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The music city of Montreux

The music city of Montreux

[caption id="attachment_152738" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View on Lake Geneva and France © Christian Perez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Montreux is a municipality in the district of Riviera-Pays-d'Enhaut in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located on Lake Geneva at the foot of the Alps and has a population of 23,800 and nearly 90,000 in the agglomeration. Montreux boasts one of the most beautiful walks along the lake, stretching from Villeneuve all the way towards Vevey. The main square of the town, Place du...

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Channel Islands of California

Channel Islands of California

[caption id="attachment_192596" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Santa Catalina Island - Avalon © Spartan7W/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Channel Islands are an archipelago of eight islands (Anacapa, San Miguel, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Clemente, San Nicolas, Santa Barbara und Santa Catalina) located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of southern California along the Santa Barbara Channel in the United States of America. Five of the islands are part of Channel Islands National Park, and the waters surrounding th...

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Darlington in the Tees Valley

Darlington in the Tees Valley

[caption id="attachment_160577" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town centre including clock tower © Dan892k9[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Darlington is a market town in the Borough of Darlington, part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It lies on the small River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees, not far from the main river. It is the main population centre in the borough, with a population of 97,838 as of 2001. The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families during the Victori...

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Wolverhampton in the West Midlands

Wolverhampton in the West Midlands

[caption id="attachment_160717" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Art Gallery © G-Man[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wolverhampton is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands. In 2004, the local government district had an estimated population of 239,100. Wolverhampton is part of the West Midlands Urban Area which had a population of 2.3 million in the 2001 census which makes it part of the second largest urban area in the United Kingdom. For Eurostat purposes Walsall and Wolverhampton is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG35) and i...

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Monaco on the French Riviera

Monaco on the French Riviera

[caption id="attachment_150733" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Georges DICK[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Monaco is a sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Bordered by France on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea, its center is about 16 km (9.9 mi) from Italy, and is only 15 km (9.3 mi) north east of Nice, France. It has an area of 1.98 km2 (0.76 sq mi), and a population of 35,986, making Monaco the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world. Mona...

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The Greek island of Hydra

The Greek island of Hydra

[caption id="attachment_151637" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Herbert Ortner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hydra is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece, located in the Aegean Sea between the Saronic Gulf and the Argolic Gulf. It is separated from the Peloponnese by narrow strip of water. In ancient times, the island was known as Hydrea (derived from the Greek word for "water"), which was a reference to the springs on the island. The municipality Hydra consists of the islands Hydra (area 50 km2), Dokos (pop. 13, area 12.5 km2)...

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Holiday on the Thames

Holiday on the Thames

[caption id="attachment_150826" align="aligncenter" width="590"] River Thames with Hampton Church Shakespeare's Temple and Garrick's Villa © Motmit[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The River Thames is a major river flowing through southern England. While it is best known because its lower reaches flow through central London, the river flows alongside several other towns and cities, including Oxford, Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Windsor, Kingston upon Thames and Richmond. The river gives its name to several geographical and polit...

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Oxford, city of the dreaming spiers

Oxford, city of the dreaming spiers

[caption id="attachment_153097" align="aligncenter" width="590"] High Street shoppers © Doc Searls[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oxford is a city, and the county town of Oxfordshire, in South East England. The city, made prominent by its medieval university, has a population of just under 165,000, with 153,900 living within the district boundary. The rivers Cherwell and Thames run through Oxford and meet south of the city centre. For a distance of some 10 miles (16 km) along the river, in the vicinity of Oxford, the Thames is known...

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