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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in the Old Port of Marseille

Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in the Old Port of Marseille

[caption id="attachment_24712" align="aligncenter" width="590"] MuCEM © SiefkinDR/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM) (French: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is a national museum located in the Old Port of Marseille, in the South of France. It was inaugurated on the 7th of June 2013 as part of the special year designating Marseille as the European Capital of Culture. The museum is devoted to European and Mediterranean civili...

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The Museum Island in Berlin

The Museum Island in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_161243" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © museumsinsel-berlin.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Museum Island (German: Museumsinsel) is the name of the northern half of an island in the Spree river in the central Mitte district of Berlin, Germany, the site of the old city of Cölln. It is so called for the complex of five internationally significant museums, all part of the Berlin State Museums, that occupy the island's northern part: The Altes Museum (Old Museum) completed on the orders of Karl Frie...

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Theme Week Russia - Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

Theme Week Russia - Nizhny Novgorod, the economic and cultural center of the Volga-Vyatka economic region

[caption id="attachment_4859" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Pechersky Monastery © Bestalex"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nizhny Novgorod colloquially shortened to Nizhny, is, with the population of 1,250,615, the fifth largest city in Russia. From 1932 to 1990, the city was known as Gorky, after the writer Maxim Gorky who was born there. The city is an important economic, transport and cultural center of the Russian Federation. It is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region, and...

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Theme Week Bangladesh - Dhaka

Theme Week Bangladesh - Dhaka

[caption id="attachment_201048" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rose Garden Palace © Bazaan/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dhaka is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It is one of the largest and most densely populated cities in the world, with a population of 18.89 million people in the Greater Dhaka Area. Dhaka is the economic, political and cultural center of Bangladesh. It is one of the major cities of South Asia, the largest city in Eastern South Asia and among the Bay of Bengal countries; and one of the ...

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Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea

Seoul, the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea

[caption id="attachment_4599" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Gangnam district © Sakoku"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. A megacity with a population of over 10 million, it is the largest city proper in the OECD developed world. The Seoul National Capital Area is the world's second largest metropolitan area with over 25 million inhabitants, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province. Almost a quarter ...

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Hyde Park in London

Hyde Park in London

[caption id="attachment_216974" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - BaldBoris - Chiswick Chap/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hyde Park is a Grade I-listed major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, via Hyde Park Corner and Green Park past the main entrance to Buckingham Palace. The park is divided by the Serpentine and the Long Water lakes. The park was established by Henry VIII in...

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Long Beach in California

Long Beach in California

[caption id="attachment_151535" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Long Beach © himefrias[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County in Southern California, on the Pacific coast of the United States. The city is the 36th-largest city in the United States and the seventh-largest in California. As of 2010, its population was 462,000. In addition, Long Beach is the second largest city in the Greater Los Angeles Area after Los Angeles and a principal city of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Me...

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The historic port city of Genoa

The historic port city of Genoa

[caption id="attachment_154218" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand Hotel Miramare © Twice25 & Rinina25[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Genoa is a city and a major seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria. The city proper has a population of 609,000, while its urban agglomeration consists of 718,896 inhabitants. Finally, the coastal metropolitan area that snakes in the central section of Liguria is estimated to have a population of about 878,000. Genoa has been nicknamed la Super...

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Lodz in Poland

Lodz in Poland

[caption id="attachment_219974" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Museum of Art © panoramio.com - Mietek Ł/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Łódź, written in English as Lodz, is the third-largest city in Poland and a former industrial centre. Located in the central part of the country, it has a population of 679,941 (2019). It is the capital of Łódź Voivodeship, and is located approximately 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-west of Warsaw. The city's coat of arms is an example of canting, as it depicts a boat (łódź in ...

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Killarney in County Kerry

Killarney in County Kerry

[caption id="attachment_150598" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - psyberartist/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Killarney (meaning "church of sloes") is a medium-sized town in County Kerry, southwestern Ireland. The town is on the northeastern shore of Lough Leane, which is part of Killarney National Park. The town and its hinterland is home to St Mary's Cathedral, Ross Castle, Muckross House and Muckross Abbey, the Lakes of Killarney, MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Purple Mountain, Mangerton Mountain, the Gap ...

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