World Heritage: Monumental Sites
This second volume, dedicated specifically to monumental sites, focuses on forty-seven emblematic instances of diverse geographic, cultural, and historic sites, providing each with a clear, well-documented explanatory text, enriched with in-depth boxes and a beautiful selection of pictures with detailed captions. This volume is a fabulous guide through wonderful sites such as the Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn, the Palace and Gardens of Versailles, Mount Athos, The Kremlin of Moscow, the Great Wall of China, the Potala Palace in Lhasa, the Forbidden City in Beijing, The Taj Mahal, the Royal Palaces of Abomey, the Pueblo of Taos and the Statue of Liberty in New York among many others.
The Palace and Gardens Roberta DAdda
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