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Sablon in Brussels

Sablon in Brussels

[caption id="attachment_213606" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rue de Rollebeek © Michel wal/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Sablon or Zavel (Dutch) is a neighbourhood and hill in the historic upper town of Brussels in Belgium. At its heart are the twin squares of the larger Grand Sablon ("Large Sablon") square in the northwest and the smaller Petit Sablon ("Small Sablon") square and garden in the southeast, divided by the Church of Our Blessed Lady of the Sablon. The Sablon neighbourhood was remodelled in the 19th...

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The Titisee in the Black Forest

The Titisee in the Black Forest

[caption id="attachment_150951" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ignaz Wiradi/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Titisee is a lake in the southern Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. It is said it got its name from Roman Emperor Titus. It covers an area of 1.07 km² and has an average depth of 20 m. It owes its creation to the Feldberg glacier, the moraine ploughed up by which in the Pleistocene epoch nowadays forms the lake's shores. The lake's outflow, at 840 m above sea level, is the river Gutach (or as it is c...

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The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm (English Grounds of Wörlitz) in Saxony-Anhalt

The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm (English Grounds of Wörlitz) in Saxony-Anhalt

[caption id="attachment_6242" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wörlitz - Rock island Stein and Villa Hamilton © Matthias Seifert[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also known as the English Grounds of Wörlitz, is one of the first and largest English parks in Germany and continental Europe. It was created in the late 18th century under the regency of Duke Leopold III of Anhalt-Dessau (1740-1817), returning from a Grand Tour to Italy, the Netherlands, England, France and Switzerland he had undertaken to...

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Theme Week Montenegro - Nikšić

Theme Week Montenegro - Nikšić

[caption id="attachment_150270" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nikšić © Borisniksic/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nikšić is the second largest city of Montenegro, with a total population of 57,000, located in the west of the country, in the centre of the spacious Nikšić field at the foot of Mount Trebjesa. It is the center of Nikšić Municipality (Population of 75,000), which is the largest municipality by area and second most inhabited after Podgorica. It is an important industrial, cultural, and educational ...

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Budapest

Budapest

[caption id="attachment_159790" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Budapest Castle © Karelj[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Budapest has 1.7 million inhabitants, the Commuter Area is home to 3.3 million people. The city covers an area of 525 square kilometres (202.7 sq mi) within the city limits. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Da...

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Golden Temple in Amritsar

Golden Temple in Amritsar

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Newport in Oregon

Newport in Oregon

[caption id="attachment_151789" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Yaquina Bay Bridge © Visitor7/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,000, an increase of nearly 13% over its 2000 population. Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County. It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Rogue Al...

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The Pantanal Conservation Area

The Pantanal Conservation Area

[caption id="attachment_23783" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Alicia Yo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Pantanal is one of the world's largest tropical wetland areas, and is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. It sprawls over an area estimated at between 140,000 and 195,000 square kilometres (54,000 and 75,000 sq mi). Various subregional ecosystems exist, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological char...

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Tainan in Taiwan

Tainan in Taiwan

[caption id="attachment_171664" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Confucius Temple © David Bronski[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tainan, officially Tainan City, is a special municipality of Taiwan, facing the Formosan Strait or Taiwan Strait in the west and south. Tainan is the oldest city on the island of Taiwan and also commonly known as the "Capital City" for its over 200 years of history as the capital of Taiwan under Koxinga and later Qing dynasty rule. Tainan's complex history of comebacks, redefinitions and renewals inspired ...

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Downtown Ottawa

Downtown Ottawa

[caption id="attachment_214722" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Confederation Square, with National War Memorial in its centre © Skeezix1000/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Downtown Ottawa (French: Centre-Ville d'Ottawa) is the central area of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Like other downtowns it is the commercial and economic centre of the city. It is sometimes referred to as the Central Business District and contains Ottawa's financial district. It is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, the Rideau Canal to the east,...

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