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Åland in Finland

Åland in Finland

[caption id="attachment_150382" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Åland map © Ulamm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland. The islands collectively constitute the smallest region of Finland, with only 0.49% of its land area, and 0.50% of its population. Åland comprises Fasta Åland (the "Main Island," with 90% of the population), t...

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Mamula Island in Montenegro

Mamula Island in Montenegro

[caption id="attachment_168944" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Klackalica/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mamula (also known as Lastavica) is an uninhabited islet in the Adriatic Sea, within the southwestern Montenegrin municipality of Herceg Novi. Mamula is located between Prevlaka and Luštica peninsulas at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor. This small islet is of circular shape, and has 200m in diameter. It is 3.4 nautical miles (6.3 km) away from Herceg Novi. During the period of the Venetian Republic rule, the islan...

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Theme Week Crimea - Balaklava

Theme Week Crimea - Balaklava

[caption id="attachment_153653" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Iluvatar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Balaklava is a former city on the Crimean Peninsula and part of the city of Sevastopol which carries a special administrative status in Ukraine. It was a city in its own right until 1957 when it was formally incorporated into the municipal borders of Sevastopol by the Soviet government. It also is an administrative center of Balaklava Raion that used to be part of the Crimean Oblast before it was transferred to Sev...

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Derry in Londonderry

Derry in Londonderry

[caption id="attachment_152553" align="aligncenter" width="590"] River Foyle © Sean McClean[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Derry or Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove". In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and the "London" prefix was added, changing the name of the city to Londonderry. While the city is more usually known as Derry, Londonderry is...

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Naomi Campbell's eco house in Turkey has the shape of the Eye of Horus

Naomi Campbell's eco house in Turkey has the shape of the Eye of Horus

[caption id="attachment_152770" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Luis de Garrido[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Architect Luis de Garrido has designed a glass domed house is completely energy and water self-sufficient and features an amazing indoor landscaped terrace. Everything about this concept house is a dream: its comfortable microclimate, its constant flow of air, light and heat when necessary, its superior landscaping, and of course the fact that it was built on the Isla Playa de Cleopatra in Turkey (notice the Egyptian the...

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Theme Week Carinthia - Wolfsberg

Theme Week Carinthia - Wolfsberg

[caption id="attachment_153252" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wolfsberg Castle © Neithan90[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wolfsberg is a town and the capital of Wolfsberg District. The town is situated within the Lavanttal Alps, west of the Koralpe range in the valley of the Lavant River, a left tributary of the Drava. In the northeast, the road up to the Packsattel mountain pass connects Wolfsberg with Voitsberg in Styria. Wolfsberg's municipal area of 279 km2 (108 sq mi) is the fourth largest in Austria. The area of Wolfsberg b...

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Theme Week Egypt - Aswan

Theme Week Egypt - Aswan

[caption id="attachment_166084" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Temple of Isis on Philae © Steve F-E-Cameron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aswan, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Aswan is the ancient city of Swenett, which in...

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Theme Week Argentina - La Plata

Theme Week Argentina - La Plata

[caption id="attachment_163486" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plaza Moreno and the Cathedral © Barcex/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]La Plata is the capital city of the Province of Buenos Aires and of the partido La Plata. It has a population of 740,000 and its metropolitan area has 900,000 inhabitants. La Plata was planned and developed to serve as the provincial capital after the city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880. It was officially founded by Governor Dardo Rocha on 19 November 1882. Its construction is ...

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