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UNESCO World Heritage Site #240: Cathedral, Torre Civica and Piazza Grande, Modena

From the World Heritage inscription: The joint creation of Lanfranco and Wiligelmo is a masterpiece of human genius in which a dialectical relationship between architecture and sculpture was achieved in Romanesque art. The Modena complex bears exceptional witness to the cultural traditions of the 12th century and is one of the best examples of an [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #239: Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa’a)

From the World Heritage inscription: Umm er-Rasas is strongly associated with monasticism and with the spread of monotheism, including Islam, throughout the region. The artistic and technical qualities of the mosaic floor of St Stephen’s church justify describing Um er-Rasas as a masterpiece of human creative genius. It also presents a unique and complete (therefore [...]

Tuesday Travel Update – Emilia-Romagna Edition

After two weeks in Jordan, I’ve arrived in Italy! In particular, I’ve spent the last several days exploring the world heritage sites in the Emilia-Romagna region. I’ve been in the region before but I’ve never spent any significant time here. In a few days my G Adventures Photography tour begins in Venice and I had [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #238: Quseir Amra

From the World Heritage inscription: Quseir Amra bears exceptional testimony to the Omayyad civilization which was imbued with a pre-Islamic secular culture whose austere religious environment only left behind insignificant traces in the visual arts. It is the best conserved architectural ensemble, if not the most complete, of all the Omayyad palaces and castles in [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #237: Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor

From the World Heritage inscription: The culturo-historical region of Kotor has exerted considerable influence, over a span of time and within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture and human settlement. Kotor and its neighbours were main bridgeheads of Venice on the southern Adriatic coast. Its art, goldsmithing and architecture schools had [...]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #236: Old Bridge Area of the Old City of Mostar

From the World Heritage inscription: The Old Bridge area of the Old City of Mostar, with its exceptional multicultural (pre-Ottoman, eastern Ottoman, Mediterranean and western European) architectural features, and satisfactory interrelationship with the landscape, is an outstanding example of a multicultural urban settlement. The qualities of the site’s construction, after the extremely ravaging war damage [...]

May 2013 Desktop Wallpaper

1920×1200 | 1920×1080 | 1680×1050 | 1600×1200 | 1600×900 1280×1024 | 1280×800 | 1024×768 iPad | iPhone 4 | iPhone 5 | 2560×1600 (MacBook Retina 13″) | 2880×1800 (MacBook Retina 15″) The image for this month’s wallpaper was taken in Plitvice National Park in Croatia. The weather wasn’t the best, but it made for some [...]

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