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Great Market Hall in Budapest

Great Market Hall in Budapest

[caption id="attachment_200740" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Dd-ang2s[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Great Market Hall or Central Market Hall (Hungarian: "Nagyvásárcsarnok") is the largest and oldest indoor market in Budapest. The idea of building such a large market hall arose from the first mayor of Budapest, Károly Kamermayer, and it was his largest investment. He retired in 1896 and participated in the opening ceremony on February 15, 1897. It is located at the end of the famous pedestrian shopping street Váci utca...

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Sankt Augustin in the Rhineland

Sankt Augustin in the Rhineland

[caption id="attachment_160565" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monastery of Divine Word Missionaries © Marcus Bentfeld[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sankt Augustin is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is named after the patron saint of the Divine Word Missionaries, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430). The Missionaries established a monastery near the current city centre in 1913. Sankt Augustin is situated about eight km north-east of Bonn and three km south-west of Siegburg. Its hist...

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Portrait: Friedrich von Schiller, poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

Portrait: Friedrich von Schiller, poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright

[caption id="attachment_219212" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Friedrich Schiller by Ludovike Simanowiz (1793 or 1794)[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Johann Christoph Friedrich (von) Schiller was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (1788–1805), Schiller developed a productive, if complicated, friendship with the already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. They frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics, and Schiller encouraged Goethe t...

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The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago

The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago

[caption id="attachment_168786" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Field Museum on Lake Michigan © Fritz Geller-Grimm/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world. The museum maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as due to its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collection...

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Theme Week Turkey

Theme Week Turkey

[caption id="attachment_213372" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Levent business district in Istanbul © Derrick Brutel/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Turkey is a transcontinental Eurasian country located mainly on the Anatolian peninsula in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeastern Europe. East Thrace, the part of Turkey in Europe, is separated from Anatolia by the Sea of Marmara, the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (collectively called the Turkish Straits). Istanbul, which straddles Euro...

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Gottorf Castle

Gottorf Castle

[caption id="attachment_152840" align="aligncenter" width="590"] South wing © Eisenkarl1975[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gottorf Castle is a castle and estate in the city of Schleswig, Germany. It is the ancestral home of the Holstein-Gottorp branch of the House of Oldenburg. It is situated on an island in the Schlei, about 40 km from the Baltic Sea. It was first settled as an estate in 1161 as the residence of Bishop Occo of Schleswig when his former residence was destroyed. The Danish Duke of Schleswig acquired it through a purc...

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Taybeh in the West Bank

Taybeh in the West Bank

[caption id="attachment_27851" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ralf Lotys/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Taybeh is a Palestinian village in the West Bank, 15 kilometers northeast of East Jerusalem and 12 kilometers northeast of Ramallah in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate, 850 meters above sea level. Taybeh has a population of 2,100. It is the last all-Christian community in the Palestine. The Al-Khidr Church, or St. George Church, is located east of the centre of Taybeh, and was constructed during two peri...

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Newport in Oregon

Newport in Oregon

[caption id="attachment_151789" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Yaquina Bay Bridge © Visitor7/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,000, an increase of nearly 13% over its 2000 population. Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County. It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Rogue Al...

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The Périgord in southwestern France

The Périgord in southwestern France

[caption id="attachment_153559" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nontron © Jbardini/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Périgord is a natural region and former province of France, which corresponds roughly to the current Dordogne departement, now forming the northern part of the Aquitaine region. It is divided into four regions, the Périgord Noir (Black), the Périgord Blanc (White), the Périgord Vert (Green) and the Périgord Pourpre (Purple). The geography and natural resources of Périgord make it a beautiful, unsp...

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The Baltic seaside resort of Travemünde

The Baltic seaside resort of Travemünde

[caption id="attachment_152741" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kurhaus Hotel © Asterion[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Travemünde is a borough of Lübeck, located at the mouth of the river Trave in Lübeck Bay. It began life as a fortress built by Henry the Lion, Duke of Saxony, in the 12th century to guard the mouth of the Trave, and the Danes subsequently strengthened it. It became a town in 1317 and in 1329 passed into the possession of the free city of Lübeck, to which it has since belonged. Its fortifications were demolishe...

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