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Theme Week Jerusalem, Al-Quds and The Holy, many names for one of the oldest cities in the world

Theme Week Jerusalem, Al-Quds and The Holy, many names for one of the oldest cities in the world

[caption id="attachment_24448" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa mosque © Sheepdog85/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jerusalem/al-Quds, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Israelis (Jerusalem Law) and Palestinians both claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its pri...

Theme Week Cyclades - Sifnos

Theme Week Cyclades - Sifnos

[caption id="attachment_153475" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Artemonas © Margaritaprounia/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sifnos is an island municipality. The main town, near the center, known as Apollonia, is home of the island's folklore museum and library. The town's name is thought to come from an ancient temple of Apollo on the site of the church of Panayia Yeraniofora. The second-largest town is Artemonas (800), thought to be named after an ancient temple of Apollo's sister-goddess Artemis, located at the site...

Port Phillip Bay in Australia

Port Phillip Bay in Australia

[caption id="attachment_153657" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The memorial at Sorrento marking the site of the first British settlement on Port Phillip Bay in 1803 © Adam Carr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Phillip (also commonly referred to as Port Phillip Bay or (locally) just The Bay), is a large bay in southern Victoria; it is the location of Melbourne. Geographically, the bay covers 1,930 square kilometres (480,000 acres) and the shore stretches roughly 264 km (164 mi). Although it is extremely shallow for its size, mos...

Linz in Upper Austria

Linz in Upper Austria

[caption id="attachment_160823" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © www.vr-photos.com - Johann Steininger[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Linz is the third-largest city of Austria and capital of the state of Upper Austria. It is located in the north centre of Austria, approximately 30 km (19 mi) south of the Czech border, on both sides of the river Danube. The population of the city is 189,367, and that of the Greater Linz conurbation is about 271,000. The city is now home to a vibrant music and arts scene that is well-funded ...

Cristo degli Abissi

Cristo degli Abissi

[caption id="attachment_152404" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso © liguriaguide.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Christ of the Abyss (Italian: "Il Cristo degli Abissi") is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ, the original of which is located in the Mediterranean Sea off San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. It was placed in the water on 22 August 1954 at approximately 17 metres depth, and stands c. 2.5 metres tall. The sculpture was created by Guido G...

Salem Castle School

Salem Castle School

[caption id="attachment_24559" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Schloss Salem © F. Bucher/cc-by-sa-2.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salem Castle School is a boarding school with campuses in Hohenfels, Salem and Überlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. It is considered one of the most elite schools in Europe. The school was established by the educator Kurt Hahn with support of Prince Maximilian of Baden in 1920 and from the beginning accepted girls and boys. Under the Nazi regime Hahn (who was Jewish) was f...

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