Thursday, July 29, 2021

White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal - Russia

These two artistic centres in central Russia hold an important place in the country's architectural history. 
There are a number of magnificent 12th- and 13th-century public and religious buildings, above all the masterpieces of the Collegiate Church of St Demetrios and the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin. 

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Senglea - Malta

Senglea is a peninsula, town and municipality on the island of Malta. 
Together with Cospicua and Vittoriosa, it forms the so-called Three Cities. 
The city is also called Citta Invicta, because he managed to stop the invasion of the Ottomans during the Siege of Malta in 1565. 

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Taos Pueblo - USA

Situated in the valley of a small tributary of the Rio Grande, this adobe settlement – consisting of dwellings and ceremonial buildings – represents the culture of the Pueblo Indians of Arizona and New Mexico. 

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Johor Bahru - Malaysia

Johor Bahru is a city and municipality in the Malaysian province of Johor. 
The city's name is often abbreviated as JB. 
Johor Bahru is located at the southernmost tip of the Malacca Peninsula, meaning it is the southernmost city of the supercontinent Eurasia. 

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos - Greece

Many civilizations have inhabited this small Aegean island, near Asia Minor, since the 3rd millennium B.C. 
The remains of Pythagoreion, an ancient fortified port with Greek and Roman monuments and a spectacular tunnel-aqueduct, as well as the Heraion, temple of the Samian Hera, can still be seen. 

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Sapporo - Japan

Sapporo is the capital of the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido and of the sub-prefecture of Ishikari. 
The city was founded in 1869. 

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Old City of Zamość - Poland

Zamosc was founded in the 16th century by the chancellor Jan Zamoysky on the trade route linking western and northern Europe with the Black Sea. 
Modelled on Italian theories of the 'ideal city' and built by the architect Bernando Morando, a native of Padua, Zamosc is a perfect example of a late-16th-century Renaissance town. 
It has retained its original layout and fortifications and a large number of buildings that combine Italian and central European architectural traditions. 

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Genoa - Italy

Genoa is a city in northwestern Italy, SW of Milan, on the Ligurian Sea. 
It is the capital of the Liguria region. 
Genoa has approximately 600,000 inhabitants and is, with the port of Genoa, the largest port in Italy and the second largest port on the Mediterranean Sea after Marseille. 

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Friday, July 16, 2021

Mines of Rammelsberg, Historic Town of Goslar and Upper Harz Water Management System - Germany

The Upper Harz mining water management system, which lies south of the Rammelsberg mines and the town of Goslar, has been developed over a period of some 800 years to assist in the process of extracting ore for the production of non-ferrous metals. 
Its construction was first undertaken in the Middle Ages by Cistercian monks, and it was then developed on a vast scale from the end of the 16th century until the 19th century. 
It is made up of an extremely complex but perfectly coherent system of artificial ponds, small channels, tunnels and underground drains.
It enabled the development of water power for use in mining and metallurgical processes. 
It is a major site for mining innovation in the western world. 

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Semarang - Indonesia

Semarang is a city on the north coast of the island of Java, Indonesia. 
It is the capital of the province of Central Java, has an area of 373.67 km² and about 1.5 million inhabitants. 

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