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Viborg in central Jutland

Viborg in central Jutland

[caption id="attachment_152861" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Viborg © Calvin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Viborg, a city in central Jutland, is the seat of both Viborg municipality and Region Midtjylland. Viborg is also the seat of the Western High Court, the High Court for the Jutland peninsula. Viborg Municipality is the second-largest Danish municipality, covering 3.3% of that country's total land area. Viborg is one of the oldest cities in Denmark, with Viking settlements dating back to the late 8th century. Its ce...

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Theme Week Brittany - Quimper

Theme Week Brittany - Quimper

[caption id="attachment_153434" align="aligncenter" width="590"] St. Corentin Cathedral © Falk Koop[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Quimper (Breton: Kemper) is a commune and capital of the Finistère department in northwestern France. Quimper is the ancient capital of La Cornouaille, Brittany’s most traditional region, and has a distinctive Breton character. Shops and flags celebrating the region's Celtic heritage can be found throughout the city. Quimper was originally settled during Roman times. By AD 495, the town had become a B...

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Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

Theme Week Provence - Carpentras

[caption id="attachment_151946" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Musée Duplessis © Soldanella84/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carpentras is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It stands on the banks of the Auzon. As capital of the Comtat Venaissin, it was frequently the residence of the Avignon popes; the Papal States retained possession of the Venaissin until the French Revolution. Nowadays, Carpentras is a commercial center for Comtat Venaissin. ...

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Theme Week Veneto - San Donà di Piave

Theme Week Veneto - San Donà di Piave

[caption id="attachment_153593" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Corso Silvio Trentin - historic city center © Kafésd[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]San Donà di Piave is the largest city in Eastern Veneto and a comune of province of Venice, in the North East region of Italy. It bounds the communes of Noventa di Piave, Musile di Piave and Fossalta di Piave, that have become in practice a part of a single urban area, also known as Città del Piave. San Donà lies on the river Piave approximately 40 km north-east of Venice and 30 km ...

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Via Dolorosa and Caesarea Maritima in Palestine

Via Dolorosa and Caesarea Maritima in Palestine

[caption id="attachment_24899" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Via Dolorosa © magister[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"] VIA DOLOROSA The Via Dolorosa is a street, in two parts, within the Old City of Jerusalem, held to be the path that Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion. The winding route from the Antonia Fortress west to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre—a distance of about 600 metres (2,000 feet)—is a celebrated place of Christian pilgrimage. The current route has been established since the 18th c...

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Kitzbühel in Tyrol

Kitzbühel in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_161074" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 2010 World Cup Hahnenkamm Race © Anonymous[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kitzbühel is a small medieval town in Tyrol and the administrative centre of the Kitzbühel district. It has a population of 8,100. The town is situated in the Kitzbühel Alps about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of the state capital of Innsbruck. It is a ski resort of international renown. In summer there are 120 km (75 mi) of mountain bike paths and 500 km (311 mi) of hiking trails. Other...

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Rovinj on the west coast of Istria

Rovinj on the west coast of Istria

[caption id="attachment_160775" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sunzi safari/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rovinj is a city in Croatia situated on the north Adriatic Sea with a population of 14,000. Located on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, it is a popular tourist resort and an active fishing port. Istriot, a Romance language once widely spoken in this part of Istria, is still spoken by some of the residents. Originally the peninsula on which the city lies was an island, separated from the mainland by a...

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The Wolfgangsee

The Wolfgangsee

[caption id="attachment_154202" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sankt Wolfgang on Wolfgangsee © Marion & Christoph Aistleitner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wolfgangsee is a lake in Austria that lies mostly within the state of Salzburg and is one of the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region. The municipalities on its shore are Strobl, St. Gilgen with the villages of Abersee and Ried as well as the market town of St. Wolfgang in the state of Upper Austria. The town and the lake are named after Saint Wolfgang of Regens...

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Passage Jouffroy in Paris

Passage Jouffroy in Paris

[caption id="attachment_209706" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ali Sabbagh[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Passage Jouffroy is a covered passages of Paris located in the 9th arrondissement. It runs between the Boulevard Montmartre to the south and the Rue de la Grange-Batelière to the north. The Passage Jouffroy is a covered walkway in the south of the 9th arrondissement of Paris, on the border with the 2nd arrondissement. It begins in the south between 10 and 12 boulevard Montmartre, and ends in the north at 9 rue de la Gra...

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Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Pellworm

Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Pellworm

[caption id="attachment_152906" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © nordseetourismus.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pellworm is an island within the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200. Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt Pellworm. In medieval times Pellworm was a part of the larger island of Strand which was torn into pieces in a disastrous storm tide in 1634. Other remnants of Strand are Nordstrand and the Halligen. All these belo...

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