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Theme Week Belgium - Ghent, the proud city

Theme Week Belgium - Ghent, the proud city

[caption id="attachment_160437" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Vrijdagmakt square with statue of Van Artevelde © Volkov Vitaly[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ghent is a city and a municipality located in the Flemish region of Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the East Flanders province. The city started as a settlement at the confluence of the Rivers Scheldt and Lys and in the Middle Ages became one of the largest and richest cities of northern Europe. Today it is a busy city with a port and a university. The municipa...

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Theme Week Havana - Havana Harbor

Theme Week Havana - Havana Harbor

[caption id="attachment_164461" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lighthouse and Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro at the entrance to Havana Harbor © Mariordo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Havana Harbor is the port of Havana, the capital of Cuba, and it is the main port in Cuba (not including Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, a territory on lease by the United States). Most vessels coming to the island make port in Havana. Havana is located on the northwest coast of Cuba, south of the Florida Keys, where the Gulf of Mexico ...

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Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

[caption id="attachment_152534" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hopetoun House © George Gastin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University ...

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InterContinental Carlton Cannes

InterContinental Carlton Cannes

[caption id="attachment_163635" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Banja Mulder/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The InterContinental Carlton Cannes is a 343-room luxury hotel built in 1911, located at 58 La Croisette in Cannes on the French Riviera and listed by the Government of France as a National Historic Building. During the Cannes Film Festival it is the most prestigious place to stay and the undisputed headquarters of motion picture industry deal-making. In April 2011, the prestigious hotel was sold by the investment...

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The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip

[caption id="attachment_27884" align="aligncenter" width="568"] 'Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas' sign © Pobrien301[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length, located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester (however, the Strip is often referred to as being...

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Theme Week Ecuador - Cuenca

Theme Week Ecuador - Cuenca

[caption id="attachment_171331" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Centro Histórico © flickr.com - amalavida.tv/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The city of Cuenca — in full, Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca — is the capital of the Azuay Province. It is widely regarded as the most European city in the country of Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th century era Spanish colonial architecture resembling cities and architecture throughout Spain. The city of Cuenca is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2,500 me...

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Portrait: Emperor Titus

Portrait: Emperor Titus

[caption id="attachment_192456" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Château de Versailles - Bust of Titus © Coyau/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Titus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81. A member of the Flavian dynasty, Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death, thus becoming the first Roman emperor to come to the throne after his own biological father. Prior to becoming emperor, Titus gained renown as a military commander, serving under his father in Judea during the First Jewish–Roman War. The campaign came to ...

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Theme Week Styria - Mürzzuschlag

Theme Week Styria - Mürzzuschlag

[caption id="attachment_153208" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Doronenko/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mürzzuschlag is a town in northeastern Styria, the capital of the Mürzzuschlag District. It is located on the Mürz river near the Semmering Pass, the border with the state of Lower Austria, about 85 km (53 mi) southwest of Vienna. The population is 8,500. Originally an industrial area, the nearby mountains are today a popular ski resort. In 1854 the Semmering railway opened, by which the Austrian Southe...

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