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Dadar Parsi Colony: Cherishing the Bombay that was

Inflatable pools, barbecues, open backyards…this is how architect Rooshad Shroff recalls the better part of his childhood spent with his parents in the Dadar Parsi colony. With the endless lockdowns, he realises how deeply he misses this oasis of bliss in the heart of Mumbai. “I certainly took the greenery for granted. You simply can’t beat it. There are almost fifteen beautiful gardens organically woven into the layout of the colony,” says Shroff. Article by Arman Khan | architecturaldigest.in...
Tags: Life, India, History, Unesco, Heritage, Mumbai, Alice, Bombay, Parsi, Bandra, Alberta Park, Dadar Parsi Colony, Shroff, Rustom Tirandaz, Five Gardens, Mancherji Edulji Joshi


Angry protests in Venice at shock return of cruise ships

Ban on huge vessels passing St Mark’s Square proves to be temporary after liner docks in city for first time in 17 monthsAnti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday.Residents were caught by surprise on Thursday when a cruise liner sailed into the lagoon city for the first time since the pandemic began, despite prime minister Mario Draghi’s government declarin...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Environment, Travel & leisure, Mario Draghi, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Bari, St Mark 's Square, Shipping Industry


‘We were deceived’: hundreds protest in Venice at return of giant cruise ships

Ban on huge vessels passing St Mark’s Square proves to be temporary after liner docks in city for first time in 17 monthsAnti-cruise ship campaigners in Venice claim they were “deceived” by the Italian government as hundreds protested against huge vessels docking in the historic city’s port on Saturday.Residents were caught by surprise on Thursday when a cruise liner sailed into the lagoon city for the first time since the pandemic began, despite prime minister Mario Draghi’s government declarin...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Environment, Travel & leisure, Mario Draghi, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Bari, St Mark 's Square, Shipping Industry


Biden’s visit to Tulsa a step toward removing the shame of the past

President Joe Biden, visiting Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Tuesday to commemorate the massacre of Black Americans there a century ago, said, “Just because history is silent, it doesn’t mean it did not take place. And while darkness can hide much, it erases nothing.” Will his message elicit a long-elusive sense of hope in this shattered community? As I met with Black Tulsans this week—including the only living survivors of the massacre—I learned such optimism is hard to come by. Among the many churches th...
Tags: California, Opinion, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Unesco, Soccer, Nashville, Biden, Black, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, Heather, Greenwood, Theodore, Faison


11 incredible Iceland hotels with magnificent views of otherworldly landscapes

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Tripadvisor Iceland is open to vaccinated travelers or anyone with proof of previous infection or negative test. Many hotels also require proof of vaccination but are open to travelers. The best hotels in Iceland range from a high-end hostel in Reykjavik to a luxury lodge in the south. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are few places on earth that capture the imagination quite like Iceland. ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, US, Trends, Unesco, Antarctica, Marriott, Northern Lights, Iceland, Ion, Reykjavik, Santorini, Don, Akureyri, Heli, Ring Road


Watch Angelina Jolie get swarmed by bees

May 20 was World Bee Day. And to celebrate the occasion and raise awareness of the importance of bees, Angelina Jolie did a National Geographic photoshoot with a bunch of bees crawling all over her for 18 minutes. She has also been named the "Godmother of Bees" by UNESO (which is apparently a 5-year term): Jolie was recently named "godmother" for Women for Bees, a five-year program launched by UNESCO, the UN's educational, scientific, and cultural arm, and Guerlain, the French cos...
Tags: Video, News, Bees, Unesco, Un, Angelina Jolie, Bee, Change The Bees You Want To See In The World, Swarms, Jolie, Beekeeping, Swarming, UNESO


UNESCO Exhibit in Venice Focuses on Rebuilding Mosul Sites

The United Nations’ cultural agency has opened an exhibit detailing plans to restore multicultural landmarks in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
Tags: Unesco, United Nations, Venice Focuses


UNESCO: #QuestionsThatMatter

"The sovereignty of the people and the freedom of the press are two entirely correlative things," Alexis de Tocqueville. Some crises can act as revelators. What was striking during the Covid-19 crisis was this deep dependence on public goods such as water, transit, health infrastructure and equipment… Goods so common that we forget how vital they are. Inform...
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Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises

Uniworld Opens Summer 2021 European River Cruises Uniworld restarts and opens up their summer 2021 European River Cruises. LOS ANGELES – May 20, 2021 –   Uniworld Boutique River Cruises  announces its first sailing dates for this year. The luxury river cruise company will resume cruising on June 20, 2021, debuting its most recently transformed Super Ship S.S. La Venezia in Italy. Cruises will restart in France shortly after Italy, with first departures for S.S. Bon Voyage on June 27th, S....
Tags: Travel, Milan, Featured, France, Unesco, Egypt, Normandy, Paris, Italy, Venice, Lyon, Catherine, Avignon, Northern Italy, Gironde, Uniworld


Translating Armenian Literature.

