Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito

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Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito

Niccolò Machiavelli by Santi di Tito


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The Bosphorus, the link between Europe and Asia

The Bosphorus, the link between Europe and Asia

[caption id="attachment_152757" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bosphorus seen from the Bosphorus University © Mehmet Ergun[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bosphorus or Bosporus, also known as the Istanbul Strait, is a strait that forms part of the boundary between Europe and Asia. The Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles strait to the southwest together form the Turkish Straits. The world's narrowest strait used for international navigation, the Bosphorus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, which is co...

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Tilburg, in the heart of Brabant

Tilburg, in the heart of Brabant

[caption id="attachment_159787" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Street view © Michielverbeek[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tilburg is a landlocked municipality and a city in the Netherlands, located in the southern province of Noord-Brabant. Tilburg municipality also includes the villages of Berkel-Enschot and Udenhout. Tilburg University is located in Tilburg, as are Avans University of Applied Sciences and Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Tilburg has nearly 30.000 students at one of these universities. A 10 day-lon...

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Lady Washington

Lady Washington

[caption id="attachment_152278" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lady Washington on Morro Bay © flickr.com - Michael L. Baird/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lady Washington is a ship name that is shared by at least 4 different small wooden merchant sailing vessels during two different time periods. The original sailed for about 10 years in the 18th century. A somewhat updated modern replica was created in 1989. Lady Washington has appeared in various films, portraying HMS Interceptor in the film Pirates of the Caribbean: T...

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Frascati, southeast of Rome

Frascati, southeast of Rome

[caption id="attachment_161167" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Street view © Mac[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Frascati is a town and comune in the province of Rome in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills close to the ancient city of Tusculum. Frascati is closely associated with science, being the location of several international scientific laboratories. Frascati is renowned for its white wine, Frascati. It is also an important historical and artistic centr...

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Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's of Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's of Lutherstadt Wittenberg

[caption id="attachment_168037" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Stadtkirche Wittenberg © M_H.DE/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Stadt- und Pfarrkirche St. Marien zu Wittenberg (Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's) is the civic church of the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The reformers Martin Luther and Johannes Bugenhagen preached there and the building also saw the first celebration of the mass in German rather than Latin and the first ever distribution of the bread and wine to the congregation - it is thu...

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Theme Week Veneto

Theme Week Veneto

[caption id="attachment_153589" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Venice, the primary tourist destination and the capital of Veneto © Brianski/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Veneto is one of the twenty regions of Italy. Its population is about five million, ranking fifth in Italy. The region's capital and largest city is Venice. Besides Venice, other popular tourist towns are the opera city of Verona, the university city of Padua, the Dolomites town of Cortina d’Ampezzo, the municipalities around Lake Garda, the hot sp...

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Theme Week Iceland

Theme Week Iceland

[caption id="attachment_163648" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cheers! © flickr.com - Christine Zenino/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country are home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologica...

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The USS Constellation

The USS Constellation

[caption id="attachment_161338" align="aligncenter" width="393"] © 350z33/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]USS Constellation, constructed in 1854, is a sloop-of-war/corvette and the second United States Navy ship to carry the name. According to the U.S. Naval Registry the original frigate was disassembled on 25 June 1853 in Gosport Navy Yard in Norfolk and the sloop-of-war/corvette was constructed in the same yard using material salvaged from the earlier ship. Constellation is the last sail-only warship designed and built...

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