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Leeuwarden in Friesland

Leeuwarden in Friesland

[caption id="attachment_172025" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - L-BBE/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Leeuwarden is a city and municipality with a population of 108,000 in Friesland in the Netherlands. It is the provincial capital of the States of Friesland. The Elfstedentocht (Eleven Cities Tour), an ice skating tour of eleven cities in Friesland, started and finished in Leeuwarden. The region has been continuously inhabited since the 10th century. It came to be known as Leeuwarden in the early 9...

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The Rungis International Market

The Rungis International Market

[caption id="attachment_4794" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© flickr.com - Nick Saltmarsh"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Marché International de Rungis (or Rungis International Market) is the principal market of Paris, located in the commune of Rungis, in the southern suburbs. It is the largest wholesale food market in the world. Since its origins in the 10th century, the central market of Paris was located in the centre of the city, in a 10-hectare area named Les Halles. It became too small to accommodate ...

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Jubilee Park in Brussels

Jubilee Park in Brussels

[caption id="attachment_193108" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Parc du Cinquantenaire (French for "Park of the Fiftieth Anniversary") or Jubelpark (Dutch for "Jubilee Park") is a large public, urban park (30 hectares) in the easternmost part of the European Quarter in Brussels. Most buildings of the U-shaped complex which dominate the park were commissioned by the Belgian government under the patronage of King Leopold II for the 1880 National Exhibition commemorating...

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Port-Cros National Park on the French Riviera

Port-Cros National Park on the French Riviera

[caption id="attachment_205938" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port-Cros © Richard Gertis/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port-Cros National Park (French: Parc national de Port-Cros) is a French national park established on the Mediterranean island of Port-Cros, east of Toulon and Hyères. The area around the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros, Île du Levant and others, is located ten kilometers off the French Riviera. It also administers natural areas in some surrounding locales. It was founded in 1963 after ...

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The Dubai Media City (DMC)

The Dubai Media City (DMC)

[caption id="attachment_161447" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dubai Media City entrance sign © Hicham-ix/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dubai Media City (DMC), part of Dubai Holding, is a tax-free zone within Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It's located next to the Dubai Marina neighborhood, next to Dubai Knowledge Village, Dubai Internet City, and the private American University in Dubai, as part of the new to be built Dubai International Academic City. The Dubai Media City was established in 2000. It was built...

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Presidential Palace of Suriname

Presidential Palace of Suriname

[caption id="attachment_208367" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - David Stanley/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Presidential Palace of Suriname (Dutch: Gouvernementsgebouw) is the presidential palace of Suriname in the capital of Paramaribo. It is located across from The Independence Square (Onafhankelijkheidsplein), which also houses the National Assembly of Suriname, the Congress building, the Court of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance. It is one of the most prolific and best maintained examples of Du...

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Theme Week Amsterdam - Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daytime street market in Europe

Theme Week Amsterdam - Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daytime street market in Europe

[caption id="attachment_25859" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - yeowatzup/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Albert Cuyp Market is a street market in Amsterdam, on the Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat, in the De Pijp area of the Oud-Zuid district of the city. The street and market are named for Albert Cuyp, a painter from the 17th century. The market began as an ad hoc collection of street traders and pushcarts. By the beginning of the 20th century, this had become so c...

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The port city of Marsala

The port city of Marsala

[caption id="attachment_151842" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Salt evaporation ponds Ettore Infersa at Stagnone Marsala © flickr.com - Alun Salt[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marsala is a seaport city located in the Province of Trapani on the island of Sicily in Italy. The low coast on which it is situated is the westernmost point of the island. It is best known as the source of Marsala wine. The town is situated on the Mediterranean coast. The Arabs gave it its present name "Marsala," which perhaps is derived from the Arab "Mar...

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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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The Großherzogin Elisabeth

The Großherzogin Elisabeth

[caption id="attachment_168173" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © VollwertBIT/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Großherzogin Elisabeth is a 1909 German sailing ship built as the San Antonio, a replacement for the 1907 freighter San Antonio which had been lost in a collision at sea. On 25 January 1914, San Antonio ran aground off the coast of Morocco. In 1929 she capsized near Copenhagen, Denmark; however, she was salvageable and was converted into a coastal trading vessel.[gallery size="medium" gss="1" ids="16817...

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