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Route des Grandes Alpes

Route des Grandes Alpes

[caption id="attachment_161304" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © www.tratti.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A legendary trail for a unique adventure! Unveiled in 1937, the Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alps Route) is the most beautiful of mountain hiking trails. It runs from Thonon-les-Bains to Menton, from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, is 684 km long and includes 16 passes, among the highest in the French Alpine massif: six of them culminate above 2,000 metres. The trail guides car drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists, tourin...

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Pula on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula

Pula on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula

[caption id="attachment_160961" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view © Orlovic/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pula is the largest city in Istria County, situated at the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula, with a population of 57,000. Like the rest of the region, it is known for its mild climate, smooth sea, and unspoiled nature. The city has a long tradition of winemaking, fishing, shipbuilding, and tourism. Pula has also been Istria's administrative centre since ancient Roman times. In 1813, Pula (wi...

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East Hampton in New York

East Hampton in New York

[caption id="attachment_227706" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Montauk Manor hotel © Beyond My Ken/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Town of East Hampton is located in southeastern Suffolk County, New York, United States, at the eastern end of the South Shore of Long Island. It is the easternmost town in the state of New York. At the time of the 2020 United States Census, it had a total population of 28,385. The town includes the village of East Hampton, as well as the hamlets of Montauk, Amagansett, Wainscott, and S...

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The National Gallery in London

The National Gallery in London

[caption id="attachment_23499" align="alignleft" width="590"] © geograph.org.uk - Robert MacPherson/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Gallery is an art museum on Trafalgar Square, London. Founded in 1824, it houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. The Gallery is an exempt charity, and a non-departmental public body of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Its collection belongs to the public of the United Kingdom and entry to the main collection is free of c...

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Dissolution of the monasteries

Dissolution of the monasteries

[caption id="attachment_227320" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tintern Abbey © MartinBiely[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The dissolution of the monasteries, occasionally referred to as the suppression of the monasteries, was the set of administrative and legal processes between 1536 and 1541 by which Henry VIII disbanded monasteries, priories, convents, and friaries in England, Wales, and Ireland, expropriated their income, disposed of their assets, and provided for their former personnel and functions. Although the policy was or...

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Baltimore in Maryland

Baltimore in Maryland

[caption id="attachment_201438" align="aligncenter" width="590"] George Peabody Library at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University © Matthew Petroff/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Baltimore is the largest city in the state of Maryland within the United States. Baltimore was established by the Constitution of Maryland as an independent city in 1729. With a population of 602,495 in 2018, Baltimore is the largest such independent city in the United States. As of 2017, the population of the Baltimore metropolitan ...

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Theme Week Istria - Mošćenička Draga

Theme Week Istria - Mošćenička Draga

[caption id="attachment_153460" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Roberta F./cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mošćenička Draga is municipality in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. It has 1,600 inhabitants. It is situated southwest of Opatija under Mt. Učka. The centre of the municipality is the former fishing village of Mošćenička Draga which is today a tourist resort with seven beaches, small marina and walking paths. Above Mošćenička Draga there is the hilltop town of Mošćenice. Long time ago Mošćeni...

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The Enchantment of the Seas

The Enchantment of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_216912" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Webwolf67[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Enchantment of the Seas is a Vision-class cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. In September 2017, Enchantment of the Seas evacuated the company’s employees and their families from Miami when they had been endangered by Hurricane Irma. In the 2021 season, the Enchantment of the Seas will operate from Baltimore, Maryland. Home port is Nassau in the Bahamas. The two propellers are highly skewed fixed p...

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The university and mining town of Freiberg

The university and mining town of Freiberg

[caption id="attachment_160758" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Freiberg Cathedral and Museum © Unukorno[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Freiberg is a university and mining town in the Free State of Saxony. It is a so-called Große Kreisstadt (large county town) and the administrative centre of Mittelsachsen district. Its historic town centre has been placed under heritage conservation and is a chosen site for the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Ore Mountain Mining Region. Until 1969, the town was dominated ...

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Theme Week County Cork - Kinsale

Theme Week County Cork - Kinsale

[caption id="attachment_223815" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - psyberartist/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kinsale (Irish: Cionn tSáile, meaning 'head of the brine') is an historic port and fishing town in County Cork, Ireland, which also has significant military history. Located approximately 25 km (16 mi) south of Cork City on the southeast coast near the Old Head of Kinsale, it is located at the mouth of the River Bandon. Its population was 5,281 at the 2016 census. Its population increases during the ...

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