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Fotoeins Friday: Chores in Corniglia (Cinque Terre)

Visitors flock to Italy’s Ligurian Riviera on foot, by car, and by train. There are elements of romance about the sounds of the sea, the warmth of the Mediterranean sun, and the scent of salt in the on-shore breeze. But people also live here, obviously and for multiple generations.

In the famous Cinque Terre region, Corniglia is a small quiet village sitting on a small rocky headland some 100 meters (330 feet) above sea level. There’s yet another hint to romance, but the daily grind might appear green on the other side of the street. Or for that matter, on the other side of the world. The Cinque Terre has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.


I made the photo above on 21 June 2008 with the Canon EOS450, 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/500 sec, f/4.5, ISO640, 33mm focal length (53mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-9ju.

UNESCO World Heritage logo, Wikimedia CC3 license

Fotoeins’ 20 UNESCO Heritage Sites Around the World

Since 1995, I’ve been fortunate to experience significant travel: first as green graduate student on my first (of many) trips to Chile; followed by the opportunity to live and work in 3 countries on 3 continents inside a span of 10 years. I didn’t give much thought about their relative importance at the time, but I’m lucky to have visited a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (WHS).

I’ve written about a number of UNESCO sites in Germany with more to come. From other parts of the world, here are 20 UNESCO WHS:

  1. Australia: Blue Mountains (Katoomba)
  2. Australia: Fremantle Prison
  3. Australia: Sydney Opera House
  4. Argentina: Iguazú Falls, Iguazú National Park
  5. Brazil: Iguaçu Falls, Iguaçu National Park
  6. Brazil: Atlantic Forest South-East Reserves (Curitiba)
  7. China: Historic Centre of Macao
  8. Czech Republic: Historic Centre of Prague
  9. Czech Republic: Kutná Hora
  10. Denmark: Kronborg Castle (Helsingør)
  11. France: Historic Site of Lyons
  12. Italy: Cinque Terre
  13. México: Historic Centre of México City
  14. México: San Miguel de Allende
  15. New Zealand: Te Wāhipounamu (South Island)
  16. Spain: Alhambra, Generalife, & Albayzín (Granada)
  17. Spain: Cathedral, Alcázar & Archivo de Indias (Sevilla)
  18. Sweden: Skogskyrkogården (Stockholm)
  19. United Kingdom: Old & New Towns of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  20. USA: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Big Island)

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