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Downtown Ottawa

[caption id="attachment_214722" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Confederation Square, with National War Memorial in its centre © Skeezix1000/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Downtown Ottawa (French: Centre-Ville d'Ottawa) is the central area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Like other downtowns it is the commercial and economic centre of the city. It is sometimes referred to as the Central Business District and contains Ottawa's financial district. It is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the east,...

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Vimmerby, Astrid Lindgren's World

Vimmerby, Astrid Lindgren's World

[caption id="attachment_151098" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Rotsee/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vimmerby is a city and the seat of Vimmerby Municipality in Kalmar County with 8,000 inhabitants. Stångån is a small river running through the city. Vimmerby had its charter as early as the fourteenth century. The main street, Storgatan, still has the shape in which it was built in the medieval time. There are also many old wooden houses in the city. Vimmerby is currently a tourist attraction due to histori...

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Theme Week Malaysia - Kuching

Theme Week Malaysia - Kuching

[caption id="attachment_203643" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Damai Beach Resort north of Kuching © flickr.com - Bernard DUPONT/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kuching, officially the City of Kuching, is the capital and the most populous city in the state of Sarawak in Malaysia. It is also the capital of Kuching Division. The city is situated on the Sarawak River at the southwest tip of the state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo and covers an area of 431 square kilometres (166 sq mi) with a population about 165,642 ...

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Theme Week New England

Theme Week New England

[caption id="attachment_165755" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Massachusetts - Sunset on Cape Cod Bay © flickr.com - PapaDunes/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New England is a geographical region which comprises six states of the northeastern United States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. It is bordered by the state of New York to the west and south, and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Quebec to the northeast and north, respectively. The Atlantic Ocean is to the ...

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Portrait: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

Portrait: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

[caption id="attachment_214542" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. After a remarkable odyssey, his bones are now in the Sevill...

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Belleville in Paris

Belleville in Paris

[caption id="attachment_185590" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Street art by Ben Vautier in Belleville © Cadaverexquisito/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Belleville is a neighbourhood of Paris, parts of which lie in four different arrondissements. The major portion of Belleville straddles the borderline between the 20th arrondissement and the 19th along its main street, the Rue de Belleville. The remainder lies in the 10th and 11th arrondissements. It was once the independent commune (municipality) of Belleville which ...

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InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel in Midtown Manhattan

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[caption id="attachment_203336" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Onyo at wts wikivoyage/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel is a historic luxury hotel in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Caswell-Massey had its flagship store in InterContinental New York Barclay for over 80 years. Caswell-Massey, the oldest chemist and perfumer in America, was the first and oldest tenant of the Barclay. Bette Davis, Gloria Swanson, Mary Pickford, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Durante, Debbie Reynolds, Ernes...

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Toledo, capital of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha

Toledo, capital of the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha

[caption id="attachment_153333" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plaza de Zocodover © MartinPutz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Toledo is a municipality located in central Spain, 70 km south of Madrid. It is the capital of the province of Toledo. It is also the capital of autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage as one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and place of coexistence of Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultur...

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Rhodes, the sunny island

Rhodes, the sunny island

[caption id="attachment_153542" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Maltan Knights Castle in Rhodes City © Polimerek[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rhodes is a Greek island approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Turkey in the eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of both land area and population, with a population of 117,007. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Rhodes peripheral unit, which is part of the South Aegean Periphery. The principal town of the isla...

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Theme Week Cyclades

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[caption id="attachment_153479" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mykonos © Bernard Gagnon/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Cyclades is a Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative prefecture of Greece. They are one of the island groups which constitute the Aegean archipelago. The name refers to the islands around the sacred island of Delos. The Cyclades is where the native Greek breed of cat (the Aegean cat) originated. In recent decades the Cyclades islands ...

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