THE NEW PLACES CLASSIFIED BY UNESCO AS WORLD HERITAGE

Recently, the Committee decided to open up to new categories such as cultural landscapes and routes, industrial heritage (for example, this year, Ivrea, the industrial city of the 20th century, in Italy), deserts, marine sites coastal and small island sites, so that the list is more diverse and more representative of World Heritage. The sites proposed for inscription must meet at least one of the ten selection criteria, such as, for example, representing a masterpiece of human creative genius, testifying to an exchange of influences during History, to bear exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a living or extinct civilization, or else to represent natural phenomena of exceptional beauty and aesthetic importance or, of course, to be eminently representative examples of ecological and biological processes …
Italy is the country with the largest number (54), followed by China (53), Spain (47), France (44), Germany (44), and finally, Mexico (35).

China: Fanjingshan, a very rare ecosystem
South Korea: the Sansa, mountain Buddhist monasteries
France: the Chaine des Puys Tectonic High Place – Limagne Fault
Indonesia: Heritage of the Ombilin coal mine in Sawahlunto
Australia: Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
Colombia: Chiribiquete National Park and “The Maloca of the Jaguars”
Czech Republic: Landscape of breeding and training of ceremonial carriage horses in Kladruby nad Labem
China: Archaeological ruins of the city of Liangzhu
Turkey: Göbekli Tepe and its mysterious temple
Laos: Xieng Khouang Megalithic Jar Sites – Plain of Jars
Burkina Faso: Ancient iron metallurgy sites
Denmark: Aasivissuit-Nipisat, Inuit hunting grounds
Azerbaijan: Historic Center of Sheki with the Khan’s Palace
Oman: the ancient city of Qalhat
India: City of Jaipur, Rajasthan
South Africa: the mountains of Barberton Makhonjwa
Bahrain: Tombs of the Dilmun culture
Canada: Writing-on-Stone / Áísínai’pi
Germany: the border archaeological complex of Hedeby and the Danevirke
Japan: Mozu-Furuichi Kofun Set: Ancient Japanese Burial Mounds
Spain: the caliphal city of Medina Azahara
Spain: Cultural Landscape of Risco Caido and the Sacred Mountains of Gran Canaria
Italy: The Prosecco Hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene
Iran: The Sasanian Archaeological Landscape of the Fars Region
Mexico: the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley and its original habitat in Mesoamerica
The 20th Century Architectural Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
Iraq: Babylon
Myanmar: Bagan
United Kingdom: Jodrell Bank Observatory
Czech Republic: Mining region Erzgebirge/Krušnohoří
Poland: Prehistoric striped flint mining region of Krzemionki
Portugal: Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga
Korea: Seowon, Korean Neo-Confucian Academies
Portugal: Mafra Royal Building – Palace, Basilica, Convent, Cerco Garden and Hunting Park (Tapada)
Russia: Churches of the Pskov School of Architecture
Iceland: Vatnajökull National Park – the dynamic nature of fire and ice
China: Migratory bird sanctuary along the coastline of the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Gulf
France: French Southern Lands and Seas
Brazil: Paraty and Ilha Grande – culture and biodiversity

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Blue hour

Landscapes at Blue Hour

The blue hour is the period between day and night, when the sky is filled with a darker blue than daytime blue due to “Rayleigh scattering”.
The blue hour in Bruges (Belgium)
Bergen, Norway

Summer is a good time to take advantage of the blue time. This waiting time when day passes into night and the sky takes on a particular tone that allows you to see the shadows invading the Earth…

Prague, Czech Republic
Tokyo station at the blue hour, Japan
Las Vegas, United States of America
It is in the first moments of the “blue hour” that the birds start to sing.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Venice, Italy

It’s the time of the “blue hour” that I prefer, when everything becomes prettier, smoother and brighter. It’s like a dream veil…

Haarlem, Netherlands
Hallstatt – Austria
Blue Hour at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

The sun is setting, but night has not yet fallen…
It’s like time is suspended, in complete harmony with the World and the light…

Rome, Italy
Pont Megyeri, Budapest, Hungary

With the tops of the mountains touching the sky in this enigmatic blue hour, all things get confused and the time seems to have gone wrong, being enveloped in a scenario of perfect tones announcing the darkness to come…

Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam
Blue Hour in Mithimna Molivos, Greece
Blue Time at Paris, France

In the morning, the blue hour precedes dawn and at night, twilight follows, marked by its pink tones.
For photographers, this is a moment of unique magic!!!

