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Theme Week Monaco - Monaco City

Theme Week Monaco - Monaco City

[caption id="attachment_164147" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monaco City © Antonu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Monaco City (French: Monaco-Ville) is the southcentral Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Located on a headland that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco City is nicknamed The Rock (French: Le Rocher). The name "Monaco City" is misleading, Monaco City is a historical and statistical district, not a city. Monaco City is one of the four traditional quarters (French: quartiers) of Monaco, the others a...

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Theme Week Veneto - Schio

Theme Week Veneto - Schio

[caption id="attachment_153103" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piazza Alessandro Rossi © Puscas Vadim/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schio is a town and comune in the province of Vicenza situated North of Vicenza and East of the Lake of Garda. It is surrounded by the Little Dolomites (Italian Prealps) and Mount Pasubio. By the 12th century Schio had become an important centre of prosperous wool manufacturing. The city was ruled by the Venetian Maltraversi family until 1311. Schio is now an industrial town than...

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Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg

Marco Polo Tower in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_225171" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Huhu Uet/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Marco Polo Tower is a residential building in the HafenCity district of Hamburg's Mitte district. Together with the neighboring Unilever building, it forms a striking ensemble of buildings on the North Elbe. The Marco Polo Tower is located in the western part of HafenCity's Strandkai district. It was built on the triangular quay tongue tapering to the west, which is bordered on the south by the Norderel...

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Diamond District in New York City

Diamond District in New York City

[caption id="attachment_162986" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © ChrisRuvolo/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]47th Street is an east-west running street between First Avenue and the West Side Highway in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Traffic runs one way along the street, from east to west, starting at the headquarters of the United Nations. The street features the Diamond District in a single block (where the street is also known as Diamond Jewelry Way) and also courses through Times Square. The portion of ...

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Salem Castle School

Salem Castle School

[caption id="attachment_24559" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Schloss Salem © F. Bucher/cc-by-sa-2.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salem Castle School is a boarding school with campuses in Hohenfels, Salem and Überlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. It is considered one of the most elite schools in Europe. The school was established by the educator Kurt Hahn with support of Prince Maximilian of Baden in 1920 and from the beginning accepted girls and boys. Under the Nazi regime Hahn (who was Jewish) was f...

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Golders Green in London

Golders Green in London

[caption id="attachment_220825" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Golders Hill Park © geograph.org.uk - Martin Addison/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Golders Green is an area in the London Borough of Barnet in England. A smaller suburban linear settlement, near a farm and public grazing area green of medieval origins, dates to the early 19th century. Its bulk forms a late 19th-century and early 20th-century suburb with a commercial crossroads. The rest is of later build. It is centred approximately 6 miles (9 km) north w...

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Theme Week Venezuela - Barquisimeto

Theme Week Venezuela - Barquisimeto

[caption id="attachment_172211" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Flor de Venezuela © Miguel Ahiezer Salcedo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Barquisimeto is the capital of the state of Lara and head of Iribarren Municipality. It is an important urban, industrial, commercial and transportation center of the country, recognized as the fourth-largest city by population and area in Venezuela after Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia. It is known as the Dusk City due to its beautiful sunsets. Barquisimeto is located on the...

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Portrait: The architect and founder of the Bauhaus School Walter Gropius

Portrait: The architect and founder of the Bauhaus School Walter Gropius

[caption id="attachment_200665" align="aligncenter" width="440"] Walter Gropius in Ulm, 1955 © Hans G. Conrad - René Spitz/cc-by-sa-3.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Walter Adolph Georg Gropius was a German architect and founder of the Bauhaus School, who, along with Alvar Aalto, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright, is widely regarded as one of the pioneering masters of modernist architecture. Gropius was also a leading architect of the International Style. Gropius could not draw, and was depen...

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The wine village Schengen

The wine village Schengen

[caption id="attachment_154214" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Schengen Esplanade - Monument commemorating the Schengen Agreement in 1985 - The Agreement was signed on the riverboat M.S. Marie-Astrid anchored at the quai seen here © Cayambe[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schengen is a small wine-producing village and commune in far south-eastern Luxembourg, near the tripoint where the borders of Germany, France, and Luxembourg meet. Other villages within the commune include Remerschen and Wintrange. As of 2005, the village has a p...

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Laon in Picardy

Laon in Picardy

[caption id="attachment_160766" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © bodoklecksel/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Laon is the capital city of the Aisne department in Picardy in northern France with about 26.000 inhabitants. The town has the only fully automated municipal cable car system in the world. It links the upper town (the historical centre, located on a plateau) with the lower town, has three stations and runs on rubber tyres. The holy district of Laon, which rises a hundred metres above the otherwise flat ...

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