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Place de la Bastille in Paris

[caption id="attachment_192547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Place de la Bastille © Kaihsu Tai[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Place de la Bastille is a square in Paris where the Bastille prison stood until the storming of the Bastille and its subsequent physical destruction between 14 July 1789 and 14 July 1790 during the French Revolution. No vestige of the prison remains. The square straddles 3 arrondissements of Paris, namely the 4th, 11th and 12th. The square and its surrounding areas are normally called simply Bastille....

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Viva con Agua de St. Pauli

Viva con Agua de St. Pauli

[caption id="attachment_25435" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © vivaconagua.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli is a charity founded in 2005 in the Hamburg quarter of St. Pauli. The aim of the organization is to improve drinking water supply in developing countries in conjunction with the Welthungerhilfe. The organization is built up as an "open network" which means that it mainly consists of individual initiatives with the support of the organization’s head office. Several activities have bee...

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Theme Week Croatian Adriatic Coast - Hvar Town

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[caption id="attachment_161661" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Maîtresse[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County. The municipality has a population of 4,300 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,800 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. It is situated on a bay in the south coast of the island, opposite from the other nearby towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa. The city of Hvar has a long and distinguished history as center for trad...

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La Boqueria in Barcelona, the second largest market in Europe

La Boqueria in Barcelona, the second largest market in Europe

[caption id="attachment_24606" align="aligncenter" width="590"] La Boqueria © flickr.com - Alain Rouiller/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria, often simply referred to as La Boqueria, is a large public market in the Ciutat Vella district of Barcelona and one of the city's foremost tourist landmarks, with an entrance from La Rambla, not far from the Liceu, Barcelona's opera house. The market has a very diverse selection of goods. La Boqueria ist the second largest market in Europa, afte...

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Meerbusch on the Lower Rhine

Meerbusch on the Lower Rhine

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The Gulf States: Bon voyage!

The Gulf States: Bon voyage!

[caption id="attachment_170648" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Hégésippe Cormier/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Arabian Gulf (the Arab states call the west side of the Persian Gulf Arabian Gulf) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline. The gulf has many fishing grounds, ext...

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The RMS Queen Mary

The RMS Queen Mary

[caption id="attachment_167277" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jezzred/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White Star Line when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Queen Mary along with her sister ship, RMS Queen Elizabeth, were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg and New York. The ...

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Le Bon Marché, the first department store in the world

Le Bon Marché, the first department store in the world

[caption id="attachment_161307" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Le Bon Marché © François Rejeté[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Bon Marché ("the good market", or "the good deal" in French) is the name of one of the most famous department stores in Paris, France. It is sometimes regarded as the first department store in the world. Although this depends on what is meant by 'department store', it may have had the first specially-designed building for a store in Paris. The founder was Aristide Boucicaut. The store was fou...

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