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Christiansfeld

Thomas Harold Watson - 01-May-20

Christiansfeld

I wasn’t meant to visit Christiansfeld on the day that I went as I only planned on seeing the Jelling Mounds, but as I had a lot of time to spare anyway I just jumped on a couple of busses and went.

There was nothing truly remarkable about the town, but it did feel like I had taken a little step back in history (maybe a couple of hundred years). But the lack of information boards, visitor centres or even a timetable at the church were definitely let downs. I was lucky enough to find a random guy in the street who strangely enough had the key for the building to let me in and around, but not everyone will be this lucky! 

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Stoclet House

Thomas Harold Watson - 30-Apr-20

Stoclet House

I was extremely disappointed with this site. I do not understand why it got a WHS status. 
Due to it being a private residence no visitors except friends and family of the people that live there can visit. There are no special days to visit. There is not even a sign. It is an ordinary house, surrounded by high fences and gates to keep people out. 

I tried the front doors but nobody was in, so I’m guessing whoever lives here rarely even uses it to live in, as all of the lights were also off. 

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Jodrell Bank Observatory

Thomas Harold Watson - 30-Apr-20

Jodrell Bank Observatory

I was impressed and disappointed with this site at the same time. I will start with my negative points and then move onto the nicer stuff afterwards.

You can not go up, on or in the Lovell telescope. I wouldn’t normally “tick” something off my list unless I’ve truly experienced it 100%, but according to the staff there this would never be a possibility as it is still in use, and the only people allowed on it are the people that work on it. I feel that if this is the case they should have picked a different observatory that allows visitors, even if it meant charging a lot and pre-booking well  in advance.

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Bethlehem

Thomas Harold Watson - 30-Apr-20

When I first entered Bethlehem it was nothing like I had expected. You are surrounded by huge grey walls (covered in graffiti) and it felt like I was in a giant prison courtyard. As you walk through the border from Israel into Palestine you see straight away the change of cultures. Before even walking out of the security building I was being hassled by around 40 taxi drivers, all trying to convince me to use them to get to the notable sites, but I insisted on walking to them all and carried on. Now if I had to turn back time I would not have done this. I would have got the cheapest one straight to the church of Nativity. The roads were filthy, people were emptying bins onto the streets outside of their homes/shops and the cars did not seem at all roadworthy

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Slate Industry of North Wales (T)

Thomas Harold Watson - 30-Apr-20

Slate Industry of North Wales (T)Of all the tentative listed sites I have visited as of yet, this is easily the most deserving of a whole heritage status. The slate industry is not currently represented atall by UNESCO and after driving through towns completely made with slate (the roofs, fences, gravestones and pretty much anything else you could think of) we visited the mines, which were even more fascinating. I don’t often want to return to many places, but this is one I definitely look forward to going back to, even if it’s just for their underground trampoline park! My 2 year old daughter and newborn son were also allowed down with my partner and I, but the whole time we felt completely safe, so do not worry about anything if visiting!

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