Wednesday, 16 November 2011

TR1404 - Konya-A capital of Seljuk Civilization (2000)

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Courtesy of Paul from England

GB1317 - Monkwearmouth and Jarrow Monastic Sites (1999)

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762 SE - Church Village of Gammelstad, Luleå (1996)

Brief Description

"Gammelstad, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, is the best-preserved example of a 'church village', a unique kind of village formerly found throughout northern Scandinavia. The 424 wooden houses, huddled round the early 15th-century stone church, were used only on Sundays and at religious festivals to house worshippers from the surrounding countryside who could not return home the same day because of the distance and difficult travelling conditions."
吕勒欧的格默尔斯达德教堂村

"格默尔斯达德位于波的尼亚湾的顶端,是一处保存良好的存在于北欧斯堪的纳维亚半岛独特的教堂城镇的典范。424座木屋环绕着一座15世纪初兴建的石头教堂,房屋只在星期天和宗教节日里供那些周围村落的信民和因旅行条件所限,当日不能返家的外出的人居住。"
Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/762
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