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America's Cup

America's Cup

[caption id="attachment_153693" align="aligncenter" width="590"] German Sailing Grand Prix 2006 - Team Shosholoza, United Internet Team Germany, BMW Oracle Racing © VollwertBIT[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The America’s Cup is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club who is the current holder of the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club which is challenging for the cup. The Ameri...

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Theme Week Corsica - Ajaccio

Theme Week Corsica - Ajaccio

[caption id="attachment_192286" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Koudkeu/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ajaccio is a French commune, prefecture of the department of Corse-du-Sud, and head office of the Collectivité territoriale de Corse (capital city of Corsica). It is also the largest settlement on the island. Ajaccio is located on the west coast of the island of Corsica, 210 nautical miles (390 km) southeast of Marseille. The original city went into decline in the Middle Ages, but began to prosper again after the G...

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Theme Week Scottish Borders - Galashiels

Theme Week Scottish Borders - Galashiels

[caption id="attachment_191798" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © geograph.org.uk - Walter Baxter/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Galashiels is a town in the Scottish Borders and historic county of Selkirkshire, on the Gala Water river. The name is often shortened to "Gala". The town, with a population of around 12,600, is a major commercial centre for the Borders region. The town is known for textile making, and is the location of Heriot-Watt University's School of Textiles and Design, Galashiels Academy and one campus...

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Vancouver Island in British Columbia

Vancouver Island in British Columbia

[caption id="attachment_151839" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Oak Bay © flickr.com - rpaterso/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vancouver Island, located in British Columbia, Canada, is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand. Originally called Quadra and Vancouver Island after Spanish navigator Juan de la Bodega y Quadra and British navy officer George Vancouver, the island was first explored by British and Spanish expeditions in the late 18th century. The former's name was eventually dropped and it has since be...

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Matanzas in Cuba

Matanzas in Cuba

[caption id="attachment_164251" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jerome Ryan - www.mountainsoftravelphotos.com/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Matanzas is the capital of the Cuban province of Matanzas. Known for its poets, culture, and Afro-Cuban folklore, it is located on the northern shore of the island of Cuba, on the Bay of Matanzas, 90 kilometres (56 mi) east of the capital Havana and 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the resort town of Varadero. Matanzas is called the City of Bridges, for the seventeen bridges that cros...

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The Bund in Shanghai

The Bund in Shanghai

[caption id="attachment_200850" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bimal Mehta/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bund or Waitan is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East No.1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District. The area along the river faces the modern skyscrapers of Lujiazui in the Pudong District. The Bund usually refers to the buildings...

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Portrait: James Lewis Kraft, founder of the world's third largest food company

Portrait: James Lewis Kraft, founder of the world's third largest food company

[caption id="attachment_164466" align="aligncenter" width="294"] James Lewis Kraft © culturecheesemag.com - Echtner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]James Lewis Kraft was a Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese. Kraft was born near Stevensville, Ontario, Canada to parents Minerva Alice née Tripp and George Franklin Krafft, a farmer. He was of German origin. The Kraft family farm (at Bowen Road at Winger Road) still exists as the area has remained agricultural. Kraft was educated i...

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Theme Week East Anglia

Theme Week East Anglia

[caption id="attachment_151480" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Burghley House in Peterborough © flickr.com - Anthony Masi/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]East Anglia is one of three constituent parts of the East of England – a first level region. The name has also been applied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdom of the East Angles. The region's name is derived from the Angles – a tribe that originated in Angeln, northern Germany. The region comprises four areas of local government: the administrative counties of Norfol...

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