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The Spanish sail training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano

The Spanish sail training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano

[caption id="attachment_152994" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Museo Naval in Sevilla © Lobillo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Juan Sebastián de Elcano is a training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy. She is a four-masted topsail, steel-hulled schooner. At 113 metres (370 feet) long, she is the third-largest Tall Ship in the world. She is named after Spanish explorer Juan Sebastián Elcano, captain of Ferdinand Magellan's last exploratory fleet. The ship also carries the de Elcano coat of arms, which was granted to the ...

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Killarney in County Kerry

Killarney in County Kerry

[caption id="attachment_150598" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - psyberartist/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Killarney (meaning "church of sloes") is a medium-sized town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park. The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Muckross Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap ...

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Theme Week Kuwait - Madinat al-Hareer

Theme Week Kuwait - Madinat al-Hareer

[caption id="attachment_168369" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © timeskuwait.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Madinat al-Hareer meaning "Silk City"), is a proposed 250 km2 (62,000-acre) planned urban area in Sulaibiya, northern Kuwait. Upon construction, it would include the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, a nature reservation of 2 square kilometres, a duty-free area which will be beside a new airport, in addition to a large business center, conference areas, environmental areas, athletic areas, and areas that concentrate on media, healt...

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Mustique, the island of the Grenadines

Mustique, the island of the Grenadines

[caption id="attachment_153452" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Foodstore © Acp/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mustique is a small private island that is part of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The island is one of a group of islands called the Grenadines, most of which are part St Vincent and the Grenadines, in the West Indies. The island is located within Grenadines Parish, an administrative area of the country. The island covers 1,400 acres (5.7 km2; 2.2 sq mi) and it has several coral reefs. The land fauna i...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Kalimantan on Borneo

Theme Week Indonesia - Kalimantan on Borneo

[caption id="attachment_196249" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Banjarmasin Floating Market © Muhammad Haris/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island is politically divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the islan...

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Theme Week Umbria - Castiglione del Lago

Theme Week Umbria - Castiglione del Lago

[caption id="attachment_153579" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno Panorama © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia in central Italy, on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Orvieto is 59 km (37 mi) south, Chiusi is 21 km (13 mi) to the south west, Arezzo is 56 km (35 mi) to the north west, Cortona is 21 km (13 mi) to the north and Perugia is 47 km (29 mi) to the south east. The Association The most beautiful villa...

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Larissa, capital and largest city of the Thessaly region

Larissa, capital and largest city of the Thessaly region

[caption id="attachment_161082" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ancient theatre of Larisa © Fsb2004[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Larissa is the capital and biggest city of the Thessaly region of Greece and capital of the Larissa regional unit. It is a principal agricultural centre and a national transportation hub, linked by road and rail with the port of Volos. Larissa, within its municipality, has 163,000 inhabitants, while the regional unit of Larissa reached a population of 284,000. The urban area of the city, although mostly...

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Portrait: Emperor Titus

Portrait: Emperor Titus

[caption id="attachment_192456" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Château de Versailles - Bust of Titus © Coyau/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Titus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman emperor to come to the throne after his own biological father. Prior to becoming emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judea during the First Jewish–Roman War. The campaign came to ...

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