The Climats of Burgundy


Burgundy’s Côte d’Or is a narrow strip of vineyard cultural landscape stretching from the town of Dijon in the north past Beaune in the south. The region includes the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune areas, home to world renown wines made from the charismatic Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. The cultivation of vines and the production of excellent […]


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Calls on UNESCO to urgently begin reparations for World Heritage site Sur, Turkey The Chamber of Architects in the Turkish southeastern province of Diyarbakır on March 1 called on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to urgently start reparations for the district of Sur… Source: Daily News (Turkey) 01/03/2017 Venice, to be […]


Creative Cities: Graz

Herrengasse Graz (c) Graz Tourismus - Harry Schiffer

Graz is a World Heritage Site and a City of Design The City of Graz lies at the crossroads of European culture. Here, Romanic, Slavic, Hungarian and Alpine-Germanic influences can be seen in a variety of buildings, from Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Historicism up to Art Nouveau. By the end of the 14th century, Graz had grown in […]


Asmara’s Modernist Architecture

Alfa Romeo, Asmara, Eritrea © Edward Denison

Asmara’s historic urban landscape appears almost exactly as it was when it was built The Modernist city of Asmara was built in large part in the late 1930’s by Italians with a futuristic outlook in the highlands of Eritrea on the Horn of Africa. A complete urban landscape and a hyper-modern city in its time, Asmara represents one […]


The Forth Bridge is Fife’s man-made wonder

Forth Bridge at night © Ian McCracken . Welcome to Fife

The Forth Bridge was inscribed on the World Heritage list in 2015 The Kingdom of Fife just north of Edinburgh is known world-wide today for its abundance of golf courses dotting a scenic landscape steeped in history. The peninsula-shaped region, barely 80 km at its widest point, is peppered with picturesque sea towns and villages, offering […]


The Smiling Angel of Reims

L'Ange au Sourire, Reims

The Smiling Angel, “L’ange au Sourire”, standing just above the north entrance of the main façade of the Cathedral of Reims near Paris is one of the most famous works of medieval statuary. Carved sometime between 1236 and 1245, the enigmatic icon is not the only smiling angel in the 2303 large collection of sculptures at Reims, […]