Garen Torikian writes for Electric Literature about how he came to translate from Armenian: I had the great privilege of growing up in a house with several floor-to-ceiling shelves bursting with books. So far as I remember, they were largely ornamental, but I have a hard time believing that they went unread: my parents were not the hoarding type. One day, shortly after graduating college, stuck at home and with nothing else to do, I began to really look at the books for the first time. Non-ficti...
Tags: Europe, Uncategorized, America, Unesco, Linguistics, Armenia, Istanbul, Byron, Poe, Soviet Union, Electric Literature, Chekov, Ottoman Empire, Woolf, Bronte, Balzac


Beyond Vaccines, UNESCO Wants More Global Science Shared

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan.
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Beyond Vaccines, UNESCO Seeks Share More Global Science

While the U.S. president is calling for suspending patents on COVID-19 vaccines, experts at UNESCO are quietly working on a more ambitious plan.
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UN catalogues ‘chilling tide of abuse’ against female journalists

Misogyny, bigotry and threats ‘cut public trust in critical media’, warns report after major investigationAn epidemic of online violence against female journalists worldwide is undermining their reporting, spilling over into real-life attacks and harassment, and puts their health and professional prospects in jeopardy, the UN has warned.The avalanche of misogynistic abuse and threats is not only damaging women working in media, it is also weaponised “to undercut public trust in critical journali...
Tags: Media, Newspapers & magazines, Newspapers, Unesco, Press freedom, Journalist safety, Un, Women in journalism


Tepelene Water: The awakening sound of life

The Tepelene Water comes from an ancient water source in the south of Albania, and it is where one of the country's a famous aqueducts was built around 250 years ago. To bring the viewer closer to this natural piece of history, the commercial was filmed in the mountains of Tepelene and the campaign was launched with this powerful commercial through a poetic manifesto. The Albanian iso-polyphony, being an important part of the traditional folkloric music and UNESCO's intangible...
Tags: Advertising, Unesco, Albania, Tepelenë, Uji Tepelene


World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge Arouca 516 opens in Portugal – video

The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in Portugal. The bridge, Arouca 516, sits 175 metres above the River Paiva in the north of the country. Its 516 metre-long walkway breaks the record previously held by the Charles Kuonen Bridge in the Swiss Alps. Located near the tiny town of Arouca and within the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark, the bridge took two years to construct and is held up by steel cables and two large towers on each sideWorld’s longest pedestrian sus...
Tags: Unesco, Portugal, Construction industry, Arouca, River Paiva, Arouca Geopark, Charles Kuonen Bridge


World’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Portugal

Arouca 516 opens 175 metres above the River Paiva in north of the countryThe world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge has been completed in northern Portugal, where residents of the nearby town hope the tourist attraction will help revive a region whose economy was devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic.Hidden between rock-strewn mountains covered with lush greenery and yellow flowers inside the Unesco-recognised Arouca Geopark, the 516 metres (1,700 feet) bridge hangs 175 meters above the fast...
Tags: Unesco, Portugal, Construction industry, Arouca, River Paiva, Arouca Geopark, River Paiva Continue


Painting with a Needle: Dr. Shernaz Cama and the work of PARZOR

Dr. Shernaz Cama the founding director of UNESCO PARZOR Project speaks on ZAMWI ZOOM, a lecture series curated by the Zoroastrian Association of Metropolitan Washington DC.
Tags: Art, Life, Unesco, Shernaz Cama


‘An example to many’: journalist Maria Ressa wins Unesco press freedom prize

Ressa has been subject to sustained campaign of gendered online abuse and has been targeted by Philippine leader Rodrigo DuterteThe UN’s cultural agency has awarded its annual press freedom prize to Philippine journalist Maria Ressa whose reporting has made her a target of her country’s judiciary and online hate campaigns.Ressa, a former Asia lead investigative reporter for US network CNN and head of domestic network ABS-CBN News, now manages the news website Rappler whose reporting has attracte...
Tags: Asia, US, Cnn, Unesco, Asia Pacific, Philippines, United Nations, Un, Philippine, Rodrigo Duterte, CBN News, Rappler, Maria Ressa, Rodrigo DuterteThe, Ressa


