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Theme Week Amsterdam - Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daytime street market in Europe

Theme Week Amsterdam - Albert Cuyp Market, the largest daytime street market in Europe

[caption id="attachment_25859" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - yeowatzup/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Albert Cuyp Market is a street market in Amsterdam, on the Albert Cuypstraat between Ferdinand Bolstraat and Van Woustraat, in the De Pijp area of the Oud-Zuid district of the city. The street and market are named for Albert Cuyp, a painter from the 17th century. The market began as an ad hoc collection of street traders and pushcarts. By the beginning of the 20th century, this had become so c...

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Theme Week Dubai - Ski Dubai

Theme Week Dubai - Ski Dubai

[caption id="attachment_161426" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ski Dubai slope from inside Mall of the Emirates © Frank Seiplax/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ski Dubai is an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Group, which also operates the Mall of the Emirates. Opened in November 2005, the indoor resort features an 8...

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Sion in Valais

Sion in Valais

[caption id="attachment_27390" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sputniktilt/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais. It has a population of 33,000. On 17 January 1968 the former municipality of Bramois and on 1 January 2013 the former municipality of Salins merged into the municipality of Sion. Landmarks include the Basilique de Valère and Château de Tourbillon. Sion has an airfield for civilian and military use which serves as a base for countless life-saving air rescue miss...

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The Chilehaus in Hamburg

The Chilehaus in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_154364" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chilehaus © Sebastian Warneke/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Chilehaus (Chile House) is a ten-story office building in Hamburg. It is located in the Kontorhausviertel. It is an exceptional example of the 1920s Brick Expressionism style of architecture. This large angular building is located on a site of approximately 6,000m², spanning the Fischertwiete Street in Hamburg. It was designed by the German architect Fritz Höger and finished in 1924. ...

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Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia

[caption id="attachment_164781" align="aligncenter" width="417"] © kingdom.com.sa[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jeddah Tower, previously known as Kingdom Tower and Mile-High Tower, is a skyscraper under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a preliminary cost of SR4.6 billion (US$1.23 billion). If completed as planned, the Jeddah Tower will reach unprecedented heights becoming the tallest building in the world, as well as the first structure to reach the one-kilometer-high mark. Initially planned to be 1.6 km (1 mile) high, the ...

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Theme Week Potsdam - Babelsberg Park

Theme Week Potsdam - Babelsberg Park

[caption id="attachment_25663" align="aligncenter" width="590"]Babelsberg Castle © Times/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Babelsberg Park is a 114 hectare park in the northeast of the city of Potsdam, bordering on the Tiefen See lake on the River Havel. The park was created in rolling terrain sloping down towards the lake by the landscape artist, Peter Joseph Lenné and, after him, by Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, by order of Prince William, later Emperor William I and his wife, Augusta. Babelsberg Park is sponsored...

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Anchorage in Alaska

Anchorage in Alaska

[caption id="attachment_152317" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Anchorage and Chugach Mountains © flickr.com - Frank K./cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the southcentral part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the northernmost city in the United States with more than 100,000 residents and the largest community in North America north of the 60th parallel. With an estimated 299,000 residents, it is Alaska's most populous city and contains more than 40 percent of the state's tot...

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Muscat in Oman

Muscat in Oman

[caption id="attachment_27265" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al-Khuwair neighborhood © Joe Castleman/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Muscat is the capital of Oman. It is also the seat of government and largest city in the Governorate of Muscat. According to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI), the total population of Muscat Governorate reached 1.2 million as of April 2014. The metropolitan area spans approximately 3,500 km2 (1,400 sq mi) and includes six provinces called wilayats. Known since the...

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Pink's Hot Dogs, 72 years in Los Angeles, at the same location

Pink's Hot Dogs, 72 years in Los Angeles, at the same location

[caption id="attachment_3513" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Los Angeles Mayor Hahn and Henry Winkler (the Fonz) © pinkshollywood.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pink's Hot Dogs is a landmark hot dog restaurant in the Hollywood district of the city of Los Angeles. Pink's was founded by Paul and Betty Pink in 1939 as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. The Great Depression was still having an impact on the country, and money was scarce. People could purchase a chili dog made with Betty's own chili recipe accompani...

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Riegersburg Castle in Styria

Riegersburg Castle in Styria

[caption id="attachment_6437" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Vineyards on the top of the fortified hill, surrounding the castle proper © Andi oisn/cc-by-sa3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Riegersburg Castle is a medieval castle situated on a dormant volcano hill above the town of Riegersburg in the Austrian state of Styria. The castle is owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein and serves as a museum, with 25 out of the 108 rooms being opened for visiting. 16 of the rooms show the history of the Riegersburg castle and 9 are...

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