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The university city of Münster

The university city of Münster

[caption id="attachment_160521" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bronze model of the inner city of Münster © Florian Adler[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Münster is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. It is also capital of the local government region Münsterland. The city is best known as the location of the Anabaptist rebellion during the Protestant Reformation, as the site of the signing of t...

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Tallahassee, the capital of Florida

Tallahassee, the capital of Florida

[caption id="attachment_167427" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Unlike most of Florida, Tallaahassee experiences all four seasons © Urbantallahassee/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tallahassee is the capital of Florida. It is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. The population is at 190,000, making the city the 126th-largest city in the United States. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Northwest Florida regi...

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Vedado in Havana

Vedado in Havana

[caption id="attachment_27921" align="aligncenter" width="590"] John Lennon Memorial in Cuba © Christopher Hughes/cc-by-sa-3.0-us[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vedado is a central business district and urban neighborhood in the city of Havana, Cuba. Bordered on the east by Central Havana, and on the west by the Miramar / Playa district. Vedado is the most modern part of the city, developed in the first half of the 20th century, during the Republic period. The main street running east to west is Calle 23, also known as "La Rampa". T...

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Theme Week San Francisco - Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay

Theme Week San Francisco - Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay

[caption id="attachment_165546" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © BLuP1/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activ...

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Charleston in South Carolina

Charleston in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_26578" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Slave Mart Museum © Benjamin Dahlhoff/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the State of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city lies just south of the geographical midpoint of South Carolina's coastline and is located on Charleston Harbor, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the c...

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The Dubai Mall

The Dubai Mall

[caption id="attachment_6950" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dubai Mall seen from Burj Khalifa © Intelpower[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009. Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on 4 November 2008, wit...

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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_6449" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seen from Northeast © Cezary Piwowarski/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Neuschwanstein Castle is a 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as an homage to Richard Wagner. Contrary to common belief, Ludwig paid for the palace out of his personal fortune and extensive borrowing, not with Bavarian public fund...

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The Santa Monica Pier

The Santa Monica Pier

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Entrance to Santa Monica Pier © Jon Sullivan[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Santa Monica Pier is a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica and is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. It's the endpoint of the legendary Route 66. The pier contains Pacific Park, a family amusement park with a large Ferris wheel. It also has a carousel from the 1920s, an aquarium, shops, entertainers, an arcade, a trapeze school, a pub, and...

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