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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

[caption id="attachment_161176" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grey's Monument © Hans Peter Schaefer - www.reserv-a-rt.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. Historically a part of Northumberland, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city developed in the area that was the location of the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, the eldest son...

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Murmansk on the Arctic Circle

Murmansk on the Arctic Circle

[caption id="attachment_153914" align="aligncenter" width="590"] K-322 Cachalot, a Russian Northern Fleet AKULA class nuclear-powered attack submarine underway on the surface© US Navy[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Murmansk is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast, located in the extreme northwest part of Russia, on the Kola Bay, an inlet of the Barents Sea, a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, on the northern shore of the Kola Peninsula, close to the Russia's borders with Norway and Finland. Despite its extrem...

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The Dockland building in Hamburg

The Dockland building in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_153386" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Dennis Siebert/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Like a ship sits the six-story office building on a plot of land, 40 meters out over the river Elbe in Hamburg. It can only be reached by a large staircase on the land side, the board is open to the public, and has on top a nearly 500 square meter wide roof terrace with a good view over the harbor and the northern shoreline. It is also a popular photo opportunity due to its distinctive architecture. The ro...

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Eton and Eton College

Eton and Eton College

[caption id="attachment_153780" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Eton College © Herry Lawford[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eton is a town and civil parish in Berkshire, England, lying on the opposite bank of the River Thames to Windsor and connected to it by Windsor Bridge. It has a population of 5,000. Eton was transferred from Buckinghamshire to Berkshire in 1974. Since 1998 it has been part of the unitary authority of Windsor and Maidenhead. Neither Windsor nor Eton is desperately large and walking is a good way around ...

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The Royal Opera House Muscat

The Royal Opera House Muscat

[caption id="attachment_161993" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Avik W/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is Oman's premier venue for musical arts and culture. The opera house is located in Shati Al-Qurm district of Muscat, Oman. Built on the royal orders of Sultan Qaboos of Oman, the Royal Opera House reflects contemporary Omani architecture, and has a capacity to accommodate maximum of 1,100 people. The opera house complex consists of a concert theatre, auditorium, formal landscaped ...

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Bridgetown on Barbados

Bridgetown on Barbados

[caption id="attachment_150265" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bridgetown © Acp~commonswiki/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Formerly, the Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as "The City", but the most common reference is simply "Town". The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greate...

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Temple Church in London

Temple Church in London

[caption id="attachment_172105" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © geograph.org.uk - John Salmon/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Temple Church is a late 12th-century church in the City of London located between Fleet Street and the River Thames, built by the Knights Templar as their English headquarters. During the reign of King John (1199–1216) it served as the royal treasury, supported by the role of the Knights Templars as proto-international bankers. It is jointly owned by the Inner Temple and Middle Temple Inn...

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Theme Week Scotland - Paisley

Theme Week Scotland - Paisley

[caption id="attachment_152539" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Paisley Cenotaph and war memorial © geograph.org.uk - Stephen Sweeney/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Paisley (Scottish Gaelic: Pàislig) is the largest town in the historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland and serves as the administrative centre for the Renfrewshire council area. The town is situated on the northern edge of the Gleniffer Braes, straddling the banks of the White Cart Water, a tributary of the River Clyde. ...

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