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Ishak Pasha Palace (T)

Walter Switzerland - 14-Mar-19

Ishak Pasha Palace (T)

Ishak Pasha Palace is in Eastern Turkey, close to the Irananian border. It stands strategically on a platform above the Sariova plain, surrounded by some of Turkish’s highest peaks, including Mount Ararat. It controls a strategic stretch of the Silk Road, a few kilometers above the town of Dogubayazit.

I visited this palace in october 2018 while driving from Van to Kars (on the way to visit Ani WHS). Dogubayazit is about half-way. Roads are in very good condition. There are numerous police checks, as it is close to the Iranian border, but nothing to worry about.

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Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van (T)

Walter Switzerland - 14-Mar-19

Tushpa/Van Fortress, the Mound and the Old City of Van (T)

Tushpa/Van Fortress (Van Kelasi in Turkish) and the Old City of Van is a site is located in the city of Van, which is easily reached by cheap domestic flights from Istanbul. It in the western outskirts of the city, near the lakeshore, visible from far away. Entrance to the site is on its western end, which is inconvenient if walking from Van city. Entrance fee is 6 TL. The site can also be entered from the East, but necessitates jumping above a small wall, and walking uphill.

Tushpa was the capital city of Urartian Kingdom, from the ninth to the sixth centuries BC. The kingdom was centered around Lake Van and built the first fortress on a high conglomerate mound about 100 meters high and 1.4 km long on the southern shore of Lake Van. It was a very fertile region and was occupied front Early Bronze Age. Successive states (Armenian, Romans, Sassanid, Byzantines, Arab, Seldjuk, Ottoman, Russian) built and rebuilt fortresses of top of its predecessor.  Nowadays, foundations, walls, fortifications, tombs and buildings of those different ages mix with one another, including 10-meters high Ottoman fortifications (top of my picture) and older mud-and-stone-bricked fortification from the Uratian time (just below on the left of my picture)

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Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)

Walter Switzerland - 15-Feb-19

Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l

Also called Edificio Gustavo Capanema, this edifice was built between 1937 and 1945, is a fine example of Brazilian modernist architecture. It is located in the center of Rio, it is a 3 minutes walk from Cînelandia metro station. It was designed by a team of well-known architects including Oscar Niemeyer with a supervision by Le Corbusier. The gardens, including a garden terrace, were designed by Burle Marx. Three years after completion, it was inscribed as an historical monument, thus preventing alteration the original design. I visited the building in January 2019. It was still in renovation, with fences closing access to the building

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Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (T)

Walter Switzerland - 15-Feb-19

Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (T)

About 40 km west of Rio de Janeiro center, this site is a botanical park and museum dedicated to Roberto Burle Marx, a famous Brazilian landscape architect and avid collectors of plants and trees. Along with Oscar Niemeyer, Burle Marx achieved several modernist projects in Brazil, some already inscribed on the World Heritage Site: Pampulha Modern Ensemble in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro (specifically for Copacabana pavements and Flamingo Park) along with the Palais de la Culture in Rio, which is on the TL.It is planned for inscription for 2020

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Valongo Wharf

Walter Switzerland - 15-Feb-19

Valongo Wharf

I visited this site on my first day in Brazil, as it is easy to reach, being in central Rio de Janeiro. I was not expecting much of it, and to be fair, it was a little underwhelming. As land has been reclaimed in the harbor, the Valongo wharf lies about 350 meters inland, and it is very difficult to imagine how it used to be. I usually don’t read too much about sites I plan to visit, trying to keep the excitement of the discovery intact. But for this site, it would have been better to research beforhand to better understand and enjoy the visit.It consists of part of the old stone wharf in the former harbour area of Rio de Janeiro, built for the landing of enslaved Africans reaching the South American continent from 1811 onwards

