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Kunstareal, the art district in Munich

Kunstareal, the art district in Munich

[caption id="attachment_24774" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kunstareal © Maximilian Dörrbecker/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Kunstareal ("art district") is a museum quarter in Maxvorstadt in the city centre of Munich. It consists of the three "Pinakotheken" galleries, the Glyptothek, the Staatliche Antikensammlung, the Lenbachhaus, the Museum Brandhorst and several galleries. The Staatliche Sammlung für Ägyptische Kunst was moved to the Kunstareal in 2013. The history of the museums in this area of M...

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Bergen in Norway

Bergen in Norway

[caption id="attachment_151747" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bergen Panorama from Mount Fløyen © Espt123[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bergen is the second largest city in Norway with a population of 261,500. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland county. Greater Bergen or Bergen Metropolitan Area as defined by Statistics Norway, has a population of 386,600. Bergen is located in the county of Hordaland on the south-western coast of Norway. It is an important cultural hub in its region, recognized as the unofficial ca...

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Theme Week Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace

Theme Week Potsdam - Sanssouci Palace

[caption id="attachment_25767" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sanssouci - Aerial view © Sven Scharr/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sanssouci is the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, in Potsdam, near Berlin. It is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles. While Sanssouci is in the more intimate Rococo style and is far smaller than its French Baroque counterpart, it too is notable for the numerous temples and follies in the park. The palace was designed/built by Georg Wenzeslaus von K...

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First German department store ever located in Vladivostok: Kunst & Albers, a success story from Hamburg

First German department store ever located in Vladivostok: Kunst & Albers, a success story from Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_699" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Kunst & Albers © ZDF"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]It is always interesting and exciting to learn more about outstanding pioneering and entrepreneurial efforts. An incredible success story began in Vladivostok, with the rise of the German trading house Kunst & Albers, which supplied South Siberia supplied with goods from all over the world. The first German department store ever, it was located at the end of the world and there it still stands. The building house...

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Williamsburg in Virginia

Williamsburg in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_160864" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Governor's Palace © Larry Pieniazek/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Williamsburg is an independent city in Virginia, with a population of 15,000. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is bordered by James City County and York County. Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation as a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers. The city served as the ...

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Taipei 101, second tallest building of the world

Taipei 101, second tallest building of the world

[caption id="attachment_24873" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Taipei 101 - New Year's fireworks 2008 © Ukyo Hsieh/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Taipei 101, formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District in Taipei. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. In July 2011, the building was awarded LEED Platinum certification, the highest award in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental...

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Sullivan's Island in South Carolina

Sullivan's Island in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_151217" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Battle of Sullivan's Island monument © Brian Stansberry/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sullivan's Island is an American town and island in Charleston County, South Carolina, at the entrance to Charleston Harbor, with a population was 1,900. The town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), of which 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2) (27.11%) is water. The Ben Sawyer Bridge connects Sullivan's Island to Mount Pleasant. A b...

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Theme Week Macedonia - Strumica

Theme Week Macedonia - Strumica

[caption id="attachment_151173" align="aligncenter" width="590"] World map fountain on Goce Delčev Square © Тиверополник/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Strumica is the largest city in eastern Macedonia, near the Novo Selo-Petrich border crossing with Bulgaria. About 100,000 people live in the region surrounding the city. It is named after the Strumica River which runs through it. The city of Strumica is the seat of Strumica Municipality. The town is first mentioned in the 2nd century BC with the Hellenic na...

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