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The European Garden Heritage Network

The European Garden Heritage Network

[caption id="attachment_25049" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dyck Castle © Klaus Littmann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Garden Heritage Network is a nonprofit organization established in 2003 within the EU-Programme INTERREG IIIB NWE to foster transnational co-operation in regional development and cultural heritage. It brings together garden experts, government services, foundations, and tourism agencies to preserve, develop, and promote gardens of historic interest within northwestern Europe. L...

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Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

[caption id="attachment_165845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New Hampshire - Berlin © Americanadian 8[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]N E W    H A M P S H I R E New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. Concord i...

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Theme Week East Anglia - Newmarket

Theme Week East Anglia - Newmarket

[caption id="attachment_151508" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Clock-tower to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria © geograph.org.uk - Robert Edwards/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newmarket is a market town in the county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles (105 kilometres) north of London. It is generally considered the birthplace and global centre of thoroughbred horse racing. It is a major local business cluster, with annual investment rivalling that of the Cambridge Science Park, the other major cluster...

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Theme Week Kazakhstan

Theme Week Kazakhstan

[caption id="attachment_191914" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ak Oda Presidential Palace in Astana © panoramio.com - Nikolay Olkhovoy/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi). Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. It also has vast mineral re...

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Zaragoza, capital of Aragon

Zaragoza, capital of Aragon

[caption id="attachment_160671" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar © flickr.com - Paulo Brandao[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zaragoza, also called Saragossa in English, is the capital city of the Zaragoza Province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river and its tributaries, the Huerva and Gállego, near the centre of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert (Los Monegros) to thick forest, meadows and mountains. On 1...

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Oberstaufen in Oberallgäu

Oberstaufen in Oberallgäu

[caption id="attachment_154238" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Invitation from Oberstaufen to Google Street View. As a result Oberstaufen is the first German village featured on Google Street View © Oberstaufen.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oberstaufen is nestled amongst the Allgaeuer meadows, with the breathtaking alpine backdrop of the striking local mountain, the Hochgrat. Mother nature meant well when she created Oberstaufen, and the locals are proud of this fact. Guests are invited to come and join us and spend memorable ...

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Theme Week Emilia-Romagna - Ravenna

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna - Ravenna

[caption id="attachment_152601" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Garibaldi statue © flickr.com - currybet[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ravenna is the capital city of the Province of Ravenna. It was the capital city of the Western Roman Empire from 402 until that empire collapsed in 476. It then served as the capital of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths until it was conquered in 554. Afterwards, the city formed the centre of the Byzantine Exarchate of Ravenna until the invasion of the Franks in 751, after which it became the seat of th...

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Chiado in Lisbon

Chiado in Lisbon

[caption id="attachment_158227" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Camoens Square © Luca Galuzzi/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chiado is the name of a square and its surrounding area in the city of Lisbon. The Chiado is located between the neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The most well-known café of Chiado is "A Brasileira", famous for having had poet Fernando Pessoa a...

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