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Theme Week Ukraine - Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

Theme Week Ukraine - Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

[caption id="attachment_160985" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Miner - Symbol of Donetsk © Brücke-Osteuropa[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Donetsk (former names: Yuzovka, Stalino) is an industrial city in eastern Ukraine on the Kalmius River. Administratively, it is a centre of Donetsk Oblast, while historically, it is the unofficial capital and largest city of the larger economic and cultural Donets Basin (Donbas) region. The city of Donetsk is adjacent to another major city of Makiivka and along with other surrounding citie...

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Konstanz New Synagogue

Konstanz New Synagogue

[caption id="attachment_215428" align="aligncenter" width="442"] New Synagogue © Waithamai/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The synagogue in Konstanz, the district town of the district of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, was built in 1882/1883 and destroyed during the November pogroms in 1938. This first synagogue was on Sigismundstrasse. A new building was inaugurated in 2019. The Jewish community of Konstanz tried to build a synagogue from 1872. The property at Sigismundstrasse 19 was purchased from the Konstanz Hospital...

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Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK

Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK

[caption id="attachment_160975" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Felixstowe Old Train Station, today housing several stores and the local community radio station © Deben Dave/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Felixstowe is a seaside town on the North Sea coast of Suffolk. The town gives its name to the nearby Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the United Kingdom. The town is situated across the estuary of the River Orwell and the River Stour from Harwich in Essex. It continued as a linchpin ...

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Bal Harbour in Florida

Bal Harbour in Florida

[caption id="attachment_208159" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Collins Avenue in Bal Harbour © Alexf[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bal Harbour is a village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The population is at 3,000. Since the 1920s, the Detroit-based Miami Beach Heights Corporation – headed by industrialists Robert C. Graham, Walter O. Briggs, and Carl G. Fisher – owned 245 acres (0.99 km²) of undeveloped, partially swampy land that stretched from the bay to the Atlantic. Mr. Graham assumed the duties as the de...

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Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, capital of Camargue

Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, capital of Camargue

[caption id="attachment_160816" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view © flickr.com - Jean-Louis Vandevivère[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer is the capital of the Camargue in the south of France. It is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department by the Mediterranean Sea. Population: 2,500 (50,000+ during the summer holidays). It has the second-largest area of all communes in Metropolitan France, smaller only than that of neighboring Arles. The village of Saintes Marie de la Mer, a place of warm recep...

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Theme Week Swiss - Gstaad, resort of the jet set

Theme Week Swiss - Gstaad, resort of the jet set

[caption id="attachment_154158" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gstaad © Roland Zumbühl[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gstaad is a village in the German-speaking section of the Canton of Berne in southwestern Switzerland. Part of the municipality of Saanen, Gstaad is known as one of the most exclusive ski resorts in the world, and has been the location of Institut Le Rosey's winter campus since 1916. It has a population of 2,500 and is located 1,050 metres (3,440 ft) above sea level. Gstaad offers a various number of anual...

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Hamburg's warehouse district, the largest historic warehouse complex in the world

Hamburg's warehouse district, the largest historic warehouse complex in the world

[caption id="attachment_25354" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Thomas Wolf - www.foto-tw.de/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Speicherstadt (meaning warehouse district) in Hamburg is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations. It is located in the the HafenCity quarter and was built from 1883 to 1927. The Speicherstadt is located in the port of Hamburg and 1.5 km (0.93 mi) long and pervaded by loading canals. The district was built as a free zone to trans...

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Gmunden on Lake Traunsee

Gmunden on Lake Traunsee

[caption id="attachment_161114" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Gmunden and Ort Castle © Hannesrb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria in the district of Gmunden. It has 13,000 inhabitants. It is much frequented as a health and summer resort, and has a variety of goat, lake, brine, vegetable and pine-cone baths, a hydropathic establishment, inhalation chambers, whey cure, etc. It is also an important centre of the salt industry in Salzkammergut. Gmunden covers an area of 63.49 km...

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Theme Week Venice, Queen of the Adriatic Sea

Theme Week Venice, Queen of the Adriatic Sea

[caption id="attachment_153013" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Venice Collage © DaniDF1995[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Venice is a city in northern Italy known both for tourism and for industry, and is the capital of the region Veneto, with a population of about 270,660 (census estimate 30 April 2009). Together with Padua and Treviso, the city is included in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area (PATREVE) (population 1,600,000). The name is derived from the ancient people of Veneti that inhabited the region as of 1...

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University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Berkeley

[caption id="attachment_186147" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Campus © flickr.com - brainchildvn/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The University of California, Berkeley is a public research university in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1868, Berkeley is the flagship institution of the ten research universities affiliated with the University of California system. It is often ranked as a top-ten university in the world and the top public university in the United States. Established in 1868 as the University of California, ...

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