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Ariccia in the Alban Hills

[caption id="attachment_160773" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ariccia Panorama © Deblu68[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ariccia is a town and comune in the Province of Rome, central Italy. It is in the Alban Hills of the Lazio region and could be considered an extension of Rome's southeastern suburbs. One of the Castelli Romani towns, Ariccia is located in the regional park known as the Parco Regionale dei Castelli Romani. In modern times, Ariccia has become famous for its porchetta, pork that is slowly roasted with herbs...

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Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

[caption id="attachment_154236" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Helsinki © Tpienonen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 596,233, making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is located some 400 kilometres (250 mi) east of Stockholm (Sweden), 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of St. Petersburg ...

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The Villa Wahnfried in Bayreuth

The Villa Wahnfried in Bayreuth

[caption id="attachment_27875" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Dickbauch~commonswiki/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wahnfried was the name given by Richard Wagner to his villa in Bayreuth. The name is a German compound of Wahn (delusion, madness) and Fried(e), (peace, freedom). According to Richard Wagner's wife Cosima the name came to mind after visiting the picturesque town of Wahnfried in Hesse. The house was constructed from 1872 to 1874 under Carl Wölfel's supervision after plans from Berlin architect W...

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The Kyffhäuser Monument

The Kyffhäuser Monument

[caption id="attachment_171947" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Burghof Kyffhäuser/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Kyffhäuser Monument (German: Kyffhäuserdenkmal), also known as Barbarossa Monument (Barbarossadenkmal), is an Emperor William monument within the Kyffhäuser mountain range in Thuringia. It was erected in 1890–96 at the site of medieval Kyffhausen Castle near Bad Frankenhausen. The Kyffhäuser Monument is the third-largest monument in Germany, after the Monument to the Battle of the Nations (Völ...

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Portrait: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, first winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

Portrait: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, first winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics

[caption id="attachment_183110" align="aligncenter" width="385"] Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen was a German mechanical engineer and physicist, who, on 8 November 1895, produced and detected electromagnetic radiation in a wavelength range known as X-rays or Röntgen rays, an achievement that earned him the first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901. In honour of his accomplishments, in 2004 the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) named element 111, roentgenium, a radioac...

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Theme Week Ulster - Letterkenny

Theme Week Ulster - Letterkenny

[caption id="attachment_153138" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Oatfield Sweet Factory © geograph.org.uk - louise price/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Letterkenny (Irish: Leitir Ceanainn) is the largest and most populous town in County Donegal. Its English name is derived from the Irish name Leitir Ceanainn, meaning "Hillside of the O'Cannons" – the O'Cannons being the last of the ancient chieftains of Tír Conaill. With a population of 20,000, Letterkenny is located on the River Swilly in east Donegal. Letterkenny, ...

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500 years German Beer Purity Law

500 years German Beer Purity Law

[caption id="attachment_160247" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Munich beer purity law from 1487 © Evergreen68/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Reinheitsgebot, sometimes called the "German Beer Purity Law" in English, is the collective name for a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in beer in Germany and its predecessor states. The most well-known version of the law was adopted in Bavaria in 1516, but similar regulations predate the Bavarian order, and modern regulations also significantly differ from the ...

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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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