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Author jonathanfr
#271 | Posted: 13 Feb 2021 17:07 

OK, thank you for your research

Author Colvin
#272 | Posted: 13 Feb 2021 18:37 
So I guess they forgot Terril 189

With a moniker like that, it's hard to see how it could be overlooked!

Author jonathanfr
#273 | Posted: 15 Feb 2021 05:54 
Second World War: Paris, Banks of the Seine

Author elsslots
#274 | Posted: 16 Feb 2021 08:05 
Second World War: Paris, Banks of the Seine

It needs to be much more specific to qualify.
The definition = "Sites (named locations) where significant events during the course of WWII took place, that played an important role during WWII or which are strongly related to its memory."

I am not seeing the named location (a tangible building/structure) nor a significant event.
Maybe we can find some here, bearing in mind the limited core zone of the Paris WHS (Arc de Triomphe is out for example):

Author paul
#275 | Posted: 16 Feb 2021 08:55 | Edited by: paul 

Author elsslots
#276 | Posted: 16 Feb 2021 09:26 
We already have "Hitler was here" as a connection for Paris.

Author Jurre
#277 | Posted: 16 Feb 2021 13:51 
I looked at Paris when we did this connection, but no big event really really stood out. The Vélodrome d'hiver Roundup is maybe the most important event from WWII, but it falls outside the core zone.

Apart from that, Paris was more a seat of local power and a place for German soldiers to get away from the front and enjoy themselves.

Author joelonroad
#278 | Posted: 30 Apr 2021 07:14 
Here's an unusual connection! The dance music brand Cercle has hosted parties (and since Covid, filmed concerts) at a collection of interesting venues around the world. Including, of course, a bunch of World Heritage sites. I've put together a list of WHS that have hosted a Cercle event:

Mont Saint-Michel (Eelke Kleijn)
Jaisalmer Fort, Rajasthan (Innellea)
Abu Simbel (WhoMadeWho)
Great Pyramids of Giza (Sebastien Leger)
Cappadocia (Ben Bohmer)
Plitvice Lakes (Disclosure)
Iguazu Falls (Nicola Cruz)
Dubrovnik (Hot Since 82)
Chartres Cathedral (Henrik Schwarz)
Salar de Uyuni (FKJ)
La Tour Eiffel (Nina Kraviz)
Chateau de Chambord (Carl Cox)
Antique Theatre d'Orange (Solomun)
Chateau de Fontainebleau (Dubfire)
Pont du Gard (Nolah)
Chateau de Chambord (Deborah de Luca)

I've included the artist name in brackets, along with a YouTube link to the performance. If you're at all interested in dance music it'll probably be quite interesting! Music style is mainly house, techno, minimal, deep house, and synthwave. Personal favourites are the Cappadocia and the Mont Saint-Michel videos if you're looking for somewhere to start!

Author elsslots
#279 | Posted: 30 Apr 2021 07:30 
Very original, Joel!

Author Jurre
#280 | Posted: 29 May 2021 21:09 | Edited by: Jurre 
Proposition for the Trivia section:

Replica in Minimundus

Minimundus is a miniature park in Klagenfurt in Carinthia, Austria. It displays over 150 miniature models of architecture from around the world, built at a ratio of 1:25. (Wikipedia)

- Acropolis - Parthenon
- Belem - Tower of Belem
- Borobudur
- Budapest - Matthias Church & Fisherman's Bastion
- Brasilia - Cathedral of Brasília
- Central University City Campus of the UNAM - Central Library
- Chichen-Itza - El Castillo
- Florence - Palazzo Vecchio
- Grand Place, Brussels - City Hall
- Graz - Schloss Eggenberg
- Great Wall
- Independence Hall
- Istanbul - Galata Tower & Süleymaniye Mosque
- Kremlin and Red Square - Saint Basil's Cathedral
- Kyiv - Saint Sophia Cathedral
- Loire Valley - Chenonceau Castle
- Mostar - Old Bridge
- Nubian Monuments - Abu Simbel
- Paris, Banks of the Seine - Eiffel Tower & Pyramid of the Louvre
- Petra
- Piazza del Duomo (Pisa)
- Prague - Old Town City Hall
- Rila Monastery
- San Gimignano
- Statue of Liberty
- Studenica Monastery
- Sydney Opera House
- Taj Mahal
- Tower of London
- Vatican City - St. Peter's Basilica
- Venice and its Lagoon - St Mark's Basilica & campanile
- Vienna - St. Stephen's Cathedral & Schloss Belvedere
- Walled City of Baku - Maiden Tower
- Warsaw - Royal Castle
- Westminster - Big Ben and Elisabeth Tower
- Works of Antoni Gaudí - Casa Milà & Sagrada Familia

Source: Website Minimundus

Author elsslots
#281 | Posted: 30 May 2021 00:46 
Proposition for the Trivia section:

Replica in Minimundus

Let's agree that this will be the last "Replica in" connection. We have 3 now, I think it is enough as they link the same common sites all over again.

Author Zoe
#282 | Posted: 30 May 2021 01:36 
Or just have none for miniature replicates? The full size is impressive but so many places can rebuild tiny ones, theme parks everywhere have at least 3 each, e.g.
Beijing World Park contains "A Netherlands windmill" wow!
Window of the World
Grand World Scenic Park (now closed but not demolished, a bit like walking around in Pripyat nowadays)

by the way the fake Venice is in Dalian, not Tianjin

Author Jurre
#283 | Posted: 30 May 2021 11:02 
et's agree that this will be the last "Replica in" connection. We have 3 now, I think it is enough as they link the same common sites all over again.

You don't have to add it, if you don't want to. I'm ok with either decision.

Author mrayers
#284 | Posted: 10 Jun 2021 06:25 
I was the one who originally gathered the data for the Total Solar Eclipse connection in 2017, but I have been quite negligent in keeping that connection up to date since then.

Since right now I am in day 8 of my second 14-day quarantine during the last three months, and because at this very moment there is a partial/annular eclipse happening, I decided to help kill some time by checking for past/future Total Eclipses at inscribed WHSs (no tentatives.)

Fortunately, there have only been two over land since '17 and both of those crossed the cone of South America with paths that seemed designed to miss almost every WHS. The data for the future will keep us up to date until 2035, and those can be kept here and added at the appropriate times.

Book your travel for Spain 2026 now! :-)

2 July 2019
Qhapaq Ñan: AR-ANC-13/CS-2011

20 April 2023
Ningaloo Coast

8 Apr 2024
Archipiélago de Revillagigedo: Isla Socorro
Gulf of California: Islas Marias
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro
Rideau Canal: Murney Tower, Kingston Province of Ontario,

12 August 2026
Tower of Hercules
Roman Walls of Lugo
Las Médulas
The Route of Santiago de Compostela
Monuments of Oviedo and the Kingdom of the Asturias
Cave of Altamira
Alcala de Henares
Burgos Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon
Poblet Monastery
Primeval Beech Forests (Spain)
Rock-Art of the Mediterranean Basin
Serra de Tramuntana
Vizcaya Bridge
Yuso and Suso Monasteries

25 November 2030
ǂKhomani Cultural Landscape (very small part of site)
Vredefort Dome
Maloti Drakensberg

20 March 2034
Rock Art in the Hail Region: Jabal al-Manjor and Jabal Raat
Sassanid Archaeological Landscape: Firuzabad : Qaleh Dokhtar
Persian Garden

Author elsslots
#285 | Posted: 10 Jun 2021 12:15 
Thanks a lot mrayers for thinking ahead til 2034!

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