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Norway’s Selling a Super Villain Starter Set

Norway’s Selling a Super Villain Starter Set

[caption id="attachment_153918" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Olavsvern Naval Submarine Base[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]You can't very well take over the world from your parent's basement, now can you? No, a proper arch-nemesis needs a sufficiently intimidating hidden base. Luckily, Norway is selling off its defunct Olavsvern Naval Submarine Base for a $17.5 million pittance. And what a secret lair it could be! The property includes 13,500 square meters of surface buildings, 2500 square meters quay (sub docking space) ...

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Aqaba in Jordan

Aqaba in Jordan

[caption id="attachment_151783" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aqaba Marine Park © www.redseaexplorer.com/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aqaba is a Jordanian coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan's only coastal city. The city of Aqaba is the capital of Aqaba Governorate. Aqaba is one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort and also ...

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Narva, the easternmost city of Estonia

Narva, the easternmost city of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160877" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Narva Castle on the left, Ivangorod Castle on the right. Narva river is the border between Estonia and Russia © LHOON/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Narva is the third largest city in Estonia. It is located at the eastern extreme point of Estonia, by the Russian border, on the Narva River which drains Lake Peipus. The capital of Ida-Viru County, Jõhvi, lies 50 km (31 mi) to the west. The Estonian part of the Narva Reservoir lies mostly within the territor...

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Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel

[caption id="attachment_167535" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Kim Payant/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Fairmont Banff Springs or simply the Banff Springs Hotel is a former railway hotel constructed in Scottish Baronial style located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. The original hotel, designed by American architect Bruce Price, was built between spring of 1887 and 1888 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, at the instigation of its President, William Cornelius Van Horne. The hotel was publicly opened on Jun...

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Christiansø in the Baltic Sea

Christiansø in the Baltic Sea

[caption id="attachment_150636" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Christiansø Harbour © Arne Møller Jensen/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ertholmene, generally called Christiansø, is a small archipelago situated approximately 18 km northeast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea. Its permanent population is at around 100 and its area is 39 hectares (0.39 km2). Ertholmene belongs to Denmark and has the country's easternmost point. Ertholmene consists of three main islands, Christiansø (named after King Christian V), F...

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The Mall of the Emirates

The Mall of the Emirates

[caption id="attachment_161431" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Peter Gronemann/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in Dubai. Developed and owned by Majid al-Futtaim Properties, it opened in November 2005 and is located at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed road. The multi-level shopping mall currently features more than 630 retail outlets, 7900 parking spaces, over 100 restaurants & Cafes, 80 luxury stores and 250 flagship stores. It has a total gross leasable area of 255,4...

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Theme Week Sicily - Ragusa

Theme Week Sicily - Ragusa

[caption id="attachment_150962" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Okkiproject/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ragusa is the capital of the province of Ragusa with around 75,000 inhabitants. It is built on a wide limestone hill between two deep valleys, Cava San Leonardo and Cava Santa Domenica. Together with seven other cities in the Val di Noto, it is listed among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The economy of the surrounding province hinges mainly on light industries, agriculture (horticulture, olives), farming, tour...

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Theme Week Istanbul - Fatih

Theme Week Istanbul - Fatih

[caption id="attachment_163092" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Topkapı Palace © Carlos Delgado/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fatih is the capital district and a municipality (belediye) in Istanbul, which hosts the provincial authorities, including the governor's office, police headquarters, and metropolitan municipality while encompassing the peninsula coinciding with old Constantinople. In 2009, the district of Eminönü, which had been a separate municipality located at the tip of the peninsula, was merged into Fa...

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The Marlins Park in Miami

The Marlins Park in Miami

[caption id="attachment_169004" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Roberto Coquis/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marlins Park is a baseball park located in Miami. It is the current home of the Miami Marlins, the city's Major League Baseball franchise. It is located on 17 acres of the former Miami Orange Bowl site in Little Havana, about 2 miles (3 km) west of Downtown. Construction was completed in March 2012, in time for the 2012 season. The stadium is designed in a neomodern form of baseball architecture. Ma...

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Theme Week Asturias - Pola de Siero

Theme Week Asturias - Pola de Siero

[caption id="attachment_217314" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Anual/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pola de Siero (in Asturian and as official name La Pola Siero, and also known as La Pola colloquially) is a town in the autonomous community of Asturias on the north coast of the Kingdom of Spain. It is the administrative capital of the municipality (concejo) of Siero. Pola de Siero is located in the centre of Asturias, approximately 16 km east of the regional Capital Oviedo and 16 km south of Gijón. Siero borde...

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