• Switzerland
  • Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Oeschinensee

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 82,400 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch-Bietschhorn – Oeschinensee was last modified: July 6th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Pizol Panorama Höhenweg

    This is part of a series of posts dedicated to the exploration of Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, a UNESCO World Heritage site covering an entire area of 32,850 ha. The next few paragraphs will be about the site’s universal value (the reason why it is inscribed on the World Heritage list) and a brief introduction to various […]

    Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Pizol Panorama Höhenweg was last modified: June 30th, 2020 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Expedition Tschinglen

    As the UNESCO comments: The Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the north-eastern part of the country covers a mountainous area of 32,850 ha which features seven peaks that rise above 3,000 m. The area displays an exceptional example of mountain building through continental collision and features excellent geological sections through tectonic thrust, i.e. the process […]

    Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona – Expedition Tschinglen was last modified: June 21st, 2020 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • Stari Grad Plain (2/2) – the plain of Stari Grad

    In my previous post about Stari Grad, I focused on the attractions and cultural heritage sites in the town, and in this post I’ll introduce in detail my cycling tour through the plain. The first chapter will be about the property’s universal value, or in other words, the reason why it is inscribed on the […]

    Stari Grad Plain (2/2) – the plain of Stari Grad was last modified: June 3rd, 2020 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • Stari Grad Plain (1/2) – the town of Stari Grad

    As the UNESCO comments: Stari Grad Plain on the Adriatic island of Hvar is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized by Ionian Greeks from Paros in the 4th century BC. The original agricultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centring on grapes and olives, has been maintained since […]

    Stari Grad Plain (1/2) – the town of Stari Grad was last modified: May 30th, 2020 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards – the Church of St. Barbara

    As the UNESCO comments: This serial property combines 28 sites, located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, western Serbia, western Montenegro and central and southern Croatia, representing these cemeteries and regionally distinctive medieval tombstones, or stećci. The cemeteries, which date from the 12th to 16th centuries CE, are laid out in rows, as was the common custom […]

    Stećci Medieval Tombstone Graveyards – the Church of St. Barbara was last modified: May 6th, 2020 by Dong
  • Croatia
  • Historic City of Trogir (2) – the Kamerlengo Fortress & Benedictine Monastery of St. Nikolas

    As the UNESCO comments: Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings […]

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  • Croatia
  • Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (2) – the Basement Halls and City Museum

    As the UNESCO comments: The ruins of Diocletian’s Palace, built between the late 3rd and the early 4th centuries A.D., can be found throughout the city. The cathedral was built in the Middle Ages, reusing materials from the ancient mausoleum. Twelfth- and 13th-century Romanesque churches, medieval fortifications, 15th-century Gothic palaces and other palaces in Renaissance […]

    Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian (2) – the Basement Halls and City Museum was last modified: May 2nd, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia (2)

    On 3rd December 2017, I visited the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice for the first time, during which unfortunately an extensive restoration was being carried out. The project, which aims at reinforcing, renovating and refurbishing the first floor of the museum, started on 7th June 2017 and will last for 960 days. It will be divided into […]

    Venice – Gallerie dell’Accademia (2) was last modified: April 23rd, 2020 by Dong
  • Italy
  • Modena Cathedral Complex (3/3) – Piazza Grande & Municipal Balsamic Vinegar Factory

    In my previous two posts, I introduced in detail Modena Cathedral including its exterior and interior decorations by Wiligelmo and his workshop and by the Campionesi masters; Ghirlandina Bell Tower including its construction history, decorations and various chambers; the Cathedral Museums where eight metopes, which were originally located on the buttresses of the cathedral’s roof and portray various […]

    Modena Cathedral Complex (3/3) – Piazza Grande & Municipal Balsamic Vinegar Factory was last modified: April 23rd, 2020 by Dong