Saturday, May 14, 2022

Dacian Fortresses of the Orastie Mountains - Romania

Built in the 1st centuries B.C. and A.D. under Dacian rule, these fortresses show an unusual fusion of military and religious architectural techniques and concepts from the classical world and the late European Iron Age. 
The six defensive works, the nucleus of the Dacian Kingdom, were conquered by the Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century A.D.; their extensive and well-preserved remains stand in spectacular natural surroundings and give a dramatic picture of a vigorous and innovative civilization. 

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Bergen - Norway

Bergen is a municipality and the capital of the Norwegian county of Vestland and also the second largest city in Norway. 
Bergen is called the city between the seven mountains, the syv fjell. 
One of the mountains to which the city owes its name is Fløyen. 

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas - Argentina

The Cueva de las Manos, Río Pinturas, contains an exceptional assemblage of cave art, executed between 13,000 and 9,500 years ago. 
It takes its name (Cave of the Hands) from the stencilled outlines of human hands in the cave, but there are also many depictions of animals, such as guanacos (Lama guanicoe ), still commonly found in the region, as well as hunting scenes. 
The people responsible for the paintings may have been the ancestors of the historic hunter-gatherer communities of Patagonia found by European settlers in the 19th century. 

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Wellington - New Zealand

Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. 
The city is located in the south of the North Island and is named after the Duke of Wellington. 

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

City of Graz and Schloss Eggenberg - Austria

The City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg bear witness to an exemplary model of the living heritage of a central European urban complex influenced by the secular presence of the Habsburgs and the cultural and artistic role played by the main aristocratic families. 
They are a harmonious blend of the architectural styles and artistic movements that have succeeded each other from the Middle Ages until the 18th century, from the many neighbouring regions of Central and Mediterranean Europe. 
They embody a diversified and highly comprehensive ensemble of architectural, decorative and landscape examples of these interchanges of influence. 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, the Dutch capital, is known for its artistic heritage, extensive canal network and narrow gabled houses, a legacy of the Golden Age. 
In the Museum Quarter are the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum with works by Rembrandt and Vermeer and the Stedelijk Museum with modern art.
Cycling is inextricably linked to the character of the city and there are many cycle paths. 

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Bronze Age Burial Site of Sammallahdenmäki - Finland

This Bronze Age burial site features more than 30 granite burial cairns, providing a unique insight into the funerary practices and social and religious structures of northern Europe more than three millennia ago. 

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Casablanca - Morocco

Casablanca is a city in western Morocco. 
Casablanca literally means white house in Spanish. 
The city almost coincides with the prefecture of Casablanca of the same name, part of the Grand Casablanca region. 

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park -Saint Kitts and Navis

Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park is an outstanding, well-preserved example of 17th- and 18th-century military architecture in a Caribbean context. 
Designed by the British and built by African slave labour, the fortress is testimony to European colonial expansion, the African slave trade and the emergence of new societies in the Caribbean. 

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Mdina - Malta

Mdina is the former capital of Malta. 
The city has the status of an independent municipality. 
Mdina is located in the center of the island. 
In the town, which is completely walled, there are mainly buildings from the Middle Ages and the Baroque. 

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