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[caption id="attachment_151089" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Paddle surfer © Daderot[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carmel-by-the-Sea, often called simply Carmel, is a city in Monterey County, California, founded in 1902 and incorporated on October 31, 1916. Situated on the Monterey Peninsula, Carmel is known for its natural scenery and rich artistic history. In 1906, the San Francisco Call devoted a full page to the "artists, poets and writers of Carmel-by-the-Sea", and in 1910 it reported that 60 percent of Carmel's houses wer...

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...

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

[caption id="attachment_162350" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bradleylewis/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is held annually England. Teams from the UK and other parts of the world bring their hot air balloons to Bristol and participate in mass ascents where as many as 100 balloons may launch at a time. The event was first held in 1979 and is now one of the largest in Europe. It is common to have crowds of over 100,000 on each of the four days of the festival. It takes place i...

Theme Week Algeria - Algiers

Theme Week Algeria - Algiers

[caption id="attachment_168307" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bologhine district © flickr.com - Damien Boilley/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria. The city's population is at 3.5 million and the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 6.3 million. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria. Sometimes nicknamed El-Behdja or alternatively Alger la Blanche ("Algiers the White") for the glistening white of its buildin...

Tanum on the west coast of Sweden

Tanum on the west coast of Sweden

[caption id="attachment_150604" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Island of Hällsö © Oschti[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tanum Municipality (Tanums kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Tanumshede, with 1,600 inhabitants. Other towns of the municipality are Grebbestad, Fjällbacka, Hamburgsund, Kämpersvik and Rabbalshede. The present municipality was formed in 1971 through the amalgamation of three former units. Before the subdivision reform of 1952 there were...

The island of Karmøy in Norway

The island of Karmøy in Norway

[caption id="attachment_160983" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Høyevarde lighthouse © flickr.com - Michael Spiller/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Karmøy is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located southwest of the city of Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. Karmøy was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1965 after the merger of Kopervik (city), Skudeneshavn (city), Skudenes, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra, and most of Avaldsnes. The Karmsund strait was also the source of the nam...

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