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Rokycany in Czech Republic

Rokycany in Czech Republic

[caption id="attachment_159817" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main Square © Miaow Miaow[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rokycany is a town in the Plzeň Region of the Czech Republic. It lies 17 km (11 mi) to the East from the region capital of Plzeň on the confluence of the River Klabava and the Holoubkov Brook. Alternatively, the Holoubkovský potok is referred to as the Borecký potok and the section of the Klabava River down to the confluence as the Padrťský potok. There is another smaller brook in the western part of the to...

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Theme Week Umbria - Narni

Theme Week Umbria - Narni

[caption id="attachment_153569" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © ImagoAnimae/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Narni is an ancient hilltown and comune with 19,900 inhabitants. At an altitude of 240 m (787 ft), it overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni. It is very close to the Geographic center of Italy. There is a stone on the exact spot with a sign in multiple languages. The city of Rieti claims to be the center of Italy as well. Like many of the smaller towns of Umbria, Narni is sti...

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Liverpool at the mouth of the Mersey

Liverpool at the mouth of the Mersey

[caption id="attachment_153101" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Albert Dock © Green Lane[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough of Merseyside, along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. It is the fourth most populous British city, and third most populous in England, with a 2011 population of 466,400 and is at the centre of a wider urban area, the Liverpool City Region, which has a population of around 2 million people. I...

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Vinci in Tuscany

Vinci in Tuscany

[caption id="attachment_160596" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town. The town is surrounded by the Tuscan Hills. The landscape consists of vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo's time. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilom...

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New Orleans in Louisiana

New Orleans in Louisiana

[caption id="attachment_169199" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Royal Street © Jan Kronsell/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New Orleans (French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is the major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. The population of the city is at 392,000. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) has a population of 1.4 million. The city is known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well ...

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Cassis in southern France

Cassis in southern France

[caption id="attachment_160198" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cassis seen from the cliffs © Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. The wines of Cassis are white and rosé, and not to be confused with crème de cassis, a specialty of Burgundy...

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Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Pellworm

Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Pellworm

[caption id="attachment_152906" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © nordseetourismus.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pellworm is an island within the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200. Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt Pellworm. In medieval times Pellworm was a part of the larger island of Strand which was torn into pieces in a disastrous storm tide in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Nordstrand and the Halligen. All these belo...

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Zhuhai in South China

Zhuhai in South China

[caption id="attachment_165516" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Xianglu Bay © Shasha Zhuhai/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zhuhai (literally: "Pearl Sea") is a prefecture-level city on the southern coast of Guangdong province in China. Located in the Pearl River Delta, Zhuhai borders Jiangmen to the northwest, Zhongshan to the north, and Macau to the south. Zhuhai was one of the original Special Economic Zones established in the 1980s. Zhuhai is also one of China's premier tourist destinations, being called the Chinese...

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