Category: UNESCO World Heritage

Mughal Gardens of Kashmir: Towards the UNESCO World Heritage Nomination (Book Proceedings)

The International Seminar on ‘Mughal Gardens of Kashmir: Towards the UNESCO World Heritage Nomination’ was held in Srinagar at the University of Kashmir from 14 to 16 May 2011 and was the first international seminar on these famed gardens. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Jammu and Kashmir Chapter (INTACH J&K), in …

Alpamayo Trek, Huascaran National Park, Peru

The valleys and passes around the mountain ranges of Alpamayo, in the Huascaran National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) in the Peruvian Andes, offer some of the greatest mountain trekking experiences in the world. For the full Trek Report by Jan Haenraets, with many more photos, see this LINK. A great alternative to the full circle Alpamayo Circuit trek is described in this …

Paradise in Conflict: Reexamining and Safeguarding the Genius of the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir

The Landscapes Research Record journal published the article on ‘Paradise in Conflict: Reexamining and Safeguarding the Genius of the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir’ by Jan Haenraets, Melissa Hollingsworth and Alyssa Schwann.  To read the full abstract on a full-width page, see this LINK. The pdf of the full article as published in the Landscape Research Record …

Mughal Gardens, Kashmir

Jill of ‘A Landscape Lover’s Blog’ invited me for an interview about how I got involved in the conservation of the Mughal Gardens of Kashmir. The article has some beautiful historic images and photos from LandscapeLover’s recent visit to the gardens, that illustrate ongoing work. For the interview see this LINK.

Outback Australia – Sydney to Alice Springs

There is no shortage of great outback adventures in Australia. To get a good taste of the outback, without needing a four-wheel drive, the trip from Port Augusta via Uluru and Alice Springs, all the way to Darwin, is an unforgettable experience through the heart of the red continent. Part 1 of the trip describes a route …

40 years UNESCO World Heritage Convention

In 2012 the UNESCO World Heritage Convention celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Here a reminder of how it all began and some of the purposes and philosophies behind the Convention and the UNESCO World Heritage List. For the full article see under this link. It can be said that the World Heritage Convention and the World Heritage …

Tunnel Controversy in Fiordland, New Zealand

Controversy exists in Fiordland in New Zealand over a proposal for a new tunnel to shorten travel time for tourists to the famous Milford Sound. The region is part of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read the article online at the Daily Mail. Text by Jan Haenraets. Photo: dailymail.co.uk.