Photos of the weirdest and most unique McDonald's restaurants in the world

This McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. EQRoy/Shutterstock Some McDonald's restaurants are found in downright strange locations. One McDonald's restaurant in Taupo, New Zealand, is located inside a decommissioned plane. A glass-walled McDonald's restaurant has received an award for its impressive architecture. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The McDonald's location in Downey, California, is the ...
Tags: Photos, Food, White House, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Chicago, Unesco, Restaurant, Budapest, United States, Maine, Fast Food, Arizona, Retail


Culture needs us, as much as we need culture

Last month, a horn player sounded an 18,000 year-old conch shell, discovered in 1931 at Marsoulas Cave in France. In doing so, he confirmed that the shell was not only decorative, but the oldest wind instrument of its kind. In January this year, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the world’s oldest cave painting was revealed, dating back 45,000 years. These discoveries remind us how culture is vital to human lives. It is a deep-rooted anthropological need, with its origins in the distant past...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Mexico, France, Africa, Spain, Unesco, Atlantic, Oman, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Rio De Janeiro, Mediterranean, Sulawesi, World Heritage, Mount Kilimanjaro


Bradesco: New BIA Responses Against Harassment

In 2020, BIA received around 95 thousand messages of offenses and sexual harassment. Although she is not a real woman, the number reveals a reality that women face. In the campaign, developed by Publicis Brazil, the interactions are represented by means voice-overs and projections on walls. Then, the film shows the change in tone of the BIA's responses, taking a strong stand against harassment. Previously, when the bank's artificial intelligence received some of those attacks,...
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European tuna boats dump fishing debris in Seychelles waters ‘with impunity’

In 2019, when Jeremy Raguain turned up for a cleanup campaign on Aldabra Atoll, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, he bagged a marine...
Tags: Unesco, Seychelles, Jeremy Raguain


Cambodia Nixes Theme Park/Resort At Angkor Wat

The $350 million development, called Angkor Lake of Wonder and planned for just beyond the temple complex’s southern boundary, was to be “a Khmerfied Disneyland of sorts complete with multiple hotels, an indoor digital theme park, expansive botanical gardens, a network of touristic canals, and a ‘Siem Reap China Town’ entertainment and retail district.” Developers struck a deal last May with the Cambodian government, which did not block the plan until UNESCO and the World Monuments Fund protest...
Tags: Art, Unesco, Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Visual, 03.26.21, Khmerfied Disneyland, Siem Reap China Town


France submits the baguette for UNESCO world heritage status

The Ministry for Culture said its decision is to protect traditional savoir-faire as the number of bakeries across France has...
Tags: France, Unesco, Ministry for Culture


'It's impossible': Spain's flamenco bars face an existential threat

Plummeting audience numbers fuel calls for government assistance as famed tablaos struggle to surviveA little after 7.30pm on Wednesday night, a small crowd gathered in a dark, brick-lined bar in central Madrid to sit at candlelit, socially-distanced tables and lose themselves for an hour in the sweat, shouts and blurred hands, hems and heels of a flamenco show.The 16 people in the audience at the Cardamomo tablao, or flamenco venue, were in luck – but then so were the eight performers on stage....
Tags: Spain, Dance, Unesco, Madrid, Flamenco, Cardamomo


France submits the baguette as candidate for UNESCO heritage status

France has chosen the baguette as its candidate for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage status, the government said Friday, seeking...
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France seeks Unesco heritage status for the baguette

France has nominated the baguette for inclusion on Unesco's intangible cultural heritage register.
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Is the French baguette a Unesco heritage symbol?

France has nominated the baguette for inclusion on Unesco's intangible cultural heritage register.
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Ancient "Plain of Jars" in Laos has been dated

The Plain of Jars consists of over 90 sites containing thousands of jars scattered across Laos. According to new research, these jars were constructed sometime between 1240 and 660 BCE.In 2019, UNESCO named a cluster of 11 regions as a World Heritage Site. The stone jar sites scattered around Laos are considered the most unique and important archaeological finds in all of Southeast Asia. In total, over 90 sites have been identified, with each site containing between one and 400 jars, some of w...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, England, Scotland, Southeast Asia, Religion, Unesco, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Laos, Usaf, World Heritage Site, Derek, University of Melbourne


Mysterious "Plain of Jars" in Laos has been dated

The Plain of Jars consists of over 90 sites containing thousands of jars scattered across Laos. According to new research, these jars were constructed sometime between 1240 and 660 BCE.In 2019, UNESCO named a cluster of 11 regions as a World Heritage Site. The stone jar sites scattered around Laos are considered the most unique and important archaeological finds in all of Southeast Asia. In total, over 90 sites have been identified, with each site containing between one and 400 jars, some of w...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Asia, England, Scotland, Southeast Asia, Religion, Unesco, Innovation, Anthropology, Archaeology, Laos, Usaf, World Heritage Site, Derek, University of Melbourne