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World One in Mumbai

World One in Mumbai

[caption id="attachment_172132" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © lodhaworldtowers.in[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]World One is a supertall residential skyscraper under construction in Mumbai, India. It is located in Lower Parel, South Mumbai on the 7.1-hectare (17.5-acre) site of the defunct Shrinivas Mill. The site also houses two other towers—World View and World Crest. World One is being built at an estimated cost of over US$321 million. Construction began in 2011, and is expected to be completed in 2018. It will be the tal...

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Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world

Jericho, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world

[caption id="attachment_26698" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Quarantal Monastery - Monastery of the Temptation © Tamar Hayardeni/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jericho is a city located near the Jordan River in the West Bank. It is the administrative seat of the Jericho Governorate. In 2007, it had a population of 20,000. The city was occupied by Jordan from 1949 to 1967, and has been held under Israeli occupation since 1967; administrative control was handed over to the Palestinian Authority in 1994. It is believed to ...

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Croatia: A new family member for the European Union

Croatia: A new family member for the European Union

[caption id="attachment_7150" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Split © DIREKTOR[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Croatia is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers 56,594 square kilometres (21,851 square miles) and has diverse, mostly continental and Mediterranean climates. Croatia's Adriatic Sea coast contains more than a thousand ...

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George W. Bush Library Gets a 'Climate Hero Award' for Achieving LEED Platinum Status

George W. Bush Library Gets a 'Climate Hero Award' for Achieving LEED Platinum Status

[caption id="attachment_152351" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © www.georgewbushlibrary.smu.edu[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The George W. Bush Presidential Center, which opened on April 25, 2013, is a complex that includes former President George W. Bush's presidential library and museum, the George W. Bush Policy Institute, and the offices of the George W. Bush Foundation. It is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. The construction of the center has been projected to cost $250 ...

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Faro, gate to the Algarve

Faro, gate to the Algarve

[caption id="attachment_160488" align="aligncenter" width="525"] City Hall © Osvaldo Gago[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Faro is a city in the Faro Municipality in southern Portugal. The city proper has 41,934 inhabitants and the entire municipality has 58,305. It is the seat of the Faro District and capital of the Algarve region. The Algarve and Faro district cover the same territory. Vilamoura is one of the largest single tourist complexes in Europe, covering an area of almost 2.000 ha of land and only 15 km from Faro Airp...

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The Burlington Arcade in London

The Burlington Arcade in London

[caption id="attachment_7080" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Burlington Arcade - North Entrance © Andrew Dunn - www.andrewdunnphoto.com/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in London that runs behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens. It is one of the precursors of the mid-19th century European shopping gallery and the modern shopping centre. The Burlington Arcade was built "for the sale of jewellery and fancy articles of fashionable demand, for the ...

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The Hanseatic city of Wismar

The Hanseatic city of Wismar

[caption id="attachment_160219" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Niteshift/HWI[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wismar is a small port and Hanseatic League town in northern Germany on the Baltic Sea, in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, about 45 km due east of Lübeck, and 30 km due north of Schwerin. Its natural harbour, located in the Bay of Wismar is well-protected by a promontory. The population was 45,414 in March 2005, more than doubled from 21,902 in 1905. Representative of Hanseatic League city brick con...

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Theme Week Corsica - Bastia

Theme Week Corsica - Bastia

[caption id="attachment_160178" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bastia at night © Jean-Michel Raggioli/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bastia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the northeast of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse, 50 km (31 mi) West from Elba, an Italian island, and 90 km (56 mi) away from continental Italy which can be seen a few days per year when visibility is excellent.. It is also the second-largest city in Corsica after Ajaccio and the capital of the departm...

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