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The cultural landscape (turf houses) of the Feroe Island.
The culutral landscape of Aran island (Ireland)
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  1. "Baku Stage" Mountain (T)
  2. "Binegadi" 4th Period Fauna and Flora Deposit (T)
  3. "Lok-Batan" Mud Cone (T)
  4. Abbey of Kremsmünster (T)
  5. Aguas Livres Aqueduct (T)
  6. Aires volcaniques et forestières de la Martinique (T)
  7. Alaverdi Cathedral (T)
  8. Alpine and pre-alpine meadow and marsh landscapes (T)
  9. Amalienborg and its district (T)
  10. Ancares - Somiedo (T)
  11. Ancient Jericho: Tell es-Sultan (T)
  12. Archaeo-astronomical Site Kokino (T)
  13. Archipelago of la Maddalena and Islands of Bocche di Bonifacio (T)
  14. Augustow Canal (T)
  15. Azraq (T)
  16. Bet She'an (T)
  17. Big Bend National Park (T)
  18. Bishop's Basilica and Late-Antique Mosaics of Philippopolis, Roman Province of Thrace (T)
  19. Breiðafjörður Nature Reserve (T)
  20. Brooklyn Bridge (T)
  21. Bulwarked Fortifications of the "Raia" (Border) (T)
  22. Bulwarked Frontier Fortifications (T)
  23. Caesarea (T)
  24. Cascata delle Marmore and valnerina: Monastic sites and ancient hydrogeological reclamation works (T)
  25. Central Park (T)
  26. Centre historique de Batroun (T)
  27. Centre Historique de Saida (T)
  28. Centre Historique de Tripoli / Mina (T)
  29. Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte (T)
  30. Cittadella (Victoria - Gozo) (T)
  31. City of Motovun (T)
  32. Classical Karst (in Slovene language: Klasicni kras) (T)
  33. Coastal Cliffs (T)
  34. Cultural Landscape of Innsbruck-Nordkette/Karwendel (T)
  35. Darwin's Landscape Laboratory (T)
  36. David Gareji Monasteries and Hermitage (T)
  37. Degania & Nahalal (T)
  38. Djerdap National Park (T)
  39. Dreams in Stone - the palaces of King Ludwig II of Bavaria: Neuschwanstein, Linderhof and Herrenchiemsee (T)
  40. Early Medieval Monastic Sites (T)
  41. Early Synagogues in the Galilee (T)
  42. Edifices for Worship of Fortress Type in Belarus, Poland and Lithuania (T)
  43. Eglise et Monastère de Sao Bento, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  44. El Ferrol of the Illustration Historical Heritage (T)
  45. El-Bariyah: wilderness with monasteries (T)
  46. Ellis Island (T)
  47. Ensemble du site naturel de la region du Chouf (T)
  48. Ensemble of Alvaro Siza's Architecture Works in Portugal (T)
  49. Fishriver Canyon (T)
  50. Flow Country (T)
  51. Fortified Manasija Monastery (T)
  52. Francke Foundation Buildings (T)
  53. Franja Partisan Hospital (T)
  54. Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (T)
  55. Fuzina Hills in Bohinj (T)
  56. Great Spas of Europe (Czechia) (T)
  57. Grenadines Island Group (T)
  58. Hangar Y (T)
  59. Head Office and Garden of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (T)
  60. Historical Lisbon, Global City (T)
  61. Historical-town planning ensemble of Ston with Mali Ston, connecting walls, the Mali Ston Bay nature reserve, Stonsko Po (T)
  62. Hydraulic Engineering and Hydropower, Drinking Water and Decorative Fountains in Augsburg (T)
  63. Jerusalem (T)
  64. Knights Fortifications around the Harbours of Malta (T)
  65. L'oeuvre architecturale d'Henry van de Velde (T)
  66. La Camargue (T)
  67. Lake Maggiore and Lake D'Orta lakelands (T)
  68. Le champ de bataille de Waterloo, la fin de l’épopée napoléonienne (T)
  69. Le noyau historique médiéval ou la "Cuve" de Gand (T)
