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The Chilehaus in Hamburg

The Chilehaus in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_154364" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chilehaus © Sebastian Warneke/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Chilehaus (Chile House) is a ten-story office building in Hamburg. It is located in the Kontorhausviertel. It is an exceptional example of the 1920s Brick Expressionism style of architecture. This large angular building is located on a site of approximately 6,000m², spanning the Fischertwiete Street in Hamburg. It was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger and finished in 1924. ...

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Évian-les-Bains, meeting point of the Haute-Volée from around the world

Évian-les-Bains, meeting point of the Haute-Volée from around the world

[caption id="attachment_154212" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Source Cachat - The Evian-Water comes from this source © Ngdm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Évian-les-Bains or Évian is commune in the northern part of the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. An elite holiday resort and spa town on the shores of Lake Geneva (aka Lac Léman), for two centuries, it has hosted many Royals such as Kings Edward VII and George V of England and King Farouk of Egypt, and celebrities such as countess A...

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The island of Funen

The island of Funen

[caption id="attachment_152855" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Odense - City Hall © Kåre Thor Olsen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Funen with a size of 2,984 km² (1152 sq. miles), is the third-largest island of Denmark following Zealand and Vendsyssel-Thy, and the 163rd largest island of the world. Funen is located in the central part of the country and has a population of 454,358 inhabitants. The main city is Odense, connected to the sea by canal, though this canal is now seldom used. The city's shipyard Odense Steel Shipyard h...

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Manzanillo on Cuba

Manzanillo on Cuba

[caption id="attachment_185694" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parque Central de Manzanillo Carlos Manuel de Céspedes © Corina Robles/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Manzanillo is a municipality and city in the Granma Province of Cuba. By population, it is the 14th largest Cuban city and the most populated one not being a provincial seat. It is a port city in eastern Cuba on the Gulf of Guacanayabo, near the delta of the Cauto River. Its access is limited by the coral reefs of Cayo Perla. Manzanillo was founde...

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Theme Week Wales - St Davids

Theme Week Wales - St Davids

[caption id="attachment_151365" align="aligncenter" width="590"] St Davids Cathedral © Chrisrivers/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]St Davids, is a city and community in Pembrokeshire. Lying on the River Alun on St David's Peninsula, it is Britain's smallest city in terms of both size and population, the final resting place of Saint David, the country's patron saint, and the de facto ecclesiastical capital of Wales. St Davids was given city status in the 16th century due to the presence of St David's Cathedral but lost th...

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Guangzhou, the Southern Gateway to China

Guangzhou, the Southern Gateway to China

[caption id="attachment_200791" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Meihe Chen/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Guangzhou, also known as Canton since its French colonial times before the end of World War II, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. On the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve as a major ...

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Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside resort in continental Europe

Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside resort in continental Europe

[caption id="attachment_160764" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seebrücke pier towards Heiligendamm © Gryffindor[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Heiligendamm is the oldest seaside spa and resort in continental Europe and Germany. Heiligendamm is part of the town Bad Doberan in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Its founder and first guest in 1793 was the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg Friedrich Franz I; he made the resort fashionable. Between 1793 and 1870, Johann Christoph, Heinrich von Seydwitz, Carl Theodor Severin, and Gus...

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Neuengamme in the Vierlanden

Neuengamme in the Vierlanden

[caption id="attachment_153380" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Pincerno/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Neuengamme is a quarter of Hamburg, located in the Bergedorf borough, near the river Dove Elbe (a tributary of the river Elbe). In this rural quarter, part of the Vierlanden,consisting of the villages Curslack, Kirchwerder, Neuengamme and Altengamme, the population is at 3,500. Neuengamme is located in the southeastern part of Hamburg. In 2007 the quarter had a total area of 18.6 km². Agriculture began ...

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Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

[caption id="attachment_151570" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Balkanregion/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Burgas is the second-largest city on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the fourth-largest in Bulgaria after Sofia, Plovdiv and Varna, with a population of 206,000. It is the capital of Burgas Province and an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist centre. The city is surrounded by the Burgas Lakes and located at the westernmost point of the Black Sea, at the large Burgas Bay. The LUKOIL Ne...

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WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF

[caption id="attachment_24726" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Building of WSL Institute for Snow and Avalange Research SLF in Davos Dorf © Capricorn4049/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF engages in research, scientific services, teaching and public relations, focusing on snow, the atmosphere, natural hazards, permafrost and mountain ecosystems. The SLF's employees are active in both basic and applied research. The objective of their work is to develop practical i...

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