Berlin, Germany
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec, Canada

The blue hour is the time of day when the sky glows dark, a deep blue, almost electric.
It happens twice a day: in the morning before sunrise and in the afternoon after the sun goes down.

Budapest, Hungary
Blue Time on the London Eye, United Kingdom
La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada
The blue time in Summer is the best time to feel the scents of flowers!!!
Pont Couverts, Strasbourg
The blue hour in the passage from day to night is a very short transitional moment, but very beautiful.
It’s like a state of grace.
Paysages à l’heure bleu

The End

Images and texts are from the Internet.

Original PowerPoint can be found here: https://slideplayer.fr/slide/12569943/

Author: Jean-Charles Lapierre

Modern architecture

Wonders of modern architecture
The Cybertecture Egg – Mumbai, India
Grand Lisbon – Macau, China
Bullring & Grand Central – Birmingham, United Kingdom
BMW Welt – Munich, Germany
MoPOP Museum (Museum of Pop Culture) – Seattle, USA
Mumbai Convention Centre – Mumbai, India
Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, United Kingdom
USAFA Cadet Chapel – Colorado, USA
Universum Bremen – Bremen, Germany
Fuji TV Building – Tokyo, Japan
30 St. Mary Axe aka The Gherkin – London, United Kingdom
Lotus Temple – Delhi, India
National Centre of the Performing Arts – Beijing, China
Banknote Building – Kaunas, Lithuania
Palais Bulles – Cannes, France
The Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín” – Canary Islands, Spain
The Seashell House – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Torre Galatea – Figueres, Spain
Curve House – Sopot, Poland
Terracotta House – Leyva, Colombia
Cathedral of Brasília – Brasilia, Brazil
Cape Romano Dome House – Florida, USA
Earth House – Lostorf, Switzerland
The Eden Project – Cornwall, United Kingdom
Chapel of the Holy Cross – Arizona, USA
Druzhba Holiday Center Hall – Yalta, Russia
Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval – Hauterives, France
Olympic Stadium – Montreal, Canada
National Library of Republic of Belarus – Minsk, Belarus
WonderWorks Pigeon Froge – Tennesse, USA
Steam World Museum – Gramado, Brazil
The Piano Building – Huainan, China
Great Mosque of Djenné – Djenné, Mali
Chang Building aka Elephant Building – Bangkok, Thailand
The Dancing House aka Fred and Ginger – Prague, Czech Republic
Kunsthaus Graz: Contemporary Art – Graz, Austria
La Tête Carrée – Nice, France
Casa do Penedo – Fafe, Portugal
Ripley’s Believe it or Not – Ontario, Canada
Snail House – Sofia, Bulgaria
House Attack – Vienna, Austria
Hằng Nga Guesthouse – Da Lat, Vietnam
Habitat 67 – Montreal, Canada
Sutyagin House – Anchangelsk, Russia
Cube House – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Heliodyssee: Grand Four Solaire of Odeillo – Odeillo, França
Flintstone House – California, USA
Robert Harvey Oshatz – Oregon, USA
Bunker House – Illinois, USA
Beijing National Stadium aka Bird’s Nest – Beijing, China
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Breathtaking buildings, where architecture meets its zenith… But this is just a glimpse of architecture zenith in the World.

This post was based on the PowerPoint presentation that you can find here: https://slideplayer.com.br/amp/10451635/

I do not know its author!

10 special places

10 Special Places, Worldwide!

1 – Rocas Baimbridgen – Galapagos – Ecuador

blue lagoon galapagos islands ecuador 10 lugares Gumps
This amazing place is in Ecuador and belongs to the Galapagos archipelago.
This unbelievable shallow water lagoon in the middle of the sea is a food court for millions of flamingos.

2 – Nyiragongo Crater – Africa

3 – Navagio Beach – Greece

4 – Havasu – Arizona Falls – USA

5 – Mont Saint Michel – France

6 – Death Valley – California – USA

7 – Pamukkale – Turkey

8 – The steps of India – India

9 – Blue Lake Cave – Bonito – Brazil

10 – Palau – Micronesia

An amazing compilation, even though there are other amazing places left out from this selection, which was not made by me, but had to be shared! Hope you enjoy it… And dream a bit for the next escape after this pandemic is over!

