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Gaza City in Palestine

Gaza City in Palestine

[caption id="attachment_6909" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gaza City © Mr.david.w/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gaza, also referred to as Gaza City, is a Palestinian city in the Gaza Strip, with a population of about 450,000, making it the largest city in the Palestinian territories. Inhabited since at least the 15th century BC, Gaza has been dominated by several different peoples and empires throughout its history. The Philistines made it a part of their pentapolis after the Ancient Egyptians had ruled it for near...

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Theme Week Rome - Colosseum and Trajan's Forum

Theme Week Rome - Colosseum and Trajan's Forum

[caption id="attachment_152607" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Colosseum © David Iliff[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]COLOSSEUM The Colosseum, originally the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an elliptical amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy, the largest ever built in the Roman Empire. It is considered one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and Roman engineering. Occupying a site just east of the Roman Forum, its construction started in 72 AD under the emperor Vespasian and was completed in 80 AD under T...

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Theme Week Venezuela - Maracaibo

Theme Week Venezuela - Maracaibo

[caption id="attachment_172203" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Calle Carabobo © The Photographer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Maracaibo is a city and municipality in northwestern Venezuela, on the western shore of the strait that connects Lake Maracaibo to the Gulf of Venezuela. It is the second-largest city in the country (after the national capital Caracas) and the capital of the state of Zulia. The population of the city is approximately 2.7 million with the metropolitan area estimated at 3.9 million. Maracaibo is nicknamed L...

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Romantic Road, from the river Main to the Alps

Romantic Road, from the river Main to the Alps

[caption id="attachment_1968" align="aligncenter" width="432" caption="Romantic Road map - Photo: mario"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Romantic Road (German: Romantische Straße) is the term for a theme route coined by travel agents in the 1950s to describe the 350 kilometres (220 mi) of highway in southern Germany (in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg), between Würzburg and Füssen. In medieval times it used to be a trade route, connecting the center of Germany with the South. Today this region is thought by many international t...

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The BBC Broadcasting House in Westminster

The BBC Broadcasting House in Westminster

[caption id="attachment_26751" align="aligncenter" width="546"] © Zizzu02/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Broadcasting House is the headquarters of the BBC, in Portland Place and Langham Place, London. The first radio broadcast was made on 15 March 1932, and the building was officially opened two months later, on 15 May. The main building is in Art Deco style, with a facing of Portland stone over a steel frame. It is a Grade II* listed building and includes the BBC Radio Theatre, where music and speech programmes are rec...

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The Baltic island of Bornholm

The Baltic island of Bornholm

[caption id="attachment_152829" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Half-timbered houses in Svaneke © Ipigott[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea located to the east of (most of) the rest of Denmark, south of Sweden, and north of Poland. The main industries on the island include fishing, arts and crafts such as glass making and pottery using locally worked clay, and dairy farming. Tourism is important during the summer. The topography of the island consists of dramatic rock formations in the nor...

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Theme Week Tunisia - Tozeur

Theme Week Tunisia - Tozeur

[caption id="attachment_168288" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Star Wars film location © Rais67[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tozeur is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The city is located North West of Chott el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the smaller Chott el-Gharsa. It is the capital of the Tozeur Governorate. It was the site of Ancient city and former bishopric Tusuros, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see. During the Romans and Byzantine empires and in the Vandal kingdom, Tozeur was the site of Tusuros, ...

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Eastport in Maine

Eastport in Maine

[caption id="attachment_164260" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © 48states/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Eastport is a small city (consisting entirely of islands) in Washington County in Maine. The population is at 1,300. The principal island is Moose Island, which is connected to the mainland by causeway. Eastport is the easternmost city in the United States (although the nearby town of Lubec is the easternmost municipality). Eastport is located on the southeasterly part of Moose Island, which lies between Cobscook B...

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