Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Historic Centre of Lima - Peru

Although severely damaged by earthquakes, this 'City of the Kings' was, until the middle of the 18th century, the capital and most important city of the Spanish dominions in South America. 
Many of its buildings, such as the Convent of San Francisco (the largest of its type in this part of the world), are the result of collaboration between local craftspeople and others from the Old World. 

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The Tyhume River is a river in the Amathole District Municipality in the central part of the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. 

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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. 

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Coimbra - Portugal

Coimbra is a city and municipality in Portugal and the capital of the Centro Region, the Baixo Mondego Sub-Region and the Coimbra District. 
The municipality of Coimbra is one of the largest municipalities in the country. 

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Henderson Island - UK

Henderson Island, which lies in the eastern South Pacific, is one of the few atolls in the world whose ecology has been practically untouched by a human presence. 
Its isolated location provides the ideal context for studying the dynamics of insular evolution and natural selection. 
It is particularly notable for the 10 plants and four land birds that are endemic to the island. 

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Szczecin - Poland

Szczecin is a city in northwestern Poland and the capital of West Pomerania Voivodeship. 
The city straddles the River Oder, with the center on the left bank. 

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church - England

Canterbury, in Kent, has been the seat of the spiritual head of the Church of England for nearly five centuries. 
Canterbury's other important monuments are the modest Church of St Martin, the oldest church in England; the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine, a reminder of the saint's evangelizing role in the Heptarchy from 597; and Christ Church Cathedral, a breathtaking mixture of Romanesque and Perpendicular Gothic, where Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in 1170. 

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Piura - Peru

Piura is a city in the province of the same name in Peru. 
Piura achieves an average annual temperature of about 24 degrees Celsius. 
In summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius. 

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Archaeological Sites of Bat, Al-Khutm and Al-Ayn - Oman

The protohistoric site of Bat lies near a palm grove in the interior of the Sultanate of Oman. 
Together with the neighbouring sites, it forms the most complete collection of settlements and necropolises from the 3rd millennium B.C. in the world. 

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Kristiansand - Norway

It has been the capital of the province of Agder since 2020. 
Previously it was the capital of the then province of Vest-Agder. 
The city is located on the coast at the mouth of the Otra River, in the very south of Norway. 

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