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Albertville in the Alps

Albertville in the Alps

[caption id="attachment_150613" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Place Charles Albert © Tiia Monto/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Albertville is a commune in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. Albertville is situated on the Arly River, close to the confluence with the Isère River. Nearby mountains include: Belle Etoile, Dent de Cons, Négresse, Roche Pourrie, Mirantin, Pointe de la Grande Journée, and Chaîne du Grand Arc. Nearby mountain ranges include: the Bauges; the Beauforta...

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Warwick on the River Avon

Warwick on the River Avon

[caption id="attachment_161116" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Warwick overview © flickr.com - David Alonso Pérez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire. The town lies upon the River Avon, 11 miles (18 km) south of Coventry and just west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash with which it is conjoined. It has a population of 25,000. There has been human activity at Warwick as early as the Neolithic, and constant habitation since the 6th century. A Saxon burh was created at Warwick in the 9th ce...

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Pillnitz Palace and Park on the Elbe

Pillnitz Palace and Park on the Elbe

[caption id="attachment_159867" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pillnitz Castle - Hillside Palais (Bergpalais) © Martin Röll[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pillnitz is a city quarter in the east of Dresden, Germany. The best known sight of this quarter is the Japanese-styled chateau. The quarter is situated in the east of Dresden, a rather long way from the inner city. It can be reached by bus, ship, walking along the river or by bicycle. The park around the castle was founded in 1539 by building the castle church. In 1693 Elector...

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Salem in Massachusetts

Salem in Massachusetts

[caption id="attachment_201425" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Peirce-Nichols House © Fletcher6/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salem is a historic coastal city in Essex County, Massachusetts, located in the North Shore region. It was one of the most significant seaports in early American history. Salem is a residential and tourist area that is home to the famous House of Seven Gables, Salem State University, Pioneer Village, the Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the Salem Willows Park, and the Peabody Ess...

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The former Kingdom of Pagan in Myanmar

The former Kingdom of Pagan in Myanmar

[caption id="attachment_6222" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Balloon over Bagan © flickr.com - nitsuga[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bagan is an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Burma (Myanmar). From the 9th to 13th centuries, the city was the capital of the Kingdom of Pagan, the first kingdom to unify the regions that would later constitute modern Myanmar. During the kingdom's height between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 Buddhist temples, pagodas and monasteries were constructed in the Bagan plains alone...

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Sintra in Portugal

Sintra in Portugal

[caption id="attachment_212641" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Part of the historic centre © Peter K Burian/cc-by-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sintra is a town and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 377,835, in an area of 319.23 square kilometres (123.26 sq mi). Sintra is a major tourist destination in Portugal, famed for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles. Sintra is also a major luxury din...

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Theme Week India - Hyderabad

Theme Week India - Hyderabad

[caption id="attachment_196172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Charminar Bazar, Mekkah Masjid, Nizamia Unani hospital and Laad Bazaar © Vivekanand pokala/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) along the banks of the Musi River, it has a population of about 6.9 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous urba...

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Haifa, home of the Baháí World Centre

Haifa, home of the Baháí World Centre

[caption id="attachment_152011" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Baháí World Centre © flickr.com - israeltourism/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Haifa is the largest city in northern Israel, and the third-largest city in the country, with a population of over 291,000. Another 300,000 people live in towns directly adjacent to the city including Daliyat al-Karmel, the Krayot, Nesher, Tirat Carmel, and some Kibbuzim. Together these areas form a contiguous urban area home to nearly 600,000 residents which makes up the inner c...

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One57 in New York

One57 in New York

[caption id="attachment_191662" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Anthony Quintano/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]One57, formerly known as Carnegie 57 and nicknamed "The Billionaire Building", is a 75-story (marketed as 90-story) supertall skyscraper at 157 West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in the Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Upon completion in 2014, it stood at 1,005 feet (306 m) tall, making it the tallest residential building in the city for a few months until the comp...

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The United States Military Academy at West Point

The United States Military Academy at West Point

[caption id="attachment_4631" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="West Point - Aerial view © USMA Public Affairs Office"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The United States Military Academy at West Point (also known as USMA, West Point or Army) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy located in West Point, New York. The academy sits on scenic high ground overlooking the Hudson River, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. The entire central campus is a national landmark and home to scores of historic sites, buildin...

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