“Pack your rucksack, we’re going on an adventure,” I said to the small boy last night. Okay, a spontaneously booked train trip to Saltaire in Yorkshire may not be the most obvious child-friendly entertainment to spring on a child in half-term, but I figured it was worth the risk. 216 more words
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Located near the town of Dambulla, Sigiriya Rock stood 200 meter amidst an expanse of jungle. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the ancient palace-fortress was comprised of a ruined fortress atop the rock formed by the magma of a volcano and an ancient garden. 543 more words
I think that visiting Stonehenge for the first time must be like meeting a famous person. You see them from a distance, are shocked at the realisation of who they are, and go in for a closer look. 396 more words
On 14. March NIKU hosts an open lunchtime lecture where Jessica Phelps and I will present our recent World Heritage research.
Drawing on records from Norwegian governmental archives, Hølleland and Phelps explore the intrastate tensions of the ratification process (1972-1976), the first years as an observing state party (1977-1982) and Norway’s first tenure on the World Heritage Committee (1983-89). 70 more words