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Tenby in Wales

Tenby in Wales

[caption id="attachment_150670" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tenby © geograph.org.uk - Humphrey Bolton/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tenby (Welsh: Dinbych-y-pysgod, meaning little town of the fishes or little fortress of the fish) is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, south Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay. With its strategic position on the far west coast of the British Isles, and a natural sheltered harbour from both the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea, Tenby was a natural settlement point. ...

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Leeds in the Aire Valley

Leeds in the Aire Valley

[caption id="attachment_150780" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Clarence Dock © Lad 2011/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, the principal settlement in the City of Leeds metropolitan district. In 2011 Leeds' main urban subdivision had a population of 475,000, while in 2011 the City of Leeds had an estimated population of 758,000 making it the third largest city in the United Kingdom. Leeds is the cultural, financial and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire Urban Area, which at t...

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Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

[caption id="attachment_151946" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Musée Duplessis © Soldanella84/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carpentras is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It stands on the banks of the Auzon. As capital of the Comtat Venaissin, it was frequently the residence of the Avignon popes; the Papal States retained possession of the Venaissin until the French Revolution. Nowadays, Carpentras is a commercial center for Comtat Venaissin. ...

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The Hôtel Ritz Paris

The Hôtel Ritz Paris

[caption id="attachment_161281" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hôtel Ritz Paris © Vlastula[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hôtel Ritz is a grand palatial hotel in the heart of Paris, the 1st arrondissement. It overlooks the octagonal border of the Place Vendôme at number 15. The hotel is ranked highly among the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in the world and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel, which today has 159 rooms, was founded by the Swiss hotelier, César Ritz, in collaboration with the ch...

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Coney Island in Brooklyn

Coney Island in Brooklyn

[caption id="attachment_6638" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bran[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coney Island is a peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Brooklyn. The site was formerly an outer barrier island of Long Island, but became partially connected to the mainland by land fill. Coney Island is possibly best known as the site of amusement parks and a major resort. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. In...

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Seattle in Washington

Seattle in Washington

[caption id="attachment_160298" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Seattle and Space Needle from Queen Anne Hill © Rattlhed[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seattle is a West Coast inlet seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 663,000 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013 it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States, and remained in the top five in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2...

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Beverly Hills in California

Beverly Hills in California

[caption id="attachment_152048" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Via Rodeo Drive © The American Eagle of LA~commonswiki/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beverly Hills is a city in Los Angeles County, California, surrounded by the cities of Los Angeles and West Hollywood. The area's "Platinum Triangle" is formed by the city of Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Along with the Los Angeles communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood, it is one of the "Three Bs", a wealthy area in the Los An...

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

[caption id="attachment_162015" align="aligncenter" width="590"] National Maritime Museum © ChrisO/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich in London, is the leading maritime museum of the United Kingdom and may be the largest museum of its kind in the world. The historic buildings form part of the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site, and it also incorporates the Royal Observatory, and 17th-century Queen's House. In 2012, Her Majesty The Queen formally approved Royal Museums Gree...

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Zadar on the Adriatic Sea

Zadar on the Adriatic Sea

[caption id="attachment_161174" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall in the centre of People's Square © Böhringer Friedrich[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zadar is a city in Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It is the centre of Zadar county and the wider northern Dalmatian region. Zadar is a historical center of Dalmatia as well as the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Zadar. Zadar gained its urban structure in Roman times; during the time of Julius Caesar and Emperor Augustus, the town was fortified and the city walls wit...

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The Lower East Side in New York

The Lower East Side in New York

[caption id="attachment_168658" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Katz's Delicatessen © Alex Lozupone/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lower East Side, sometimes abbreviated as LES, is a neighborhood in the southeastern part of the New York City borough of Manhattan, roughly located between the Bowery and the East River, and Canal Street and Houston Street. Traditionally an immigrant, working-class neighborhood, it began rapid gentrification in the mid-2000s, prompting The National Trust for Historic Preservation to pl...

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