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Theme Week Balearic Islands - Majorca

[caption id="attachment_152426" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Building of the Consell Insular - Palma de Mallorca © Olaf Tausch[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Majorca is an island located in the Mediterranean Sea, one of the Balearic Islands. It is the largest by area and second most populated island of Spain (after Tenerife in the Canary Islands). The capital of the island, Palma, is also the capital of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands. The Cabrera Archipelago is administratively grouped with Majorca (in the muni...

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Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea

Sharm el-Sheikh on the Red Sea

[caption id="attachment_153626" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Daniel Csörföly[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sharm el-Sheikh is a city situated on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, in South Sinai Governorate, on the coastal strip along the Red Sea. Its population is approximately 35,000. Sharm el-Sheikh is the administrative hub of Egypt's South Sinai Governorate which includes the smaller coastal towns of Dahab and Nuweiba as well as the mountainous interior, Saint Catherine's Monastery (built between 548 and 565, the...

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The Olympic Park in Munich

The Olympic Park in Munich

[caption id="attachment_169216" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Olympic Park Munich © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Olympiapark München (English: Olympic Park Munich) in Munich is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Located in the Oberwiesenfeld neighborhood of Munich, the Park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events such as events of worship. The Park is administered by Olympiapark München GmbH, a holding company fully owned by the state c...

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Dahab on the Red Sea

Dahab on the Red Sea

[caption id="attachment_151185" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dahab © B. Simpson/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dahab is a small town situated on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Formerly a Bedouin fishing village, located approximately 80 km (50 mi) northeast of Sharm el-Sheikh, Dahab is considered to be one of the Sinai's most treasured diving destinations. The arrival of international hotel chains and the establishment of other ancillary facilities has since made the town a popular destination wit...

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Theme Week Champagne - Épernay

Theme Week Champagne - Épernay

[caption id="attachment_150848" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Épernay from Mont Bernon © Sand[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Épernay is a commune in the Marne department. Épernay is located some 130 km north-east of Paris on the main line of the Eastern railway to Strasbourg. The town sits on the left bank of the Marne at the extremity of the Cubry valley which crosses it. Épernay is a sub-prefecture of the department and seat of the arrondissement. In the central and oldest quarter of the town, the streets are narrow...

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Olympic Stadium Berlin

Olympic Stadium Berlin

[caption id="attachment_24096" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Olympic Stadium © Nikolai Schwerg/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Olympic Stadium is a sports stadium in Berlin. There have been two stadia on the site: the present facility, and one that is called the Deutsches Stadion which was built for the aborted 1916 Summer Olympics. Both were designed by members of the same family, the first by Otto March and the second by his son Werner March. It is the second biggest stadium in Germany behind Signal Iduna Park. ...

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The sail training ship Kaiwo Maru II

The sail training ship Kaiwo Maru II

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The Nibelungen and Luther City of Worms

The Nibelungen and Luther City of Worms

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