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Theme Week Warsaw

Theme Week Warsaw

[caption id="attachment_159765" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © DocentX[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 260 kilometers (162 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population as of June 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855, and the Warsaw metropolitan area at approximately 2,785,000. The city area is 516.9 square kilometers (199.6 sq mi), with an agglomeration of 6,100.43 square kilometers (2,355.4...

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French Market in New Orleans

French Market in New Orleans

[caption id="attachment_193021" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seen from St. Philip Street © Infrogmation of New Orleans/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The French Market (French: Marché français) is a market and series of commercial buildings spanning six blocks in the French Quarter of New Orleans in Louisiana. Founded as a Native American trading post predating European colonization, the market is the oldest of its kind in the United States. It began where Café du Monde currently stands and has been rebuilt and r...

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The Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park

[caption id="attachment_27188" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand Canyon Skywalk © Jonas.tesch/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Grand Canyon National Park is the United States' 15th oldest national park. The park is located in Arizona. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park covers 1,217,262 acres (492,608 ha) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties. Grand Canyon National Park...

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Debrecen in eastern Hungary

Debrecen in eastern Hungary

[caption id="attachment_161088" align="aligncenter" width="572"] Debrecen montage © Uzo19/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Debrecen 0is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. Chiefly thanks to the reformation and the prestigious Calvinist College, founded in 1538, Debrecen has been the intellectual and cultural centre of the surrounding area since the 16th century. Over the centuries the College was tra...

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The brig-sloop HMS Beagle

The brig-sloop HMS Beagle

[caption id="attachment_200634" align="aligncenter" width="590"] HMS Beagle Replica in 2017 in Punta Arenas © S p-hunter/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]HMS Beagle was a Cherokee-class 10-gun brig-sloop of the Royal Navy, one of more than 100 ships of this class. The vessel, constructed at a cost of £7,803 (£613,000 in today's currency), was launched on 11 May 1820 from the Woolwich Dockyard on the River Thames. In July of that year she took part in a fleet review celebrating the coronation of King George IV of the Uni...

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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 port city of Bremerhaven

The port city of Bremerhaven

[caption id="attachment_153018" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © klimahaus-bremerhaven.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bremerhaven is a city at the seaport of the free city-state of Bremen. It forms an enclave in the state of Lower Saxony and is located at the mouth of the River Weser on its eastern bank, opposite the town of Nordenham. The port of Bremerhaven is the sixteenth-largest container port in the world and the fourth-largest in Europe with 4.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo handled in 2007....

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Templin in Uckermark

Templin in Uckermark

[caption id="attachment_159812" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Oktaeder[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Templin is a small town in the Uckermark district of Brandenburg. Though it has a population of only 17,127, it is with 377.01 km2 (145.56 sq mi) the second largest town in Brandenburg (after Wittstock) and the seventh largest town in Germany by area. The town is located in the south of the rural Uckermark region and its capital Prenzlau, north of the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve. The town was first mentioned ...

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