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Theme Week Palestine - Beit Jala

Theme Week Palestine - Beit Jala

[caption id="attachment_171121" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saint Nicholas Church © SalibaQ/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beit Jala is a Palestinian Christian town in the Bethlehem Governorate of the West Bank. Beit Jala is located 10 km south of Jerusalem, on the western side of the Hebron road, opposite Bethlehem, at 825 meters (2,707 ft) altitude. In 2007, Beit Jala had 11,758 inhabitants. About 75% of the population were Christians (mostly Greek Orthodox) and about 25% Muslims. A crypt, dating to the 5th or 6t...

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The Finnish Lakeland

The Finnish Lakeland

[caption id="attachment_153949" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Finnische Seenplatte / Finnish Lakeland © Maximilian Dörrbecker[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided. The hilly, forest-covered landscape of the lake plateau is dominated by drumlins and by long sinuous eskers. Both are glacial remnants after the continental glaciers that scoured and gouged the country's surface receded about 10,000 years ago...

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Évian-les-Bains, meeting point of the Haute-Volée from around the world

Évian-les-Bains, meeting point of the Haute-Volée from around the world

[caption id="attachment_154212" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Source Cachat - The Evian-Water comes from this source © Ngdm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Évian-les-Bains or Évian is commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. An elite holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (aka Lac Léman), for two centuries, it has hosted many Royals such as Kings Edward VII and George V of England and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess A...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Kalimantan on Borneo

Theme Week Indonesia - Kalimantan on Borneo

[caption id="attachment_196249" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Banjarmasin Floating Market © Muhammad Haris/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the islan...

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Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement du Palais Bourbon (7th) and Arrondissement de l’Élysée (8th)

Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement du Palais Bourbon (7th) and Arrondissement de l’Élysée (8th)

[caption id="attachment_151895" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 7th arrondissement - Palais Bourbon - Seat of the National Assembly © Webster[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"] 7th arrondissement - Arrondissement du Palais BourbonThe 7th arrondissement includes some of Paris's major tourist attractions, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Hôtel des Invalides (Napoléon's resting place), and a concentration of such world famous museums as the Musée d'Orsay and the Musée du quai Branly. Situated on the Rive Gauche -- the "Left,...

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San Alfonso del Mar, the largest pool in the world

San Alfonso del Mar, the largest pool in the world

[caption id="attachment_152917" align="aligncenter" width="531"] © Quórum Comunicaciones/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]San Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo in Chile, about 100 km (62 mi) west of the capital Santiago. The resort is recognised as having the world's largest swimming pool. The pool is 1.013 km (0.629 mi) long, covering 8 ha (20 acres), containing some 250,000,000 litres (55,000,000 imp gal; 66,000,000 US gal) of seawater, with a maximum depth of 35 m (115 ft). The water is pumped, ...

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The Table Bay off Cape Town

The Table Bay off Cape Town

[caption id="attachment_153618" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Table Bay with Robben Island and Cape Town from Table Mountain © AlterVista/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Table Bay is a natural bay on the Atlantic Ocean overlooked by Cape Town (founded 1652 by Van Riebeeck) and is at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula, which stretches south to the Cape of Good Hope. It was named because it is dominated by the flat-topped Table Mountain. Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to explore this region in 148...

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Theme Week Alsace - Sélestat

Theme Week Alsace - Sélestat

[caption id="attachment_150586" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Place d'Armes © Ralph Hammann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sélestat is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in north-eastern France with a population of 19.400. Sélestat is located in central Alsace, 22 km (14 mi) north of Colmar and 47 km (29 mi) south of Strasbourg, on the left bank of the Ill River. Sélestat is near the Alsace wine route. The city is one of the richest and most varied in terms of architecture among the smaller cities of Als...

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