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La Rochelle, the french Geneva

La Rochelle, the french Geneva

[caption id="attachment_160499" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Harbour at night © Eric Pouhier[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]La Rochelle is a city in western France and a seaport on the Bay of Biscay, a part of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Charente-Maritime department. The city is connected to the Île de Ré by a 2.9 km (1.8 mi) bridge completed on 19 May 1988. Its harbour opens into a protected strait, the Pertuis d'Antioche. The city has beautifully maintained its past architecture, making it one of the mos...

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Kazan, capital of Tatarstan in Russia

Kazan, capital of Tatarstan in Russia

[caption id="attachment_154162" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kazan Kremlin © Untifler[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kazan is the capital city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. With a population of 1,105,000 (2002), it is the eight largest city of Russia. Kazan lies at the confluence of the Volga and Kazanka Rivers in European Russia. In April 2009, the Russian Patent Office granted Kazan the right to brand itself as the "Third Capital" of Russia. In 2009 it was chosen as the "sports capital of Russia". The Kazan Kremlin is ...

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The World in Dubai

The World in Dubai

[caption id="attachment_165309" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © NASA[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The World or The World Islands is an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the rough shape of a world map, located in the waters of the Persian Gulf, 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The World islands are composed mainly of sand dredged from Dubai's shallow coastal waters, and are one of several artificial island developments in Dubai. The World's developer is Nakheel Pr...

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Theme Week Moldova - Bender City

Theme Week Moldova - Bender City

[caption id="attachment_215226" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Freedom Square © Maturion/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bender or Tighina (Romanian) is a city within the internationally recognized borders of Moldova under control of the unrecognized Transnistria since 1992. It is located on the western bank of the river Dniester in the Romanian historical region of Bessarabia. Together with its suburb Proteagailovca, the city forms a municipality, which is separate from Transnistria (as an administrative unit of Moldo...

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Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

Helsinki is the capital and the largest city of Finland

[caption id="attachment_154236" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Helsinki © Tpienonen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is 596,233, making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is located some 400 kilometres (250 mi) east of Stockholm (Sweden), 300 kilometres (190 mi) west of St. Petersburg ...

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Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich

Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich

[caption id="attachment_27494" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hotel Bayerischer Hof © Mattes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bayerischer Hof on Promenadeplatz in the northwestern part of Munich is a five-star Grand Hotel. Built in 1841, it remains a destination for celebrities and guests of state in Munich. The hotel was erected in 1841 on behalf of Joseph Anton von Maffei according to plans by Friedrich von Gärtner. It initially had about 100 rooms and two halls. Some of its renowned guests included Empress Elisabeth of Austr...

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Bimini in the Bahamas

Bimini in the Bahamas

[caption id="attachment_201406" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Alice Town - Bimini Craft Centre © flickr.com - Pietro/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas and comprises a chain of islands located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) due east of Miami. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States and approximately 210 km (130 mi) west-northwest of Nassau. The population is 1,988 as of the 2010 census. Bimini has three islands, North Bimini, South Bi...

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Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

[caption id="attachment_159777" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall, St. Peter's Cathedral and Parliament © Klaus Grünberg[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is part of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan area (2.4 million people). Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany. Bremen is some 60 km (37 mi) south from the Weser mouth on the North S...

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Theme Week Japan

Theme Week Japan

[caption id="attachment_192065" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tokyo - Ginza shopping area © Jordy Meow/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Japan (Nippon or Nihon, literally "State of Japan") is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south. The kanji that make up Japan's name mean "sun origin", and it is often called the "Land of the Rising Sun". ...

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German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven

German Emigration Center in Bremerhaven

[caption id="attachment_192221" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © PhilippN/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The German Emigration Center (German: Deutsches Auswandererhaus) is a museum located in Bremerhaven, Germany dedicated to the history of German emigration, especially to the United States. It is Europe's largest theme museum about emigration. Visitors can experience the emigration process through interactive exhibits. The museum also provides access to databases of immigration records. The museum with a area of 420...

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