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Land’s End in Cornwall

Land’s End in Cornwall

[caption id="attachment_150622" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Land's End marker © Mohcyn[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Land's End is a headland and holiday complex in western Cornwall. It is the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall and England, is within the Penwith peninsula and is about eight miles (13 km) west-south-west of Penzance at the starting and finishing point of the A30 road. In May 2012, Land's End received worldwide publicity as the starting point of the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. In 1769, the antiquaria...

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The Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park

[caption id="attachment_6687" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pafuri Gate at the North Entrance of the Kruger Park © Entropy1963[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South Afric...

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Theme Week Scotland - Kirkcaldy

Theme Week Scotland - Kirkcaldy

[caption id="attachment_152537" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery © Kilnburn/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kirkcaldy (Scottish Gaelic: Cair Chaladain) is a town and former royal burgh in Fife, on the east coast of Scotland. It is approximately 11.6 miles (19 km) north of Edinburgh and 27.6 miles (44 km) south-southwest of Dundee. The town had an estimated population of 49,560 in 2010, making it the biggest settlement in Fife. Kirkcaldy has long been nicknamed the Lang Toun (Scots for "lo...

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St. Michael's Church in Hamburg

St. Michael's Church in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_205404" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Hamburg and St. Michael's Church © Dietmar Rabich/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]St. Michael's Church (German: Hauptkirche Sankt Michaelis), colloquially called Michel, is one of Hamburg's five Lutheran main churches (Hauptkirchen) and one of the most famous churches in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city and it is considered to be one of the finest Hanseatic Protestant baroque churches. The church was purposely built Protestant unlik...

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The French Quarter in New Orleans

The French Quarter in New Orleans

[caption id="attachment_171934" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bourbon Street © flickr.com - Lars Plougmann/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré or the Vieux Carre Historic District, is the oldest section of the city of New Orleans. After New Orleans (La Nouvelle-Orléans in French) was founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, it developed around the Vieux Carré ("Old Square" in English), a central square. The district is more commonly called the French Quar...

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Boom on Rupel river

Boom on Rupel river

[caption id="attachment_161068" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mainstage Tomorrowland 2010 © YouryDW[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Boom is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Boom proper. It has a population of 16,000 inhabitants. Residents are known as "Boomers". Boom is located between three big cities (Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen) and near the Rupel river. Tomorrowland is held in Belgium as an electronic ...

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The Superyacht Topaz

The Superyacht Topaz

[caption id="attachment_161344" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael011172/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]M/Y Topaz is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Lürssen in Bremen. The yacht's interior was designed by Terence Disdale Design and the exterior designed by Tim Heywood. The boat was launched in May 2012. Topaz ties with Prince Abdulazizis for the title of world's sixth largest private yacht, both holding a length of 147 metres (482 ft). The vessel beats the world's sixth largest private yacht, El Horria, in ...

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Dubailand will be twice the size of Walt Disney World Resort

Dubailand will be twice the size of Walt Disney World Resort

[caption id="attachment_4775" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© dubailand.ae"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dubailand is an entertainment complex being built in Dubai, which is owned by Tatweer (which belongs to Dubai Holding). When announced in 2003 it was one of the most ambitious leisure developments ever proposed anywhere in the world costing 64.3 billion, but development has been severely impacted by global recession and Dubai's financial crisis. The development was put on hold in 2008 and in mid 2013 resumed. ...

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Malcesine on Lake Garda

Malcesine on Lake Garda

[caption id="attachment_160721" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Malcesine and the castle on Lake Garda © Ciccius 88[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Malcesine is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 km northwest of Venice and about 40 km northwest of Verona. Malcesine lies on the shores of Lake Garda. Its most prominent landmark is the Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and an older medieval tower. Remnants of an Etruscan tomb have been found ...

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The Gulf States: Bon appétit!

The Gulf States: Bon appétit!

[caption id="attachment_170643" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Hégésippe Cormier/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Persian Gulf is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia. The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean (Gulf of Oman) through the Strait of Hormuz and lies between Iran to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab river delta forms the northwest shoreline. The gulf has many fishing grounds, extensive reefs (mostly rocky, but also coral), and abundant pearl oyster...

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