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Canberra, the capital city of Australia

Canberra, the capital city of Australia

[caption id="attachment_185745" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from Mount Ainsle, showing the Australian War Memorial, Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) parade and the parliment house © Petaholmes/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of 400,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 k...

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Theme Week North Frisian Islands

Theme Week North Frisian Islands

[caption id="attachment_152863" align="alignleft" width="241"] North Frisian Islands © Schnargel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The German islands are in the traditional region of North Frisia and are part of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and the district of Nordfriesland. Occasionally Heligoland is also included in this group. Sometimes the North Frisian Isl...

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Theme Week Montenegro - Bar

Theme Week Montenegro - Bar

[caption id="attachment_150258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bar panorama © flickr.com - Raymond Zoller/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bar is a coastal town and seaport in southern Montenegro. It is the capital of the Bar Municipality and a center for tourism. Bar is located on the coastal western border of Montenegro on the shore of the Adriatic Sea. It is approximately 53 kilometres (33 mi) from Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro.To the east is the largest lake in the Balkans, Lake Skadar. To the west, across th...

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Portrait: Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor

Portrait: Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor

[caption id="attachment_169254" align="aligncenter" width="505"] Otto von Bismarck in 1886 © Immanuel Giel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg, known as Otto von Bismarck, was a conservative Prussian statesman who dominated German and European affairs from the 1860s until 1890. In the 1860s, he engineered a series of wars that unified the German states, deliberately excluding Austria, into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership. With that accomplished by ...

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Cheyenne Mountain

Cheyenne Mountain

[caption id="attachment_165108" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cheyenne Mountain viewed from Colorado Springs © Thomson200[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cheyenne Mountain is a triple-peaked mountain in El Paso County, Colorado, southwest of downtown Colorado Springs. The mountain serves as a host for military, communications, recreational, and residential functions. Homesteading on the mountain began in 1867 and the mountain was the site of resorts and retreats beginning in the 1880s. Spencer Penrose, who built The Broadmoor in 1...

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Theme Week Japan - Kobe

Theme Week Japan - Kobe

[caption id="attachment_192100" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chinatown © Laitr Keiows/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto. The earliest written records regarding the region come fr...

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Theme Week Havana - Centro Habana

Theme Week Havana - Centro Habana

[caption id="attachment_162000" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Capitol and cars © Ji-Elle/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Centro Habana is one of the 15 municipalities or boroughs (municipios in Spanish) in the city of Havana. There are many retail spaces (such as Plaza de Carlos III commercial center), office buildings, hotels, bars and clubs (such as the Casa de la Musica on Galliano). A chinatown - Barrio Chino - is also located in this district. It is a smaller municipality of Havana, and it has the highest...

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Jewish Museum in Berlin

Jewish Museum in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_26017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kollegienhaus, the baroque part of the Jewish Museum © flickr.com - Jess & Peter/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Jewish Museum Berlin (Jüdisches Museum Berlin) is one of the largest Jewish Museums in Europe. In two buildings, one of which is a new addition specifically built for the museum by architect Daniel Libeskind, two millennia of German Jewish history are on display in the permanent exhibition as well as in various changing exhibitions. German-Jewis...

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The Great Journeys of New Zealand

The Great Journeys of New Zealand

[caption id="attachment_196622" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Great Journeys of New Zealand © KiwiRail/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Great Journeys of New Zealand is the tourism division of KiwiRail that brings together its three Scenic train services (TranzAlpine, Northern Explorer and Coastal Pacific) with its passenger ferries business, Interislander. The new division was launched in May 2017 and replaced the former tourism brand, KiwiRail Scenic Journeys. Passenger trains in New Zealand were oper...

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Theme Week Indonesia - Sumatra

Theme Week Indonesia - Sumatra

[caption id="attachment_196230" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Berbak National Park © cifor.org - James Maiden/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sumatra is a large island in western Indonesia that is part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is located entirely in Indonesia (after Borneo, which is shared between Indonesia and other countries) and the sixth-largest island in the world at 473,481 km² (not including adjacent islands such as the Riau Islands and Bangka Belitung Islands). The Tropical Rainfore...

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