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Australian Convict Sites 28-Nov-11

Finally made it to Cockatoo Island today. This site has a schizophrenic identity, charting both it's convict history and maritime history as well as playing a role as a major arts venue. The current, huge exhibition is dedicated to street art (including some BANKSY work) and was the highlight of the day. The trip was also helped by the warm temperature, lack of rain and refreshing breeze.

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Royal Exhibition Building 31-Jul-11

My visit last week revealed that winter has left the frontage of this site even less inspiring than usual with the fountain surrounded by mud and looking particularly uncared for. And it is unbelievable that there is still a car park at the front of the building.

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Name: Tom Allen

Country: Australia

Visited WHS: 73

Most Impressive: Petra

Proposal New WHS: Ain Dara in Syria

  1. Alexandria, ancient remains and the new library
  2. Andaman Islands
  3. Baikonur Cosmodrome / Cape Canaveral
  4. Cape York and the islands of the Torres Strait
  5. City of Herat
  6. Ebla (Tell Mardikh)
  7. Ensemble du site naturel de la région du Chouf avec les monuments et les sites
  8. Ephesus
  9. Island of Inishmore
  10. Jericho
  11. Marine Reserves of Sinai
  12. Mecca, Kaaba
  13. Middle and Upper Sepik
  14. Minoan palaces of Crete
  15. Olympic Park in Munich
  16. Rainforests of Polynesia
  17. Ross Island
  18. Salisbury Plains, Grytviken
  19. Towers of Silence
  20. Ur