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Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace and Gardens in Salzburg

[caption id="attachment_169055" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mirabell Palace and Gardens © Steveurkel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mirabell Palace is a historical building in the city of Salzburg. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. The palace was built about 1606 on the shore of the Salzach river north of the medieval city walls, at the behest of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau. The Archbish...

Theme Week Wales

Theme Week Wales

[caption id="attachment_153082" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Llandudno © Noel Walley/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wales is a generally mountainous country, with its highest peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit, on the western side of central southern Great Britain. It is about 274 km (170 mi) north–south and 97 km (60 mi) east–west. The oft-quoted 'size of Wales' is about 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales is bordered by England to the east and by sea in all other directions...

Reichstag building - the energy concept

Reichstag building - the energy concept

[caption id="attachment_161302" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Reichstag © Michael J. Zirbes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Reichstag building is a historical edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Reichstag, parliament of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Reichstag until 1933, when it was severely damaged in a fire supposedly set by Dutch communist Marinus van der Lubbe. During the Nazi era, the few meetings of members of the Reichstag as a group were held in the Kroll Opera House. After th...

The island town of Ratzeburg

The island town of Ratzeburg

[caption id="attachment_151694" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Flugbuch[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ratzeburg is a town in Schleswig-Holstein, with a population of 14,000. It is surrounded by four lakes—the resulting isthmuses between the lakes form the access lanes to the town. Ratzeburg is the capital of the district of Lauenburg. Ratzeburg briefly was part of the First French Empire during the Napoleonic Wars, afterwards the Duchy of (Saxe-)Lauenburg was awarded in personal union to the Danish crown in the Congre...

Corona del Mar in Newport Beach

Corona del Mar in Newport Beach

[caption id="attachment_164421" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Zereshk[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Corona del Mar (Spanish for "Crown of the Sea") is a neighborhood in the affluent city of Newport Beach. It generally consists of all land on the seaward face of the San Joaquin Hills south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, as well as the development of Irvine Terrace, just north of Avocado. Corona del Mar is known for its fine beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and quaint village shops. Beaches in the area include Corona d...

England's Lake District

England's Lake District

[caption id="attachment_150714" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lake Windermere © geograph.org.uk - Mari Buckley[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lake District, also commonly known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. A popular holiday destination, it is famous not only for its lakes and its mountains (or fells) but also for its associations with the early 19th century poetry and writings of William Wordsworth and the other Lake Poets. The majority of the area was designated as the Lake...

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