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German Wine Route

German Wine Route

[caption id="attachment_161294" align="aligncenter" width="590"] German Wine Gate © Charles01[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The German Wine Route or Wine Road (German: Deutsche Weinstraße) is the oldest of Germany's tourist wine routes. Located in the Palatinate region of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, the route was established in 1935. The German Wine Gate (Deutsches Weintor) in Schweigen-Rechtenbach on the French border adjacent to Wissembourg (Weißenburg) in France marks the start of the route. Built in 193...

Theme Week Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany

Theme Week Ibiza - Sant Antoni de Portmany

[caption id="attachment_152184" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sant Antoni Bay © JanManu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sant Antoni de Portmany (Spanish: San Antonio Abad) or San Antonio is a town on the western coast of Ibiza. It is the second-largest town and municipality in Ibiza; an island described by Time Out magazine as "arguably the clubbing capital of the universe". For two thousand years, Sant Antoni was a small fishing village that rose from the Roman natural harbor Portus Magnus, but it began to grow in th...

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 Oasis of the Seas

The Oasis of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_152647" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Leaving STX shipyard in Turku, Finland © Zache/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS Oasis of the Seas is an Oasis-class cruise ship, delivered to her owner, Royal Caribbean International, in October 2009. The first of her class, she was joined by her sister ship MS Allure of the Seas in December 2010. Both vessels cruise the Caribbean from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She set a new record of carrying over 6,000 passengers. The ship surpassed t...

Theme Week Dresden - The Frauenkirche

Theme Week Dresden - The Frauenkirche

[caption id="attachment_26689" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Christian Prade/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dresden Frauenkirche is a Lutheran church in Dresden, the capital of the German state of Saxony. Although the original church was Roman Catholic until it became Protestant during the Reformation, the current Baroque building was purposely built Protestant. It is considered an outstanding example of Protestant sacred architecture, featuring one of the largest domes in Europe. Built in the 18th ce...

The Palace of Nations in Geneva

The Palace of Nations in Geneva

[caption id="attachment_168235" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palace of Nations © flickr.com - Ville Oksanen/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Palace of Nations is the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva, located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was built between 1929 and 1938 to serve as the headquarters of the League of Nations. It has served as the home of the United Nations Office at Geneva since 1946 when the Secretary-General of the United Nations signed a Headquarters Agreement with the Swiss authorities, a...

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