The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – celebrations and events:
The Queen came to the throne on 6th February, 1952 and her coronation took place on 2nd June 1953. Marking 60 years of The Queen’s reign, the Diamond Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of June.
It’s awesome to see Google getting involved with the World Wonders Project, especially as 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
At the start of the year, I made it a personal goal to add to the 220 sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List that I’ve already visited and share more of my travel photos from them with the online community.
Just last week we visited a few of the Swiss ‘Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps’ collection and France’s ‘Great Saltworks of Salins-les-Bains to Royal Saltworks of Arc-et-Senans’.
Blessed with great weather, I’m hoping for some stunning photographs when I finally get around to editing them.
The World Wonders Project by Google
Not all of us are fortunate enough to travel to these wonderful places around the world, and even those of us who do make it our life’s work to travel can’t get to see everything in a lifetime; but it’s still worth adding them all to the list.
With the help of Street View technology, the World Wonders Project takes you on a on a virtual tour of (currently) 132 historic sites in 18 countries. The famous Google camera-mounted cars couldn’t access all of these sites, so special trikes were made to get in close.
The original mission of the Travel Notes blog, back in November 2005, was to keep Travel Notes visitors informed of new developments and highlight some of the travel articles submitted to us through Travel-Write.com.
I wasn’t quite sure of the direction that our travel blog would take; whether we’d include links added to the travel directory, answer questions from the travel community, or look around for other interesting travel blogs to link to.
Perhaps we would use the medium for latest travel news or what was going on around the world – focusing on those special events that many of us would like to attend, often only possible through Internet hyperlinks.
Sometimes it felt like I was talking to myself, even though statistics showed that people were clicking through.
Hopefully, moving platforms will inspire me to blog (post) about my travels more often and share my collection of travel photographs and insights from a life inspired by travel; while continuing to keep an eye on what others are doing and pointing you to their inspirational work as well.
Once again – thanks for dropping by on your cyber travels, and please do come back again soon – to catch up on future developments in the world of travel.
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