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Drama in Greece

Drama in Greece

[caption id="attachment_161078" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Byzantine city wall © KFZI310/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Drama, is a town and municipality in northeastern Greece. Drama is the capital of the regional unit of Drama which is part of the East Macedonia and Thrace region. The town (pop. 44,823 in 2011) is the economic center of the municipality (pop. 58,944), which in turn comprises 60 percent of the regional unit's population. Drama has excellent water resources and may well owe its name to Hyd...

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Theme Week Abu Dhabi - Masdar City

Theme Week Abu Dhabi - Masdar City

[caption id="attachment_160288" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © fosterandpartners.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Masdar City is a planned city project in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. Its core is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources. Masdar City is being constructed 1...

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Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Harrogate in North Yorkshire

[caption id="attachment_151979" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Betty's Tea Rooms © Bucs[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB. Harrogate grew out of two existing smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. It is consistently voted...

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Bauhaus Dessau

Bauhaus Dessau

[caption id="attachment_25338" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Lelikron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Staatliches Bauhaus, commonly known simply as Bauhaus, was an art school in Germany that combined crafts and the fine arts, and was famous for the approach to design that it publicized and taught. It operated from 1919 to 1933. At that time the German term Bauhaus - literally "house of construction" - was understood as meaning "School of Building". The Bauhaus was first founded by Walter Gropius in Weimar. I...

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Cambridge, a city for all seasons

Cambridge, a city for all seasons

[caption id="attachment_153099" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kings College Chapel West © Andrew Dunn www.andrewdunnphoto.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia about 50 miles (80 km) north-by-east of London. Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology centre known as Silicon Fen – a play on Silicon Valley and the fens surrounding the city. Cambridge is well known as the home of the Universi...

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Theme Week Brittany - Be Breizh!

Theme Week Brittany - Be Breizh!

[caption id="attachment_153436" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Crozon © S. Möller[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brittany (Breton: Breizh, French: Bretagne) is one of the 27 regions of France. It occupies a large peninsula in the northwest of the country, lying between the English Channel to the north and the Bay of Biscay to the south. Its capital is Rennes. The region of Brittany is made up of 80% of the former Duchy and Province of Brittany. The remaining 20% of the province is the Loire-Atlantique department which now lies in...

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Mariyinsky Palace in Kiev

Mariyinsky Palace in Kiev

[caption id="attachment_25496" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © DDima/cc-by-sa-1.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mariyinsky Palace is the official ceremonial residence of the President of Ukraine in Kiev and adjoins the neo-classical building of the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine. It is a Baroque palace on the hilly bank of the Dnieper River. The palace was ordered to be constructed in 1744 by the Russian Empress Elizaveta Petrovna, and was designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the most famous architect working in the...

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Khor Fakkan on the Gulf of Oman

Khor Fakkan on the Gulf of Oman

[caption id="attachment_153624" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunrise over Oman Bay © Stzeman/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Khor Fakkan is a town located along the Gulf of Oman on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The town, the second largest on the east coast after Fujairah, is set on the picturesque bay of Khor Fakkan, which means "Creek of Two Jaws". Khor Fakkan belongs to the emirate of Sharjah but is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah. It is a natural deep water port that is no...

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