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Theme Week Hamburg - Harvestehude

Theme Week Hamburg - Harvestehude

[caption id="attachment_182408" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Deutsche Presse-Agentur © AltSylt/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Harvestehude is a quarter of Hamburg, in the borough of Eimsbüttel. It is located on the eastern boundaries of the borough near lake Außenalster. Located within Eimsbüttel borough is the former Jewish neighbourhood Grindel, the former center of Jewish life in Hamburg. Especially the quarter between Mittelweg and Harvestehuder Weg is a very affluent neighbourhood. Harvestehude borde...

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Kissimmee in Florida

Kissimmee in Florida

[caption id="attachment_168962" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lakefront Park © Miosotis Jade/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County in Florida with a population of 69,000. It is the county seat of Osceola County. It is a Principal City of the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which a population of 2.4 million. The Shingle Creek Regional Trail (SCRT) is an inter-governmental project that will eventually connect Kissimmee to Orlando through a 32-mile bicycl...

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Cape Saint Vincent, the southwestern tip of the European mainland

Cape Saint Vincent, the southwestern tip of the European mainland

[caption id="attachment_154225" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 'Last Bratwurst on your way to America' © CTHOE[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape St. Vincent (Portuguese: Cabo de São Vicente), next to the Sagres Point, on the so-called Costa Vicentina (Vincentine Coast), is a headland in the municipality of Sagres, in the Algarve. This cape is the southwesternmost point in Portugal. It forms the southwestern end of the E9 European Coastal Path, which runs for 5,000 km (3,100 mi) to Narva-Jõesuu in Estonia. Approximately...

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Theme Week Madrid - The Cuatro Torres Business Area

Theme Week Madrid - The Cuatro Torres Business Area

[caption id="attachment_153898" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Archivaldo/cc-by-3.0[/caption] [responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) (Spanish for Four Towers Business Area) is a business district located in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, on the former Ciudad Deportiva of Real Madrid. The area contains the tallest skyscrapers in Madrid and Spain. The construction of the buildings finished in 2008. The complex was formerly known as Madrid Arena. Designed by Henry N. Cobb and built by Obrascón Huarte Lain...

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Debrecen in eastern Hungary

Debrecen in eastern Hungary

[caption id="attachment_161088" align="aligncenter" width="572"] Debrecen montage © Uzo19/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Debrecen 0is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. Chiefly thanks to the reformation and the prestigious Calvinist College, founded in 1538, Debrecen has been the intellectual and cultural centre of the surrounding area since the 16th century. Over the centuries the College was tra...

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Portrait: The Rockefeller family

Portrait: The Rockefeller family

[caption id="attachment_162119" align="aligncenter" width="338"] John D. Rockefeller in 1885[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rockefeller family is an American industrial, political, and banking family that made one of the world's largest fortunes in the oil business during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with John D. Rockefeller and his brother William Rockefeller primarily through Standard Oil. Their economic rise coincides with the so-called Gilded Age. The family is also known for its long association with and control o...

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Theme Week Munich - Oktoberfest

Theme Week Munich - Oktoberfest

[caption id="attachment_153429" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bavaria Statue © Hullbr3ach[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oktoberfest is a 16-18 day festival held each year in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the first weekend in October. It is one of the most famous events in Germany and the world's largest fair, with more than 5 million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture. Other cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest celebrations, modeled after the ...

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KaDeWe, Department Store of the West in Berlin

KaDeWe, Department Store of the West in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_26107" align="aligncenter" width="590"] KaDeWe in 2013 © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Kaufhaus des Westens (English "Department Store of the West"), usually abbreviated to KaDeWe, is a department store in Berlin. With over 60,000 square metres of selling space and more than 380,000 articles available, it is the largest department store in Continental Europe. It attracts 40,000 to 50,000 visitors every day. The store is located on Tauentzienstraße, a major shopping street, b...

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The Cayan Tower in the Dubai Marina

The Cayan Tower in the Dubai Marina

[caption id="attachment_26493" align="aligncenter" width="331"] Cayan Tower © Imad marie/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower prior to its inauguration, is a 306 metres (1,004 ft), 80 story skyscraper in the Dubai Marina by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development. The tower is among the 20 tallest buildings in Dubai. The tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill SOM architectural group, the same group who did the concept design for the Burj Khalifa also in Dubai and Trump T...

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St. Pölten in Lower Austria

St. Pölten in Lower Austria

[caption id="attachment_160589" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rathausgasse © Alexander Wagner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sankt Pölten is the capital city of the State of Lower Austria in northeast Austria. With 51,956 inhabitants, it is Lower Austria's largest city. Sankt Pölten is a city with its own statute (or Statutarstadt) and therefore it is both a municipality and a district in the Mostviertel. The city lies on the Traisen river and is located north of the Alps and south of the Wachau. The oldest part of the ...

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