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Theme Week India - New Delhi

Theme Week India - New Delhi

[caption id="attachment_196152" align="aligncenter" width="590"] India Gate © Utkarsharma97/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New Delhi is an urban district of Delhi which serves as the capital of India and seat of all three branches of the Government of India. The foundation stone of the city was laid by Emperor George V during the Delhi Durbar of 1911. It was designed by British architects, Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The new capital was inaugurated on 13 February 1931, by Viceroy and Governor-General of Ind...

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The Special Military School of Saint-Cyr

The Special Military School of Saint-Cyr

[caption id="attachment_23877" align="alignleft" width="590"] Guer - Camp Coëtquidan - Ecoles de Coetquidan © Nitot/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM, literally the "Special Military School of Saint-Cyr") is the foremost French military academy. It is often referred to as Saint-Cyr. Its motto is "Ils s'instruisent pour vaincre": literally "They study to vanquish" or "Training for victory". French cadet officers are named "saint-cyriens", or "cyrards". The École spéciale m...

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Theme Week Miami - Biscayne National Park

Theme Week Miami - Biscayne National Park

[caption id="attachment_165442" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © National Park Service Digital Image Archives[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. The park covers 172,971 acres (69,999 ha) and includes Elliott Key, the park's largest island and first of the true Florida...

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The hostel Af Chapman

The hostel Af Chapman

[caption id="attachment_151985" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Holger.Ellgaard/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The af Chapman, formerly the Dunboyne (1888–1915) and the G.D. Kennedy (−1923), is a full-rigged steel ship moored on the western shore of the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden, now serving as a youth hostel. The ship was constructed by the Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company, located in Whitehaven, Cumberland (present-day Cumbria), and launched in February 1888. It was originally known...

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Waterloo and Napoleon

Waterloo and Napoleon

[caption id="attachment_161052" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Battle of Waterloo- 18. June 1815 by Clément-Auguste Andrieux in 1852 © Musée national du Château de Versailles - Frank Schulenburg[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Waterloo is a Walloon municipality located in the province of Walloon Brabant. On 30 September 2011, Waterloo had a total population of 29,706. The total area is 21.03 km² which gives a population density of 1,413 inhabitants per km². Nearly one fifth of the current registered population (5,640 inhabitan...

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Old Billingsgate Market in London

Old Billingsgate Market in London

[caption id="attachment_209969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market door detail © MRSC[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Old Billingsgate Market is the name given to what is now a hospitality and events venue in the City of London, based in the Victorian building that was originally Billingsgate Fish Market, the world's largest fish market in the 19th century. The first Billingsgate Market building was constructed on Lower Thames Street in 1850 by the builder John Jay, and the fish market was moved off the streets into its ...

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Theme Week Moscow, the third Rome

Theme Week Moscow, the third Rome

[caption id="attachment_154160" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, Kremlin in the background © Ikar.us[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the world. A global city, Moscow is the most populous city on the continent of Europe and the seventh largest city proper in the world. Its populati...

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Kilkenny City

Kilkenny City

[caption id="attachment_160541" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kilkenny Castle © Przemysław Sakrajda[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kilkenny is a city and is the county town of the eponymous County Kilkenny in Ireland. It is situated on both banks of the River Nore in the province of Leinster, in the south-east of Ireland. The borough has a population of 8,661, however the majority of the population live outside the borough boundary, the 2006 Irish Census gives the total population of the Borough & Environs as 22,179. Kil...

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The seaside resort of Trouville-sur-Mer on the English Channel

The seaside resort of Trouville-sur-Mer on the English Channel

[caption id="attachment_151643" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trouville-sur-Mer Beach © Stefi123/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trouville-sur-Mer, commonly referred to as Trouville, is a commune in the Calvados department in the Lower Normandy region region in northwestern France with 5,000 inhabitants. The town's inhabitants are called Trouvillais. The village of fishermen is a popular tourist destination in Normandy, approximately 200 km north west of Paris. Trouville-sur-Mer borders Deauville, which is loc...

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Theme Week Japan - Osaka

Theme Week Japan - Osaka

[caption id="attachment_192121" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dotonbori © JKT-c/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Osaka will host Expo 2025. The city's west side is open to Osaka Bay, and is otherwise completely surrounded by more than ten satellite cities, ...

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