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Theme Week Egypt - Aswan

Theme Week Egypt - Aswan

[caption id="attachment_166084" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Temple of Isis on Philae © Steve F-E-Cameron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aswan, formerly spelled Assuan, is a city in the south of Egypt, the capital of the Aswan Governorate. Aswan is a busy market and tourist centre located just north of the Aswan Dams on the east bank of the Nile at the first cataract. The modern city has expanded and includes the formerly separate community on the island of Elephantine. Aswan is the ancient city of Swenett, which in...

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The Olympic Park in London

The Olympic Park in London

[caption id="attachment_153130" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Olympic Park London - April 2012 © flickr.com - EG Focus / Anthony Charlton[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Olympic Park in London is a sporting complex under construction for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It will contain the athletes' Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park will be overlooked...

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Theme Week South Africa - Bloemfontein

Theme Week South Africa - Bloemfontein

[caption id="attachment_166169" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Presidency © Janek Szymanowski/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bloemfontein (Afrikaans and Dutch previously "fountain of flowers" or "blooming fountain;" also known as Bloem) is the capital city of the province of Free State of South Africa; and, as the judicial capital of the nation, one of South Africa's three national capitals (the other two being Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Pretoria, the administrative capital). Bloemfontein is the sixth...

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Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Horizon 2020 is a funding programme created by the European Union/European Commission to support and foster research in the European Research Area (ERA). It is the eighth of the Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development funding research, technological development, and innovation with the focus on innovation, delivering economic growth faster and delivering solutions to end users that are often governmental agencies. The programme's name has been modified to "Framework Programme for Research...

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Theme Week East Anglia - Bury St Edmunds

Theme Week East Anglia - Bury St Edmunds

[caption id="attachment_150394" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Abbey Gardens and Cathedral © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bury St Edmunds is a market town in the county of Suffolk, and formerly the county town of West Suffolk. It is the main town in the borough of St Edmundsbury and known for the ruined abbey near the town centre. Bury is the seat of the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, with the episcopal see at St Edmundsbury Cathedral. The town, originally called Beod...

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Dyck Castle in Aldenhoven

Dyck Castle in Aldenhoven

[caption id="attachment_169175" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Wandernder Weltreisender/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The castle Dyck is one of the most important moated castles of the Rhineland. The complex consists of a stronghold and two baileys, which are surrounded by a moat. The castle has a triple ditch system. The manor house, which dates from 1636 to 1663, is accessed via this and an outer and an inner bailey. The four-winged castle, which is delimited by corner towers, surrounds an almost square courtyard...

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The National Library of China in Beijing

The National Library of China in Beijing

[caption id="attachment_161952" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Shanghai.Dennis/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Library of China or NLC in Beijing is the national library of the People's Republic of China. With a collection of over 33,78 million items, it is one of the largest libraries in Asia and one of the largest in the world. It holds the largest collections of Chinese literature and historical documents in the world. The forerunner of the National Library of China, the Imperial ...

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Die university city of Patras

Die university city of Patras

[caption id="attachment_161181" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Patras Port © Conudrum[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Patras is Greece's third largest urban area and the regional capital of West Greece, located in northern Peloponnese, 215 kilometers west of Athens. The city is built at the foothills of Mount Panachaikon, overlooking the Gulf of Patras. The Patras Metropolitan Area is a conurbation of 222,460 inhabitants, while its urban area, contained within the Patras municipality, had a population of 202,757. The core s...

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