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The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm (English Grounds of Wörlitz) in Saxony-Anhalt

The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm (English Grounds of Wörlitz) in Saxony-Anhalt

[caption id="attachment_6242" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wörlitz - Rock island Stein and Villa Hamilton © Matthias Seifert[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz, is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken to...

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Theme Week French Riviera - Nice

Theme Week French Riviera - Nice

[caption id="attachment_151925" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Harbour © Martinp1[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of 71.92 km2 (28 sq mi). The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 955,000 on an area of 721 km2 (278 sq mi). Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second large...

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Vedado in Havana

Vedado in Havana

[caption id="attachment_27921" align="aligncenter" width="590"] John Lennon Memorial in Cuba © Christopher Hughes/cc-by-sa-3.0-us[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vedado is a central business district and urban neighborhood in the city of Havana, Cuba. Bordered on the east by Central Havana, and on the west by the Miramar / Playa district. Vedado is the most modern part of the city, developed in the first half of the 20th century, during the Republic period. The main street running east to west is Calle 23, also known as "La Rampa". T...

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Overview Theme Weeks

Overview Theme Weeks

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list. | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | A Abruzzo Guardiagrele Lanciano L’Aquila Pescara Teramo Abu Dhabi Al Ain Capital Gate Emirates Palace Hotel Masdar City Yas Island Algarve Évora Faro Lagos Portimão Sagres Algeria Algiers Ghardaïa Jijel Tamanrasset Tlemcen Alsace Colmar Illk...

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Europe's capital Strasbourg

Europe's capital Strasbourg

[caption id="attachment_151465" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palais Universitaire © Jonathan M[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]As a European capital at the crossroads of Latin and Germanic world and seventh largest city in France, Strasbourg has a unique architectural heritage. Located on the banks of the Rhine, the city, whose center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, look back on 2000 years of history. Strasbourg combine tradition and modernity, and can be explored by foot, by one of the many excursion boats, by tram or...

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Verden on the Aller

Verden on the Aller

[caption id="attachment_154200" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Große Strasse © Franzfoto[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Verden an der Aller is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the administrative centre of the district of Verden. Verden is famous for the massacre of Saxons in 782, committed on the orders of Charlemagne (the Massacre of Verden), for its cathedral, and for its horse breeding. Verden is further renowned for horse racing and sport horse auctions and is thus also called the (horse) riding town...

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The barque Europa

The barque Europa

[caption id="attachment_152983" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Figurehead © flickr.com - Jose Luis Cernadas Iglesias[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sailing ship Europa is a steel-hulled barque from in the Netherlands. Originally it was a German lightship, named Senator Brockes and built in 1911 at the H.C. Stülcken & Sohn shipyard in Hamburg. Until 1977, it was in use by the German Federal Coast Guard as a lightship on the river Elbe. In 1985 a Dutchman bought the vessel (or what was left of it), and in 1994 she was fully restore...

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Tallinn in Estonia

Tallinn in Estonia

[caption id="attachment_159826" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Brunswyk/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia. Tallinn occupies an area of 159.2 km2 (61.5 sq mi) and has a population of 432,000. It is situated on the northern coast of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, 80 km (50 mi) south of Helsinki, east of Stockholm and west of Saint Petersburg. Tallinn's Old Town is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is ranked as a global city and has been li...

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