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Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Avenue des Champs-Élysées

[caption id="attachment_161258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hôtel la Païva © Tangopaso[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is a prestigious avenue in Paris. With its cinemas, cafés, luxury specialty shops and clipped horse-chestnut trees, the Avenue des Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets and one of the most expensive strips of real estate in the world. The name is French for Elysian Fields, the place of the blessed dead in Greek mythology. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées is known as...

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Great Market Hall in Budapest

Great Market Hall in Budapest

[caption id="attachment_200740" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Dd-ang2s[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall (Hungarian: "Nagyvásárcsarnok") is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. The idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, Károly Kamermayer, and it was his largest investment. He retired in 1896 and participated in the opening ceremony on February 15, 1897. It is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca...

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Theme Week Qatar - Education City

Theme Week Qatar - Education City

[caption id="attachment_162907" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Texas A&M University at Qatar © Arwcheek[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Education City is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. Located on the outskirts of Doha, the capital of Qatar. Education City covers 14 square kilometers and houses educational facilities from school age to research level and branch campuses of some of the world's universities. From 2016 Education City will be served by an 11.5 km tram network to be op...

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The TRANSROMANICA as Major Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

The TRANSROMANICA as Major Cultural Route of the Council of Europe

[caption id="attachment_161236" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © transromanica.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]TRANSROMANICA was officially recognized as a "Major European Cultural Route" by the Council of Europe in August 2007. The Cultural Routes programme was launched by the Council of Europe in 1987. Its objective was to demonstrate in a visible way, by means of a journey through space and time, how the heritage of the different countries and cultures of Europe represented a shared cultural heritage. TRANSROMANIC...

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Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina

Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina

[caption id="attachment_27620" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Puerto Madero © Allan Aguilar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America. It is located on the western shore of the estuary of the Río de la Plata, on the continent's southeastern coast. The Greater Buenos Aires conurbation, which also includes several Buenos Aires Province districts, constitutes the third-largest conurbation in Latin America, with a po...

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The Galway Hooker

The Galway Hooker

[caption id="attachment_153602" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Galway Hooker in Belfast © Ardfern/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Galway hooker (Irish: húicéir) is a traditional fishing boat used in Galway Bay off the west coast of Ireland. The hooker was developed for the strong seas there. It is identified by its sharp, clean entry, bluff bow, marked tumble-home and raked transom. Its sail plan consists of a single mast with a main sail and two foresails. Traditionally, the boat is black (being coated in pitch)...

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Mauritius' capital Port Louis

Mauritius' capital Port Louis

[caption id="attachment_150935" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Port Louis © Peter Kuchar[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. It is the largest city of the country and main port, which borders the Indian Ocean. It is located in the Port Louis District. The population of the administrative district was estimated at 128,483, and the urban area at 148,416 in December 2010. Port Louis was already in use as a harbor in 1638. In 1735, under French government, it became the adminis...

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Seligman in Arizona

Seligman in Arizona

[caption id="attachment_185988" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Welcome sign © Vidor[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seligman is a census-designated place (CDP) on the northern border of Yavapai County, in northwestern Arizona. Seligman is located at 5,240 feet (1,600 m) in elevation, alongside the Big Chino Wash, in a northern section of Chino Valley. The wash is a major tributary of the Verde River. Seligman is a popular stopping point along Historic U.S. Route 66. The region was in the longtime homeland of the Havasupai p...

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