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Greater Downtown Miami

Greater Downtown Miami

[caption id="attachment_152067" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Miami as seen from South Beach © Marc Averette/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Downtown Miami is an urban residential neighborhood, which is based around the Central Business District of Miami. Brickell Avenue and Biscayne Boulevard are the main north-south roads, and Flagler Street is the main east-west road. The neighborhood is defined by the Miami Downtown Development Authority (DDA) as the 3.8-square-mile (9.8 km2)-area east of Interstate 95 betwe...

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Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast

Alexandria on the Mediterranean coast

[caption id="attachment_150897" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - David Evers/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alexandria is the second largest city and the second largest metropolitan area in Egypt after Greater Cairo by size and population, extending about 32 km (20 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on the Mediterranean coast. Alexandria is Egypt's largest seaport, serving approximately 80% of Egypt's imports and e...

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Walhalla memorial, high above the Danube River

Walhalla memorial, high above the Danube River

[caption id="attachment_27461" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ingo Steinbach/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Walhalla is a hall of fame that honors laudable and distinguished people, famous personalities in German history – politicians, sovereigns, scientists and artists of the "German tongue". The hall is housed in a neo-classical building above the Danube River, east of Regensburg, in Bavaria. The Walhalla is named for Valhalla of Norse mythology. It was conceived in 1807 by Crown Prince Ludwig, who built it ...

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Îles de Lérins off the French Riviera

Îles de Lérins off the French Riviera

[caption id="attachment_153825" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monastry of Saint-Honorat © Hermes from mars/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lérins Islands are a group of four Mediterranean islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes. The two largest islands in this group are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat. The smaller Îlot Saint-Ferréol and Îlot de la Tradelière are uninhabited. Administratively, the islands belong to the commune of Cannes. The islands are first known to have been inhabi...

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Chișinău, the capital of Moldova

Chișinău, the capital of Moldova

[caption id="attachment_151155" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City hall © Mirek237[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chișinău, historically also known as Kishinev, is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Moldova. It is Moldova's main industrial and commercial center, and is located in the middle of the country, on the river Bîc. According to January 2014 official estimates, Chișinău proper has a population of 675,000 and the municipality of Chișinău is home to 805,000 residents. Chișinău is the most econo...

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Theme Week Kuwait - Mangaf

Theme Week Kuwait - Mangaf

[caption id="attachment_168374" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mangaf © hospitalityonline.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mangaf is a suburb of Kuwait City. It is a mix of old and new. The old is split into two areas; commercial and residential. Government housing from the 1980s formed the area with houses, while the rest was a large collection of residential tower blocks, a limited number of shops and fast-food places. There is a larger concentration of shops in the area locally known as Al Azeeziya. A concentration of mobile ...

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Kempten in Allgäu

Kempten in Allgäu

[caption id="attachment_161183" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © TH Korr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kempten (Allgäu) is the largest town in Allgäu, a region in the south-west of Bavaria, Germany. The population was ca 61,000 in 2006. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts, but was later overtaken by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Archaeologists consider Kempten one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany. After several ravages by the Magyars, Ulrich of Augsburg, bishop of Augsburg...

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Theme Week Algarve - Sagres

Theme Week Algarve - Sagres

[caption id="attachment_152694" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sagres Lighthouse at Fortress São Vicente © Joaomartinho63[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sagres is a town located in the municipality of Vila do Bispo and in the Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. It has a surface of 34,28 km² and a population of 1 939 (in 2001). Sagres Point, the southwesternmost tip of Europe, historically connected to the Portuguese Age of Discovery, is located there. Prince Henry the Navigator (1394–1460) lived and di...

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