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Overview Theme Weeks

Overview Theme Weeks

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list. | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | A Abruzzo Guardiagrele Lanciano L’Aquila Pescara Teramo Abu Dhabi Al Ain Capital Gate Emirates Palace Hotel Masdar City Yas Island Afghanistan Jalalabad Herat Kabul Kandahar Mazar-i-Sharif Algarve Évora Faro Lagos Portimão Sagres Algeria Algie...

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Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg

Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_207627" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Tony Webster/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten is a luxury hotel located on the Neuer Jungfernstieg in Hamburg, Germany. It is recognized as one of the top hotels in the world. The hotel has received numerous national and international awards and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World alliance. During an auction on February 24, 1897, Friedrich Haerlin bought the small and inconspicuous building ...

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The Geiranger Fjord in Norway

The Geiranger Fjord in Norway

[caption id="attachment_153921" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Geiranger and Geirangerfjord © Marczel[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Geiranger Fjord is a fjord in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. It is in the municipality of Stranda. It is a 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) long branch of the Storfjord (Great Fjord). The small village of Geiranger is located at the end of the fjord where the Geirangelva river empties into it. The fjord is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been listed as ...

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Theme Week Russia - Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

Theme Week Russia - Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

[caption id="attachment_4859" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Pechersky Monastery © Bestalex"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nizhny Novgorod colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with the population of 1,250,615, the fifth largest city in Russia. From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky, after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there. The city is an important economic, transport and cultural center of the Russian Federation. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and...

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Mount Athos in Greece

Mount Athos in Greece

[caption id="attachment_153855" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mount Athos © flickr.com - Gabriel[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in the Macedonia region, Greece. A World Heritage Site and self-governed state in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 stavropegial Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Today Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the "Holy Mountain" (Greek: Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros). In Classical times, while ...

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Château Haut-Brion in Aquitaine

Château Haut-Brion in Aquitaine

[caption id="attachment_163258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Château Haut-Brion © flickr.com - BillBl/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Château Haut-Brion is a French wine, rated a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth), produced in Pessac just outside the city of Bordeaux. It differs from the other wines on the list in its geographic location in the north of the wine-growing region of Graves. Of the five first growths, it is the only wine with the Pessac-Léognan appellation and is in some sense the ancestor of a classific...

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Hotel Piscine Molitor in Paris

Hotel Piscine Molitor in Paris

[caption id="attachment_164378" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piscine Molitor in 2015 © flickr.com - BikerNormand/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Piscine Molitor (Grands établissements balnéaires d'Auteuil) is a swimming pool and hotel complex located in Porte Molitor, 16th arrondissement of Paris. It is next to the park Bois de Boulogne, and between Stade Roland Garros and Parc des Princes. The complex was built in 1929 and inaugurated by Olympic swimmers Aileen Riggin, Matthew Gauntlett and Johnny Weissmuller. The...

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Tverskaya Street in Moscow

Tverskaya Street in Moscow

[caption id="attachment_185923" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tverskaya Street, seen from Manezhnaya Square © flickr.com - Jorge Láscar/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tverskaya Street, known between 1935 and 1990 as Gorky Street, is the main radial street in Moscow. The street runs Northwest from the central Manege Square in the direction of Saint Petersburg and terminates at the Garden Ring, giving the name to Tverskoy District. The route continues further as First Tverskaya-Yamskaya Street, Leningradsky Avenue and Le...

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Theme Week Normandy - Honfleur

Theme Week Normandy - Honfleur

[caption id="attachment_152731" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Yves Remedios/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from Le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. Its inhabitants are called Honfleurais. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by a...

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Theme Week Tuscany - Viareggio

Theme Week Tuscany - Viareggio

[caption id="attachment_153281" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Burlamacca canal © Sailko[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Viareggio is a city and comune located in northern Tuscany, Italy, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. With a population of over 64,000 it is the main centre of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, and the second largest city within the Province of Lucca. It is known as a seaside resort as well as being the home of the famous carnival of Viareggio (dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâch...

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