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[caption id="attachment_154192" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kronborg Castle © Fiskfisk[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kronborg is a star fortress situated near the town of Helsingør (immortalized as Elsinore in Shakespeare's Hamlet) on the extreme northeastern tip of Zealand at the narrowest point of the Øresund, the sound between Denmark and Sweden. In this part, the sound is only 4 km wide, hence the strategic importance of maintaining a sea fortress at this location commanding one of the few outlets of the Baltic Sea. The ...

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The sail training ship Sagres III

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Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod

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St. Michael's Church in Hamburg

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InterContinental Carlton Cannes

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Madrid

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The Tate Gallery

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The Skyscraper Museum in Battery Park City

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