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Theme Week Palestine - Nablus

Theme Week Palestine - Nablus

[caption id="attachment_171092" align="aligncenter" width="590"] An-Najah University © Guillaume Paumier/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nablus is a city in the northern West Bank, approximately 49 kilometers (30 mi) north of Jerusalem, (approximately 63 kilometers (39 mi) by road), with a population of 147,000. Located between Mount Ebal and Mount Gerizim, it is the capital of the Nablus Governorate and a Palestinian commercial and cultural center, containing the An-Najah National University, one of the largest Palestinian...

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Fleet Street in London

Fleet Street in London

[caption id="attachment_228333" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - sludgegulper/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fleet Street is a major street mostly in the City of London. It runs west to east from Temple Bar at the boundary with the City of Westminster to Ludgate Circus at the site of the London Wall and the River Fleet from which the street was named. The street has been an important through route since Roman times. During the Middle Ages, businesses were established and senior clergy lived there;...

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Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_200869" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © J.-H. Janßen/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski is a luxury hotel in Hamburg, Germany. The five star superior hotel is located in the district of St. Georg, between the Lake Außenalster and the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. Among other facilities, the hotel has 13 conference rooms, salons and high-ceilinged halls to hold events or meetings. Hotel Atlantic was opened in 1909. Since 1957 it has belonged to the chain Kempinski. It...

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Portrait: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

Portrait: Christopher Columbus, Italian navigator and explorer

[caption id="attachment_214542" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Christopher Columbus by Sebastiano del Piombo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer and navigator who completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean, opening the way for European exploration and colonization of the Americas. His expeditions, sponsored by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, were the first European contact with the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. After a remarkable odyssey, his bones are now in the Sevill...

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Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the heart of the French Alps

Bourg-Saint-Maurice in the heart of the French Alps

[caption id="attachment_160787" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Les Arcs © Dmitry A. Mottl[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bourg-Saint-Maurice is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It is the last large town along the Tarentaise valley in the heart of the French Alps. Bourg-Saint-Maurice is part of the Paradiski ski area (425 km of slopes, 141 lifts, 239 slopes - 12 Green, 132 Blue, 66 Red, 29 Black). Although there is no skiing at this altitude, it is conveniently linked to...

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Portland in Oregon

Portland in Oregon

[caption id="attachment_27201" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Portland's skyline and Mount Hood © Truflip99/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Portland is the largest city in the U.S. state of Oregon, near the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers. It has a population of 609,000 in 2013, making it the 29th most populous city in the United States and the third most populous city in the Pacific Northwest region (after Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada). Approximately 2,3 million people ...

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Tours, the Garden of France

Tours, the Garden of France

[caption id="attachment_160170" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall © Anima[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tours is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the cycling race Paris–Tours. Tours i...

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Miami Beach

Miami Beach

[caption id="attachment_152307" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Biscayne Island © Averette/cc-by-3.0-en[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County in Florida. It was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The municipality is located on a series of natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, the latter which separates the Beach from Miami city proper. The neighborhood of South Beach, comprising the southernmost 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of Miami Beach, alo...

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Design Museum London

Design Museum London

[caption id="attachment_165030" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © designmuseum.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Design Museum is a museum founded in 1989, originally located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in London, and later relocated to Kensington. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is expected to be free to the museum’s permanent co...

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Trier, probably Germany's oldest city

Trier, probably Germany's oldest city

[caption id="attachment_160428" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trier Palace © Berthold Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BCE. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of ruddy sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the German border with the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (some 15 km distance) and within the important Mosel wine-growing region. Trier sits in a hollow midway a...

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