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Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement de l'Hôtel de Ville (4th)

Theme Week Paris - Arrondissement de l'Hôtel de Ville (4th)

[caption id="attachment_151905" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Paris Town Hall © Pol[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Situated on the Right Bank of the River Seine, it is bordered to the west by the 1st arrondissement; to the north by the 3rd, to the east by the 11th and 12th, and to the south by the Seine and the 5th. The 4th arrondissement contains the Renaissance-era Paris City Hall. It also contains the Renaissance square of Place des Vosges, the overtly modern Pompidou Centre and the lively southern part of the medieval distric...

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Theme Week Ulster - Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

Theme Week Ulster - Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

[caption id="attachment_153136" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Flight of the Earls sculpture in Rathmullan © geograph.org.uk - Willie Duffin/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh) is one of the provinces of Ireland, located in the north of the island. In ancient Ireland, it was one of the fifths (Irish: cúige) ruled by a rí ruirech, or "king of over-kings". Northern Ireland is often referred to as 'Ulster', despite including only six of Ulster's nine counties. This usage is most common amongst p...

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Theme Week Malaysia - Malacca City

Theme Week Malaysia - Malacca City

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Messner Mountain Museum

Messner Mountain Museum

[caption id="attachment_2186" align="aligncenter" width="511" caption="© messner-mountain-museum.it"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Messner Mountain Museum or MMM is a museum project by Italian mountaineer and extreme climber, Reinhold Messner, in South Tyrol in northern Italy. The mountain museum is based at five different locations. Messner Mountain Museum Firmian [caption id="attachment_161150" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sigmundskron Castle - MMM Firmian © Hubert Berberich[/caption]The centrepiece of the Mess...

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Loch Ard Gorge in Australia

Loch Ard Gorge in Australia

[caption id="attachment_153676" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Loch Ard Gorge sign © Se7enLC[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Loch Ard Gorge is part of Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, about 10 minutes drive west of The Twelve Apostles. It is a visible example of the process of erosion in action. The gorge is accessed via the Great Ocean Road, several kilometres past The Twelve Apostles. Stairs allow visitors access to the beach which is otherwise undeveloped. There are numerous plaques and a small museu...

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Capitola in California

Capitola in California

[caption id="attachment_186006" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Capitola Hotel © Ashokmehta72/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Capitola is a city in Santa Cruz County, California, United States, on the coast of Monterey Bay. The population is at 10,000. The original settlement now known as Capitola grew out of what was then called Soquel Landing. Soquel Landing got its name from a wharf located at the mouth of Soquel Creek. This wharf, which dates back to the 1850s, served as an outlet for the produce and lumber grown in...

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Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

[caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Burj Khalifa, view from Palace Hotel © Titoni Thomas"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Burj Khalifa's Grand Vision World's tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dyna...

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Theme Week Brussels - The Europa Building, a new home for the European Council

Theme Week Brussels - The Europa Building, a new home for the European Council

[caption id="attachment_23695" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Architects and engineers: Phillipe SAMYN, VALLE, HAPPOLD[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Résidence Palace is a complex of buildings between the Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat and the Chaussée d'Etterbeek/Etterbeeksesteenweg in the European Quarter of Brussels. It is formed of three buildings, a press centre and a building currently being renovated for use by the European Council, mainly, and even also (for some occasions) by the Council of the European Union as a summit b...

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Rab, town and island in Croatia

Rab, town and island in Croatia

[caption id="attachment_168708" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rab Town © Elekes Andor/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rab is an island and a town of the same name located just off the northern Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. The island is 22 km (14 mi) long, has an area of 93.6 km2 (36 sq mi) and 9,328 inhabitants. The highest peak is Kamenjak at 408 m. The northeastern side of the island is mostly barren, while the southwestern side is covered by one of the last oak forests of the Mediterranean. Ferries connect t...

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Lake Wörth in Austria

Lake Wörth in Austria

[caption id="attachment_206151" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MS Klagenfurt © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wörthersee is a lake in the southern Austrian state of Carinthia. The popular bathing lake is a main tourist destination in summer. The northern shore is densely built up with the main resort towns of Krumpendorf, Pörtschach, and Velden. The Süd Autobahn motorway and a railway mainline occupy the narrow space between the steep hills and the shore. The southern shore is quieter and less deve...

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