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The Lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu

The Lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu

[caption id="attachment_153495" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Abbay and lighthouse of Saint-Mathieu © Pline/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Saint-Mathieu lighthouse is a lighthouse located on Pointe Saint-Mathieu in Plougonvelin, around Brest in Finistère. The lighthouse is open to the public. Saint-Mathieu was built in 1835 among the ruins of the ancient Abbaye Saint-Mathieu de Fine-Terre. It is a major lighthouse of the French coast, with a theoretical range of 29 nautical miles (around 55 km). It was classifie...

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Theme Week Cuba - Trinidad

Theme Week Cuba - Trinidad

[caption id="attachment_161574" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco © Dieter Mueller/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trinidad is a town in the province of Sancti Spíritus, central Cuba. Together with the nearby Valle de los Ingenios, it has been one of UNESCOs World Heritage sites since 1988. The Valley of the Sugar Mills—Valle de los Ingenios has around 70 historic sugar cane mills. They represent the importance of sugar to the Cuban economy since the 18th century. Trinidad was fo...

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Hatfield House in Hertfordshire

Hatfield House in Hertfordshire

[caption id="attachment_27862" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Allan Engelhardt/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Hatfield House is a country house set in a large park, the Great Park, on the eastern side of the town of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. The present Jacobean house, a leading example of the prodigy house, was built in 1611 by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to King James I and has been the home of the Cecil family ever since. It is a prime example of Jacobean architectu...

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Heron Island in Queensland

Heron Island in Queensland

[caption id="attachment_151676" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bread fruit © sirrob01/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Heron Island is a coral cay located near the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern Great Barrier Reef, 80 km north-east of Gladstone, Queensland and 460 km north-north-west of the state capital Brisbane. The island is situated on the leeward (western) side of Heron Reef, a fringing platform reef of significant biodiversity, supporting around 900 of the 1,500 fish species and 72% of the coral species found...

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The Ovation of the Seas

The Ovation of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_165666" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Matthias Süßen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS Ovation of the Seas is a cruise ship operating for Royal Caribbean International (RCI). The vessel is the third ship in the Quantum class, which surpasses RCI's earlier Freedom-class ships by over 14,000 GT, becoming the second largest class of passenger ships behind RCI's Oasis class ships on a gross tonnage basis. The sister ships are Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. On February 11, ...

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St Michael's Mount in Cornwall

St Michael's Mount in Cornwall

[caption id="attachment_160838" align="aligncenter" width="590"] St. Michael's Mount harbour © geograph.org.uk - Chris Downer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]St Michael's Mount is a tidal island located 366 metres (400 yards) off the Mount's Bay coast of Cornwall. It is a civil parish and is united with the town of Marazion by a man-made causeway of granite setts, passable between mid-tide and low water. The island exhibits a combination of slate and granite. Its Cornish language name - literally, "the grey rock in the wood" ...

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Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris

Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris

[caption id="attachment_25789" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Musée Nissim de Camondo © Daderot[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Musée Nissim de Camondo is an elegant house museum of French decorative arts located in the Hôtel Camondo, 63, rue de Monceau, at the edge of the Parc Monceau, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. The mansion was built in 1911 by the Comte Moïse de Camondo, a banker, with architect René Sergent, to set off his collection of eighteenth-century French furniture and art objects. Its design wa...

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Theme Week Iran - Mashhad

Theme Week Iran - Mashhad

[caption id="attachment_162634" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Imam Reza Shrine © Usef/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mashhad is the second most populous city in Iran and capital of Razavi Khorasan Province. It is located in the northeast of the country, close to the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Its population was 2,749,374 at the 2011 census and its built-up (or metro) area was home to 2,782,976 inhabitants including Mashhad Taman and Torqabeh cities. It was a major oasis along the ancient Silk Road conne...

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