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Enercon E-126 is The World's Largest Wind Turbine

Enercon E-126 is The World's Largest Wind Turbine

[caption id="attachment_161264" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Enercon E-126 © JUWI[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A new wind turbine was installed in Emden, Germany: Enercon E-216. It is the largest wind turbine in the world. Maybe you’ve heard about E-112 turbine but this one is even larger. Despite the fact that E-112 is rated at 6 megawatts, this new one will most likely produce 7+megawatts. After some calculations, Enercon E-216 can produce 20 million kilowatt hours per year, enough to power 5,000 households. Such a...

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Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_6397" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens seen from the Potomac river © flickr.com - Personnel of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington (* February 22, 1732 on Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ; † December 14, 1799 on Mount Vernon Estate). The mansion is...

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Palm Beach in Florida

Palm Beach in Florida

[caption id="attachment_162496" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael Kagdis - Proper Media Group/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County in Florida. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. In 2000, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 10,500, with an estimated seasonal population of 30,000. Many of Palm Beach's residents are affluent. The town's affluence and its "abundance of pleasures" an...

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Meran in South Tyrol

Meran in South Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_160585" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palms in Tyrol © Tappeiner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Merano is a town and comune in South Tyrol, Italy. Generally best known for its spa resorts, it is located within a basin, surrounded by mountains standing up to 3,335 m (11,000 ft), at the entrance to the Passeier Valley, the Vinschgau and the Ulten Valley. In the past the town has been a popular place of residence for several scientists, literary people, and artists, including Franz Kafka, Ezra Pound and Paul ...

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Theme Week Bolivia - Quillacollo

Theme Week Bolivia - Quillacollo

[caption id="attachment_183388" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Willaq/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Quillacollo is the capital of Quillacollo Province in Cochabamba Department. The municipality was established on 14 September 1905 under the Presidency of Ismail Montes. Quillacollo City is one of the various provincial capitals around Cochabamba City, which are increasingly swallowed by the extending perimeter of "greater" Cochabamba (city). Quillacollo is linked to the city of Cochabamba through the Avenida Blanco ...

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Grand Palais and Petit Palais in Paris

Grand Palais and Petit Palais in Paris

[caption id="attachment_24072" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand Palais © MarkusMark[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Grand Palais des Champs-Elysées, commonly known as the Grand Palais (English: Great Palace), is a large historic site, exhibition hall and museum complex located between the Avenue des Champs-Élysées and River Seine on Avenue Winston Churchill in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Construction of the Grand Palais began in 1897 following the demolition of the Palais de l'Industrie (Palace of Industry) as part ...

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Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay

Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay

[caption id="attachment_152330" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Angel Island © picasaweb.google.com - Mirjam Hart/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay that offers expansive views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park and is administered by California State Parks. The island, a California Historical Landmark, has been used for a variety of purposes, including military fort...

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Porto Venere in Liguria

Porto Venere in Liguria

[caption id="attachment_150968" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Porto Venere from Lerici © Aconcagua/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Porto Venere is a town and comune (municipality) located on the Ligurian coast of Italy in the province of La Spezia. It comprises the three villages of Fezzano, Le Grazie and Porto Venere, and the three islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In 1997 Porto Venere and the villages of Cinque Terre were designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The ancient Portus Veneris is belie...

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