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Viva con Agua de St. Pauli

Viva con Agua de St. Pauli

[caption id="attachment_25435" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © vivaconagua.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charity founded in 2005 in the Hamburg quarter of St. Pauli. The aim of the organization is to improve drinking water supply in developing countries in conjunction with the Welthungerhilfe. The organization is built up as an "open network" which means that it mainly consists of individual initiatives with the support of the organization’s head office. Several activities have bee...

Le Castellet in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

Le Castellet in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

[caption id="attachment_160744" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Pierre Bona/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Castellet is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is mostly a small feudal village perched on a cliff edge. It is situated north-west of Toulon next to La Cadière-d'Azur and Le Beausset. It is surrounded by vineyards and is part of the Côtes de Provence Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC) of Bandol.[gallery size="medium" g...

The Rance Tidal Power Station

The Rance Tidal Power Station

[caption id="attachment_161221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view: Saint-Malo on the right, Dinard on the left © Tswgb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rance Tidal Power Station is the world's first tidal power station and also the world's second biggest tidal power station. The facility is located on the estuary of the Rance River, in Brittany. Opened on the 26th November 1966, it is currently operated by Électricité de France, and is the second largest tidal power station in the world, in terms of installed capacity...

The Pantanal Conservation Area

The Pantanal Conservation Area

[caption id="attachment_23783" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Alicia Yo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Pantanal is one of the world's largest tropical wetland areas, and is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. It sprawls over an area estimated at between 140,000 and 195,000 square kilometres (54,000 and 75,000 sq mi). Various subregional ecosystems exist, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological char...

Antebellum architecture of the Southern United States

Antebellum architecture of the Southern United States

[caption id="attachment_192521" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rosedown Plantation House in St. Francisville, Louisiana © Z28scrambler/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Antebellum architecture (meaning "prewar", from the Latin ante, "before", and bellum, "war") is the neoclassical architectural style characteristic of the 19th-century Southern United States, especially the Deep South, from after the birth of the United States with the American Revolution, to the start of the American Civil War. Antebellum architecture is...

Bernburg on river Saale

Bernburg on river Saale

[caption id="attachment_150917" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bernburg Castle © Franzfoto[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bernburg is a town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, capital of the district of Salzlandkreis. It is situated on the river Saale, approx. 30 km downstream from Halle. The town is dominated by its huge Renaissance castle featuring a museum as well as a popular, recently updated bear pit in its moat. The church of St. Stephen in the village of Waldau (which became part of Bernburg in 1871) was first mentioned in...

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