the world heritage game
I scratched Uruguay off the country list over the weekend – I think I’m getting bored with the country game. Here’s a new one – the world heritage game.
UNESCO publishes the World Heritage List. To quote UNESCO, the World Heritage List includes 851 properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value.
This game is a lot simpler than the country game because UNESCO has made the decision about what constitutes a World Heritage Site for you.
All you have to do for it to count is to have set foot on a site on the list.
I’m not doing too badly.
In Australia, I have visited Tasmanian Wilderness, Wet Tropics of Queensland, Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, and Sydney Opera House.
In Belgium, La Grand-Place, Brussels, Historic Centre of Brugge, and the Major Town Houses of the Architect Victor Horta (Brussels) (just one of them).
In China, the Great Wall, Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing (had dinner there), and the Historic Centre of Macao.
In the Czech Republic, the historic Centre of Prague.
In Luxembourg, the City of Luxembourg: its Old Quarters and Fortifications.
In New Zealand, Te Wahipounamu and Tongariro National Park.
In Poland, Cracow’s Historic Centre, Wieliczka Salt Mine, Auschwitz Birkenau
German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, and the Historic Centre of Warsaw.
In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Castles and Town Walls of King Edward in Gwynedd (Conwy only), and the Tower of London.
In the United States of America, Yosemite National Park.
In Uruguay, Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento.
Wow, I never added them all up before…