Monday, September 28, 2020

National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers - Haiti

These Haitian monuments date from the beginning of the 19th century, when Haiti proclaimed its independence. 
The Palace of Sans Souci, the buildings at Ramiers and, in particular, the Citadel serve as universal symbols of liberty, being the first monuments to be constructed by black slaves who had gained their freedom. 

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Silkeborg - Denmark

Silkeborg is a city in the Central Jutland region of Denmark that is part of the municipality of Silkeborg with the same name. 
Silkeborg was a municipality in Århus County in Jutland until 2007. 

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

M'Zab Valley - Algeria

A traditional human habitat, created in the 10th century by the Ibadites around their five ksour (fortified cities), has been preserved intact in the M’Zab valley. 
Simple, functional and perfectly adapted to the environment, the architecture of M’Zab was designed for community living, while respecting the structure of the family. 
It is a source of inspiration for today’s urban planners. 

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Sameba Cathedral

The Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi is the main cathedral of the Georgian Orthodox Church in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi. 
It is the seat of the Katholikos Patriarch of All Georgia. 

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Lord Howe Island Group - Australia

A remarkable example of isolated oceanic islands, born of volcanic activity more than 2,000 m under the sea, these islands boast a spectacular topography and are home to numerous endemic species, especially birds.

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Pula - Croatia

Pula is the southernmost city on the Croatian peninsula of Istria. 
It is the 7th city in Croatia by population and is more than 3,000 years old. 
The Italian name for Pula, Pola, comes from the Roman name of the province: Iulia Pola Polentia Herculanea.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Historic Centre of the Town of Olinda - Brazil

Founded in the 16th century by the Portuguese, the town’s history is linked to the sugar-cane industry. 
Rebuilt after being looted by the Dutch, its basic urban fabric dates from the 18th century. 
The harmonious balance between the buildings, gardens, 20 Baroque churches, convents and numerous small passos (chapels) all contribute to Olinda’s particular charm. 

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