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Theme Week Gascony - Dax

Theme Week Gascony - Dax

[caption id="attachment_151949" align="aligncenter" width="439"] Bullring entrance © CTHOE/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dax is a commune in Aquitaine in south-western France, sub-prefecture of the Landes department. It is also a market town, former bishopric and busy local centre, especially for the Chalosse area. Dax kept its tradition as a renowned spa site. It is particularly famous for specialising in mud treatment for rheumatism and similar ailments. Fontaine Chaude ("Hot Fountain") is among the main sigh...

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Theme Week Berlin - Currywurst & Co.

Theme Week Berlin - Currywurst & Co.

[caption id="attachment_146337" align="aligncenter" width="448"] © umami[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Berlin has a lot of culinary delights to offer. The traditional Berlin dishes are distinguished by the fact that they are more hardy and hearty to give hard-working workers the necessary calories back. It looks as if some Berliners eat in anticipation of hard work upfront. The little dishes for inbetween got a truly national and international boast. [caption id="attachment_146338" align="aligncenter" width="480"] © Brian ...

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Theme Week South Africa - Johannesburg

Theme Week South Africa - Johannesburg

[caption id="attachment_166150" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nelson Mandela Square © NJR ZA/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Joburg and eGoli, is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court. The city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersr...

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Theme Week Moscow - Red October

Theme Week Moscow - Red October

[caption id="attachment_28188" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Former factory building of the Red October confectionery © flickr.com - Pavel Kazachkov/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Red October is a Russian manufacturer of confectionery and the name of the same factory in Moscow. In 1851 the Brandenburg confectioner Theodor Ferdinand von Einem (1826-1876) from Belzig opened up a small pastry shop on the Arbat Street. In the shop "Einem", chocolate and candy were produced. He employed five staff. In 1857 he met his fut...

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Portrait: Jean-Baptiste Colbert, founder of mercantilism

Portrait: Jean-Baptiste Colbert, founder of mercantilism

[caption id="attachment_25484" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Jean-Baptiste Colbert by Robert Nateuil[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jean-Baptiste Colbert was a French politician who served as the Minister of Finances of France from 1665 to 1683 under the rule of King Louis XIV. His relentless hard work and thrift made him an esteemed minister. He achieved a reputation for his work of improving the state of French manufacturing and bringing the economy back from the brink of bankruptcy. Historians note that, despite Colbert's effor...

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Darlington in the Tees Valley

Darlington in the Tees Valley

[caption id="attachment_160577" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town centre including clock tower © Dan892k9[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Darlington is a market town in the Borough of Darlington, part of the ceremonial county of County Durham, England. It lies on the small River Skerne, a tributary of the River Tees, not far from the main river. It is the main population centre in the borough, with a population of 97,838 as of 2001. The town owes much of its development to the influence of local Quaker families during the Victori...

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Ankara, the beginning of modern Turkey

Ankara, the beginning of modern Turkey

[caption id="attachment_25080" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Turkish Parliament Building © T.C. Büyük Millet Meclisi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ankara (historically known with the names Ancyra and Angora) is the capital of Turkey since the Ottoman Empire's fall in 1923 and the country's second largest city, Istanbul being the largest. The city of Ankara has a population of 4,340,000 and its metropolitan municipality 4,960,000. Centrally located in Anatolia, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city. It i...

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The Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover

The Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover

[caption id="attachment_4095" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Re-construction of Herrenhausen Castle © Thomas"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Herrenhausen Gardens (German: Herrenhäuser Gärten), located in Lower Saxony's capital of Hanover are made up of the Great Garden (Großer Garten), the Berggarten, the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten. The gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hanover. The Great Garden has always been one of the most distinguished baroque formal gardens of Europe while the Berggarten ...

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Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

[caption id="attachment_153573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © dreamsicilyvillas.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Prizzi is a town and comune of 5,100 inhabitants in the province of Palermo. It is located 84 km (52 mi) south of the city of Palermo at an altitude of 1045 m (3,428 ft) above sea level on a hill in the upper valley of the River Sosio. Prizzi is surrounded by the comuni of Campofelice di Fitalia, Castronovo di Sicilia, Corleone, Lercara Friddi, Palazzo Adriano, and Vicari. Traces have been found of a small ...

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Theme Week Sylt - Kampen

Theme Week Sylt - Kampen

[caption id="attachment_154318" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rotes Kliff Beach © Bin im Garten/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kampen is located north of the island's main town, Westerland. The municipality is part of the Amt Landschaft Sylt. The local economy is dominated by tourism. The name Kaamp means "a marked out field". The first mention of Kampen occurs in a tax registry from 1543. The village is considered to have been founded quite late, possibly as a result of people moving there from an earlier se...

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