Tag Archives: unesco world heritage

Coimbra by loureirogc

Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra-Alta and Sofia , an Unesco World Heritage, has grown and evolved over more than seven centuries to form its own well-defined urban area of two components within the old town of Coimbra. Created initially as an academy in the late 13th century on the hill above the town (Alta), it was established in the Royal Palace of Alcáçova in 1537 before developing as a series of colleges. Coimbra University is an exceptional example of a university city, which illustrates the interdependence between city and university and in which the city’s architectural language reflects the university’s institutional functions.

via http://ift.tt/1KYLRKK

Vertorama di Chiesa di San Pietro by hpd_fotografy

The maginicient church of San Pietro in the small mountain village of Corniglia. Unlike the other villages of Cinque Terre, Corniglia is not directly adjacent to the sea. Instead, it is on the top of a cliff about 100 metres high, surrounded by vineyards and the steep cliff on the sea side.

Thanks for your visit.
If you like my images, stop by at hpd-fotografy or follow me on 500px, Instagram, flickr and Facebook.

via http://ift.tt/1WkZGrS

Speicherstadt Hamburg by LarsKrux

The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany was recently nominated for the Unesco World Heritage status.
The “water castle” is one of the remarkable historic buildings in that part of the city

via http://ift.tt/1ELvufB

New Entry in UNESCO World Heritage LIst by JohannesOehl

The Hamburg Kontorhaus District is an office district built to serve the functions arising from creation of the Speicherstadt, and forming one of the most impressive German urban settings of the 1920s. It is the first dedicated office district on the continent of Europe. It is characterised by a high degree of stylistic consistency, and was executed in the 1920s, 30s and 50s with virtually no change resulting from the Second World War. Particularly good examples of the style are the Chilehaus, Messberghof and Sprinkenhof, which are among the most significant of all the architectural heritage of that period. (test taken from UNESCO.ORG

via http://bit.ly/1KEueSv