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The Docklands in London

[caption id="attachment_6651" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Canary Wharf from Thames © S nova[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Docklands is the semi-official name for an area in east and southeast London. It forms part of the boroughs of Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Newham and Greenwich. The docks were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port. They have now been redeveloped principally for commercial and residential use. The name London Docklands was used for the first time in a government re...

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Routes of El legado andalusi/Al-Andalus

Routes of El legado andalusi/Al-Andalus

[caption id="attachment_202448" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Morningstar1814/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In the 8th century, the Iberian Peninsula saw the arrival of Arabs and Berbers who mixed with the Roman-Visigoth inhabitants, engendering what was known as Al-Andalus. This successful medieval Muslim civilisation extended, at its peak, to most of what is today Spain and Portugal, until its downfall in the late 15th century. The routes of El legado andalusi revisit the Spanish-Muslim civilisation thro...

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The port city of Calais

The port city of Calais

[caption id="attachment_160647" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Patrick.charpiat[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Calais is a town and major ferry port in Northern France in the department of Pas-de-Calais, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Although Calais is by far the largest city in Pas-de-Calais, the department's capital is its third-largest city of Arras. The population of the metropolitan area at the 1999 census was 125,584. Calais overlooks the Strait of Dover, the narrowest point in the English Channel, which is on...

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Bydgoszcz in the northern Central Poland

Bydgoszcz in the northern Central Poland

[caption id="attachment_160981" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Former headquarters of Prussian Eastern Railway © Pit1233[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bydgoszcz is a city located in northern Poland, on the Brda and Vistula rivers. With a city population of 360,000, and an urban agglomeration with more than 470,000 inhabitants, Bydgoszcz is the 8th-largest city in Poland. It has been the seat of Bydgoszcz County and the co-capital, with Toruń, of the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship since 1999. Bydgoszcz is part of the Byd...

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House of the World's Cultures in Berlin

House of the World's Cultures in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_162847" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - holger doelle/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Haus der Kulturen der Welt ("House of the World's Cultures") in Berlin is Germany's national centre for the presentation and discussion of international contemporary arts, with a special focus on non-European cultures and societies. It presents art exhibitions, theater and dance performances, concerts, author readings, films and academic conferences on Visual Art and culture. It is one of the few...

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Theme Week Umbria

Theme Week Umbria

[caption id="attachment_153273" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pietralunga © Sauro Bartocci/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is appreciated for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and influence on high culture. The region is char...

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The Cluny Abbey in Burgundy

The Cluny Abbey in Burgundy

[caption id="attachment_168214" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jan Sokol/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cluny Abbey is a former Benedictine monastery in Cluny, Saône-et-Loire, France. It was dedicated to St Peter. The abbey was constructed in the Romanesque architectural style, with three churches built in succession from the 4th to the early 12th centuries. The earliest basilica was the world's largest church until the St. Peter's Basilica construction began in Rome. Cluny was founded by William I, Duke of Aquitai...

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Theme Week Miami - Little Havana

Theme Week Miami - Little Havana

[caption id="attachment_161805" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cuban Memorial Plaza © Marc Averette[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Little Havana (Spanish: La Pequeña Habana) is a neighborhood of Miami in Florida. Home to many Cuban immigrant residents, as well as many residents from Central and South America, Little Havana is named after Havana, the capital and largest city in Cuba. Little Havana is noted as a center of social, cultural, and political activity in Miami. Its festivals, including the Calle Ocho Festival, Viernes Cu...

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