Monday, 30 May 2016

Our World Tuesday., ABC Wednesday, U for Unesco

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a site that has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's international World Heritage program. 

The program aims to catalogue and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind. 

All of these sites I have seen in reality and taken photos of, only the photos of Great Barrier Reef are from Steve Parish.

                                          We saw in Greece Acropolis of Athens.

                                     In the Netherlands: The windmills of Kinderdijk

                                               Norway : Bryggen( old part of Bergen)



                                                           Norway:  Fjords

Røros Norwegian mining town

Røros Norwegian mining town

Røros Norwegian mining town

Røros Norwegian mining town

Røros Norwegian mining town

                                     United Kingdom: Westminster Abbey

Jerusalem, Old city

                                                                        Jerusalem, Old City

                                                                 Israel: The Old City

The Bent Pyramid is a unique example of early pyramid development in Egypt, about 2596 BCE. This was the second pyramid built by Sneferu.


There are three pyramids at Giza, each of which once had an adjoining mortuary temple. Attached to this temple would have been a covered causeway descending down to a valley temple, near the Nile. The 'great' pyramid itself is truly an astonishing work of engineering skill - for over four thousands years, until the modern era, it was the tallest building in the world.

 The Pyramid of Djoser(Zoser), or step pyramid is an archeological remain in the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt, northwest of the city of Memphis. It was built for the burial of Pharaoh Djoser by his vizier Imhotep, during the 27th century BC.

The Citadel and the Muhammad ‘Ali mosque. built in 1800

Valley of the Kings

France  Chambord


Double spiral staircase in Chambord

France Chambord

France, Chambord

Great Barrier Reef Australia

Great Barrier Reef

                                                                 Great Barrier Reef

These are only a few shots of the wonders of our planet. Try to find more! Look around, take photos and read about all those treasures.


Welcome to Our World Tuesday! This meme continues in memory of the work of Klaus Peter, whose "that's My World" brought people together from around the world every Monday to share the wonders therein--big and small.Please click on our new logo for "Our World Tuesday" in the sidebar.

 We thank Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC, and we must thank Roger too for the weekly job to find  ten bloggers for each of the ABC Team members  to visit and to read their posts. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words    beginning with U.



eileeninmd said...

Hello, they are all amazing and beautiful places around the world. The pyramids are very cool, I would love to see them, the Acropolis and the Great Barrier Reef. Great post and awesome photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Fun60 said...

It's no wonder they are Unesco sights. I think a visit to Norway must be on my agenda.

carol l mckenna said...

Well traveled and gorgeous photography ~ and love the barrier reef photo presentation ~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Lady Fi said...

So many wonderful shots. I love those windmills and, of course, Roros!

Beloo Mehra said...

Great shots! You have been fortunate to be at all these places.

photowannabe said...

Isn't it an amazing world we live in?
I wish I could visit many of the places you posted.
The photo from Netherlands of the very narrow wooden street and the buildings jutting out is fascinating.
I think I would have gone camera crazy there.

Anonymous said...

Wat een prachtige foto's :) heel erg mooi.
Fijne week

Roger Owen Green said...

I love this function of the UN.

Trubes said...

The UNESCO organisation is an awesome thing, wonderful sites,
just oozing with interest.
Wonderful pictures and detailed information,
i still have a yen to visit Holland after missing out on a
school trip all those years ago.
best wishes to you dear Wil,
ABCW team.

Rajesh said...

Amazing shots of great variety. Thanks for sharing.

photowannabe said...

Oops, If I had been paying attention and reading all the descriptions I would have seen that my favorite photo said Norway and not Netherlands...(:0)
Love it either way and wish I could see it for myself.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Gelukkig maar he dat de Unesco bestaat want anders was veel van de pracht op deze wereld al lang verloren gegaan

Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, you are quite the world traveler! thanks for sharing these lovely pics

Photo Cache said...

Awesome places, wonderful captures.


Indrani said...

Thanks to UNESCO many old sites are well maintained.
Great series of pics.
Happy ABCW!

Pheno Menon said...

Lovely snaps and yes UNESCO is doing a brilliant job of protecting history


Anonymous said...

Love your post about UNESCO's work, Wil! The shots of Norway and Egypt are so beautiful and interesting! Makes me want to travel, but since we put up the barn/studio it will be a while. Hope things are well with you! Have a great rest of the week:)

Vicki Lane said...

So many wonderful things to see! I have seen onlt a few, alas! but I enjoy seeing through your eyes.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Visiting these sites would make a great around-the-world trip theme. You've inspired wanderlust in me.