Monday, October 25, 2010

New swedish unesco sites

The last post of the day is dedicated to 3 new swedish unesco sites in my collection. I got them through a tag and it have been sent by Merja "merjade". Merja is a bit sick right now but somehow she managed to send the cards. I hope she's feeling better by now. Hugs.

"The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper production in this region since at least the 13th century. The 17th-century planned town of Falun with its many fine historic buildings, together with the industrial and domestic remains of a number of settlements spread over a wide area of the Dalarna region, provide a vivid picture of what was for centuries one of the world's most important mining areas." - in: www.whc.unesco.or/en/list/1027

"The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs (depictions of humans and animals, weapons, boats and other subjects) but also for their cultural and chronological unity. They reveal the life and beliefs of people in Europe during the Bronze Age and are remarkable for their large numbers and outstanding quality." - in: www.whc.unesco.org/en/list/557

"The Arctic Circle region of northern Sweden is the home of the Saami, or Lapp people. It is the largest area in the world (and one of the last) with an ancestral way of life based on the seasonal movement of livestock. Every summer, the Saami lead their huge herds of reindeer towards the mountains through a natural landscape hitherto preserved, but now threatened by the advent of motor vehicles. Historical and ongoing geological processes can be seen in the glacial moraines and changing water courses." - in: www.whc.unesco.org/en/list/774

1 comment:

Deirdre said...

I don't know if you are interested, but I have a card of the grachten in Amsterdam http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonwell_87/5061815257/in/set-72157624995242609/ they are Unesco as well :)