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European Route of Industrial Heritage

European Route of Industrial Heritage

[caption id="attachment_161299" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © erih.net[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH) is a network (theme route) of the most important industrial heritage sites in Europe. The aim of the project is to create interest for the common European Heritage of the Industrialisation and its remains. ERIH also wants to promote regions, towns and sites showing the industrial history and market them as visitor attractions in the leisure and tourism industry. The – v...

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Pisa, capital of Tuscany

Pisa, capital of Tuscany

[caption id="attachment_153892" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Campo dei Miracoli © Massimo Catarinella[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city's cathedral), the city of over 87,500 residents contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces and various bridges across the River Arno. The ...

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The Müritz in Mecklenburg Lake District

The Müritz in Mecklenburg Lake District

[caption id="attachment_151326" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Boathouses on Binnensee © Beyer/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Müritz is a lake in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, northern Germany. Its area is 117 km², which makes it the second largest lake in Germany (after Lake Constance) and the largest lake entirely within Germany. Its maximum depth is 31 metres. It is fed and drained by the river Elde. Part of the Müritz and adjacent forests and wetlands are protected by the Müritz National Park. Th...

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Königswinter on River Rhine

Königswinter on River Rhine

[caption id="attachment_160168" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Federal Guesthouse Petersberg © Tohma[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Königswinter is a town and summer resort in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, with approximatly 40,000 inhabitants. It is situated on the right bank of the Rhine, opposite to Bonn, at the foot of the Siebengebirge and the Petersberg, which hosts the Federal Guesthouse on Petersberg where several national and international governmental events and conferences took and still take place...

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Adelaide in South Australia

Adelaide in South Australia

[caption id="attachment_165386" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chinatown on Moonta Street © Scott W./cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2014, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.31 million. South Australia, with a total of 1.7 million inhabitants, has the most centralised population of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of its people living in greater Adelaide, while the other pop...

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Val d'Isere in the French Alps

Val d'Isere in the French Alps

[caption id="attachment_153223" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © André Payan-Passeron/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Val d'Isère is a commune of the Tarentaise Valley, in the Savoie department in southeastern France. It lies 5 km (3 mi) from the border with Italy. It is on the border of the Vanoise National Park created in 1963. During the 1992 Winter Olympics, the Face de Bellevarde was the site of the men's downhill race. Other alpine skiing events held during those games included men's giant slalom and alpine com...

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Theme Week Channel Islands - Guernsey

Theme Week Channel Islands - Guernsey

[caption id="attachment_151201" align="aligncenter" width="590"] QE2 Marina - St. Peter Port © Steve Neville[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bailiwick, as a governing entity, embraces not only all 10 parishes on the Island of Guernsey, but also the islands of Herm, Jethou, Burhou, and Lihou and their islet possessions. The Bailiwick of Guernsey also administers some aspects of two nearby crown dependencies (Alderney and Sark), and the island of Brecqhou. Although its defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom, th...

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The Stolpersteine

The Stolpersteine

[caption id="attachment_4940" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© stolpersteine.com"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Stolperstein is the German word for "stumbling block", "obstacle", or "something in the way". (The plural form of the word is Stolpersteine.) The artist Gunter Demnig has given this word a new meaning, that of a small, cobblestone-sized memorial for a single victim of Nazism. These memorials commemorate individuals - both those who died and survivors – who were consigned by the Nazis to prisons, euthanasia fa...

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The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao

[caption id="attachment_161516" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Dennis Wong/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by Las Vegas Sands. The Venetian is a 39-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the seven hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas, and is the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian Macao is also the larg...

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The island of Karmøy in Norway

The island of Karmøy in Norway

[caption id="attachment_160983" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Høyevarde lighthouse © flickr.com - Michael Spiller/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Karmøy is a municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. It is located southwest of the city of Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. Karmøy was created as a new municipality on 1 January 1965 after the merger of Kopervik (city), Skudeneshavn (city), Skudenes, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra, and most of Avaldsnes. The Karmsund strait was also the source of the nam...

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