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Maritime Mercantile City

Unesco prepares to strip Liverpool of heritage status

Unesco prepares to strip Liverpool of heritage status

By Mark Wilding Organisation says Chapman Taylor’s plans put city’s heritage at risk Unesco is preparing to strip Liverpool of its world heritage status if Chapman Taylor’s Liverpool Waters scheme is built. Liverpool has been recommended for inclusion on Unesco’s List of World Heritage in Danger as a result of developer Peel Holdings’ proposed scheme. […]

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The City Center of Seville

Spanish tourist sites added to UNESCO ‘danger list’

Spanish tourist sites added to UNESCO ‘danger list’

Andalucia, Lead, Sevilla By James Bryce THREE key tourist attractions in Andalucia are set to be placed on a UNESCO ‘danger list’ alongside a host of sites in war-torn countries. The Cathedral, Alcazar and Archivo de las Indias in Sevilla are to be blacklisted because of the negative impact on the landscape of the nearby […]

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Hallstatt

Replica of Austrian village built in Guangdong

Replica of Austrian village built in Guangdong

A $940-million Chinese clone of one of Austria’s most picturesque villages – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization World Heritage-listed Hallstatt – recently opened its doors amid some controversy to visitors in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The “Made in China” version of the lakeside European village known for tourism and salt […]

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Spain

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain: Travel Guide

Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain: Travel Guide

Park Güell in Barcelona is undoubtedly amongst the best works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who designed many famous buildings that are remarkable for their flamboyance. by Chahal March 28, 2012, (Sawf News) – Park Güell in Barcelona is undoubtedly amongst the best works of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi who designed many famous buildings that […]

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Naples

Naple’s remarkable bay

Naple’s remarkable bay

By WAYNE JOHNSON The Bay of Naples is where glamour, history and culture come together, and there’s even a hint of danger to the place. FROM ancient times, the Bay of Naples has attracted visitors and residents with its warm climate, passionate people and epic coastline. Today, people still flock here, to sites such as […]

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Bordeaux

Cash-strapped French wine town Saint Emilion sells off historical monument

Cash-strapped French wine town Saint Emilion sells off historical monument

By RFI The financial crisis hitting eurozone countries has stretched as far as the famous wine town of Saint Emilion in southwest France where a mayor has sold a medieval monument to pay off debts. The wine village, near the city of Bordeaux, and nearby vineyards were classified by the UN’s cultural organisation, Unesco, as […]

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The City Center of Seville

Skyscraper threatens Seville's world heritage status

Skyscraper threatens Seville’s world heritage status

SEVILLE, Spain — Seville is famed for its imposing cathedral and whitewashed streets but the Spanish city may lose its UN World Heritage status because of a new 41-storey skyscraper. The 178-metre (584-foot) high, oval-shaped building, still under construction, will house the offices of savings bank Cajasol when completed in 2012. It was designed by […]

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France

The road to Chartres

The road to Chartres

By Mark Lean Its modern-day claim to fame is a mention in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, but Chartres Cathedral has, long before the advent of Hollywood, been the scene for many a real-life spectacle. Morning rush hour in Paris is probably not a good time to be at Gare Montparnasse, one of the […]

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St Petersburg

Controversial Plan For St. Petersburg Skyscraper Cancelled

Controversial Plan For St. Petersburg Skyscraper Cancelled

By RFE/RL Russian authorities have canceled a controversial plan to build a towering glass and steel skyscraper in St. Petersburg that opponents have long said would have ruined the city’s magnificent baroque skyline. St. Petersburg Governor Valentina Matviyenko told Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, “A final decision on the move has been taken.” The 403-meter tower, […]

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Bulgaria

Unesco: Nessebur's status is safe

Unesco: Nessebur’s status is safe

The removal of Nessebur’s old town from Unesco’s list of World Heritage sites is not on the agenda, but the town may be considered for the list of endangered sites, Unesco expert Anna Sidorenko, programme specialist for Europe and North America section, said while on a visit to Bulgaria’s Black Sea town. “The problem will […]

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