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Skagen, the Land of Light

Skagen, the Land of Light

[caption id="attachment_149007" align="aligncenter" width="391"] The lighthouse © Martin Olsson[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Skagen (The Skaw) is a projection of land and a town, with a population of 8,636 (1 January 2010), in Region Nordjylland on the northernmost tip of Vendsyssel-Thy, a part of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark. Skagen is located in Frederikshavn municipality. The area is extremely picturesque, and distinguished by its low, yellow houses with red tile roofs nestled into the beach areas. The impressive a...

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Ibbenbüren in Tecklenburger Land

Ibbenbüren in Tecklenburger Land

[caption id="attachment_160791" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Center (Oberer Markt) © J.-H. Janßen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ibbenbüren or Ibbenbueren is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is on position 185 of the largest cities in Germany and the largest city in Tecklenburger Land. Ibbenbüren (Ibbenbueren) is situated on the Ibbenbürener Aa river, at the northwest end of the Teutoburger forest and rather exactly in the center of the two cities Rheine in the wes...

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Aqaba in Jordan

Aqaba in Jordan

[caption id="attachment_151783" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aqaba Marine Park © www.redseaexplorer.com/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also ...

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Hakka Tulou roundhouses

Hakka Tulou roundhouses

[caption id="attachment_146416" align="aligncenter" width="360"] © china-guide.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Almost by chance we found during research these fascinating circular buildings. It is a closed inherently functional form of settlement in China. On the one side it was a residential accommodation for large families and clans, on the other side through meter-thick outer walls a passive protection which for weeks withstands enemy attacks, while self-sufficient through small areas of farm land to grow food for daily needs a...

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Kristiansand, the gateway to Norway

Kristiansand, the gateway to Norway

[caption id="attachment_152762" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Odderøya Lighthouse © Philip Gabrielsen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kristiansand is a city, municipality and the county capital of Vest-Agder county in Southern Norway. Kristiansand municipality is the 5th largest in Norway with a population of 83,000 as of 1 April 2011. The Kristiansand urban area, entirely located in the municipality, had a population of 68,000 on 1 January 2009, and is thus the 8th largest urban area in Norway. In addition, the Norwegian Statist...

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Theme Week Istria - Umag

Theme Week Istria - Umag

[caption id="attachment_153466" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Peko/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Umag is a coastal city in Istria. The city hosts a yearly ATP tennis tournament on clay courts. It is the westernmost city of Croatia, and the municipality includes Savudrija, the westernmost point of Croatia. In 1993 with the establishment of the new local rule Umag became an independent municipality (općina), and in 1997 was awarded the status of town or city (grad). The natural features of the area have con...

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Theme Week Abu Dhabi - The Emirates Palace Hotel

Theme Week Abu Dhabi - The Emirates Palace Hotel

[caption id="attachment_172248" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Poco a poco[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The building was designed by renowned architect, John Elliott RIBA, who was Senior Vice President at Wimberly, Allison, Tong and Goo, an international firm specialising in Luxury Hotels. It opened in November 2005 but certain restaurants and spas did not open until 2006. The hotel was built by and is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, and is currently managed by the Kempinski Group. The costs to build the hotel were ...

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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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