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Author Jurre
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#211 | Posted: 24 Jul 2021 11:07 
UNESCO and Japan's Rewriting of History

WHS Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution

Author Astraftis
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#212 | Posted: 24 Jul 2021 11:33 | Edited by: Astraftis 
elsslots:
Long response by the Liverpool mayor / task force to the city's delisting

I agree with @Jurre, as he said in the other thread, about this widespread and increasing mistrust with respect to international organisations, which partly shows through here, e.g. when it is said "... if they simply stopped all desirable development in deference to an international organisation". And also "who are they to tell us?", when 60 000 thousand people agreed in a survey that the stadium is a good thing, and also, among others, both football clubs and "key business organisations" ask for a deferral of this decision. Why all the fuss if they all agree that there over [sic] 1200 World Heritage Sites. But there is only one Liverpool and that visitors will come anyway? But OK, it has happened, now let's put it beyond us.

Author mrayers
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#213 | Posted: 1 Aug 2021 07:32 
One of our Community members was quoted in this recent CNN article:

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/unesco-world-heritage-sites-travel-tourism-cmb/index.html
How does a UNESCO World Heritage rating affect a tourist destination?
Lilit Marcus, CNN · Published 1st August 2021

...With a UNESCO announcement comes free global advertising. With the free global advertising come thousands of people who might hear of a place for the first time and make an effort to seek it out or add it to their next itinerary. And with those tourists come money.

"Yes, there's clearly a difference," she says. "UNESCO is very well known among tourists." Having an international "brand name" endorsement can be the deciding factor in why a traveler chooses one potential vacation spot over another. "People search the list."

One of those people who searches the list is Michael Turtle, an Australian travel blogger who has visited 322 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
"if you were bringing together a museum or a gallery that was trying to tell the history of the world and you could go and collect all these places that told the story, World Heritage Sites are those places," he says.

Turtle, whose book "Great World Wonders: 100 Remarkable World Heritage Sites" comes out in August, admits to being a bit of a "compulsive list-crosser." But more than just having bragging rights, he counts on UNESCO to point him toward the most important places in a given country or city.

"What happens is you end up going to a few places that you probably have never heard of before. But by going to them, you discover this whole part of a country, its heritage, its culture that you wouldn't have known about otherwise."...



Author Jurre
Partaker
#214 | Posted: 2 Aug 2021 19:15 
Souvenirwinkels onder belfort in Brugge moeten weg: "Ongelofelijk, want ik sta hier al 40 jaar"

Souvenir shops under the Belfry in Bruges need to go. The city of Bruges terminates its contracts with the tenants.

WHS Belfries

Author Jurre
Partaker
#215 | Posted: 2 Aug 2021 19:18 
Schrijnwerk Unesco-werelderfgoed is in slechte staat

The woodwork in the béguinage of Turnhout is in bad condition. The city rents the houses, but doesn't do the necessary repairs.

WHS Flemish Béguinages

Author Michael Turtle
Partaker
#216 | Posted: 11 Aug 2021 19:48 
mrayers
Thanks for noticing!! :)

Author Jurre
Partaker
#217 | Posted: 16 Aug 2021 18:43 
Meer bezoekers in Wortel-Kolonie sinds benoeming Unesco Werelderfgoed: "Van over heel België en zelfs uit Nederland"

More visitors in the Wortel Colony of Benevolence since inscription: "From all over Belgium and even The Netherlands

WHS Colonies of Benevolence

Author Jurre
Partaker
#218 | Posted: 16 Aug 2021 18:52 | Edited by: Jurre 
Red Bull in de problemen om vernieling UNESCO werelderfgoed

Red Bull has problems because of the destruction of Unesco World Heritage. A drift team has left tire tracks on the historic Sofiivska Square in Kyiv. Apperently, Red Bull did not have a permit for the drift session.

Unauthorized Red Bull Promo Run Reportedly Damages UNESCO World Heritage Site

WHS Kyiv

Author Jurre
Partaker
#219 | Posted: 16 Aug 2021 18:58 

Author Jurre
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#220 | Posted: 16 Aug 2021 19:04 

Author Jurre
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#221 | Posted: 16 Aug 2021 20:10 

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#222 | Posted: 17 Aug 2021 03:18 
Jurre:
Bath: The UNESCO World Heritage Site with sky-high house prices

WHS City of Bath

This article made me smile (well slightly scream in anguish if I'm honest). I just checked the figures for where I live and these sky high prices in Bath are nearly £100,000 cheaper, perhaps I should move to a world heritage site :)

There is a simple answer to why Baths property prices are significantly above the UK average, that is: it is in the South of England and property there cost more than in other parts of the UK.
The secondary factors put it above others in the general area; close proximity to South West England's main urban hub Bristol, having a direct fast train line and road connections to London and the cultural hub of Wales Cardiff, and it is also on the edge of the very desirable Cotswolds.
The tertiary factors push it above other things in and around Somerset, that it is a very pleasant place and has local theatre shows and other cultural treats.

Bath is a lovely place to live I'm sure (I wouldn't turn it down) but the cultural trappings aren't the main factor that drives these property prices.

Author Jurre
Partaker
#223 | Posted: 17 Aug 2021 18:06 

Author evilweevil
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#224 | Posted: 18 Aug 2021 19:30 | Edited by: evilweevil 

Author Jurre
Partaker
#225 | Posted: 26 Aug 2021 05:41 
Leidingstraat aflevering 4: 'Unesco Werelderfgoed worden is toch net iets moeilijker met een leidingstraat door de site'

A pipeline will be built connecting the Antwerp port to the industrial Ruhr area. The pipeline will more than probably run through the Nationaal Park Hoge Kempen. This article asks the question how this will affect the site's chances of becoming a WHS.

TWHS Hoge Kempen Rural - Industrial Transition Landscape

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