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The Dartmoor National Park in Devon

The Dartmoor National Park in Devon

[caption id="attachment_151353" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dartmoor from Hay Tor © Steinsky/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dartmoor is an area of moorland in south Devon, England. Protected by National Park status as Dartmoor National Park, it covers 954 square kilometres (368 sq mi). Dartmoor is managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority, whose 22 members are drawn from Devon County Council, local district councils and Government. Parts of Dartmoor have been used as military firing ranges for over 200 years....

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The Rickmer Rickmers

The Rickmer Rickmers

[caption id="attachment_152992" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Figurehead of Rickmer Rickmers © Tvabutzku1234[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Rickmer Rickmers is a sailing ship (three masted bark) permanently moored as a museum ship in Hamburg, near the Cap San Diego. Rickmer Clasen Rickmers, (1807–1886) was a Bremerhaven shipbuilder and Willi Rickmer Rickmers, (1873–1965) led a Soviet-German expedition to the Pamirs in 1928. The Rickmer Rickmers was built in 1896 by the Rickmers shipyard in Bremerhaven, and was first u...

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Wipperfürth, the oldest town in the Bergisches Land

Wipperfürth, the oldest town in the Bergisches Land

[caption id="attachment_160535" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © J. Berger[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wipperfürth is a municipality in the Oberbergischer Kreis of North Rhine-Westfalia, Germany, about 40 km north-east of Cologne, and the oldest town in the Bergischen Land. Wipperfürth lies on the flow Wupper which is designated in the upper reaches to the east of the town Wipper. Today Wipperfürth has 24,000 inhabitants, half of them living in the town itself, the other half living in the nearby villages a...

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Coburg, values and change

Coburg, values and change

[caption id="attachment_150172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Veste Coburg © Kerem Ozcan[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coburg is a town located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany. Its 2005 population was 42,015. Long one of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line, it joined with Bavaria by popular vote in 1920. Before 1918, it was the smaller of the two capital cities in the united duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Coburg's Coat of Arms honoring the city's patron Saint Maurice was granted in 1493. [caption id="attachmen...

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The United States Military Academy at West Point

The United States Military Academy at West Point

[caption id="attachment_4631" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="West Point - Aerial view © USMA Public Affairs Office"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point or Army) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildin...

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Hakka Tulou roundhouses

Hakka Tulou roundhouses

[caption id="attachment_146416" align="aligncenter" width="360"] © china-guide.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Almost by chance we found during research these fascinating circular buildings. It is a closed inherently functional form of settlement in China. On the one side it was a residential accommodation for large families and clans, on the other side through meter-thick outer walls a passive protection which for weeks withstands enemy attacks, while self-sufficient through small areas of farm land to grow food for daily needs a...

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Theme Week Israel - The port city of Ashdod

Theme Week Israel - The port city of Ashdod

[caption id="attachment_152008" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Ashdod © Amos Meron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ashdod is the fifth-largest city in Israel, located in the Southern District of the country, located 32 kilometres (20 mi) south of Tel Aviv, 20 km (12 mi) north of Ashkelon and 53 km (33 mi) west of Jerusalem. Ashdod is an important regional industrial center. The Port of Ashdod is Israel's largest port, accounting for 60% of the country's imported goods. Blue Marina in Ashdod is one of the newest...

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Göreme in Cappadocia

Göreme in Cappadocia

[caption id="attachment_163625" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © MusikAnimal/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Göreme, located among the "fairy chimney" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevşehir Province in Central Anatolia and has a population of around 2,000 people. The Göreme National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. Former names of the town have been Korama, Matiana, Maccan or Machan, and Avcilar. When Göreme Valley nearby was d...

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