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The Virgin Islands

The Virgin Islands

[caption id="attachment_152842" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saint Thomas Harbor © Calyponte[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Virgin Islands of the United States (commonly called the United States Virgin Islands or U.S. Virgin Islands) are a group of islands in the Caribbean that are an insular area of the United States. The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John, and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. T...

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Theme Week Sicily - Syrakus

Theme Week Sicily - Syrakus

[caption id="attachment_150932" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - I FRATELLI ANGELO e GIORGIO BONOMO/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Syracuse is a historic city and the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located...

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Theme Week Mexico

Theme Week Mexico

[caption id="attachment_213466" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cancun and the Riviera Maya © Mardetanha - www.safainla.us/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mexico, officially the United Mexican States (Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos), is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico has approximately 129 million i...

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Theme Week Sardinia - Olbia

Theme Week Sardinia - Olbia

[caption id="attachment_151607" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Isola di Tavolara © Lupanino[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Olbia is a city and comune of 58,000 inhabitants in northeastern Sardinia, in the Gallura sub-region. Called Olbia in the Roman age, Civita in the Middle Ages (Giudicati period) and Terranova Pausania before the 1940s, Olbia was again the official name of the city during the period of Fascism. It is the economic centre of this part of the island (commercial centres, food industry) and is very close to ...

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The Atlantropa Project

The Atlantropa Project

[caption id="attachment_6895" align="aligncenter" width="487"] Atlantropa project © Devilm25/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Atlantropa, also referred to as Panropa, was a gigantic engineering and colonization project devised by the German architect Herman Sörgel in the 1920s and promulgated by him until his death in 1952. Its central feature was a hydroelectric dam to be built across the Strait of Gibraltar, which would have provided enormous amounts of hydroelectricity and would have led to the lowering of the surface of...

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Theme Week Chateaux of the Loire Valley - Château d'Amboise

Theme Week Chateaux of the Loire Valley - Château d'Amboise

[caption id="attachment_153152" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view © Lieven Smits[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The royal Château at Amboise is a château located in Amboise, in the Indre-et-Loire département of the Loire Valley in France. Built on a promontory overlooking the Loire River to control a strategic ford that was replaced in the Middle Ages by a bridge and the château began its life in the eleventh century, when the notorious Fulk Nerra, Count of Anjou, rebuilt the stronghold in stone. Expanded and ...

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Herzlia in Gusch Dan

Herzlia in Gusch Dan

[caption id="attachment_152002" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Herzliya Marina © David Shay/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Herzliya is a city in the central coast of Israel, at the Northern part of the Tel Aviv District in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area. It has a population of more than 110,000 residents. Named after Theodor Herzl, the founder of modern Zionism, Herzliya covers an area of 21.6 square kilometres (8.3 sq mi). At its western municipal boundaries is Herzliya Pituah, one of Israel's most affluent districts...

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Da Nang in Vietnam

Da Nang in Vietnam

[caption id="attachment_201195" align="aligncenter" width="590"] L'Indochine Da Nang Hotel © panoramio.com - 嶋耕作/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Da Nang is one of the five largest cities in Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Haiphong, and Cần Thơ in terms of urbanization and economy. Located on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River, it is one of Vietnam's most important port cities. As one of the country's five direct-controlled municipalities, it is under the direct administration ...

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Theme Week Monaco - Larvotto

Theme Week Monaco - Larvotto

[caption id="attachment_164141" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Larvotto Beach © V&A Dudush/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Larvotto is the easternmost Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Larvotto is southeast of Monte Carlo and La Rousse. It borders Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, to the northeast. Larvotto was part of the former municipality of Monte-Carlo. The district is famous for its sand beach (the only one in the state).[gallery size="medium" gss="1" ids="164138,164139,164140,164...

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Grant Park in Chicago

Grant Park in Chicago

[caption id="attachment_185760" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Spirit of Music Garden © Alanscottwalker/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Grant Park is a large urban park (319 acres or 1.29 km²) in the Loop community area of Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus. Originally known as Lake Park, and dating from the city's founding, it was renamed in 1901 to honor Ulysses S. Grant...

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