Sunday, October 31, 2021

Cultural Landscape of Sintra - Portugal

In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. 
Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species of trees. 
Other fine dwellings, built along the same lines in the surrounding serra , created a unique combination of parks and gardens which influenced the development of landscape architecture throughout Europe. 

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Perth - Australia

Perth is the capital of the Australian state of Western Australia. 
It is located in the SW of Australia. 
It is a large metropolis with many peripheral cities and municipalities. 
Perth is located on the west coast of Australia near the Indian Ocean, at the mouth of the Swan River. 

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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Crespi d'Adda - Italy

Crespi d'Adda in Capriate San Gervasio in Lombardy is an outstanding example of the 19th- and early 20th-century 'company towns' built in Europe and North America by enlightened industrialists to meet the workers' needs. 
The site is still remarkably intact and is partly used for industrial purposes, although changing economic and social conditions now threaten its survival. 

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Mendoza - Argentina

Mendoza or Ciudad de Mendoza is a city in western Argentina and the capital of the Mendoza Province. 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst - Hungary

The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. 

Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years. 

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Hue - Vietnam

Huế is a city located in central Vietnam in the province of Thừa Thiên Huế, of which it is also the capital.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Carlsbad Caverns National Park - USA

This karst landscape in the state of New Mexico comprises over 80 recognized caves. 
They are outstanding not only for their size but also for the profusion, diversity and beauty of their mineral formations. 
Lechuguilla Cave stands out from the others, providing an underground laboratory where geological and biological processes can be studied in a pristine setting. 

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Phoenix - USA

Phoenix is the capital of the state of Arizona in the southwestern United States of America. 
With 1,615,017 residents, the city is the largest in the state and the fifth largest in the country. 
Phoenix is the only capital of a US state with more than one million inhabitants. 

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Monday, October 25, 2021

Völklingen Ironworks - Germany

The ironworks, which cover some 6 ha, dominate the city of Völklingen. 
Although they have recently gone out of production, they are the only intact example, in the whole of western Europe and North America, of an integrated ironworks that was built and equipped in the 19th and 20th centuries and has remained intact. 

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Liverpool - England

Liverpool is a district with the official title of city in the urban county of Merseyside in the NW of England, on the north side of the River Mersey. Until 1974 the town was located in the far south west of the county of Lancashire. 

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