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[caption id="attachment_150172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Veste Coburg © Kerem Ozcan[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coburg is a town located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany. Its 2005 population was 42,015. Long one of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line, it joined with Bavaria by popular vote in 1920. Before 1918, it was the smaller of the two capital cities in the united duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Coburg's Coat of Arms honoring the city's patron Saint Maurice was granted in 1493. [caption id="attachmen...

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Theme Week Oman - Nizwa

Theme Week Oman - Nizwa

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Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

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Theme Week Brittany - Quimper

Theme Week Brittany - Quimper

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Theme Week East Frisian Islands - Langeoog and Spiekeroog

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[caption id="attachment_152922" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Langeoog - Lale Andersen House "Der Sonnenhof" © joho345[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]LANGEOOG Langeoog is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands at the edge of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea in the southern North Sea, located between Baltrum Island (west), and Spiekeroog (east). It is also a municipality in the district of Wittmund in Lower Saxony, Germany. The name Langeoog means Long Island in the Low German dialect. Tourism is the main source of inc...

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Harstad in Norway

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[caption id="attachment_160883" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Strandgata © Event[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Harstad is the second-most populated municipality in Troms county. It is mostly located on the large island of Hinnøya. The municipal center is the town of Harstad, the most populous town in Central Hålogaland, and the third-largest in all of Northern Norway. The town was incorporated in 1904. In recent years, a 3000-year-old bronze axe and a 2600-year-old bronze collar have been found at the Trondenes peninsula, just...

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The Cluny Abbey in Burgundy

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Goodwood House in Chichester

Goodwood House in Chichester

[caption id="attachment_200728" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Ian Stannard/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Goodwood House is a country house and estate covering 4,900 hectares (12,000 acres) in Westhampnett, Chichester in West Sussex and is the seat of the Duke of Richmond. The house was built in about 1600 and is a Grade I listed building. The Monarch's Way long-distance footpath crosses the downs from west to east, passing immediately south of the racecourse. The landscaped park and woodlands of Goodw...

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