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Theme Week South Korea - Daegu

Theme Week South Korea - Daegu

[caption id="attachment_193280" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dalgubeol Grand Bell at National Debt Repayment Movement Memorial Park © Timber Tank/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Daegu is the fourth-largest after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon, and the third-largest metropolitan area in the nation with over 2.5 million residents. Daegu and surrounding North Gyeongsang Province are often referred to as Daegu-Gyeongbuk, with a total population over 5 million. Daegu is located in south-eastern Korea about 80 km (50 mi) from t...

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The Queen Elizabeth 2

The Queen Elizabeth 2

[caption id="attachment_151244" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Hamburg © Seebeer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Queen Elizabeth 2, often referred to simply as the QE2, is an ocean liner that was operated by Cunard from 1969 to 2008. Following her retirement from cruising, she is now owned by Istithmar (the investment company of Dubai World). She was designed primarily to run a transatlantic service from her home port of Southampton, England, to New York, USA, and was named after the earlier Cunard liner RMS Queen Elizabeth...

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Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

[caption id="attachment_25287" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Mark Ahsmann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. Rijksmuseum (about 20 current and former museums across The Netherlands) is the general name for a national museum in the Dutch language. When o...

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Theme Week Indonesia

Theme Week Indonesia

[caption id="attachment_196207" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Borobudur, the world's largest Buddist temple © Gunawan Kartapranata/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Indonesia is a country in Southeast Asia, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is the world's largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands, and at 1,904,569 square kilometres (735,358 square miles), the 14th largest by land area and the 7th largest in combined sea and land area. With over 261 million people, it is the world's 4th mo...

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The Rance Tidal Power Station

The Rance Tidal Power Station

[caption id="attachment_161221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view: Saint-Malo on the right, Dinard on the left © Tswgb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rance Tidal Power Station is the world's first tidal power station and also the world's second biggest tidal power station. The facility is located on the estuary of the Rance River, in Brittany. Opened on the 26th November 1966, it is currently operated by Électricité de France, and is the second largest tidal power station in the world, in terms of installed capacity...

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Narbonne in southern France

Narbonne in southern France

[caption id="attachment_154384" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Canal de la Robine seen from Boulevard Gambetta © MartinD[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Narbonne is a commune in southern France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region with 50,000 inhabitants. It lies 849 km (528 mi) from Paris in the Aude department, of which it is a sub-prefecture. Once a prosperous port, it is now located about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is marginally the largest commune in Aude, although the capital is the slightly sma...

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Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement de Panthéon (5th)

Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement de Panthéon (5th)

[caption id="attachment_151902" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pantheon © ChrisO[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Situated on the left bank of the River Seine, it is one of the central arrondissements of the capital. The arrondissement is notable for being the location of the Quartier Latin, a district dominated by universities, colleges, and prestigious high schools. The Ministry of Higher Education and Research has its head office in the arrondissement. The 5th arrondissement is also one of the oldest districts of the city, dating...

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Tregothnan Estate, UK's first tea plantation

Tregothnan Estate, UK's first tea plantation

[caption id="attachment_27399" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tregothnan House and Deer Park © geograph.org.uk - Fred James/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Tregothnan Estate is beside the village of St Michael Penkivel 3 miles (4.8 km) south-east of Truro in Cornwall. St Michael Penkevil lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park. The house and estate is the historic seat of the B...

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