Posts Tagged ‘UNESCO’

  • Berlin – A City Full Of Live And Brimming With Hope
    Berlin – A City Full Of Live And Brimming With Hope
    Berlin has bagged its place in the list of “UNESCO’s City Of Design”. This city bubbles with innovation in the creative arts. In the earlier days Berlin was sometimes looked upon in horror, fascination or sympathy, but today the whole of Europe looks upon Berlin as a trendsetter. Berlin, the capital of Germany is one of the most influential centers of the European Union. Berlin has been capital of different German nations: County of Brandenburg, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire, German Democratic Republic (only the Eastern part), and also of today’s Germany. The name Berlin is derived from the Slavic syllable “Berl”, which means “swamp”. Berlin is a city which is famous for history and culture. The immediate connection, when Berlin is mentioned is well-known World War II. You can witness the area  [...]
    Posted at June 4th, 2009 at 12:06 am
  • Palenque
    Palenque
    Hidden in the dense forest in a spectacular mountain setting are the Mayan ruins of Palenque. It lies near the Usumacinta River in Mexico. The sire is 150 meters above sea level and is located at a distance of 130 kilometers south of Ciudad del Carem. The ruins of Palenque are famous for its complicate sculptures and have archeologists uncover many facts about the Mayan civilization. The city became a settlement as early as 300 BC but it became a commercial and religious centre in the 6th century. Due to its location the city enjoyed abundance of water from the surrounding mountain streams and waterfalls. There was an elaborate system of aqueduct to channel the water in the city. Most of the city was engulfed by the forest when the excavation first started. As of now my 30% of the city has been cleared of the forest. The total area  [...]
    Posted at May 22nd, 2009 at 10:05 am
  • Uxmal…. City That Was Built Three Times
    Uxmal…. City That Was Built Three Times
    Uxmal is a large pre-Columbian city of Maya Civilization in Yucatan, Mexico. It is located at a distance of 78 kilometers from Merida. Archeologists have come out with a census that the city was first inhabited as early as 800 BC. The city was abandoned in 1450 AD after the Toltec’s rose to power and established their capital in Chichen Itza. The city at its peak was inhabited by over 30,000 people and most of the buildings in the site were constructed between 700 AD and 1100 AD. The main ruins of Uxmal are spread over an area of 150 acres and the residential district spread beyond the main ruins. Unlike other cities in the region which were build in proximity of cenotes, Uxmal is rather unusual. There are many man-made reservoirs and were probably used for storing rain water, one of such cisterns is located just near the entrance  [...]
    Posted at May 21st, 2009 at 12:05 am
  • Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza
    Chichen Itza which means ‘At the mouth of the well of Itza’ is one of the most visited pre-Columbian archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsular in Mexico. It was one of the key cities and the focal point of the Mayan Civilization. Sometimes Chichen Itza is also referred in the ancient archives as Uucyabnal which means ‘Seven Great Rulers’. The site contains many buildings including temples, palaces, stages, markets, baths, and ballcourts. In the heart of Chichen is the El Castillo or the Temple of Kukulkan. It is a step pyramid and has stairways on all four sides. During spring and autumn equinox the rising and the setting sun the structure casts a shadow in the shape of a plumed serpent. One can see the entire archeological site after climbing to the top of the pyramid. Much of the site is still engulfed in the forest  [...]
    Posted at May 20th, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Travel To Greece Islands
    Travel To Greece Islands
    Greece, located at the southern end of Europe, despite its marked small shape, is a rich amalgamation of cross cultural societies, awe inspiring past and exciting picture perfect locations. One can simply be spellbound by the great variations one can find, right from pristine olive plantations, centuries old historical sites, gorgeous beaches and picturesque mountain ranges. Greece has an extensive coastline spanning thousands of kilometers with half the length found around the 1400 islands of which 169 are occupied, Crete, being the largest of them all, known for its olive plantation. One can undertake several adventure activities like parasailing, surfing, deep sea diving in these well equipped beaches, many of whom have been honored with the Blue Flag award for their state-of-the-art facilities and effective management of their  [...]
    Posted at May 15th, 2009 at 01:05 am