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[caption id="attachment_151258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Acre Sea Wall © Almog[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. The population is at 46,000. Acre is a mixed city. Jewish Israelis live in the New City quarter, while Arab Israelis live in the Old City quarter. Acre is the most "oriental" city in Israel. In 2001, Acre's Old City has been designated by U...

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Bamberg: Fascination World Cultural Heritage

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Chiado in Lisbon

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[caption id="attachment_158227" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Camoens Square © Luca Galuzzi/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chiado is the name of a square and its surrounding area in the city of Lisbon. The Chiado is located between the neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The most well-known café of Chiado is "A Brasileira", famous for having had poet Fernando Pessoa a...

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Theme Week Zeeland

Theme Week Zeeland

[caption id="attachment_217888" align="aligncenter" width="590"] States of Zeeland in a former abbey in Middelburg © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zeeland is the westernmost and least populous province of the Netherlands. The province, located in the south-west of the country, borders North Brabant to the east, South Holland to the north, and the country of Belgium to the south and west. It consists of a number of islands and peninsulas (hence its name, meaning "Sealand") and a strip bordering the Flemish pr...

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The USS Constellation

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