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Vinci in Tuscany

Vinci in Tuscany

[caption id="attachment_160596" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from the Leonardo da Vinci Museum © Iamthestig[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vinci is a town and comune of Firenze province in the Italian region of Tuscany. The birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci lies just outside the town. The town is surrounded by the Tuscan Hills. The landscape consists of vineyards and olive groves that are much the same as in Leonardo's time. Leonardo da Vinci was born on 15 April 1452, in a farmhouse about 3 kilom...

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Florence, the Italian Athens

Florence, the Italian Athens

[caption id="attachment_149033" align="aligncenter" width="309"] Michelangelo's David © Rico Heil[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 370,000 inhabitants (1.5 in the metropolitan area). The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval European trade and fina...

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The Greater Region Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia

The Greater Region Luxembourg, Lorraine, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Wallonia

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Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean

Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean

[caption id="attachment_151149" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Zanzibar Beach © Rcastino[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar), and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. Its historic cent...

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Stockholm Public Library

Stockholm Public Library

[caption id="attachment_163692" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rotunda © Andrea Serio/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Stockholm Public Library (Swedish: Stockholms stadsbibliotek or Stadsbiblioteket) is a library building in Stockholm, designed by Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund, and one of the city's most notable structures. The name is today used for both the main library itself as well as the municipal library system of Stockholm. Discussed by a committee of which Asplund himself was a member from 1918, a design sc...

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The Norwegian Gem

The Norwegian Gem

[caption id="attachment_152123" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Norwegian Gem in Sicily © Corgi5623/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Norwegian Gem is a Jewel class cruise ship of Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Gem is the fourth of Norwegian's Jewel-class. She was preceded by Norwegian Jewel in 2005, and both Norwegian Jade (originally Pride of Hawaii) and Norwegian Pearl in 2006. Each ship has unique amenities, but has a similar exterior and interior design. Norwegian Gem has a similar exterior appearance to Norwegian'...

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The World Heritage Site of Durham

The World Heritage Site of Durham

[caption id="attachment_152563" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Durham Market Place © Bladeofgrass[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Durham is a city in north east England. It is within the County Durham local government district, and is the county town of the larger ceremonial county. It lies to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne, Chester-le-Street and Sunderland and to the north of Darlington. Durham is well known for its Norman cathedral and 11th-century castle, both designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. The cas...

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Oslo in Norway

Oslo in Norway

[caption id="attachment_151029" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Oslo Montage © Cnygard[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oslo is a county and municipality, as well as the capital and largest city in Norway. Oslo was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Founded around 1048 by King Harald III "Hardraade" of Norway, the city was largely destroyed by a fire in 1624. The Danish–Norwegian king Christian IV rebuilt the city as Christiania (briefly also spelt Kristiania). In 1925 the city reclaimed its...

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