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Cassis in southern France

Cassis in southern France

[caption id="attachment_160198" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cassis seen from the cliffs © Marion Schneider & Christoph Aistleitner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cassis is a commune situated east of Marseille in the department of Bouches-du-Rhône in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southern France. It is a popular tourist destination, famous for its cliffs (falaises) and the sheltered inlets called calanques. The wines of Cassis are white and rosé, and not to be confused with crème de cassis, a specialty of Burgundy...

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Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

[caption id="attachment_165845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New Hampshire - Berlin © Americanadian 8[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]N E W    H A M P S H I R E New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. Concord i...

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The Breakers in Newport

The Breakers in Newport

[caption id="attachment_171460" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Breakers in Newport © Elisa.rolle/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Breakers is a Vanderbilt mansion located on Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island on the Atlantic Ocean. The building became a National Historic Landmark in 1994, and is a contributing property to the Bellevue Avenue Historic District. It is owned and operated by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is open for visitation on a year-round basis. The Breakers was built as ...

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The Coral Triangle in the Pacific Ocean

The Coral Triangle in the Pacific Ocean

[caption id="attachment_26117" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Christmas tree worms © Nick Hobgood/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Coral Triangle is a geographical term so named as it refers to a roughly triangular area of the tropical marine waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste that contain at least 500 species of reef-building corals in each ecoregion. This region encompasses portions of two biogeographic regions: the Indonesian-Philippines Region, and the F...

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Theme Week Qatar - Al Wakrah

Theme Week Qatar - Al Wakrah

[caption id="attachment_162948" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al Wakrah Souq © flickr.com - Mohamod Fasil/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Al-Wakrah is the capital city of the Al Wakrah Municipality. Al Wakrah's eastern edge is the shores of the Persian Gulf. Governed by Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, it was originally a small fishing and pearling village. Over the years, it evolved into a big town with a population of more than 90,000 and it is considered to be one of the major cities in Qatar. Historic architec...

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Rijeka on the Kvarner Bay

Rijeka on the Kvarner Bay

[caption id="attachment_153807" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Croation National Theatre © Djoko/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rijeka is the principal seaport and the third-largest city in Croatia (after Zagreb and Split). It is located on Kvarner Bay, an inlet of the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 129,000 inhabitants. Rijeka is the center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The city's economy largely depends on shipbuilding (shipyards "3. Maj" and "Viktor Lenac Shipyard") and maritime transport. Rijeka hosts the ...

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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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Brijuni Islands National Park in Croatia

Brijuni Islands National Park in Croatia

[caption id="attachment_23897" align="alignleft" width="590"] Hotel Carmen © Zumbulka[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Islands are a group of fourteen small islands in the Croatian part of the northern Adriatic Sea, separated from the west coast of the Istrian peninsula by the narrow Fažana Strait. The largest island, Veliki Brijun Island (also known as Brioni Grande or Veli Brijun), (5.6 km2), lies 2 km off the coast. Famous for their scenic beauty, the islands are a holiday resort and a Croatian National Park. In 1945 a...

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