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Port Camargue, on the Mediterranean coast

Port Camargue, on the Mediterranean coast

[caption id="attachment_150866" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Quai Bougainville © Jmpoirier1/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lying alongside its fishing-village, Port Camargue is a seaboard town with class. With its perfect combination of lakes and green spaces, it's a true ‘Garden Port’. Europe’s premier marina, Port Camargue can welcome any kind of boat. Port Camargue is part of the city of Le Grau-du-Roi. It has the top-ranking technical facilities in Languedoc-Roussillon and can offer, in one place, all the ...

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Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Fujairah

Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Fujairah

[caption id="attachment_168476" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al Bithnah Fort © Mike "fasmike" Che/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fujairah is one of the seven emirates, and the only one of the seven that has a coastline solely on the Gulf of Oman and none on the Persian Gulf. The emirate of Fujairah covers approximately 1,166 km2, or about 1.5% of the area of the UAE, and is the fifth-largest emirate in the UAE. Its population is around 153,000 inhabitants; only the Emirate of Umm al-Quwain has fewer occupants. Fujai...

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Theme Week Carinthia - Maria Wörth

Theme Week Carinthia - Maria Wörth

[caption id="attachment_153240" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Maria Wörth is a municipality in the district of Klagenfurt-Land. The centre of the resort town is situated on a peninsula at the southern shore of the Wörthersee. In the east the municipal area borders the Carinthian capital Klagenfurt. The municipality consists of the two Katastralgemeinden Maria Wörth and Reifnitz. A first St. Mary's Church was erected about 875 during the Christianization in ...

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Saint Petersburg in the Tampa Bay

Saint Petersburg in the Tampa Bay

[caption id="attachment_168632" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Saint Petersburg © John O'Neill/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]St. Petersburg is a city in Pinellas County in Florida. The population is at 261,000, making it the fifth-most populous city in Florida and the largest in the state that is not a county seat (the city of Clearwater is the seat of Pinellas County). St. Petersburg is the second-largest city in the Tampa Bay Area, after Tampa. Together with Clearwater, these cities comprise the Tampa–St...

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Hamburg's warehouse district, the largest historic warehouse complex in the world

Hamburg's warehouse district, the largest historic warehouse complex in the world

[caption id="attachment_25354" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Thomas Wolf - www.foto-tw.de/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Speicherstadt (meaning warehouse district) in Hamburg is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. It is located in the the HafenCity quarter and was built from 1883 to 1927. The Speicherstadt is located in the port of Hamburg and 1.5 km (0.93 mi) long and pervaded by loading canals. The district was built as a free zone to trans...

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Theme Week Brittany - Vitré

Theme Week Brittany - Vitré

[caption id="attachment_152715" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Historical city centre © Electzik[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vitré (Breton: Gwitreg) is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. Vitré, a sub-prefecture until 1926, is the seat of a canton of around 17,000 inhabitants (2006). It lies on the edge of Brittany, near Normandy, Maine, and Anjou. The town has been designated a ville d'art et d'histoire, a town of artistic and historic significance, by the Ministry of Culture in r...

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The port city of Cobh in Cork

The port city of Cobh in Cork

[caption id="attachment_160631" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cobh © geograph.org.uk - Ralph Rawlinson[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cobh is a seaport town on the south coast of County Cork in Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbour. Facing the town are Spike Island and Haulbowline Island. On a high point in the town stands Cobh (St Colman's) Cathedral, one of the tallest buildings in Ireland and seat of the diocese of Cloyne. The locality, which had had several Irish-language names, was first ...

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Theme Week Sicily - Corleone

Theme Week Sicily - Corleone

[caption id="attachment_153575" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palazzina Ficuzza © Azotoliquido/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Corleone is a small town and comune of approximately 11,000 inhabitants in the Province of Palermo. It is located in the valley between the "Rocca ri Maschi", the "Castello Soprano" and the "Castello Sottano". Corleone is the "city of the 100 churches". Within the territory of Corleone, a short walk from the historic center of the city is the " Natural Park of the cascade of two fortresses ." ...

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