The old centre of Bergen (Bryggen), Norway
The city of Bergen was founded in 1070. In 1360 a Kontor of the Hanseatic League was established there, and as the town developed into an important trading centre, the wharfs were improved. The administrative buildings of Bryggen housed clerks from many areas, especially Germany. The main trade was dried cod from Northern Norway in return for cereals from mainland Europe.The oldest part of Bergen, which is called Bryggen (Norwegian, 'The Wharf' ), is a series of Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into Bergen, Norway.Bryggen was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.
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Thousand Cherry Blossom Trees on Mt. Yoshino
Thousand cherry blossom trees at a glance on Mt. Yoshino in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture, Japan. Mt. Yoshino (Yoshinoyama), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Japan's most famous cherry blossom spots. There are over 30000 cherry blossom trees planted on the slopes.
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Mountain peak , Hallstatt , Austria
The village of Hallstatt, Lake Hallstatt, UNESCO World Heritage Hallstatt-Dachstein is a village in the Salzkammergut, a region in Austria. It is located near the HallstA€tter See (a lake). At the 2001 census, it had 946 inhabitants. Alexander Scheutz has been mayor of Hallstatt since 2009. Hallstatt is known for its production of salt, dating back to prehistoric times, and gave its name to the Hallstatt culture, a culture often linked to Celtic, Proto-Celtic, and pre-Illyrian peoples in Early Iron Age Europe, c.800a450 BC. Some of the earliest archaeological evidence for the Celts was found in Hallstatt.
© 2016 Chan Srithaweeporn