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Theme Week New Caledonia - Païta

Theme Week New Caledonia - Païta

[caption id="attachment_150841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] High Street © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Païta is a commune in the suburbs of Nouméa in the South Province. New Caledonia's international airport, La Tontouta International Airport, is located there. The catholic church in the centre of Paita was built in 1875. The modern Cultural Centre in the High Street is worth a look as well. It is used for various exhibitions and cultural performances. The Town Hall (Mairie) is close by.[g...

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Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

[caption id="attachment_25287" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Mark Ahsmann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. Rijksmuseum (about 20 current and former museums across The Netherlands) is the general name for a national museum in the Dutch language. When o...

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The Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

The Ha Long Bay in Vietnam

[caption id="attachment_168749" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ha Long Bay © Arianos[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hạ Long Bay (Vietnamese: Vịnh Hạ Long) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. Administratively, the bay belongs to Hạ Long City, Cẩm Phả town, bordered on the south and southeast by the Gulf of Tonkin, on the north by China, and is a part of Vân Đồn District. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various shapes and sizes....

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Ankara, the beginning of modern Turkey

Ankara, the beginning of modern Turkey

[caption id="attachment_25080" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Turkish Parliament Building © T.C. Büyük Millet Meclisi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ankara (historically known with the names Ancyra and Angora) is the capital of Turkey since the Ottoman Empire's fall in 1923 and the country's second largest city, Istanbul being the largest. The city of Ankara has a population of 4,340,000 and its metropolitan municipality 4,960,000. Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It i...

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Theme Week Scottish Borders

Theme Week Scottish Borders

[caption id="attachment_191767" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mellerstain House © geograph.org.uk - Steve Kent/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Scottish Borders is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the City of Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, East Lothian, Midlothian, South Lanarkshire, West Lothian and, to the south-west, south and east, the English counties of Cumbria and Northumberland. The administrative centre of the area is Newtown St Boswells. The term Scottish Borders is also used to designat...

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The Louvre Museum

The Louvre Museum

[caption id="attachment_4557" align="alignleft" width="590" caption="Louvre - Aerial view © MatthiasKabel"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Musée du Louvre (English the Louvre Museum or simply the Louvre) is one of the world's largest museums, the most visited art museum in the world and a historic monument. A central landmark of Paris, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (district). Nearly 35,000 objects (with overall around 380,000 objects in the depots) from prehistory to the 19th century ar...

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Mobile in Alabama

Mobile in Alabama

[caption id="attachment_151344" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Mobile © Altairisfar[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mobile is the county seat of Mobile County, Alabama. The population within the city limits was 195,000 as of 2010, making it the third most populous city in the State of Alabama, the most populous in Mobile County, and the largest municipality on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans, Louisiana, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Alabama's only saltwater port, Mobile is located at the head of the Mobile Bay and the no...

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Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes

Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d’Antibes

[caption id="attachment_200863" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sea water pool © John Jason Junior/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc is a resort hotel in Antibes on the French Riviera. Built in 1869 as a private mansion, it opened as a hotel in 1887. Rudolf August Oetker, a German industrialist, and his wife Maja von Malaisé first spotted the mansion while sailing on the Côte d'Azur in 1964; they bought the hotel five years later. For many years the hotel did not accept credit cards. Cash only...

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