Tag: unesco

Apr 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

Picture of the Day: The Ancient Windmills of Kinderdijk

THE ANCIENT WINDMILLS OF KINDERDIJK Photograph by DAVID KNOPFLER Kinderdijk is a village in the Netherlands, in the province South Holland, about 15 km east of Rotterdam. The village is situated in a polder (a low-lying tract of land enclosed by dikes), at the confluence of the Lek and Noord rivers. To…

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Apr 1, 2014

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Red Square

Picture of the Day: Saint Basil's Cathedral, Red Square

SAINT BASIL’S CATHEDRAL RED SQUARE, MOSCOW Photograph by iwillbehomesoon Website | Flickr | Google+ | 500px | Instagram In this fantastic night-time capture by iwillbehomesoon, we see the iconic Saint Basil’s Cathedral in the Red Square, Moscow, Russia. The former church, which is now a museum, was built from 1555–61 on orders…

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Mar 8, 2014

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

Picture of the Day: Oeschinen Lake, Switzerland

OESCHINEN LAKE, SWITZERLAND Photograph by STEFFEN SAUDER Located in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland is the beautiful Oeschinen Lake. The lake is situated at an elevation of 1,578 metres (5,177 ft), has a surface area of 1.1147 square kilometres (0.4304 sq mi) and its maximum depth is 56 metres (184 ft). Oeschinen is fed…

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Mar 5, 2014

Picture of the Day: Hallstatt Village, Austria

Picture of the Day: Hallstatt Village, Austria

HALLSTATT VILLAGE, AUSTRIA Photograph by DANNY XEERO 500px | Facebook | Flickr Photographer Danny Xeero took this beautiful shot of the picturesque Hallstatt Village in Austria. Nestled between the edge of Hallstätter See (a lake) and the towering Dachstein mountains, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village is something like a mirage…

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Feb 24, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

THE WORN MARBLE STEPS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Photograph by SALENA LETTERA / THE DAILY RANT Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Instagram Here’s an interior view of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa you don’t typically see. Taken by Salena Lettera of The Daily Rant, we see…

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Jan 20, 2014

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

Picture of the Day: Underneath the Palace of Versailles

UNDERNEATH THE PALACE OF VERSAILLES © EPV/Jean-Marc Manaï Seen here are the underground resevoirs underneath the Palace of Versailles. Once a year on ‘maintenance day’, the water parterre reservoirs are emptied a few weeks before the Fountains show. The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30…

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Dec 18, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

Picture of the Day: The Flying Cathedral

THE FLYING CATHEDRAL Photograph by Böhringer Friedrich Seen here is the amazing “Flying Cathedral” by Jan Kaeser and Matin Zimmermann. The hot air balloon is a replica of the Abbey of Saint Gall, a Roman Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in present-day Switzerland. The Abbey has existed since…

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Dec 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: World’s Largest Stone Buddha

Picture of the Day: World's Largest Stone Buddha

WORLD’S LARGEST STONE BUDDHA Photograph by Ariel Steiner The Leshan Giant Buddha was built during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD). It is carved out of a cliff face that lies at the confluence of the Minjiang, Dadu and Qingyi rivers in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near…

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Nov 7, 2013

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

A World Heritage Site Railway Route through the Swiss Alps

Photograph by lkiwaner on Wikimedia Commons Added to the list of World Heritage Sites in 2008, the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula / Bernina Landscapes, brings together two historic railway lines that cross the Swiss Alps through two passes. Opened in 1904, the Albula line in the north-western part of the property is 67…

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Oct 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: A Bowl of Rain

Picture of the Day: A Bowl of Rain

A BOWL OF RAIN Photograph by Eurico Zimbres In this brilliantly timed photograph by Eurico Zimbres, we see a perfectly aligned rain cloud seeming to fill the large bowl at the National Congress of Brazil building in Brasilia. The National Congress of Brazil is the legislative body of Brazil’s federal government. As…

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