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First 2023 challenge: UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you do not have any, it is valid a place that according to you, it should be in the list as candidate.

 

Examples:

 

Château de Chambord. The Loire Valley between Sully-sur-Loire and Chalonnes 

 

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Historic Centre of Córdoba

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Old Towns of Djenné

 

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Taj Mahal

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Grand Canyon National Park

 

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Great challenge! Here are my three.

 

Tikal, Guatemala (infrared effect)

 

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Historic Centre of Puebla, Mexico
 
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Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde, Colorado, USA
 
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Great idea for a challenge and congrats on your win! I always try to visit these when I'm traveling but I haven't been able to see any outside of Europe. Some I thought were on the list were not, so I stuck to these which are :) 

 

Altes Rathaus, Bamberg, Germany

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Mozartplatz, Salzburg, Austria

 

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Church of Peace, Swidnica, Poland

 

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Congratulations on your win, Jorge. Here are my three pics.

 

Dorset Coast, UK - Old Harry Rocks

 

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English Lake District - Castlerigg Stone Circle

 

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Archeological site of Delphi, Greece

 

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Nice challenge Jorge! If any is looking for a list of UNESCO sites, Wikipedia has a very comprehensive list by country, just type in UNSECO World Heritage Sites.  

 

Here are my three.

 

The Great Pyramids of Giza

 

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The Town Crier in St. George, Bermuda

 

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An older couple sitting on the edge of Corfu Town, Corfu, Greece

 

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Fonte do Riberão, São Luis, Maranhão, Brazil

 

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The Bungle Bungles (Purnululu), Kimberley, Western Australia

 

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Great Barrier Reef, Australia

 

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The Roman Theatre Mérida Spain

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Gardens of the Alcázar of the Christian Monarchs Cordoba Spain

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The Alhambra Granada Spain

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Congratulations Jorge.

Three from me for what's going to be a tough competition!

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Redwoods State Park on the list

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Myriad Botanical Gardens & Chrystal Bridge Conservatory, full of plants from across the world. Should be on the list

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Atchefalaya swamp, Louisiana, should be

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Great subject. Three from me

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Quebec City, my home town. As seen from across the St Lawrence at Lévis.

 

 

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Mont St Michel in Normandy if you come from Normandy or from Bretagne if you come from Bretagne

 

 

 

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A violent storm gathering over the Taj Mahal.

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Hopefully you can include more than one shot of the same place?

 

1) Durham Cathedral reflected in the river Wear

 

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2)  Crown of Light, Durham Cathedral, Lindisfarne Gospels, Durham Lumiere

 

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3) Winter view of Durham cathedral and castle

 

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Surprised to find that 6% of my images have the UNESCO tag!

 

Helicopter on public toilet cleaning duty flying past Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand

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Port lodges, Vila Nova de Gaia, River Douro, Porto

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Sorry Saltaire, but it's got to be...........

AD 547 Mosaic of Byzantine emperor Justinian, Bishop Maximian, general Belisarius and attendants, Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

 
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Karl Gustav's Wall on the Swedish island Öland which divides the island in two. The southern part of the island is a Unesco World Heritage site. Karl Gustav later became king of Sweden as as Karl X Gustav, but before that he built this wall in 1653 to keep the peasants out of his personal hunting grounds on the southern tip of Öland.carl-x-gustavs-wall-dividing-land-in-swe

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11 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

Betty, there's a list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites here.

 

Those botanical gardens certainly sound interesting. The building looks a bit like a giant glass and steel rolling pin. 🫓

 
 
 
 
 
 

Thank you, John. Yes re World Heritage sites, but this was posted by Abibyoyo:

 If you do not have any, it is valid a place that according to you, it should be in the list as candidate.

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20 hours ago, Abiyoyo said:

First 2023 challenge: UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you do not have any, it is valid a place that according to you, it should be in the list as candidate.

 

 

HUH!

 

 

46 minutes ago, Betty LaRue said:

Thank you, John. Yes re World Heritage sites, but this was posted by Abibyoyo:

 If you do not have any, it is valid a place that according to you, it should be in the list as candidate.

Edited 40 minutes ago by Betty LaRue

 

Double HUH!!

 

Allan

 

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58 minutes ago, LarsMadsen said:

Can we have UNESCO as a topic without mentioning Venice (Italy!)? 🙂

 

You've reminded me to pop in one of Ravenna (I'll refrain from competing with you with Venice).

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Oh well! here goes.

 

First two images are of UNESCO Heritage sites.  Third image is of a site I think should be a UHS.

Iron bridge Ironbridge Gorge Shropshire England Great Britain

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Avebury stone circle Wiltshire England

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Lincoln Cathedral from Castle wall lincoln lincolnshire

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Best of luck to the winners. (Not mine) Just entered for the fun.
 
Allan
 
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I had a couple of Liverpool snaps I was going to submit, but my new home town has been removed from the UNESCO list. 😧

 

But London is still on the list.

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The Brooklyn Bridge is now being considered by UNESCO as a new site.

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And for my last, there's Bella Roma and the great Basilica. 

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2 minutes ago, Ed Rooney said:

I had a couple of Liverpool snaps  was going to submit, but my new home town has been removed from the UNESCO list. 

Oh dear- the council is telling porkies then- website doesn't mention the delisting.

https://www.liverpoolworldheritage.com/why-is-liverpool-a-world-heritage-site/

Need to drop them a line about that!

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20 minutes ago, spacecadet said:

Oh dear- the council is telling porkies then- website doesn't mention the delisting.

https://www.liverpoolworldheritage.com/why-is-liverpool-a-world-heritage-site/

Need to drop them a line about that!

Following that link

 
and then....

Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City

 

Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City Delisted 2021

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