UNique – 9/10 Having arrived in Moscow in the evening, we decided to take a stroll through the city along the Kotelnicheskaya Embankment. During the walk, we were made to feel tiny and insignificant as we walked past the colossal monoliths of the Stalinist skyscrapers. But the feeling of insignificance was replaced with awe as … More UNESCO Heritage Site #136: Kremlin and Red Square
#131 – Architectural Work of Le Corbusier UNique – 6/10 Probably not a lot of people have heard the name of Le Corbusier, even though his philosophy on design and urban planning has greatly shaped the modern architecture. Similarly to the Bauhaus school in Germany, he rejected decorative architecture and focused instead on everyday function … More UNESCO Heritage Sites #131-135: Belgian Belfries, Beguinages and more
#122 – Kronborg Castle UNique – 6/10 The site of Shakespeare’s famous Danish prince, Kronborg castle has been an important defensive structure for centuries, protecting the entry into Copenhagen harbour and controlling the passage of the trade ships.
From Roman ruins to modernist avant-garde architecture across four countries.
New place of residence, new UNESCO weekend opportunities!
In 1745, Frederick, king of the emerging German state of Prussia, decided to build for himself a summer escape residence akin to those built by the French monarchs. However, unlike Versailles, Frederick eschewed palatial grand in favor of the charm of a vineyard villa. Over the next 40 years, this would become the place where … More UNESCO Heritage Site #105: Sanssouci and Charlottenburg Palaces
My last summer in India was spent travelling through the northern part of the country and Nepal. Of course, I couldn’t resist visiting some more UNESCO sites.