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Schwanenwerder in the Havel river

Schwanenwerder in the Havel river

[caption id="attachment_25055" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Boatshouse © Times/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schwanenwerder (English: "swan ait") is an island in the Havel river in Berlin. It is in the locality of Nikolassee in the borough of Steglitz-Zehlendorf, and is located in a wider stretch of the river, close to the eastern shore. On the opposite side, on the western bank, lies Kladow, to the south, the Wannsee. Schwanenwerder is an expensive residential area, despite a summer camp for children being located...

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Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico

Fort Myers on the Gulf of Mexico

[caption id="attachment_167363" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fort Myers Beach sign © Sanibel sun[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fort Myers is the county seat and commercial center of Lee County in Florida, with a population of 74,000. Fort Myers is a gateway to the Southwest Florida region and a major tourist destination within Florida. The city is located 125 miles (200 km) southwest of Tampa and 137 miles (220 km) northwest of Miami. The winter homes of Thomas Edison ("Seminole Lodge") and Henry Ford ("The Mangoes") are a prim...

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Narbonne in southern France

Narbonne in southern France

[caption id="attachment_154384" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Canal de la Robine seen from Boulevard Gambetta © MartinD[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Narbonne is a commune in southern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with 50,000 inhabitants. It lies 849 km (528 mi) from Paris in the Aude department, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Once a prosperous port, it is now located about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is marginally the largest commune in Aude, although the capital is the slightly sma...

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Llangollen in Wales

Llangollen in Wales

[caption id="attachment_151394" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plas Newydd © Wolfgang Sauber/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Today Llangollen relies heavily on the tourist industry, but still gains substantial income from farming. Most of the farms in the hills around the town were sheep farms, and weaving was an important cottage industry in the area for centuries. Several fact...

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Ariccia in the Alban Hills

Ariccia in the Alban Hills

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Lappeenranta in South Karelia

Lappeenranta in South Karelia

[caption id="attachment_151377" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lappeenranta Harbour - Photo by Petritap[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lappeenranta is a city and municipality that resides on the shore of the lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland, about 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the Russian border. It belongs to the region of South Karelia. With approximately 72,000 inhabitants Lappeenranta is the 13th largest city in Finland. The neighboring municipality of Joutseno was consolidated with Lappeenranta on January 1, 2009, and the nei...

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Herzogenaurach in Middle Franconia

Herzogenaurach in Middle Franconia

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Theme Week Sicily - Corleone

Theme Week Sicily - Corleone

[caption id="attachment_153575" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palazzina Ficuzza © Azotoliquido/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Corleone is a small town and comune of approximately 11,000 inhabitants in the Province of Palermo. It is located in the valley between the "Rocca ri Maschi", the "Castello Soprano" and the "Castello Sottano". Corleone is the "city of the 100 churches". Within the territory of Corleone, a short walk from the historic center of the city is the " Natural Park of the cascade of two fortresses ." ...

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