Category Archives for Sights.

UNESCO 2015 New World Heritage Sites and Sites in Danger

The new inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage Site List are out, dampened by the sites in peril. Tusi sites (China) Christiansfeld, a Moravian Church Settlement (Denmark) The Par Force Hunting Landscape in North Zealand (Denmark) The Climats, terroirs of Burgundy (France) Champagne Hillsides, Houses and Cellars (France) Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus (Germany)…

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Russia’s Curonian Spit

Curonian Spit sounds like something Russia would be doing. Here it is a UNESCO-listed strip of forests and sand dunes between the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon. Shared with Lithuania, the Russian side is less than a 90-minute drive through empty villages from Kaliningrad Khrabrovo Airport. The Lithuanian side reportedly has more bird spotting, though…

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