Saturday, 16 June 2007

286 VA - Vatican City (1984)

Brief Description

"The Vatican City, one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attests to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. A unique collection of artistic and architectural masterpieces lie within the boundaries of this small state. At its centre is St Peter's Basilica, with its double colonnade and a circular piazza in front and bordered by palaces and gardens. The basilica, erected over the tomb of St Peter the Apostle, is the largest religious building in the world, the fruit of the combined genius of Bramante, Raphael, Michelangelo, Bernini and Maderna."

梵蒂冈城
"梵蒂冈城是基督教世界最神圣的地方之一,证明了过去辉煌的历史以及基 督教神圣精神的发展进程。这个小国境内云集了大量艺术和建筑杰作。城中心坐落着圣彼得基督教堂,教堂正面是两条柱廊和圆形广场,有宫殿和花园环绕。这座矗 立在使徒圣彼得陵墓上的长方形基督教堂,容取了布拉曼特、拉斐尔、米开朗基罗、贝尔尼尼和马德尔纳等大师的天才智慧,是世界上最大的宗教建筑。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/286

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Piazza San Pietro

Sistine Chapel ceiling
Stamp of Swiss Guard of Vatican City and Postmark of St Peter's Square

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La Cappella Sistina

Friday, 15 June 2007

91 IT/VA - Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (1980)

Brief Description

"Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome."
罗马历史中心
"根据神话传说,罗 马城由罗穆卢斯和瑞摩斯于公元前753年修建。罗马首先作为罗马共和国的首都,后来是罗马帝国的都城,再后来到了公元4世纪,这里则成了整个基督教世界的 中心。1990年,这个世界遗产地的范围扩大到了罗马八区的城墙。该文化遗址包括了一些著名的古代建筑,例如:古罗马广场、奥古斯都的陵墓、哈德良的陵 墓、万神殿、图拉真柱、马可·奥里利乌斯柱,以及罗马教皇的许多宗教和公共建筑。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/91

Roman Forum

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The Colosseum
Piazza di Spagna

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91-002 San Giovanni in Laterano

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91-003 Complesso della Scala Santa

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91-016 Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura

Saturday, 9 June 2007

857 BE - La Grand-Place, Brussels (1998)

Brief Description

"La Grand-Place in Brussels is a remarkably homogeneous body of public and private buildings, dating mainly from the late 17th century. The architecture provides a vivid illustration of the level of social and cultural life of the period in this important political and commercial centre."

布鲁塞尔大广场
"布鲁塞尔大广场是一处卓越的公共和私人建筑混合建筑群,大部分建筑建于17世纪晚期。这些建筑生动诠释了布鲁赛尔这一重要政治、商业中心的社会和文化生活水平。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/857