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-Saint-Louis – MAYBE – Haven't visited and it is difficult to find many photos etc on the Web . Primarily a 19C creation. The AB says "Through its history as a capital city, Saint-Louis has also acquired a more important architectural heritage than could be found in the other towns of West Africa.
". It would be nce to have a French W African site –could this be it? It needs to be compared with Grand Bassam.
-Grand-Bassam – MAYBE – The AB evaluation has quite a good comparison section which provides useful info on colonial sites as far apart as Bridgetown Barbados and Zanzibar but, particularly in respect of Grand Bassam v St Louis, it is inconclusive!! See – "The architecture of Saint-Louis includes private houses with patios and large public buildings influenced by styles in metropolitan France, such as Modern Art and Neo-Classicism. There are also houses with a first-floor gallery, as at Grand-Bassam, but these are far fewer in number. In this respect, GrandBassam clearly has architectural specificity, through the sober and systematic functional approach of the houses with galleries and verandas"
-Rabat – NO – Have visited but don't really remember its "new town". It all seems a bit conritved by Morocco to gets it Capital on the List. It (probably?) does have OUV but isn't special enough for our "A" ListIN ASIA/OCEANIA
(7 – of which YES = 2, MAYBE = 4, NO = 1)
-Goa – MAYBE - Have visited – But it isn't strictly an "Urban Landscape" since only religious buildings are inscribed. They do however form a fine collection among the forests. They could "represent" the transfer of Christianity to parts of the Indian subcontinent across the Centuries but are not really that significant in so doing.
-Galle- MAYBE - have visited – Primarily consists of "fortifications" plus a small area containing couple of Churches (English and Dutch). I got no great feeling of a colonial town. Let alone a Dutch one.
-Macao – NO – A ruined church and a casino!
-Vigan – YES - see "Vigan belongs to a group of important South-East Asian trading cities in which Asian and European elements blend together, such as Malacca, Macau, Singapore, and Hoi An. Closest to it is probably Hoi An, where the same pattern of shop-houses influenced strongly from China can be observed. Vigan is, however, unique in that it is the only town in this group in which the rigid Spanish colonial checkerboard street pattern survives intact. The only surviving parallels in this respect are to be found in Latin America, but these do not exhibit the multi-cultural fusion that Vigan demonstrates."
(AB). See https://www.google.com/search?q=vigan+photos&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahU KEwip5sujrPfJAhUE7RQKHX2VD_AQsAQIHA
-Melaka/Georgetown – MAYBE - Have visited GT. "The State Party extended the comparative analysis to include Vigan, Philippines .... The main differences identified are related to historical significance, since Vigan was established by the Spaniards as a trade centre while Melaka and George Town were at the same time trade centres and fortresses...With regard to urban and architectural aspects, Vigan exhibits especially Spanish traditions that produced a homogeneous streetscape; in contrast, the nominated properties exhibit a mixture of architectural styles adapted to the local climate and cultures."
i.e Doesn't find a great case for Mel/GT over Vigan
-Levuka – MAYBE – the AB comments that this site "accords with the ..strategy of achieving a balanced ....list"
. And this is the only way really by which it could be considered for our "A" List. It does seem the "best" of what is available "ICOMOS considers that the narrow flat and linear layout of Levuka's Beach Street facing east towards the deep sea port, the backdrop of massive dark basalt volcanic cliffs, the encirclement of volcanic rim as sea reefs, brilliant green tropical palms, flowers & vegetation, series of streams, bridges, stairs and gardens make Levuka stand out in the Pacific region as a visually dramatic combination of buildings and landscape.",
See nice photos https://www.google.com/search?q=levuka+photos&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ah UKEwjVwJfs8fbJAhVJyRQKHVtnC2UQsAQIHA
-Luang Prabang – YES - Have visited – as with most "westerners" I suspect, it was for the Monasteries that I remember it – though we did stay in one of the Colonial Villas. The 2 aspects add up to justify inclusion I feel.
So, in Total YES = 14, MAYBE = 16, NO = 27.