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Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_6397" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens seen from the Potomac river © flickr.com - Personnel of the NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERSON[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mount Vernon, located near Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia, was the plantation home of the first President of the United States, George Washington (* February 22, 1732 on Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. ; † December 14, 1799 on Mount Vernon Estate). The mansion is...

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Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Dammam

Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Dammam

[caption id="attachment_165996" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dammam street market © flickr.com - edward musiak/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dammam is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The judicial and administrative bodies of the province, plus several government departments, are located in the city. Dammam is the largest city in the Eastern Province, and the sixth largest in Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Taif. Like the other 12 regional capitals of Saudi Arabia, Dammam i...

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Theme Week Veneto - Chioggia

Theme Week Veneto - Chioggia

[caption id="attachment_150755" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Corso del Popolo © flickr.com - dalbera/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the province of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy. The municipality, located in south of the province, is close to the provinces of Padua and Rovigo. The town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25 km south of Venice (50 km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione...

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Printemps Paris Haussmann

Printemps Paris Haussmann

[caption id="attachment_216495" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - OliBac/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Printemps is a French department store chain (French: grand magasin, literally "big store"). The Printemps stores focus on beauty, lifestyle, fashion, accessories, and men's wear. The flagship Printemps store is located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement of Paris, along with other well-known department stores like Galeries Lafayette. There are other Printemps stores in Paris and throughout Fra...

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Miramare Castle in Trieste

Miramare Castle in Trieste

[caption id="attachment_169158" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Žiga[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miramare Castle is a 19th-century castle on the Gulf of Trieste near Trieste, northeastern Italy. It was built from 1856 to 1860 for Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, later Emperor Maximilian I and Empress Carlota of Mexico, based on a design by Carl Junker. The castle's grounds include an extensive cliff and seashore park of 22 hectares (54 acres) designed by the archduke. The grounds were...

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Theme Week Catalonia - Lloret de Mar

Theme Week Catalonia - Lloret de Mar

[caption id="attachment_151314" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Xavi Garcia/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lloret de Mar is a Mediterranean coastal town in Catalonia. One of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava, it is 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Girona and 75 kilometres (47 miles) from Barcelona. With a population of 39,000, it is the second largest town in the Selva comarca of Catalonia. Lloret de Mar attracts summer visitors on package tours and is the European Spring Break destination. Its...

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Val d'Isere in the French Alps

Val d'Isere in the French Alps

[caption id="attachment_153223" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © André Payan-Passeron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department in southeastern France. It lies 5 km (3 mi) from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. During the 1992 Winter Olympics, the Face de Bellevarde was the site of the men's downhill race. Other alpine skiing events held during those games included men's giant slalom and alpine com...

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Simon Dach Street in Berlin

Simon Dach Street in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_215081" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bernt Müller/cc-by-sa-2.0/de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Simon-Dach-Straße is a street that was laid out towards the end of the 19th century and is located in Berlin's Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district, Friedrichshain. In 1903 it was named after the German song writer Simon Dach. Together with the neighboring roads Wühlischstraße, Boxhagener Straße, Krossener Straße and Gabriel-Max-Straße, it forms the area known as Simon-Dach-Kiez, which has developed into...

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Hattusa, capital of the Hittite Empire

Hattusa, capital of the Hittite Empire

[caption id="attachment_26548" align="aligncenter" width="441"] One of the first peace treaties of the world, between Hattushili III of Hatti and Ramesses II of Egypt © deror avi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hattusa was the capital of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. Its ruins lie near modern Boğazkale, Turkey, within the great loop of the Kızılırmak River. Hattusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986. The landscape surrounding the city included rich agricultural fields and hill lands for pastu...

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Theme Week Uruguay - Salto

Theme Week Uruguay - Salto

[caption id="attachment_184160" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Salto © Shant/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salto is the capital city of the Salto Department in northwestern Uruguay. As of the 2011 census it had a population of 104,028 and is the second most populated city in Uruguay. The city is located on Route 3 about 496 kilometres (308 mi) northwest of Montevideo, and on the east bank of the Río Uruguay across from the city of Concordia in Argentina. About 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the c...

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