Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. Building began on April 1, 2003 and was finished on December 15, 2004. It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005, sixty ..
Historic Town of Ouro Preto (Black Gold) covers the steep slopes of the Vila Rica (Rich Valley), centre of a rich gold mining area and the capital of Minas Gerais Province from 1720-1897. Along the original winding road and within the irregular layout following the contours of the landscape lie squares, public buildings, residences, fountains, ..
Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, with a population of 10,818 (2011) and a total municipality population of 13,260 (2011). The name comes from the Greek “tragos” (male goat). Similarly, the name of the neighbouring island of Bua comes from the Greek “voua” (herd of cattle). ..
Located in the south-central part of the country, Sucre lies at an elevation of 2,810 meters (9,214 feet). This relatively high altitude gives the city a cool temperate climate year-round. In 1559, the Spanish King Philip II established the Audiencia de Charcas in La Plata with authority over an area which covers what is now ..
The Historic Centre of Vienna bears outstanding witness to a continuing interchange of values throughout the 2nd millennium AD. Three key periods of European cultural and political development – the Middle Ages, the Baroque period and the Gründerzeit – are exceptionally well illustrated by the urban and architectural heritage of Vienna. Beginning in the 12th ..
Salzburg is of exceptional universal value as an important example of a European ecclesiastical city-state which preserves to a remarkable degree its dramatic townscape, its historically significant urban fabric, and a large number of outstanding ecclesiastical and secular buildings from several centuries. It has preserved an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed from the Middle Ages ..
Henry Clay was born on April 12, 1777, at the Clay homestead in Hanover County, Virginia, in a story-and-a-half frame house. It was an above-average home for a “common” Virginia planter of that time. At the time of his death, Clay’s father owned more than 22 slaves, making him part of the planter class in ..
Heard and McDonald Islands are an Australian external territory and volcanic group of barren Antarctic islands, about two-thirds of the way from Madagascar to Antarctica. The group’s overall size is 372 square kilometers in area and it has 101.9 km of coastline. Evidence from microfossil records indicates that ferns and woody plants were present on Heard ..
Greater Blue Mountains Area is a World Heritage Site in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. Spread across eight adjacent conservation reserves, it constitutes one of the largest and most intact tracts of protected bush land in Australia. It also supports an exceptional representation of the taxonomic, physiognomic and ecological diversity that eucalypts ..
Grand Canal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the longest canal or artificial river in the world and not to mention a famous tourist destination. The Grand Canal was renovated almost in its entirety between 1411 and 1415 during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644). A magistrate of Jining, Shandong sent a memorandum to the throne ..