Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Catalan Romanesque Churches of the Vall de Boí - Spain

The narrow Vall de Boí is situated in the high Pyrénées, in the Alta Ribagorça region and is surrounded by steep mountains. 
Each village in the valley contains a Romanesque church, and is surrounded by a pattern of enclosed fields. 
There are extensive seasonally-used grazing lands on the higher slopes. 

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Estremadura is a historical province of Portugal. 
The province is located along the Atlantic coast in the center of the country. 
The Portuguese capital Lisbon is located in this province. 

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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Blaenavon Industrial Landscape - Wales

The area around Blaenavon is evidence of the pre-eminence of South Wales as the world's major producer of iron and coal in the 19th century. 
All the necessary elements can still be seen - coal and ore mines, quarries, a primitive railway system, furnaces, workers' homes, and the social infrastructure of their community. 

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West Pomeranian Voivodeship (Zachodniopomorskie)

West Pomeranian Voivodeship is a voivodeship in Poland, located on the Baltic Sea. 
The capital is Szczecin. 
It includes all of Farther Pomerania and a small part of Western Pomerania. 
In the southeast of the voivodeship is the Pomeranian Lake District. 

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Bardejov - Slovakia

Bardejov is a small but exceptionally complete and well-preserved example of a fortified medieval town, which typifies the urbanisation in this region. 
Among other remarkable features, it also contains a small Jewish quarter around a fine 18th-century synagogue. 

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Ucayali is a region of Peru. 
The capital is Pucallpa. 
The region borders Brazil to the east, Loreto to the north, Huánuco, Pasco and Junín to the west and Cuzco and Madre de Dios to the south. 

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco - Italy

Assisi, a medieval city built on a hill, is the birthplace of Saint Francis, closely associated with the work of the Franciscan Order. Its medieval art masterpieces, such as the Basilica of San Francesco and paintings by Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, Simone Martini and Giotto, have made Assisi a fundamental reference point for the development of Italian and European art and architecture. 

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Oslo is the capital and largest city of Norway. 
It is also the name of a province and municipality; the municipality and province of Oslo completely overlap. 
Oslo is located in the southeast of the country, at the beginning of the Oslofjord. 

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Archaeological Site of Atapuerca - Spain

The caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca contain a rich fossil record of the earliest human beings in Europe, from nearly one million years ago and extending up to the Common Era. 
They represent an exceptional reserve of data, the scientific study of which provides priceless information about the appearance and the way of life of these remote human ancestors. 

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Southland is the southernmost region of New Zealand, located on the South Island. 
The capital is Invercargill, which is also the only city in the region. 

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