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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace was designated as a World Heritage Site in 1987 based on its architectural importance, both of the palace itself and the landscapes park designed by the famous ‘Capability’ Brown. The palace is home to the 11th Duke of … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Historic Centre of Guimarães

This week I had the chance to visit another UNESCO site in Portugal, the historic town of Guimarães.  This town is deemed an important site for three key reasons: A specialized building technique was  developed there in the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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