A communist monument in mountainous Bulgaria, an ice factory in England and an art nouveau casino in Romania are among Europe’s most endangered heritage sites, say campaigners.
Campaigners have today sounded the alarm over Europe’s most under-threat buildings and monuments.
Europa Nostra, a pan-European cultural heritage federation, released a list of seven sites it considers endangered.
Maestro Plácido Domingo, the group’s president, said the “rare treasures” were in danger of being lost.
Europa Nostra says its list is intended to be a “catalyst for action” and that sites it had highlighted in previous years have now been saved for future generations.
England: the UK’s ‘oldest ice factory’
The ice from the factory was used to preserve fish in ships in Grimsby, once one of the world’s largest fishing ports. It is now in a state of serious decline, say campaigners, and plans to secure its future have yet to find funding.
Austria: the historic centre of Vienna