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The Moscow Kremlin

The Moscow Kremlin

[caption id="attachment_23460" align="alignleft" width="590"] Moscow Kremlin © www.kremlin.ru/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Moscow Kremlin, sometimes referred to as simply the Kremlin, is a historic fortified complex at the heart of Moscow, overlooking the Moskva River (to the South), Saint Basil's Cathedral and Red Square (to the East) and the Alexander Garden (to the West). It is the best known of kremlins (Russian citadels) and includes five palaces, four cathedrals and the enclosing Kremlin Wall with Kremlin tower...

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The Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin

The Karl-Marx-Allee in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_161241" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Frankfurter Tor © Dnsob[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Karl-Marx-Allee is a monumental socialist boulevard built by the GDR between 1952 and 1960 in Berlin Friedrichshain and Mitte. Today the boulevard is named after Karl Marx. The boulevard was named Stalinallee between 1949 and 1961 (previously Große Frankfurter Straße), and was a flagship building project of East Germany's reconstruction programme after World War II. It was designed by the architects H...

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Verdun in northeastern France

Verdun in northeastern France

[caption id="attachment_153798" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mondial center for peace, liberty and human rights © Fryderyk/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Verdun is a small city in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Verdun is the biggest city in Meuse, although the capital of the department is the slightly smaller city of Bar-le-Duc. Verdun was the site of a major battle of the First World War. One of the costliest battles of the war, Verdun exe...

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Theme Week Guyana - Georgetown

Theme Week Guyana - Georgetown

[caption id="attachment_184208" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Georgetown © flickr.com - amanderson2/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Georgetown is the capital of Guyana, located in Region 4, which is also known as the Demerara-Mahaica region. It is the country's largest urban centre. It is situated on the Atlantic Ocean coast at the mouth of the Demerara River and it was nicknamed Garden City of the Caribbean. Georgetown serves primarily as a retail and administrative centre. It also serves as a financial service...

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Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

[caption id="attachment_153573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © dreamsicilyvillas.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Prizzi is a town and comune of 5,100 inhabitants in the province of Palermo. It is located 84 km (52 mi) south of the city of Palermo at an altitude of 1045 m (3,428 ft) above sea level on a hill in the upper valley of the River Sosio. Prizzi is surrounded by the comuni of Campofelice di Fitalia, Castronovo di Sicilia, Corleone, Lercara Friddi, Palazzo Adriano, and Vicari. Traces have been found of a small ...

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The Propylaea and Acropolis of Athens

The Propylaea and Acropolis of Athens

[caption id="attachment_161232" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Propylaea and Acropolis © Fantasy[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A Propylaea, Propylea or Propylaia is any monumental gateway based on the original Propylaea that serves as the entrance to the Acropolis in Athens. The word propylaea (propylaeum is the Latin version) is the union of the prefix pro (before or in front of) plus the plural of the Greek pylon or pylaion (gate), meaning literally that which is before the gates, but the word has come to mean simply gate build...

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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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Ferrara in the Emilia-Romagna

Ferrara in the Emilia-Romagna

[caption id="attachment_161063" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ferrara City Hall © Sien[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ferrara is a city and comune in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy, capital city of the Province of Ferrara. It is situated 50 km north-northeast of Bologna, on the Po di Volano, a branch channel of the main stream of the Po River, located 5 km north. The town has broad streets and numerous palaces dating from the 14th century and 15th century, when it hosted the court of the House of Este. For its beauty and cultural...

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