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Theme Week West Jerusalem - Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

Theme Week West Jerusalem - Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

[caption id="attachment_27431" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Yad Vashem © Godot13/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Yad Vashem is Israel's official memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Established in 1953, Yad Vashem is located on the western slope of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, 804 meters (2,638 ft) above sea level and adjacent to the Jerusalem Forest. The memorial consists of a 180-dunam (18.0 ha; 44.5-acre) complex containing the Holocaust History Museum, memorial sites s...

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Theme Week Potsdam - Studio Babelsberg, parks and palaces

Theme Week Potsdam - Studio Babelsberg, parks and palaces

[caption id="attachment_153170" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Berlin Observatory in Potsdam now hosts Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research © H. Raab[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Potsdam is the capital city of the German federal state of Brandenburg and part of the Berlin/Brandenburg Metropolitan Region. It is situated on the River Havel, 24 km (15 miles) southwest of Berlin city center. Potsdam has several claims to national and international notability. In Germany, it had the status Windsor has in England. It was the ...

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Theme Week Catalonia - Salou

Theme Week Catalonia - Salou

[caption id="attachment_151317" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port and Beach © Salvador Sáinz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salou is a municipality of the comarca of Tarragonès, in the province of Tarragona. The city is approximately 10 km from Tarragona and Reus on the Costa Daurada and 112 km from Barcelona. Aside from its string of beaches interrupted by rocky coves, and its landscaped promenade, one of its main attractions is the PortAventura resort. Salou's main promenade is the Passeig Jaume I, which runs along the coast...

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Theme Week Cyprus

Theme Week Cyprus

[caption id="attachment_150914" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nissi Beach © Romeparis/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean, and a member state of the European Union . A separate Turkish Cypriot state in the north was established in 1983. These events and the resulting political situation are matters of a continuing dispute. The middle of su...

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

[caption id="attachment_162015" align="aligncenter" width="590"] National Maritime Museum © ChrisO/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich in London, is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, and 17th-century Queen's House. In 2012, Her Majesty The Queen formally approved Royal Museums Gree...

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Theme Week Sardinia - Carbonia

Theme Week Sardinia - Carbonia

[caption id="attachment_151658" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Carbonia from Monte Leone © Alex10/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carbonia is a town and comune, which along with Iglesias is a co-capital of the province of Carbonia-Iglesias. It is located in the south-west of the island, at about an hour by car or train from the regional capital, Cagliari. Carbonia was officially inaugurated on the 18 December 1938. Benito Mussolini ordered the building of the city and was present at its inauguration. The city w...

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Williamsburg in Virginia

Williamsburg in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_160864" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Governor's Palace © Larry Pieniazek/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Williamsburg is an independent city in Virginia, with a population of 15,000. Located on the Virginia Peninsula, Williamsburg is in the northern part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. It is bordered by James City County and York County. Williamsburg was founded in 1632 as Middle Plantation as a fortified settlement on high ground between the James and York rivers. The city served as the ...

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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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