Monday, January 30, 2017

Wet Tropics of Queensland (Australia)

This area, which stretches along the north-east coast of Australia for some 450 km, is made up largely of tropical rainforests. 
This biotope offers a particularly extensive and varied array of plants, as well as marsupials and singing birds, along with other rare and endangered animals and plant species.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the tropical rainforest of Queensland in Australia.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Quebrada de Humahuaca (Argentina)

Quebrada de Humahuaca follows the line of a major cultural route, the Camino Inca, along the spectacular valley of the Rio Grande, from its source in the cold high desert plateau of the High Andean lands to its confluence with the Rio Leone some 150 km to the south. 
The valley shows substantial evidence of its use as a major trade route over the past 10,000 years. 
It features visible traces of prehistoric hunter-gatherer communities, of the Inca Empire (15th to 16th centuries) and of the fight for independence in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Quebrada de Humahuaca valley in Argentina.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park (Vietnam)

The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2003, covered 85,754 hectares. 
With this extension, the site covers a total surface area of 126,236 hectares (a 46 % increase) and shares a boundary with the Hin Namno Nature Reserve in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Laos. 
The Park’s landscape is formed by limestone plateaux and tropical forests. 
It features great geological diversity and offers spectacular phenomena, including a large number of caves and underground rivers. 
The site harbours a high level of biodiversity and many endemic species. 
The extension ensures a more coherent ecosystem while providing additional protection to the catchment areas that are of vital importance for the integrity of limestone landscapes.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Phong Nha-Ke Bang in Vietnam.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Independence Hall (Philadelphia - United States)

The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution of the United States (1787) were both signed in this building in Philadelphia. 
The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents are of fundamental importance to American history and have also had a profound impact on law-makers around the world.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the Independence Hall in the United States.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hierapolis-Pamukkale (Turkey)

Deriving from springs in a cliff almost 200 m high overlooking the plain, calcite-laden waters have created at Pamukkale (Cotton Palace) an unreal landscape, made up of mineral forests, petrified waterfalls and a series of terraced basins. 
At the end of the 2nd century B.C. the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon, established the thermal spa of Hierapolis. 
The ruins of the baths, temples and other Greek monuments can be seen at the site.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Hierapolis-Pamukkale in Turkey.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Three Castles, Defensive Wall and Ramparts of the Market-Town of Bellinzona (Bellinzona - Switzerland)

The Bellinzona site consists of a group of fortifications grouped around the castle of Castelgrande, which stands on a rocky peak looking out over the entire Ticino valley. 
Running from the castle, a series of fortified walls protect the ancient town and block the passage through the valley. 
A second castle (Montebello) forms an integral part of the fortifications, while a third but separate castle (Sasso Corbaro) was built on an isolated rocky promontory south-east of the other fortifications.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the three castles in Switzerland.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain (Santillana del Mar - Spain)

Seventeen decorated caves of the Paleolithic age were inscribed as an extension to the Altamira Cave, inscribed in 1985. 
The property will now appear on the List as Cave of Altamira and Paleolithic Cave Art of Northern Spain. 
The property represents the apogee of Paleolithic cave art that developed across Europe, from the Urals to the Iberian Peninusula, from 35,000 to 11,000 BC. 
Because of their deep galleries, isolated from external climatic influences, these caves are particularly well preserved. 
The caves are inscribed as masterpieces of creative genius and as the humanity’s earliest accomplished art. 
They are also inscribed as exceptional testimonies to a cultural tradition and as outstanding illustrations of a significant stage in human history.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the cave of Altamira in Spain.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape (South Africa)

Mapungubwe is set hard against the northern border of South Africa, joining Zimbabwe and Botswana. 
It is an open, expansive savannah landscape at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers. 
Mapungubwe developed into the largest kingdom in the sub-continent before it was abandoned in the 14th century. 
What survives are the almost untouched remains of the palace sites and also the entire settlement area dependent upon them, as well as two earlier capital sites, the whole presenting an unrivalled picture of the development of social and political structures over some 400 years.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Mapungubwe in South Africa.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings (Novgorod - Russia)

Situated on the ancient trade route between Central Asia and northern Europe, Novgorod was Russia's first capital in the 9th century. 
Surrounded by churches and monasteries, it was a centre for Orthodox spirituality as well as Russian architecture. 
Its medieval monuments and the 14th-century frescoes of Theophanes the Greek (Andrei Rublev's teacher) illustrate the development of its remarkable architecture and cultural creativity.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of Novgorod in Russia.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Chameleons are a family of lizards belonging to the iguania.
Chameleons have some characteristics that are unique in the animal world.

The five most beautiful wallpapers and pictures of the chameleon.