Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra © Metropolitan Museum of Art – online collection

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Michelangelo by Daniele da Volterra © Metropolitan Museum of Art - online collection

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Theme Week Ecuador - Santo Domingo de los Colorados

[caption id="attachment_171336" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Catedral de Santo Domingo © Berposen/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Santo Domingo de los Colorados, simply referred to as Santo Domingo, is a city and seat of the canton that bears its name. It is the fourth most populous city in Ecuador with a population of over 305,000, is an important commercial and industrial center, and serves as the capital of the Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province. The city is also the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San...

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20 Fenchurch Street

20 Fenchurch Street

[caption id="attachment_150795" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tower Bridge and 20 Fenchurch Street © mattbuck/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]20 Fenchurch Street is a commercial skyscraper in London that takes its name from its address on Fenchurch Street, in the historic City of London financial district. It has been nicknamed 'The Walkie-Talkie' because of its distinctive shape. Construction was completed in spring 2014, and the top-floor 'sky garden' was opened in January 2015. The 34-storey building is 160 m (525 ...

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Theme Week Scottish Borders - Galashiels

Theme Week Scottish Borders - Galashiels

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The Lost City of Petra

The Lost City of Petra

[caption id="attachment_6306" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Monastery Al Dier © Tom Neys[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourist attraction. It lies on the slope of Mount Hor in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah ...

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InterContinental Carlton Cannes

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

[caption id="attachment_163635" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Banja Mulder/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel built in 1911, located at 58 La Croisette in Cannes on the French Riviera and listed by the Government of France as a National Historic Building. During the Cannes Film Festival it is the most prestigious place to stay and the undisputed headquarters of motion picture industry deal-making. In April 2011, the prestigious hotel was sold by the investment...

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Theme Week Jordan - Wadi Rum

Theme Week Jordan - Wadi Rum

[caption id="attachment_165883" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wadi Rum Visitor Center © Jean Housen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning 'high' or 'elevated'. To reflect its proper Arabic pronunciation, archaeologists transcribe it as Wadi Ramm. Wadi Rum has been inhabited by ma...

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The seaside resort of Hastings

The seaside resort of Hastings

[caption id="attachment_153764" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hastings Pier © Jarlhelm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hastings is a town and borough in the county of East Sussex on the south coast of England. The town is located 24 miles (39 km) east of the county town of Lewes and 53 miles (85 km) south east of London, and has an estimated population of 86,900. In historical terms, Hastings can claim fame through its connection with the Norman conquest of England; and also because it became one of the medieval Cinque Por...

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Theme Week Balearic Islands - Formentera

Theme Week Balearic Islands - Formentera

[caption id="attachment_152420" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lake Pudent © ximateix![/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Formentera is the smaller and more southerly island of the Illes Pitiüses group, comprising Ibiza and Formentera, as well as various small islets. Formentera is renowned across Europe for many pristine white beaches and the fact that nude sunbathing is allowed on most of its beaches. Although metalled roads allow access to all parts of the island and cars are easily hired in the port, many people choose to...

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