Sunday, 24 November 2013

821 BR - Historic Centre of São Luís (1997)



Brief Description

"The late 17th-century core of this historic town, founded by the French and occupied by the Dutch before coming under Portuguese rule, has preserved the original rectangular street plan in its entirety. Thanks to a period of economic stagnation in the early 20th century, an exceptional number of fine historic buildings have survived, making this an outstanding example of an Iberian colonial town."

圣路易斯历史中心

"圣路易斯城由法国人建立,后被荷兰人占领,最后由葡萄牙人统治。城中完整地保留着17世纪末期城市的垂直街道布局。由于20世纪初的经济停滞,使得该城许多极具历史价值的建筑得以保留,圣路易斯城成为了伊比利亚风格殖民地城镇的杰出典范。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/821

Courtesy of Jamila from Brazil

 

35 GH - Asante Traditional Buildings (1980)

Brief Description

"To the north-east of Kumasi, these are the last material remains of the great Asante civilization, which reached its high point in the 18th century. Since the dwellings are made of earth, wood and straw, they are vulnerable to the onslaught of time and weather."

阿散蒂传统建筑

"这些建筑位于库马西(Kumasi)东北部,是18世纪鼎盛时期伟大的阿散蒂(Asante)文明保留下来的最后物证。由于这些建筑由泥土、木材和稻草构成,随着时间的推移,非常容易受天气影响而损坏。"

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/35


Courtesy of Bonsei from Ghana
 middle pic on the right hand side shows the courtyard view of the Asante Traditional Building
Lower picture on the left hand side shows the Nzulezu Stilt Settlement which is on the tentative list
 

34 GH - Forts and Castles, Volta, Greater Accra, Central and Western Regions (1979)

Brief Description 
"The remains of fortified trading-posts, erected between 1482 and 1786, can still be seen along the coast of Ghana between Keta and Beyin. They were links in the trade routes established by the Portuguese in many areas of the world during their era of great maritime exploration."

沃尔特大阿克拉中西部地区的要塞和城堡
"这些贸易要塞建于1482年至1786年间,位于凯塔(Keta)和贝因(Beyin)之间的加纳海岸,其遗迹至今仍清晰可见。葡萄牙人在其大航海探险时期,在世界许多地方建立了贸易路线,这些要塞正是这些贸易路线的连接点。"

34-001     Fort Good Hope (Fort Goedehoop)
34-002     Cape Coast Castle
34-003     Fort Patience (Fort Leysaemhyt)
34-004     Fort Amsterdam
34-005     Fort St. Jago (Fort Conraadsburg)
34-006     Fort Batenstein
34-007     Fort San Sebastian
34-008     Fort Metal Cross
34-009     English Fort (Fort Vrendenburg)
34-010     Fort Saint Antony
34-011     Elmina Castle (St. George's Castle/ Fort St. Jorge)

Source UNESCO WH website http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/34


Courtesy of Bonsei from Ghana
 34-002     Cape Coast Castle

 34-011     Elmina Castle (St. George's Castle/ Fort St. Jorge)