Mantua and Sabbioneta
  304. Maritime Greenwich
  305. Matera
  306. Maulbronn Monastery
  307. Medici Villas and Gardens
  308. Medieval Monuments in Kosovo
  309. Medina Azahara
  310. Mehmed Paša Sokolović Bridge
  311. Melaka and George Town
  312. Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios
  313. Monte San Giorgio
  314. Morelia
  315. Mostar
  316. Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
  317. Museumsinsel (Museum Island)
  318. Muskauer Park
  319. Mycenae and Tiryns
  320. Mystras
  321. Mérida
  322. Nancy
  323. Nessebar
  324. Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin
  325. Novodevichy Convent
  326. Oaxaca and Monte Alban
  327. Ohrid Region
  328. Old City of Berne
  329. Olympia
  330. Oporto
  331. Orange
  332. Palau de la Musica Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau
  333. Palmeral of Elche
  334. Pannonhalma
  335. Paphos
  336. Paris, Banks of the Seine
  337. Phong Nha - Ke Bang
  338. Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
  339. Pienza
  340. Pilgrimage Church of St. John of Nepomuk
  341. Poblet Monastery
  342. Pont du Gard
  343. Popocatepetl monasteries
  344. Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands
  345. Potsdam
  346. Prague
  347. Provins
  348. Puebla
  349. Querétaro
  350. Quito
  351. Rammelsberg and Goslar
  352. Ravenna
  353. Regensburg
  354. Reichenau
  355. Reims
  356. Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  357. Rietveld Schröderhuis
  358. Riga
  359. Rock Art of Alta
  360. Rock Carvings in Tanum
  361. Rock Drawings in Valcamonica
  362. Roskilde Cathedral
  363. Route of Santiago de Compostela
  364. Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France
  365. Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy
  366. Saint-Emilion
  367. Saint-Savin sur Gartempe
  368. Salamanca
  369. Saltaire
  370. San Gimignano
  371. San Miguel de Allende
  372. Sangiran Early Man Site
  373. Santa Maria de Guadelupe
  374. Segovia
  375. Selimiye Mosque
  376. Siena
  377. Sintra
  378. Skocjan Caves
  379. Skogskyrkogarden
  380. Southern Öland
  381. Speyer Cathedral
  382. Spissky Hrad and Levoca
  383. Split
  384. St. Petersburg
  385. Stari Grad Plain
  386. Stonehenge
  387. Stralsund and Wismar
  388. Strasbourg
  389. Studenica Monastery
  390. Studley Royal Park
  391. Syracuse
  392. Tallinn
  393. Tarraco
  394. Teide National Park
  395. Telc
  396. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae
  397. Thingvellir
  398. Tokaji Wine Region
  399. Toledo
  400. Torun
  401. Tower of London
  402. Town Hall and Roland, Bremen
  403. Trebic
  404. Trier
  405. Trinidad and the Valley de los Ingenios
  406. Trinity Sergius Lavra
  407. Trogir
  408. University of Coimbra
  409. Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  410. Val d'Orcia
  411. Val di Noto
  412. Venetian Works of Defence
  413. Verona
  414. Vicenza
  415. Villa Romana del Casale
  416. Villa d'Este
  417. Vilnius
  418. Viñales Valley
  419. Vlkolinec
  420. Vézelay
  421. Wartburg Castle
  422. Westminster
  423. Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines
  424. Wooden Churches of Southern Malopolska
  425. Wooden Churches of the Slovak Carpathians
  426. Works of Antoni Gaudí
  427. Würzburg Residence
  428. Yaroslavl
  429. Zamosc
  430. Zollverein
  1. Alanya (T)
  2. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  3. Ancient Greek Theatres (T)
  4. Bahá'í House of Worship at New Delhi (T)
  5. Big Bend National Park (T)
  6. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  7. Centro Storico di Lucca (T)
  8. Ceský ráj (Czech Paradise) Rock Cities (T)
  9. Cetinje Historic Core (T)
  10. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  11. Citté-fortezza di Palmanova (T)
  12. City of Motovun (T)
  13. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  14. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  15. Delhi - A Heritage City (T)
  16. Diocletian's Palace and the Historical Nucleus of Split (extension) (T)
  17. Djerdap National Park (T)
  18. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  19. Ellis Island (T)
  20. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  21. Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Danube Limes in Bulgaria (T)
  22. Frontiers of the Roman Empire (Austria) (T)
  23. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  24. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  25. Great Spas of Europe (T)
  26. Großglockner High Alpine Road / Großglockner Hochalpenstraße (T)
  27. Hall in Tyrol - The Mint (T)
  28. Historical City Centre of Yogyakarta (T)
  29. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  30. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  31. Jaipur city, Rajasthan India (T)
  32. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  33. L'amphitheatre de Durres (T)
  34. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  35. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  36. Le Chateau-fort médieval d'Esztergom (T)
  37. Le noyau historique de la ville d'Alba Julia (T)
  38. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  39. Les grandes villes d'eaux d'Europe (T)
  40. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  41. Les Plages du Débarquement, Normandie, 1944 (T)
  42. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  43. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  44. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  45. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  46. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  47. Mole National Park (T)
  48. National Park "Hohe Tauern" (T)
  49. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  50. Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (T)
  51. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  52. Old Town of Bar (T)
  53. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  54. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium) (T)
  55. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  56. Plasencia - Monfragüe - Trujillo : Paysage méditerranéen (T)
  57. Pobiti Kamani Natural Monument (T)
  58. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  59. Rocks of Belogradchik (T)
  60. Royal Seats in Esztergom, Visegrád with the former Royal Wood in the Pilis Mountain (T)
  61. Sarajevo - unique symbol of universal multiculture - continual open city (T)
  62. Seruwila to Sri Pada (Sacred Foot Print Shrine), Ancient pilgrim route along the Mahaweli river in Sri Lanka (T)
  63. ShUM cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz (T)
  64. Sites along the Uttarapath, Badshahi Sadak, Sadak-e-Azam, Grand Trunk Road (T)
  65. Sites of Saytagrah, India's non-violent freedom movement (T)
  66. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  67. Svalbard Archipelago (T)
  68. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  69. System of Fortifications at the Confluence of the Rivers Danube and Váh in Komárno - Komárom (T)
  70. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  71. The Burren (T)
  72. The city of Bergamo (T)
  73. The Historic Centre of Sibiu and its Ensemble of Squares (T)
  74. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  75. The historic town of Korcula (T)
  76. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  77. The Lofoten islands (T)
  78. The natural and architectural ensemble of Jajce (T)
  79. The old villages of Hollókõ and Rimetea and their surroundings (T)
  80. The Roussensky Lom National Park. (T)
  81. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  82. The town of Melnik and the Rozhen Monastery (T)
  83. The West Bohemian Spa Triangle (T)
  84. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  85. Tokaj Wine Region (T)
  86. Troodos, Mt.Olympus (T)
  87. Trowulan - Former Capital City of Majapahit Kingdom (T)
  88. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  89. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  90. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / The Trelleborg fortresses, Denmark (T)
  91. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Vestfold Ship Burials and Hyllestad Quernstone Quarries (T)
  92. Volterra: Historical City and Cultural Landscape (T)
  93. White Sands National Monument (T)
  94. Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi (T)
  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  3. Cenotes of the Yucatan
  4. Death Valley National Park
  5. Golden Gate Bridge
  6. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry
  7. Mount Rushmore
  8. Panama Canal
  9. Petrified Forest National Park
  10. Rainforests of Polynesia
  11. Scrovegni's Chapel
  12. Silk Roads
  13. Svalbard
  14. Tempelhof Airport, Berlin