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Sligo, the center of the Irish Border Region

Sligo, the center of the Irish Border Region

[caption id="attachment_161102" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bridge over the Garavogue River © geograph.org.uk - Kenneth Allen/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sligo is the county town and the most populous urban area in County Sligo. With a population of 19,500 in 2011, it is the second-largest urban centre in the province of Connacht. Sligo is a major economic, educational, administrative and cultural centre of Ireland's Border Region, a region of over 500,000 people which comprises the counties of Sligo, Do...

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The city of Bergisch Gladbach

The city of Bergisch Gladbach

[caption id="attachment_160533" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Konrad-Adenauer-Platz © Frank Vincentz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bergisch Gladbach is a city in the Cologne/Bonn Region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and capital of the Rheinisch-Bergischer Kreis (district). Bergisch Gladbach is located east of the river Rhine, approx. 10 kilometers east of Cologne. The word "Bergisch" in the name does not originate from its location in the earldom of Berg and was not added to distinguish it from Mönchengladbach as b...

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The islands Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron and Île-d'Aix in the Atlantic

The islands Île de Ré, Île d'Oléron and Île-d'Aix in the Atlantic

The island Île de Ré [caption id="attachment_150707" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Île de Ré - Saint-Martin de Ré © Brice Rothschild[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Île de Ré is an island off the west coast of France near La Rochelle, on the northern side of the Pertuis d'Antioche strait. The island highest point has an elevation of 20 m ; the island is 30 km long and 5 km wide. A 2.9 km bridge, completed in 1988, connects it to La Rochelle on the mainland. The area is a popular tourist destination. It has approxim...

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Theme Week New York City

Theme Week New York City

[caption id="attachment_6372" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Seen from Rockefeller Center © flickr.com - jerryfergusonphotograph y/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]New York is the most populous city in the United States of America and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. There are more people living and working in Greater New York than in all of the German cities with more than a million inhabitants combined. The city is referred to as New York City or The ...

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Frankfort in Kentucky

Frankfort in Kentucky

[caption id="attachment_196665" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kentucky State Capitol © Seifler/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Frankfort is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the seat of Franklin County. It is a home rule-class city in Kentucky. Located along the Kentucky River, Frankfort is the principal city of the Frankfort, Kentucky Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Franklin and Anderson counties. Frankfort is home to several major distilleries of Kentucky Bourbon, including th...

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Palau in the western Pacific Ocean

Palau in the western Pacific Ocean

[caption id="attachment_185702" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rock Islands © Peter R. Binter[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Palau, officially the Republic of Palau, is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country contains approximately 340 islands, forming the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia, and has an area of 466 square kilometers (180 sq mi). The most populous island is Koror. The capital Ngerulmud is located on the nearby island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok State. Palau shares...

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Pauillac en Médoc

Pauillac en Médoc

[caption id="attachment_153512" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Château Batailley © CGC 1855[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pauillac is a commune in the Gironde department, Aquitaine, Médoc region in southwestern France close to Bordeaux. The town of Pauillac is the largest in the Médoc, with a population of over 5000. Pauillac is somewhat more elevated than the surrounding area, rising to a peak of nearly 30 metres above sea-level in the region of Château Pontet-Canet. The soil is gravelly, as with most of the Haut-Médoc. The...

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Belleville in Paris

Belleville in Paris

[caption id="attachment_185590" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Street art by Ben Vautier in Belleville © Cadaverexquisito/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Belleville is a neighbourhood of Paris, parts of which lie in four different arrondissements. The major portion of Belleville straddles the borderline between the 20th arrondissement and the 19th along its main street, the Rue de Belleville. The remainder lies in the 10th and 11th arrondissements. It was once the independent commune (municipality) of Belleville which ...

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Theme Week Cyclades - Sifnos

Theme Week Cyclades - Sifnos

[caption id="attachment_153475" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Artemonas © Margaritaprounia/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sifnos is an island municipality. The main town, near the center, known as Apollonia, is home of the island's folklore museum and library. The town's name is thought to come from an ancient temple of Apollo on the site of the church of Panayia Yeraniofora. The second-largest town is Artemonas (800), thought to be named after an ancient temple of Apollo's sister-goddess Artemis, located at the site...

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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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