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Theme Week Umbria - Amelia

Theme Week Umbria - Amelia

[caption id="attachment_153583" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Attilios[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Amelia is a town and comune of the province of Terni with a population of 11,800 inhabitants. It grew up around an ancient hill fort, known to the Romans as Ameria. The town lies in the south of Umbria, on a hill overlooking the Tiber River to the east and the Nera River to the west. It is The city is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Narni, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Orte and approximately 93 kilometres (58 mi) from Perugia. It ...

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Angkor Wat in Cambodia

Angkor Wat in Cambodia

[caption id="attachment_192760" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Buddhist monks in front of the Angkor Wat © flickr.com - sam garza/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which also recognized as Yasodharapura and flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the global population during 1010–1220. The city houses the magnificent Angkor Wat, one of Cambodia's popular tourist attractions. The word Angkor is derived from t...

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Theme Week Ireland - Mullingar

Theme Week Ireland - Mullingar

[caption id="attachment_171184" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market House © Ultrafighter/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mullingar (Irish: An Muileann gCearr, meaning "the left-handed mill") is the county town of County Westmeath in Leinster province. It is the 3rd most populous town in the Midlands Region with a population of 21,000. Mullingar is famous for the neighbouring lakes, Lough Owel, Lough Ennell and Lough Derravaragh, which attract many anglers, and Belvedere House and Gardens which is heavily promoted for...

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The Narrowboats

The Narrowboats

[caption id="attachment_153106" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Modern narrowboats on the Kennet and Avon Canal © Per Palmkvist Knudsen/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain. In the context of British Inland Waterways, "narrow boat" refers to the original working boats built in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries for carrying goods on the narrow canals (where locks and bridge holes would have a maximum width of at leas...

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Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland

Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland

[caption id="attachment_152529" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Inverness Castle © Mlm42[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Inverness is a city in northern Scotland. It is the administrative centre for the Highland council area, and is regarded as the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. It lies near the site of the 18th century Battle of Culloden and at the northeastern extremity of the Great Glen (An Gleann Mòr), where the River Ness enters the Inverness/Moray Firth making it a natural hub for various transport links. It is the nor...

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Cricket

Cricket

[caption id="attachment_164841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Pulkit Sinha/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have ...

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Luxembourg, Gibraltar of the north

Luxembourg, Gibraltar of the north

[caption id="attachment_148949" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Luxembourg Fortress from Adolphe Bridge © Cayambe[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Whilst the Luxembourg fortress was a true textbook example of European military architecture, it has changed hands many times over its existence. Italian, Spanish, Belgian, French, Austrian, Dutch and Prussian engineers have been involved in progressively extending the fortifications of this stronghold. Traces of their work remain, and what traces! Since 1994, the fortifications and the ol...

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Haapsalu on the west coast of Estonia

Haapsalu on the west coast of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160875" align="aligncenter" width="590"] View from castle © Therese-Liise Aasma/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Haapsalu is a seaside resort town located on the west coast of Estonia. As the administrative centre of Lääne County it has a population of 11,000. Haapsalu has been well known for centuries for its warm seawater, curative mud and peaceful atmosphere. Salt mud spas frequented by the Russian Romanov family still operate. Narrow streets with early 20th century wooden houses repeatedly le...

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Osnabrück, the City of Peace

Osnabrück, the City of Peace

[caption id="attachment_161106" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Heger Gate © Quasitim/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hanover. It lies in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest. Its population is at 165,000, making it the third-largest city in Lower Saxony, after Hanover and Brunswick. Between 1561 and 1639 was a time of social unrest and tensions beca...

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The Carnival Sunshine

The Carnival Sunshine

[caption id="attachment_210374" align="aligncenter" width="590"] leaving New York City © Erik Koblence/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Carnival Sunshine (formerly Carnival Destiny) is a cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Upon entering service in 1996, she was the first passenger ship ever built to be over 100,000 gross tons. Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was christened as Carnival Destiny in Venice, Italy, in November 1996 by Lin Arison, the wife of ...

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