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Author elsslots
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#121 | Posted: 15 Apr 2015 15:46 
elsslots:
New connection Watchtowers:

I will delete this new connection, as we haven't been able to find a useful limitation.

Author Durian
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#122 | Posted: 16 Apr 2015 01:00 
Assif:
Therefore, some corrections:


Great Works! Assif. Too bad that we will never know the truth, as Els said we need more information beside this one document. Since the 1984 Italian tentative list was actually the revised one in 1994, I suspect that they already deleted all already inscribed sites during 1984 - 1993, that why no name of Pisa, San Gimignano, and maybe Venice on the list. Torcello and Venice were maybe the separate nominations, but again at present we will never know the truth until the 1984 document show up.

Author Solivagant
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#123 | Posted: 25 Apr 2015 16:24 
I see "Edinburgh" has been added to the list of WHS with over 1 million - but the definition states "excluding those without entry regulations, eg. cities".

We seem now to be identifying pay to enter sites within cities so better to use Edinburgh Castle?
Here are the entry figures for UK "entry" (some Free of course) attractions in 2014 over 1 million. I have "bolded" those which are in WHS. Source http://www.alva.org.uk/details.cfm?p=423

Rank/Site/Total visits/ Charge/free
1 British Museum 6,695,213 F/C
2 The National Gallery 6,416,724 F/C
3 Southbank Centre 6,255,799 F/C
4 Tate Modern 5,785,427 F/C
5 Natural History Museum 5,388,295 F/C
6 Science Museum 3,356,072 F/C
7 V&A South Kensington 3,180,450 F/C
8 Tower of London 3,075,950 C
9 Somerset House 2,463,201 F/C
10 The Library of Birmingham 2,414,860 F
11 National Portrait Gallery 2,062,502 F/C
12 St Paul's Cathedral 1,782,741 F/C
13 Old Royal Naval College 1,749,708 F
14 National Museum of Scotland 1,639,509 F
15 British Library 1,627,599 F/C
16 National Maritime Museum 1,516,258 F/C
17 Edinburgh Castle 1,480,676 C
18 Chester Zoo 1,432,867 F/C
19 Kew 1,368,565 F/C
20 Tate Britain 1,357,878 F/C
21 Stonehenge 1,346,177 C
22 ZSL London Zoo 1,318,621 C
23 Scottish National Gallery 1,295,015 F/C
24 Houses of Parliament 1,253,326 F/C
25 Westminster Abbey 1,190,737 F/C
26 Museum of London 1,167,070 F/C
27 The Roman Baths 1,143,633 C
28 Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum 1,121,995 F/C
29 Riverside Museum 1,049,834 F
30 RHS Garden Wisley 1,023,715 C
31 Canterbury Cathedral 1,003,847 F/C

Author pikkle
Partaker
#124 | Posted: 26 Apr 2015 20:01 
Just curious and maybe this should be in the UK thread, but anyway just a question. I've read (while studying in England for extensive periods in 2009 and 2013 and in 2013 wrote a master's thesis on the National Trust and English Heritage vs American designations) that St. Paul's has trouble with donations/funding because it's located in the very tiny section of London, where there are many corporate offices but few residents -"City of London." They say this is why they have to charge the exorbitant prices for the entry fee. Would St. Paul's really have trouble getting on the WHS? Despite the fact that churches are well-represented, I would have to imagine Wren's (and Grinling Gibbons) masterpiece and even an extension with the other Wren churches in the area would easily make the list. "The Monument" to the 1666 Fire also designed by Wren could be included, as well.

Just seems like the English Baroque only has two representatives - Blenheim and the Queen's Palace at Greenwich, both secular - while something that has true OUV, architectural ingenuity, and historical significance is passed over for Creswell Crags.

Author Solivagant
Partaker
#125 | Posted: 27 Apr 2015 02:16 | Edited by: Solivagant 
pikkle:
Just curious and maybe this should be in the UK thread, but anyway just a question. I've read (while studying in England for extensive periods in 2009 and 2013 and in 2013 wrote a master's thesis on the National Trust and English Heritage vs American designations) that St. Paul's has trouble with donations/funding because it's located in the very tiny section of London, where there are many corporate offices but few residents -"City of London.

I have commented on this in the UK thread
http://www.worldheritagesite.org/forums/index.php?action=vthread&forum=10&topic=212&p age=6

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