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Ever wondered what prominent WHS looked like 100 years ago?

Author elsslots
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#1 | Posted: 5 Jun 2008 14:57 | Edited by: elsslots 
Please check out a new connection, provided by Solivagant, about the English woman traveller Gertrude Bell, her diaries and her photos: Gertrude Bell - WHS photographed during her travels.

The WHS do look remarkably the same as in the 21st century (Taj Mahal hasn't changed a bit!). What do you think?

Author Solivagant
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#2 | Posted: 7 Jun 2008 05:31 
There are some whose restoration is quite noticeable -

Borobodur - has virtually complete terraces now but in the photo is just a heap of rubble.

Kinkaku-Ji - now has a beautifully pristine gold roof - but then it was completely rebuilt in 1956 afterr being deliberately burnt down (See an intersting Wiki about this)

Crac des Chevaliers - the main tower (see photo on your review section) also seems to have been restored

Author meltwaterfalls
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#3 | Posted: 7 Jun 2008 14:13 | Edited by: meltwaterfalls 
I was seraching around for a little more info on Gerturde Bell having encountered her a few times before in radio programmes. The only one I could still find is here if you wanted a listen it is just under 10 minutes long.

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