Tag Archives: UNESCO World Heritage site

Stonehenge

Today is midsummer in Sweden and I have read that on midsummer solstice on the 21st of June  you are allowed inside the stonecircle at Stonehenge so the postcard this week comes from Stonehenge which is an eternal mystery to people on earth. Why was it built and by whom? What purpose was it meant to serve? More than a million people from all around the world visit Stonehenge every year enchanted by the mystery of the stones. The picture is taken on easter 2017.


Street by the temple Tenryū-ji in Kyoto

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A treasured memory from one of my journeys to visit my son whom lived in Japan at the time. The pictures is taken close to the temple Tenryū-ji  in Kyoto and has been published on one of my other blogs. Tenryū-ji  is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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On Sveaborg – Suomenlinna in Helsinki

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On Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by Augustin Ehrensvärd who was a Swedish military officer and an architect. Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809 when Finland was occupied by Russia. Sveaborg means “fortress of Svea”. The name “Svea” is female and a symbol for Sweden. Finland became a sovereign state in 1917 and the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna – “castle of Finland”. Sveaborg – Suomenlinna is a UNESCO world Heritage site. More about Sveaborg – Suomenlinna at wikipedia.

The picture is taken in december 2015 and originally published on Weekly Weather.


At the gates of medieval Tallinn

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At the gates to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia in december last year.  The medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia is  an UNESCO World Heritage Site – . We went around on the medieval streets on Toompea and looked at the old buildings and visited the Christmas market.

Tallinn

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In december last year we went to Tallinn to visit an UNESCO World Heritage Site – the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. We went around on the medieval streets on Toompea and looked at the old buildings and visited the Christmas market.


On Sveaborg – Suomenlinna in Helsinki

dsc_2817On Sveaborg – a sea fortress whose construction started in 1748 by Augustin Ehrensvärd who was a Swedish military officer and an architect. Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809 when Finland was occupied by Russia. Sveaborg means “fortress of Svea”. The name “Svea” is female and a symbol for Sweden. Finland became a sovereign state in 1917 and the fortress was renamed Suomenlinna  – “castle of Finland”. Sveaborg – Suomenlinna is a UNESCO world Heritage site. More about Sveaborg – Suomenlinna at wikipedia.

The picture is taken in december 2015 and originally published on Weekly Weather.