UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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I am on a mission to visit every UNESCO World Heritage Site that exists. This is a collection of photos from the ones I have been to so far!
Roman Forum, Rome, ItalyRoman ForumRome, ItalyAt its peak around the second century AD, the Roman Empire spread across more than five million square kilometres. Using modern geography, the...Colosseo, Rome, ItalyColosseoRome, ItalyHow different would it have been in here 2000 years ago? Standing in one of the stalls, I try to block out the tourists around me, fill in the...Nikko, JapanNikkoJapanThe town itself feels like a ski resort in summer… which it kind of is. But what I mean is that the visitors come for the day to walk in the hills...Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, AustraliaRoyal Exhibition BuildingCarlton, AustraliaThe Royal Exhibition Building was initially built in time for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. This was a period in time when...Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo Mountain, AustraliaDorrigo Rainforest CentreDorrigo Mountain, AustraliaThe temperature drops as you go into the rainforests. There’s a moisture in the air. Today is quite overcast and wet anyway, but I imagine it’s...Three Sisters, Katoomba, AustraliaThree SistersKatoomba, AustraliaThe Blue Mountains, funnily enough, are not technically mountains. It is actually an enormous sandstone plateau that has been shaped by nature over...Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaUluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkNorthern Territory, AustraliaA few hours on the ground is long enough to feel the energy of Uluru but not long enough to become absorbed by it. Many parts of the site –...The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, TurkeyThe Blue MosqueIstanbul, TurkeyAlthough technically called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, most people just refer to it as the Blue Mosque because of the colour of its interior tiles....Haghia Sophia, Istanbul, TurkeyHaghia SophiaIstanbul, TurkeyOn one side of Sultanahmet Park, Hagia Sophia dominates the skyline with its red walls and minarets. It was originally built in 360 AD and for more...Xanthos Antik Kenti, Kınık Belediyesi, TurkeyXanthos Antik KentiKınık Belediyesi, TurkeyEven today, the capital of Lycia gives you the impression that this was a civilisation that was able to do things on a grand scale. The twin sites...Letoon, Kumluova Belediyesi, TurkeyLetoonKumluova Belediyesi, TurkeyLetoon, an ancient city of the Lycians. The Lycians lived in the area which is now central Turkey, stretched between Antalya and Fethiye from at...Pammukale Thermal Pools, Pamukkale, TurkeyPammukale Thermal PoolsPamukkale, TurkeyFor thousands of years, the pools – and the water within them – have been considered to have health benefits. Two thousand years ago, the spa city...Kotor, MontenegroKotorMontenegroIt’s set on a bay – but not just any old bay. This is one of the most stunning parts of the country with the shimmering waters, the dramatic...Crno jezero, Žabljak, MontenegroCrno jezeroŽabljak, MontenegroOther than Tara Canyon, one of the most popular parts of Durmitor National Park near Zabljak is Crno Lake (or Black Lake in English). It is the...Bruges, BelgiumBrugesBelgiumIn Bruges, there are the churches and the grandiose public buildings. They symbolise the medieval settlement that was once a commercial and...Hôtel van Eetvelde, Brussels, BelgiumHôtel van EetveldeBrussels, BelgiumIt is actually quite hard to get into the four Victor Horta houses that have been listed as a World Heritage Site. Only the Horta Museum has...Hôtel Solvay, Brussels, BelgiumHôtel SolvayBrussels, BelgiumThis is one of four houses designed by Victor Horta that make up a World Heritage Site in Brussels. The houses were part of the beginning of the...Tassel House, Brussels, BelgiumTassel HouseBrussels, BelgiumIn Brussels, there are four houses that have been listed together as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. They were all designed by an architect called...Horta Museum, Brussels, BelgiumHorta MuseumBrussels, BelgiumUnlike the other three Victor Horta houses in Brussels that are part of the World Heritage Site, this does give you the opportunity to go inside...Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Tournai, Tournai, BelgiumCathédrale Notre-Dame de TournaiTournai, BelgiumThe cathedral is pretty much closed for restoration work which has been going on for years and still has years to go. When I arrive, I find that...
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            That is my dream, too!
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            I'm a UNESCO collector too!
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