Monuments of vladimir and suzdal

White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal

Country: Russia | Type: Cultural | Theme: Christian, Religious Structure  Introduction to the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal The White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal consist of eight historical architectural masterpieces from the 12th to 13th centuries which are outstanding examples of the legacy left by the Grand Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky who brought the seat of power of the Kievan Rus to Vladimir. …

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pico island vineyard culture - Portugal

Pico Island Vineyard Culture

Country: Portugal | Type: Cultural | Theme: Agriculture, Cultural Landscape  Introduction to Pico Island Vineyard Culture Pico is 987 hectares of unique, man-made landscape, a volcanic island in the Azores whose entire landscape has been shaped and changed over five hundred years of small-scale farming. The island is now famed for its vineyards and their much sought-after wine, but there’s more to see …

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Putorana Plateau in Siberia

Putorana Plateau

Country: Russia | Type: Natural | Theme: Mountain, Natural Landscape  Introduction to the Putorana Plateau The Putorana Plateau is an enormous basalt tableland massif that stands at the northwestern edge of the Central Siberian Plateau approximately 100 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The World Heritage inscribed area which measures 1,887,251 hectares, exemplifies the paradoxical conditions of unspoilt ecosystems in the arctic and subarctic …

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Bordeaux port of moon

Bordeaux, Port of Moon

Country: France | Type: Cultural | Theme: Post Medieval, Urban Landscape Introduction to Bordeaux, Port of the Moon A stunning city in southwest France, Bordeaux has been touted as a gem of Renaissance-era urban planning and is lauded for its architectural treasures of the same era. Long an important port city, Bordeaux played a sizeable role in the linking of France to Britain …

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