Doors of the World

Prague Siroka 96
Prague, Czech Republic
Dragon Door at Krumlov House, Czechia
Brewery street in Prague
Art Nouveau – Maison ‘aux Grenouilles – Bielsko Biała – Pologne
Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal
Portal of the Monastery of Batalha, Batalha, Leiria, Portugal
Jeronimos monastery Lisbon – Portugal
Gdansk , Poland
Poland
Poland.
Art Nouveau Door – Krakow, Poland
Gdansk, Poland
Bucharest, Romania
Bucharest, Romania
Latvia~Riga.
Art Deco Door – Ystad, Sweden
Helsinki , Finland
Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s more than a piece of wood-jaw drops.
Viking Door, Stockholm, Sweden
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
Art Nouveau door-Berlin
Hamburg , Germany
Art Nouveau in Brussels
Den Haag, Holland
Canterbury. England  built in 1647
Wirksworth, England
Dublin, Ireland
Louvre door, Paris
Paris at 29 Avenue a few steps from the Eiffel Tower
ANGELS GUARD THEE. Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Venice, Italy
Naples, Italy
Pistoia, Italy
La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Barcelona ,  Roger de Llúria 010
Barcelona – Tapioles 012
Art nouveau door, casa Reus, Spain
Milan, Italy
Blue Door, Venice, Italy
Crete, Greece
Istanbul
Beyazıt, Istanbul
Art Nouveau door in Istanbul, Turkey
Turkey
Balat, Istanbul
Green Door Istanbul
Kabardinka, Russia
Kremlin of Ryaza, Russian
Dacha carved doors, Russia
Door in Russia
Staraya Ladoga, Russia
Doors in Rostov, Russia
Khiva, Uzbekistan
Tatarstan, Russia
China.
Shanghai, China
China
China Wrought Iron, Iron Door …
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
Blue door in Pushkar, Rajasthan, India
Monkey Temple’ (Swayambunath Stupa), Kathmandu, Nepal
Bali, the Asian Art Museum
Royal door, Bangkok,
Sing Buri, Thailand
Thailand
Putrajaya Malaysia
Persian entrance
Intricate Door, Jerusalem, Israel
In Israel there is a city of blue-doors and a history touching upon some of the greatest Jewish mystical schools.
Jaffa, İsrail
Cairo, Egypt
There are big doors and small doors. Wisdom is knowing which one to take, when. In Tunis, Tunisia
Dogon people of Mali
Dogon door, Mali
Africa , Dogon door, Mali
Taroudant, Morocco
Fez, Morocco
Yoruba people of northern Ekiti Region of Nigeria
Harbel, Liberia
Bell Tower Door Westminster School Atlanta GA
Main Door, Mission San Jose, San Antonio, Texas
Santa-Fe,-New-Mexico,-USA
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Puebla, Mexico
Medellin Colombia.
Havana, Cuba

Based from the PowerPoint: https://slideplayer.com/slide/14399896/ by Superman Tedja

Scary and very “up to date” still

“Dialogue between Jean-Baptiste Colbert and Jules Mazarin during the reign of Louis XIV:

Colbert: To find money, there is a time when cheating [the taxpayer] is no longer possible. I would like, Mr. Superintendent, to explain to me how it is possible to continue spending when you are already in debt up to your neck …

Mazarin: If you are a simple mortal, of course, when you are covered with debts, you end up in prison. But the State … the State is different! You cannot send the state to prison. So, he continues to go into debt… All States do it!

Colbert: Oh yes? Do you think so? However, we need money. And how do we get it if we have already created all the taxes imaginable?

Mazarin: Others are created …

Colbert: But we can no longer impose more taxes on the poor.

Mazarin: Yes, it is impossible …

Colbert: What about the rich?

Mazarin: Neither are the rich. They would not spend more. A rich person who spends makes hundreds of poor people live.

Colbert: So how do we do it?

Mazarin: Colbert! You think like a cheese, like a sick man’s potty! There are a huge number of people between the rich and the poor: those who work dreaming of becoming rich and fearing they will become poor. It is to these that we must impose more taxes, more and more, always more! Those, the more we take from them the more they will work to make up for what we took from them… It is an inexhaustible reservoir…. ”