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Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks

Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks

[caption id="attachment_150974" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kitty Hawk Airfield © Wusel007/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kitty Hawk is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, and is a part of what is known as North Carolina's Outer Banks. The population is at 3,300. It was established in the early 18th century as Chickahawk. The Kitty Hawk Life-Saving Station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Kitty Hawk became world-famous after the Wright brothers made the first controlled pow...

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Tuvalu in the Pacific Ocean

Tuvalu in the Pacific Ocean

[caption id="attachment_151585" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Funafuti © flickr.com - INABA Tomoaki/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls spread out from 6° to 10° south. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. Its population of 10,544 makes it the third-least populous sovereign state in the world, with only Va...

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Airlie Beach in Australia

Airlie Beach in Australia

[caption id="attachment_220403" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - DANIEL JULIE/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Airlie Beach is a coastal locality in the Whitsunday Region of Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Airlie Beach had a population of 1,208 people. Each year the residents of Airlie Beach celebrate The Blessing of the Fleet on Whitsunday or Pentecost Sunday. Airlie Beach is one of many departure points for the Great Barrier Reef. Cruise ships visit the area, anchoring offshore while passe...

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Theme Week Asturias - Oviedo

Theme Week Asturias - Oviedo

[caption id="attachment_217547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parliament building of the Principality of Asturias © flickr.com - vicenmiranda/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oviedo (Asturian: Uviéu) is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo is located approximately 24 ;km (15 mi) southwest of Gijón and 23 km (14 mi) south of Avilés, both of which lie on the shor...

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Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda

Porto Cervo on the Costa Smeralda

[caption id="attachment_160842" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Stahlkocher/GFDL[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Porto Cervo is an Italian seaside resort in northern Sardinia. It is a frazione of the comune of Arzachena, in the province of Olbia-Tempio. The village is the main centre of the Costa Smeralda, on the gulf of the same name. It was created by Prince Karim Aga Khan. Porto Cervo has a resident population of less than 200 inhabitants. Porto Cervo is home to the Monte di Mola (MdM) art gallery, which is the most important g...

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Saint-Paul-de-Vence on the French Riviera

Saint-Paul-de-Vence on the French Riviera

[caption id="attachment_200783" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jpchevreau/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saint-Paul-de-Vence is a commune in the Alpes-Maritimes department in southeastern France with 3500 inhabitants. One of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera, it is well known for its modern and contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght which is located nearby. Saint-Paul-de-Vence has long been a haven of the famous, mostly due to the La Colombe d’Or hotel, whose former g...

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Novosibirsk, Siberia's Chicago

Novosibirsk, Siberia's Chicago

[caption id="attachment_151050" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lenin's House, now hosts the Novosibirsk State Philarmony Hall © Skokian[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Novosibirsk is Russia's third-largest city, after Moscow and Saint Petersburg, and the largest city of Siberia, with a population of 1,473,700 (2010 Census preliminary results). It is the administrative center of Novosibirsk Oblast as well as of the Siberian Federal District. Rapid growth and industrialization were the reasons behind Novosibirsk's nickname: the "Chic...

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Pennsylvania Avenue and K Street in Washington, D.C.

Pennsylvania Avenue and K Street in Washington, D.C.

[caption id="attachment_207916" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pennsylvania Avenue and K Street © AgnosticPreachersKid/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pennsylvania Avenue is a diagonal street in Washington, D.C. and Prince George's County, Maryland that connects the White House and the United States Capitol and then crosses the city to Maryland. In Maryland it is also Maryland Route 4 to MD-717 where it becomes Stephanie Roper Highway. The section between the White House and Congress is called "America's Main Street"; ...

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Hurghada on the Red Sea

Hurghada on the Red Sea

[caption id="attachment_151780" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al-Mahmeya © KarimSh[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is a main tourist center and second largest city (after Suez) in Egypt located on the Red Sea coast. The city was founded in the early 20th century, and since the 1980s has been continually enlarged by Egyptian and foreign investors to become the leading seashore resort on the Red Sea. Holiday villages and hotels provide aquatic sport facilities for sailboarde...

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Theme Week Brittany - Concarneau

Theme Week Brittany - Concarneau

[caption id="attachment_151483" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Ville Close, harbour and town centre © Ronan Voltz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Concarneau (Breton: Konk Kerne, meaning Bay of Cornwall) is a commune in the Finistère department of Brittany in north-western France. The town has two distinct areas: the modern town on the mainland and the medieval Ville Close, a walled town on a long island in the centre of the harbour. Historically, the old town was a centre of shipbuilding. The Ville Close is ...

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