Tag Archives: UNESCO World Heritage Site

{Germany} Summer Sightseeing: Peacock Island

August 20, 2013

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Summer is slowly coming to an end, and with it my fair weather sightseeing recommendations. So far we’ve had an open air museum, an art trail and a 19th century garden. But do you know what we haven’t had yet? An island! And not just any island. A UNESCO World Heritage Site island. Oh, and did I mention it’s inhabited by free roaming peacocks? The “Pfaueninsel” (Engl. “peacock island”) is situated in the southwest of Berlin, within the river Havel. As well as belonging to […]

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{Armenia} Treading on Holy Ground

November 14, 2012

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I’ve introduced you to a couple of wonderful museums from Yerevan now, but during the ICOM-CECA Conference we also had the opportunity to go on a day trip and see some more of the country. We had a choice of four different options, and I chose the one with the main focus of visiting Echmiadzin in Armavir Province, Central Armenia, about 20km from Yerevan. Echmiadzin is home to Echmiadzin Cathedral, also known as the ‘Mother Cathedral of Holy Echmiadzin – the central cathedral of the […]

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{Spain} Casa Museu Gaudí

July 18, 2012

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I was hoping to report back on some museums from the day trip we took to Poland on Monday, but those of you who follow me on Twitter will already know that sadly all the museums in Szczecin were closed. Next time we will remember not to travel there on a Monday! But I still have yet some more Barcelona museums up my sleeve ;-) The Casa Museu Gaudí (or Gaudí House Museum) is located in Parc Güell on top of a hill to the […]

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