World Heritage Site

Grand-Hornu

The UNESCO-listed Grand-Hornu mining complex, near Mons, Belgium. © Rudolf Abraham Built in the early 19th century in Neoclassical style by French entrepreneur Henri De Gorge and designed by architect Bruno Renard, Grand-Hornu is surrounded by Utopian, neatly arranged streets of worker’s housing (pictured below), and developed into one of the largest mining companies in …

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Kernave

Festival of Archaeology and Antique Crafts, Kernave, Lithuania. © Rudolf Abraham Kernave was first settled around 9000 BC and the series of mounds here – site of the former Lithuanian capital, sacked by the Teutonic Knights in 1390 – are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shot last year on a visit to Lithuania to coincide …

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Art Nouveau Riga

Art Nouveau architecture in Riga, Latvia. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Capital of Culture 2014, Riga has one of the greatest concentrations of Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) architecture of any city in Europe. © Rudolf Abraham Photos copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in …

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Wieliczka Salt Mine

Deep inside the truly amazing Wieliczka Salt Mine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Krakow, Poland. Salt has been mined at Wieliczka since the 13th century, and it was one of the first twelve sites in the world to be inscribed on the UNESCO list, back in 1978. D700 + 14-24/2.8 Photo copyright © Rudolf …

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Eros Bendato

Eros Bendato (Eros Bound), often called ‘The Head’. Sculpture by Polish artist Igor Mitoraj on the main square in Krakow, Poland (7 December 2013) D700 + 70-200/2.8 Photo copyright © Rudolf Abraham. All rights reserved. Images may not be copied, stored, distributed or published in any form without prior written permission from Rudolf Abraham. To …

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