Yesterday I visited Olympic National Park, the 99th World Heritage site since I began my travels in March, 2007. (click on the link for the entire list)
Since I began posting daily photos almost two years ago, I have tried to devote at least one day to each World Heritage site I have visited. I have gotten horribly behind. Of the 99 I have visited, only 72 have been featured on the site. To rectify this, I am devoting the entire month of October to World Heritage sites I have not yet featured. This should take me from Historic San Marino to wherever I am at the end of the month.
Each featured World Heritage site will have a bit more text than I usually have for a daily photo, including both a summary from the UNESCO website as well as my personal thoughts. The downside to this project is that there are some places I visited that I had a hard time getting a good photo to represent the site. Sometimes there isn’t much to see, I’m there at the wrong time of day, or the site is just not intrinsically interesting. You will see this on October 14 when I feature the Wadden Sea in the Netherlands. It is only interesting at low tide and I was there at high tide. It was just a bunch of water!
Here are links to few articles I wrote after I had visited my 50th World Heritage site in 2008:
- Top Natural World Heritage Sites
- Top Cultural World Heritage Sites
- Most Disappointing World Heritage Sites