09 October 2012

My tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites

This summer I visited some beautiful places, many of which have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.....


1. Real Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville with it's Moorish architecture and beautiful landscaping. The orange grove in the courtyard of the cathedral, the view from La Giralda tower..





2. The Historic Centre of Cordoba, including the Mezquita with its forest of arches covering the floor of one of the largest mosques in the world, with a Baroque style church constructed in the middle by the Christians that retook the city in the 13th century. 






3. The Lavaux Terrace Vineyards of Switzerland - the vineyards seem to extend high into the air above the shores of Lake Geneva, with the terraces dating back to the 11th century.




We spent an hour in the late summer sunshine wandering through the vineyards, looking at the large bunches of grapes almost ready for picking and looking at the view over the lake and the mountains.








4 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

You could write a book! Actually you should seriously put your photos into a book-- it would be so beautiful! Eventually maybe we'll see you on the travel channel as an expert! ;)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- your pictures are so pretty Di! They all look like such interesting places to visit -- especially The Historic Centre of Cordoba!

Kate said...

I loved Cordoba and Seville - I would love to go back one day.

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

ahhh, beautiful!!!
I love your wandering posts. They always gives me the longing for visiting the places you show :)