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Newport in Oregon

Newport in Oregon

[caption id="attachment_151789" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Yaquina Bay Bridge © Visitor7/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,000, an increase of nearly 13% over its 2000 population. Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County. It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Rogue Al...

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Theme Week Uruguay

Theme Week Uruguay

[caption id="attachment_184137" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Punta del Este © Roberto Tietzmann/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a state in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and ...

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Theme Week Israel - Abu Ghosh

Theme Week Israel - Abu Ghosh

[caption id="attachment_165392" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Entrance to Church of the Resurrection © JDesplats/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Abu Ghosh is a local council in Israel, located 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) west of Jerusalem on the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway. It is situated 610–720 meters above sea level. It takes its current name from the dominant clan inhabiting the town, while the older Arabic name used to be Qaryat al-'Inab ("Grape Village"). Abu Ghosh is part of the Jerusalem District. The Population i...

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Santorini in the southern Aegean Sea

Santorini in the southern Aegean Sea

[caption id="attachment_153486" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fira © Hans Peter Schaefer - www.reserv-a-rt.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Santorini is an island located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km (120 mi) southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera. It forms the southernmost member of the Cyclades group of islands, with an area of approximately 73 km2 (28 sq mi) and a 2001 census population of 13,670...

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The semi-submersible heavy lift ship Blue Marlin

The semi-submersible heavy lift ship Blue Marlin

[caption id="attachment_151489" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MV Blue Marlin carrying USS Cole © U.S. Navy - PH2 Leland Comer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Blue Marlin is a semi-submersible heavy lift ship from Dockwise Shipping of the Netherlands. Designed to transport very large semi-submersible drilling rigs above the transport ship's deck, it is equipped with 38 cabins to accommodate 60 people, a workout room, sauna and swimming facilities. Blue Marlin and her sister ship MV Black Marlin comprise the Marlin class of heavy li...

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Theme Week Qatar

Theme Week Qatar

[caption id="attachment_162881" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Museum of Islamic Arts Park © flickr.com - Mohamod Fasil/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Qatar is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. A strait in the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island of Bahrain, as well as sharing sea borders w...

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Lüderitz in Namibia

Lüderitz in Namibia

[caption id="attachment_24654" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lüderitz, seen from Nautilusberg (Mount Nautilus) © Peter Stenglein/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lüderitz is a harbour town in south-west Namibia, lying on one of the least hospitable coasts in Africa. It is a port developed around Robert Harbour and Shark Island. The town is known for its colonial architecture, including some Art Nouveau work, and for wildlife including seals, penguins, flamingos and ostriches. It is also home to a museum, and lies at ...

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Theme Week Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace

Theme Week Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace

[caption id="attachment_160573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Manfred Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,400-room Rococo summer residence in Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain is called the Great P...

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