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Synagogue of Halle (Saale)

Synagogue of Halle (Saale)

[caption id="attachment_216950" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Halle Synagogue © Allexkoch/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The synagogue of Halle (Saale) is the house of worship of the Jewish community in Halle (Saale), which had 555 members in 2018. The building was originally built in 1894 as the Tahara House of the Jewish cemetery, laid out in 1864 northeast of downtown Halle, from white and yellow bricks according to plans by the architects Gustav Wolff and Theodor Lehmann. The conversion to a synagogue took place ...

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Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

Theme Week Amsterdam - The Rijksmuseum

[caption id="attachment_25287" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Mark Ahsmann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rijksmuseum (English: State Museum) is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history in Amsterdam. The museum is located at the Museum Square in the borough Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Concertgebouw. Rijksmuseum (about 20 current and former museums across The Netherlands) is the general name for a national museum in the Dutch language. When o...

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The Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde

The Isle of Bute in the Firth of Clyde

[caption id="attachment_184711" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Arran mountains over Rothesay © flickr.com - SeaDave/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Isle of Bute is an island in the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. It is divided into highland and lowland areas by the Highland Boundary Fault. Formerly a constituent island of the larger County of Bute, it is now part of the council area of Argyll and Bute. Bute's resident population is at 6,500. Farming and tourism are the main industries on the island, along with fishing and...

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FTX Arena in Miami

FTX Arena in Miami

[caption id="attachment_220303" align="aligncenter" width="590"] backside © Averette/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The FTX Arena (formerly known as American Airlines Arena) is a sports and entertainment multi-purpose arena located in Miami, Florida, along Biscayne Bay. It was constructed beginning in 1998 as a replacement for the Miami Arena and designed by the architecture firms Arquitectonica and 360 Architecture. The arena is home to the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. The FTX Arena is direct...

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Eurasian Economic Community

Eurasian Economic Community

[caption id="attachment_25999" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Participants of the meeting of the EurAsEC Interstate Council © www.kremlin.ru[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Eurasian Economic Community (EAEC or EurAsEC) originated from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia on 29 March 1996. The Treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Community was signed on 10 October 2000. On 7 October 2005 it was decided between the member states that Uzbekistan would ...

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Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

[caption id="attachment_225064" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Sergio Luiz/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese: Carnaval do Rio de Janeiro) is a festival held every year before Lent; it is considered the biggest carnival in the world, with two million people per day on the streets. The first Carnival festival in Rio occurred in 1723. The typical Rio carnival parade is filled with revelers, floats, and adornments from numerous samba schools which are located in Rio (mor...

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Upper New York Bay

Upper New York Bay

[caption id="attachment_206277" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Governors Island © Antony-22/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Upper New York Bay, or Upper Bay, is the traditional heart of the Port of New York and New Jersey, and often called New York Harbor. It is enclosed by the New York City boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island and the Hudson County, New Jersey, municipalities of Jersey City and Bayonne. The Upper Bay is fed by the waters of the Hudson River (historically called the North River as...

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Portrait: Vincent van Gogh, founder of modern art

Portrait: Vincent van Gogh, founder of modern art

[caption id="attachment_165597" align="aligncenter" width="535"] Vincent van Gogh signature[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. In just over a decade he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of them in the last two years of his life in France, where he died. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterised by bold colours...

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Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160868" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall Square with fountain The Kissing Students © Alinozka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. Tartu has been an intellectual centre of both Estonia and Baltic countries for several c...

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City Hall Square in Copenhagen

City Hall Square in Copenhagen

[caption id="attachment_208188" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Hall Square © Bill Ebbesen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) is a public square in the centre of Copenhagen, Denmark, located in front of the Copenhagen City Hall. Its large size, its central location and its affiliation with the city hall make it a popular venue for a variety of events, celebrations and demonstrations. It is often used as a central point for measuring distances from Copenhagen. City Hall Square is located at...

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