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Portrait: Carl Friedrich Gauss, the Prince of Mathematicians from Brunswick

Portrait: Carl Friedrich Gauss, the Prince of Mathematicians from Brunswick

[caption id="attachment_6607" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Oil painting of mathematician and philosopher Carl Friedrich Gauss by G. Biermann © Gauß-Gesellschaft Göttingen e.V. - Foto: A. Wittmann[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (* 30 April 1777 in Braunschweig - † 23 February 1855 in Göttingen) was a German mathematician and physical scientist who contributed significantly to many fields, including number theory, statistics, analysis, differential geometry, geodesy, geophysics, electrostatics, ast...

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The Narrowboats

The Narrowboats

[caption id="attachment_153106" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Modern narrowboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal © Per Palmkvist Knudsen/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain. In the context of British Inland Waterways, "narrow boat" refers to the original working boats built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries for carrying goods on the narrow canals (where locks and bridge holes would have a maximum width of at leas...

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Theme Week West Jerusalem - Rehavia

Theme Week West Jerusalem - Rehavia

[caption id="attachment_192532" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Terra Sancta College on Keren HaYesod Street © Djampa/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rehavia, also Rechavia, is an upscale West Jerusalem neighborhood located between the city center and Talbiya. The Prime Minister's Official Residence is the "Aghion House", at No. 3 Balfour Street near the corner with Smolenskin Street. Most of Rehavia's streets are named after Jewish scholars and poets from the Golden Age of Jewish culture in Spain. Among them are Abrava...

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RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower Show in London

RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower Show in London

[caption id="attachment_2142" align="alignleft" width="96" caption="© rhs.org.uk"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London. The show is the most famous flower show in the United Kingdom, perhaps the world attracting visitors from all over the world. Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens desi...

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Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin

Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_201326" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aleppo Room © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Museum of Islamic Art is located in the Pergamon Museum and is one of the Berlin State Museums. The museum exhibits a variety of works of Islamic art from the 7th to the 19th century from the area between Spain and India. The excavation activities in Ctesiphon, Samarra and Tabgha as well as the acquisition possibilities led to the fact that Egypt, the Middle East and Iran in ...

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Verdun in northeastern France

Verdun in northeastern France

[caption id="attachment_153798" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mondial center for peace, liberty and human rights © Fryderyk/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Verdun is a small city in the Meuse department in Lorraine in north-eastern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the department. Verdun is the biggest city in Meuse, although the capital of the department is the slightly smaller city of Bar-le-Duc. Verdun was the site of a major battle of the First World War. One of the costliest battles of the war, Verdun exe...

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Chelsea in Manhattan

Chelsea in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_171969" align="aligncenter" width="590"] High Line © flickr.com - Matias Garabedian/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chelsea is a neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan in New York City. The district's boundaries are roughly 14th Street to the south and the Hudson River and West Street to the west, with the northern boundary variously described as 30th Street or 34th Street, and the eastern boundary as either Sixth Avenue or Fifth Avenue. To the north of Chelsea is the neighborhood of Hell's Ki...

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The Eurotunnel

The Eurotunnel

[caption id="attachment_25930" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Eurotunnel schema © Arz - Commander Keane[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Channel Tunnel (French: Le tunnel sous la Manche; also referred to as the Chunnel) is a 50.5-kilometre (31.4 mi) rail tunnel linking Folkestone, Kent, in the United Kingdom, with Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, near Calais in northern France, beneath the English Channel at the Strait of Dover. At its lowest point, it is 75 m (250 ft) deep. At 37.9 kilometres (23.5 mi), the tunnel has the longest unde...

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