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Celebrating India's Independence Day - photo essay

To celebrate World Heritage Day, we're celebrating some of the worlds top monuments and sites of cultural and architectural significance. The Taj Mahal, India is up there with the best. Have you visited it yet?

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Conwy Castle, Wales, is one of the most prominent fortresses built by Edward I in the 13th century. It is one of the key castles of the king's "iron ring" of fortresses constructed in Wales. The stronghold was quite an expensive undertaking - it is estimated that Edward spent £15,000 (£162 million in 2009) on the construction, which makes it the most costly castle in the Welsh history. Today Conwy is declared a World Heritage Site.

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The cliffs above the beach are a noted source of fossils from the Jurassic period. Fossil-hunters walk the beaches between Lyme Regis and Charmouth, but have to be wary of tides and landslips. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site covers 3 geological time periods; the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. These are showcased in the 3 rock types found along the coast.

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Sundarbans, aerial, waters, delta, Bangladesh, Indian Ocean, Mangrove forest, UNESCO World Heritage Site, tigers, biosphere reserve, Western Bengal, national park, blue, green - http://bangladesh.mycityportal.net

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Slate Stand Up Plaque - To Be Born Welsh ( Dragon) - Welsh Gifts. One of my favorite poems from one of my favorite online shops. :-)

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Bath, England. My Birth Place. The Roman Baths. Built 2000 years ago to capitalise on a natural hot spring which is immeasurably older.

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