  70. Le Palais de Justice de Bruxelles (T)
  71. Le Panorama de la Bataille de Waterloo, exemple particulièrement significatif de « Phénomène de Panoramas » (T)
  72. Le rivage méditerranéen des Pyrénées (T)
  73. Le tronçon Bavay-Tongres de la chaussée romaine Boulogne-Cologne situe sur le territoire de la Région wallonne (T)
  74. Les passages de Bruxelles / Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert (T)
  75. Les tombes de la Basse Selca (T)
  76. Les villes antiques de la Narbonnaise et leur territoire: Nimes, Arles, Glanum, aqueducs, via Domitia (T)
  77. Leuven/Louvain, batiments universitaires, l'héritage de six siècles au sein du centre historique (T)
  78. Levadas of Madeira Island (T)
  79. Makhteshim Country (T)
  80. Maltese Catacomb Complexes (T)
  81. Markovi Kuli (T)
  82. Massif du Mont Blanc (T)
  83. Massif du Mont-Blanc (T)
  84. Mdina (Citta Vecchia) (T)
  85. Mid-Atlantic Ridge (T)
  86. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (T)
  87. Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří (Czech) (T)
  88. Mining Historical Heritage (T)
  89. Monument: Temple d'Echmoun (T)
  90. Mosquée de Tinmel (T)
  91. Mývatn and Laxá (T)
  92. Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region (T)
  93. Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie (T)
  94. Nîmes, l'Antiquité au présent (T)
  95. Noyau historique d'Antwerpen -Anvers- de l'Escaut aux anciens remparts de vers 1250 (T)
  96. Ödön Lechner's independent pre-modern architecture (T)
  97. Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, Meudon (T)
  98. Orvieto (T)
  99. Padova Urbs Picta. Giotto, the Scrovegni Chapel and the 14th century painting cycles (T)
  100. Paimio Hospital (formerly Paimio Sanatorium) (T)
  101. Palais de la Culture, ancien siège du Ministere de l'Education et de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro (T)
  102. Parc national de la Vanoise (T)
  103. Parc national des Écrins (T)
  104. Paysage culturel minier des Monts Métallifères (Erzgebirge) (T)
  105. Petrified Forest National Park (T)
  106. Pombaline Lisbon (T)
  107. Ponds in the Bay of Oristano and the Sinis Peninsula island of Mal di Ventre (T)
  108. Primošten Vineyards (T)
  109. Qawra/Dwejra (T)
  110. QUMRAN: Caves and Monastery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (T)
  111. Rade de Marseille (T)
  112. Reef System in the Cuban Caribbean (T)
  113. Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in Portugal (T)
  114. Saimaa-Pielinen Lake System (T)
  115. Samtavisi Cathedral (T)
  116. Sea of Galilee & its Ancient Sites (T)
  117. Shaubak Castle (Montreal) (T)
  118. Sheki, the Khan's Palace (T)
  119. Site of the Retiro and the Prado in Madrid (T)
  120. Sites funéraires et mémoriels de la Première Guerre mondiale (Front Ouest) (Belgium) (T)
  121. Sites mégalithiques de Carnac (T)
  122. Sites of Great Moravia: Slavonic Fortified Settlement at Mikulcice - Church of St.Margaret at Kopcani (T)
  123. Sítio Roberto Burle Marx (T)
  124. Slate Industry of North Wales (T)
  125. Smederevo Fortress (T)
  126. SS. Boris and Gleb (Kalozha) Church in the city of Hrodna (T)
  127. St. George Fortified System (T)
  128. St. George Historic District (T)
  129. Surakhany, Atashgyakh (Fire - worshippers, temple - museum at Surakhany) (T)
  130. Talayotic Culture of Minorca (T)
  131. Tbilisi Historic District (T)
  132. The Ancient Plovdiv (T)
  133. The archaeological site of the city of Dvin (T)
  134. The Bachkovo Monastery (T)
