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Close, but not enough?

Author elsslots
#1 | Posted: 11 May 2008 04:34 
A couple of connected sites have been suggested (also by myself), which aren't exactly within the inscribed areas. Often they are very close (the Ossuary at Sedlec can't be more than a few hundred metres from the inscribed Cathedral).

These include:
- Ossuary at Sedlec
- Pantheon in Paris (probably a bit too far from the Seine)
- Luther Memorials & Bauhaus sites (a limited number of buildings, which as far as I'm aware are not located at the Elbe River)

I would propose to only reward those connections that are exactly within the WHS areas (maybe border zones). What do you think?

Author Solivagant
#2 | Posted: 11 May 2008 05:33 | Edited by: Solivagant 
Agree entirely with the intention - a problem of course with many of the earlier UNESCO sites where little or no boundary info was given.

In fact "Paris -Banks of Seine" in 1991 was better than many and the inscription states
"The section includes the banks of the Seine in the truly historic part of its course, from Pont Sully to Pont d'lena, with Ile de la Cite and Ile Saint-Louis in between. The proposed section also includes the following buildings and sites along the banks: Place Saint-Germain-I'Auxerrois; the ensemble composed of the Louvre palace and the Tuileries gardens; Place de la Concorde with the axis Church of the Madeleine-Assemblee Nationale; the Hotel des
lnvalides and its esplanade- the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais des Champs-Elysees; Ecole Militaire- Champ-de-Mars- the Eiffel Tower- the Palais de Chaillot and the Trocadero gardens. " - Pantheon is out I think as "BANKS" are obviously very imprtant. Similarly I would remove "La Boheme" from the opera conections as Cafe Momus is/was in the Latin Quarter too - and not near enough to the Seine.

Bauhaus Dessau does have a UNESCO "locations" section which lists 5 buildings/groups - the Kornhaus Restaurant on the banks of the river is NOT included. I found this excellent site on vitising the Bauhaus sites by the way - worth a link on the site?

Author elsslots
#3 | Posted: 22 Jun 2008 03:41 
Someone suggested the Ossuary at Sedlec (near Kutná Hora) again.
=> how unfortunate it may be, it is not part of the area inscribed as a WHS so I cannot add it to the 'Ossuary' connection

Author Assif
#4 | Posted: 22 Jun 2008 17:58 
I agree in general that the bounderies of the inscription should be taken into account, however as to natural traits, I think it is insignificant whether the Bauhaus sites are exactly on the bank of the Elbe or only a few hundred metres away. They are nonetheless associated with the river nearby. Otherwise, we would yet have to exclude some other connections. The white city of Tel Aviv for instance isn't located directly on the Mediterrainean shore but in its proximity.

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