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Theme Week Netherlands - Gouda, historic town in the green heart of the Netherlands

Theme Week Netherlands - Gouda, historic town in the green heart of the Netherlands

[caption id="attachment_160616" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Building at Market Square housing the tourist information © Afhaalchinees[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gouda (population 71,000) is a city and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. In the Middle Ages, a settlement was founded at the location of the current city by the Van der Goude family, who built a fortified castle alongside the banks of the Gouwe River, from which the family and the city took its name. The area, originally mar...

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The sail training ship Irving Johnson

The sail training ship Irving Johnson

[caption id="attachment_183077" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 2010 Festival of Sail © flickr.com - Port of San Diego/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The twin brigantines Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson are the flagships of the Los Angeles Maritime Institute's (LAMI) TopSail Youth Program, a non-profit organization that helps at-risk youth learn discipline and teamwork through sailing. They join LAMI's topsail schooners the Swift of Ipswich and the Bill of Rights. The boats are named for sail training pioneers Irving and E...

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Vilsbiburg in Bavaria

Vilsbiburg in Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_151538" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Square © Mathias Plonka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vilsbiburg is a town on the river Große Vils, 18 km southeast of Landshut, in the district of Landshut, in Bavaria. Vilsbiburg has 11,000 inhabitants. Vilsbiburg lies in the center of Lower Bavaria and is part of the Alpine foothills. The river Große Vils runs through the town center. Vilsbiburg is about 55 miles northeast of Munich. The first mention of a village named Pipurch is found ...

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Theme Week New York City - National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Theme Week New York City - National September 11 Memorial and Museum

[caption id="attachment_26620" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Cadiomals/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the principal memorial and museum, respectively, commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001 (which killed 2,977 people) and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 (which killed six). The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers (which were destroyed during the attacks). It is operated by a non-profit corporation, he...

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Theme Week Warsaw - Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Theme Week Warsaw - Museum of the History of Polish Jews

[caption id="attachment_153875" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Wojciech Kryński/cc-by-sa-3.0-pl[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Polish: Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich) is a museum on the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto. The Hebrew word Polin in the museum's name means, in English, either "Poland" or "rest here" and is related to a legend on the arrival of the first Jews in Poland. The cornerstone was laid in 2007, and the museum was first opened on April 19, 2013. The museum's Core ...

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Château d’If off the coast of Marseille

Château d’If off the coast of Marseille

[caption id="attachment_24410" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Château d'If © Philippe Alès/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Château d'If is a fortress (later a prison) located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul Archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. Île d’If measures 3 hectares (0.03 km2) and is located 3.5 kilometers west of the Vieux Port in Marseille. The entire island is heavily fortified; high ramparts with gu...

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Theme Week Vienna - The Vienna State Opera

Theme Week Vienna - The Vienna State Opera

[caption id="attachment_6497" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Vienna State Opera around 1900 © Library of Congress[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is an opera house - and opera company - with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the centre of Vienna. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Republic of Austria, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The members of the Vien...

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The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path

[caption id="attachment_24418" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wales Coast Path logo © Hogyn Lleol/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Wales Coast Path (Welsh: Llwybr Arfordir Cymru) is a long-distance footpath which follows the whole of the coastline of Wales. It opened on 5 May 2012, and offers a 870 miles (1,400 km) walking route from Chepstow, in the south, to Queensferry, in the north. Wales is the first country in the world to provide a dedicated footpath along its entire coastline. The Path runs through eleven Na...

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