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Battle in East Sussex

Battle in East Sussex

[caption id="attachment_152710" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Abbey Green, former market square © geograph.org.uk - Simon Carey/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Battle is a small town and civil parish in the local government district of Rother in East Sussex. It lies 49 miles (79 km) south southeast of London, 28.5 miles (46 km) east of Brighton and 21 miles (34 km) east of the county town of Lewes. Nearby towns include Hastings to the southeast and Bexhill-On-Sea to the south. It is the site of the Battle of Hastings,...

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...

Theme Week Iceland - Fljótsdalshérað

Theme Week Iceland - Fljótsdalshérað

[caption id="attachment_163658" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bultro/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fljótsdalshérað is a municipality located in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It is the largest municipality in the country by area. The biggest town in the municipality is Egilsstaðir, with a population of 2,300. The Kárahnjúkar Hydropower Plant is located in the municipality. The large municipality extends from Héraðsflói bay in the northeast to the Vatnajökull glacier in the south west. When main town Egil...

Theme Week Israel - Masada at the Dead Sea

Theme Week Israel - Masada at the Dead Sea

[caption id="attachment_26050" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Masada National Park © flickr.com - Ana Paula Hirama/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Masada is an ancient fortification in the Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, overlooking the Dead Sea. Herod the Great built palaces for himself on the mountain and fortified Masada between 37 and 31 BCE. According to Josephus, the Siege of Masada by troops of the Roman Empire towards the end of the First Jewish–Roman War ended in the ...

Miramare Castle in Trieste

Miramare Castle in Trieste

[caption id="attachment_169158" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Žiga[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker. The castle's grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the archduke. The grounds were...

Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt

Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt

[caption id="attachment_160653" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hundertwasser house 'The Green Citadelle' © Doris Antony[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Magdeburg is the largest city and the capital city of Saxony-Anhalt. Magdeburg is situated on the Elbe River and was one of the most important medieval cities of Europe. Emperor Otto I, the first Holy Roman Emperor, lived for most of his reign in the town and was buried in the cathedral after his death. Magdeburg's version of German town law, known as Magdeburg rights, sprea...

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