  135. The basilica and archaeological site of Yererouk (T)
  136. The Burren (T)
  137. The Caspian Shore Defensive Constructions (T)
  138. The Céide Fields and North West Mayo Boglands (T)
  139. The city of Bergamo (T)
  140. The Crusader Fortresses (T)
  141. The cultural landscape of the Benedictine settlements in medieval Italy (T)
  142. The Fortress of Terezín (T)
  143. The forts of Rostaq and al-Hazm (T)
  144. The Galilee Journeys of Jesus & the Apostles (T)
  145. The Historic City of Dublin (T)
  146. The Jewish Cemetery of Altona Königstrasse. Sephardic Sepulchral Culture of the 17th and 18th century between Europe and the Caribbean (T)
  147. The Karlstejn Castle (T)
  148. The Lofoten islands (T)
  149. The Mediterranean Facet of the Pyrenees (France-Spain) (T)
  150. The Memorial of Chatam Sófer (T)
  151. The monasteries of Tatev and Tatevi Anapat and the adjacent areas of the Vorotan Valley (T)
  152. The monastery of Noravank and the upper Amaghou Valley (T)
  153. The Monastic City of Clonmacnoise and its Cultural Landscape (T)
  154. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blagaj (T)
  155. The natural and architectural ensemble of Blidinje (T)
  156. The natural and architectural ensemble of Stolac (T)
  157. The Rise of Systematic Biology (T)
  158. The Rock paintings of Astuvansalmi at Ristiina (T)
  159. The royal necropolis of the Thracian city of Seuthopolis – a serial site, extension of the Kazanlak Thracian tomb (T)
  160. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Cashel, Dún Ailinne, Hill of Uisneach, Rathcroghan Complex, and Tara Complex (T)
  161. The Silver Route (T)
  162. The Tara National Park with the Drina River Canyon (T)
  163. The timeless, humanistic architecture of Jože Plečnik (T)
  164. The Turf House Tradition (T)
  165. Thingvellir National Park (T)
  166. Thracian Tomb with Wall Paintings beside Alexandrovo village (T)
  167. Timna (T)
  168. Torfajökull Volcanic System / Fjallabak Nature Reserve (T)
  169. Trakai Historical National Park (T)
  170. Triple-arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan (T)
  171. Two neolithic dwellings with their interior and household furnishings and utensils completely preserved. (T)
  172. Uplistsikhe Cave Town (T)
  173. Vardzia-Khertvisi (T)
  174. Vatnajökull National Park (T)
  175. Velebit Mountain (T)
  176. Victoria Lines Fortifications (T)
  177. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Jelling mounds, runic stones, palisade area and church (T)
  178. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / The Trelleborg fortresses, Denmark (T)
  179. VIKING MONUMENTS AND SITES / Thingvellir National Park (T)
  180. Villas of the Papal Nobility (T)
  181. Western Stone Forts (T)
  182. White Sands National Monument (T)

Top 50 Missing Sites

  1. Atacama Desert
  2. Chernobyl
  3. Ciudad Perdida, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  4. Concordia
  5. Coron Island Natural Biotic Area
  6. Devils Island (on French Guiana)
  7. Dzongs of Bhutan
  8. Island of Inishmore
  9. Jebel Shams, Wadi Nakhur, and Wadi Ghul
  10. Laas Gaal
  11. Mt Kailash
  12. Plain of Jars / Sites Mégalithiques de la province de Xieng Khouang
  13. Salisbury Plains, Grytviken
  14. Scrovegni's Chapel
  15. Shwedagon Pagoda
  16. Svalbard
  17. The Soviet Architecture of Moscow
  18. Triple arch Gate at Dan & Sources of the Jordan
  19. Vatnajökull National Park
  20. Vers une architecture: Major Buildings of Le Corbusier