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[caption id="attachment_193146" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © A.Savin/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Berlin Cathedral (German: Berliner Dom) is the short name for the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church (German: Oberpfarr- und Domkirche zu Berlin) in Berlin. It is located on Museum Island in the Mitte borough. The current building was finished in 1905 and is a major work of Historicist architecture of the "Kaiserzeit". The Dom is the parish church of the congregation Gemeinde der Oberpfarr- und...

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The International Congress Centrum Berlin

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[caption id="attachment_26499" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Avantique/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin (ICC Berlin), located in the Westend locality of the Berlin borough of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, is one of the largest conference centres in the world. It is used for conventions, theatrical productions, and concerts. ICC Berlin opened in 1979, and its architects were Ralf Schüler and Ursulina Schüler-Witte. It is 320 metres long, 80 metres wide and 40 metres ...

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Theme Week Bolivia - Quillacollo

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[caption id="attachment_152753" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Milan Cathedral - Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II - Royal Palace of Milan © Dodo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Milan is a city in Italy and the capital of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1,318,000, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza, is one of Europe's largest with an estimated population of 4 million spread over 1,980 km2...

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Nyon on Lake Geneva

Nyon on Lake Geneva

[caption id="attachment_160825" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nyon © Chin tin tin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva, and is the seat of the district of Nyon. The town has (as of December 2010) a population of 18,728. It is connected to the rest of Switzerland by way of the R...

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Anchorage in Alaska

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BMW Welt in Munich

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[caption id="attachment_217740" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The BMW Welt is a combined exhibition, delivery, adventure museum, and event venue located in Munich's district Am Riesenfeld, next to the Olympic Park, in the immediate vicinity of the BMW Headquarters and factory. It was built from August 2003 to summer 2007. A solar system with 800 kW of power is installed on the roof of the main building. The opening took place on 17 October 2007. The BMW Welt is the most vi...

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Place de la Concorde in Paris

Place de la Concorde in Paris

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