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Kilkenny City

Kilkenny City

[caption id="attachment_160541" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kilkenny Castle © Przemysław Sakrajda[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kilkenny is a city and is the county town of the eponymous County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is situated on both banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, in the south-east of Ireland. The borough has a population of 8,661, however the majority of the population live outside the borough boundary, the 2006 Irish Census gives the total population of the Borough & Environs as 22,179. Kil...

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Union for the Mediterranean: Bon voyage!

Union for the Mediterranean: Bon voyage!

[caption id="attachment_170716" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Union for the Mediterranean © AndrewRT/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental organization of 43 countries from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin: the 28 member states of the European Union and 15 Mediterranean partner countries from North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Europe. It was created in July 2008 at the Paris Summit for the Mediterranean, with a view to reinforcing the Euro-Mediterranea...

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The Rungis International Market

The Rungis International Market

[caption id="attachment_4794" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© flickr.com - Nick Saltmarsh"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Marché International de Rungis (or Rungis International Market) is the principal market of Paris, located in the commune of Rungis, in the southern suburbs. It is the largest wholesale food market in the world. Since its origins in the 10th century, the central market of Paris was located in the centre of the city, in a 10-hectare area named Les Halles. It became too small to accommodate ...

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Opening of the new SALEWA Headquarter

Opening of the new SALEWA Headquarter

[caption id="attachment_153971" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © salewa.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Heiner Oberrauch: “This is where we work, this is where we live our SALEWA Headquarter is our home” The OberAlp/SALEWA group has set up camp for its new futuristic headquarter, to become the hub of the company’s activities in a place where technology meets with nature. This immense project was much desired by Heiner Oberrauch, founder and president of the OberAlp/SALEWA group, and has earned itself the award o...

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The Creative Cities Network

The Creative Cities Network

[caption id="attachment_4429" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© UNESCO / Graz"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Creative Cities Network is a project under the patronage of UNESCO. With the aim of celebrating and maintaining cultural diversity, the alliance formed by member cities share their experiences in promoting the local heritage, as well as discuss plans on how to cope with the influx of globalization. The Creative Cities Network aims to find and enrich a member city’s cultural identity in the midst of a growing ...

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Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai

Jumeirah Beach Residence in Dubai

[caption id="attachment_193062" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Imre Solt/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jumeirah Beach Residence (also known as JBR) is a 1.7 kilometres (1.1mi) long, 2 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi) gross floor area waterfront community located against the Arabian Gulf in Dubai Marina in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a residential development and contains 40 towers (35 are residential and 5 are hotels). JBR can accommodate about 15,000 people, living in its apartments and hotel rooms. The Proje...

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Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

[caption id="attachment_4859" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Pechersky Monastery © Bestalex"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nizhny Novgorod colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with the population of 1,250,615, the fifth largest city in Russia. From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky, after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there. The city is an important economic, transport and cultural center of the Russian Federation. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and...

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The sail training ship Danmark

The sail training ship Danmark

[caption id="attachment_152990" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Danmark - Tall Ships Races 2012 © flickr.com - Miguel Mendez/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Danmark is a full-rigged ship owned by the Danish Maritime Authority and based at the Maritime Training and Education Centre in Frederikshavn. Danmark is 252 feet (77 m) in overall length with a beam of 32 feet (9.8 m) and a depth of 17 feet (5.2 m), with a gross tonnage of 790 tons. She was designed for a crew complement of 120 but in a 1959 refit this was reduced...

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