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Gokayama and Shirakawa Village (五箇山/白川鄉) Japan (6 Images)

I visited this World Heritage Site last November (2013). The fall foliage colors were just beautiful and the light snow on top of trees the night before was just the “icing” on the cake!

Photography

Introducing AN Forum: Commentary From Around the Globe

AntiquityNOW is launching AN Forum, a new platform that encourages global conversation about the importance of cultural preservation and the enduring influence of the ancient past on our modern lives.  1,392 more words

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Russia, Vodka and Arbatskaya

It didn’t take long to reach the Holiday Inn hotel which meant that we were a bit too early for room check-in but Galina stamped her feet and wagged her finger in an authoritarian sort of way and the prospect of an hours wait was reduced to a few minutes and very quickly we were allocated keys and soon we were in our room on the eighth floor with a good view of the surrounding area but with a locked down mini-bar which meant that I had to make an urgent visit to the mini-market next door. 713 more words

History

This government see everything as a national security issue. They have no policies they are confident of so everythings a secret

Ministers’ desperate dash to stop humiliating danger listing

  • 19 hours ago September 17, 2014 12:00AM

Greg Hunt will plead face-to-face with World Heritage Committee members in a desperate bid to convince UNESCO not to label the reef “in danger”. 247 more words

Australia

Suzhou & The Mid-Autumn Festival

Last Monday was the Mid-Autumn Festival here in China. I suppose using the Chinese calendar, the date qualifies as midway through autumn, but it felt like anything but. 993 more words

Travels

Russia, Moscow and Red Square

I was impatient to go through the main gates into Red Square but Galina held us all up with some unnecessary commentary and so I wandered off ahead of the group and towards the Resurrection Gate (demolished by Stalin in 1931 and rebuilt in 1995) and into a cobbled area next to which on one side was the green and ochre Kazan Cathedral (demolished by Stalin in 1936 and rebuilt in 1995) and the red brick Russian historical museum (which for some reason Stalin didn’t demolish) and in front of me Red Square, a place that I had never dared to imagine that I would ever visit. 603 more words

History

Blind Spots 1: World Heritage

We all have blind spots. Things that just aren’t on our radar… but probably should be. Sometimes we just need a friend to bring them to our attention. 207 more words

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