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The Fabergé Museum in Baden-Baden

The Fabergé Museum in Baden-Baden

[caption id="attachment_25183" align="aligncenter" width="448"] Fabergé Museum © Sergejf95/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Fabergé Museum is a museum located in the German spa city of Baden-Baden, dedicated to items made by the Russian jewellery firm Fabergé. It was opened in 9 May 2009 by Russian art collector Alexander Ivanov. The museum's collection numbers almost 700 items made by Fabergé. The most significant item in the museum's collection is the Rothschild Fabergé egg, that was made as an engageme...

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Aberystwyth in Wales

Aberystwyth in Wales

[caption id="attachment_153093" align="aligncenter" width="590"] National Library of Wales © Rhyshuw1/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aberystwyth (English: Mouth of the Ystwyth) is a historic market town, administrative centre and holiday resort within Ceredigion, Wales. Often colloquially known as Aber, it is located near the confluence of the rivers Ystwyth and Rheidol. Since the late 19th century, Aberystwyth has also been a major Welsh educational centre, with the establishment of a university college there in 1872. ...

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Theme Week Montenegro

Theme Week Montenegro

[caption id="attachment_150654" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hotel Island Sveti Stefan in Budva © Mazbln/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica, while Cetinje is designated as the Prijestonica, meaning the former Royal Capital City. Montenegro is a candidate to join the European Union and NATO. The country has a population of 625,000. It's one of the smaller European countries. Monten...

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Split on the Adriatic Sea

Split on the Adriatic Sea

[caption id="attachment_160953" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Split © E.coli/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Split is a city situated in the Mediterranean Basin on the eastern shores of the Adriatic Sea, centred around the ancient Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian and its bay and port. With a population of 178,192 citizens, and a metropolitan area numbering up to 350,000, Split is by far the largest Dalmatian city and the second-largest city of Croatia. Spread over a central peninsula and its surroundings, Split'...

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Edifício Copan, with the largest floor area of any residential building in the world

Edifício Copan, with the largest floor area of any residential building in the world

[caption id="attachment_2979" align="aligncenter" width="519" caption="Oscar Niemeyer's Copan Building © Jürgen Partenheimer"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Edifício Copan (Copan Building) is a 140-metre, 38-story residential building in São Paulo, Brazil. Construction began in 1957 and, following some interruptions, was completed in 1966. It is one of the largest buildings in Brazil and has the largest floor area of any residential building in the world. The building was not named after the ancient Mayan city i...

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The coastal town of Beer in Devon

The coastal town of Beer in Devon

[caption id="attachment_160847" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fore Street looking towards Sea Hill © geograph.org.uk - Eugene Birchall[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The village of Beer is in south-east Devon on Lyme Bay. The village of Beer is situated on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, England's first natural World Heritage Site and its picturesque cliffs, including Beer Head, form part of the South West Coast Path, Britain's longest waymarked long-distance footpath (630 miles / 1,014 km). Beer lies about two kilometre...

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Puerto Rico in the Caribbean

Puerto Rico in the Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_151044" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Coast Guard Barque Eagle in front of the 16th century Fort San Felipe de Morro in San Juan © United States Coast Guard[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Spanish: Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico, literally the "Free Associated State of Puerto Rico"), is a United States territory located in the northeastern Caribbean. Puerto Rico is an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of small...

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The European Library

The European Library

[caption id="attachment_201415" align="aligncenter" width="399"] © The European Library[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Library is an Internet service that allows access to the resources of 49 European national libraries and an increasing number of research libraries. Searching is free and delivers metadata records as well as digital objects, mostly free of charge. The objects come from institutions located in countries which are members of the Council of Europe and range from catalogue records to full-text books, magazi...

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Coney Island in Brooklyn

Coney Island in Brooklyn

[caption id="attachment_6638" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bran[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coney Island is a peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Brooklyn. The site was formerly an outer barrier island of Long Island, but became partially connected to the mainland by land fill. Coney Island is possibly best known as the site of amusement parks and a major resort. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century, declining in popularity after World War II and years of neglect. In...

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The Sea Islands along the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida

The Sea Islands along the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida

[caption id="attachment_151688" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Terns on Cape Island. 1827 lighthouse (left) and an 1857 lighthouse (right) in the background © Billy Shaw/USFWS[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Sea Islands are a chain of tidal and barrier islands on the Southeastern Atlantic Ocean coast of the United States. Numbering over 100, they are located between the mouths of the Santee and St. Johns Rivers along the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Settled by indigenous cultures over thousands of years, the i...

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