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Breda in the south of Holland

Breda in the south of Holland

[caption id="attachment_159784" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Great church seen from Grote Markt square © ClaudeJacques[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Breda is a municipality and a city in the southern part of the Netherlands. The name Breda derived from brede Aa ('wide Aa') and refers to the confluence of the rivers Mark and Aa. As a fortified city, the city was of strategic military and political significance. Although a direct Fiefdom of the Holy Roman Emperor, the city obtained a municipal charter; the acquisition of Breda, t...

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Brickell in Miami

Brickell in Miami

[caption id="attachment_192859" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Daniel Christensen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brickell is an urban neighborhood of Greater Downtown Miami, Florida. Directly south of the historic CBD, Brickell is Miami and South Florida's major financial district. Brickell was settled in the modern era in the mid-19th century by early pioneers, growing to become Miami's "Millionaire's Row" in the early 20th century after the construction of lavish mansions along Brickell Avenue by Mary Brickell. By the 1970s, o...

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Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

[caption id="attachment_6878" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © grandebretagne.gr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Grande Bretagne is a luxury city hotel in Greece, one of the most luxurious in southeastern Europe. It is located in central Athens immediately adjacent to Syntagma Square, on the corner of Vasileos Georgiou A' and Panepistimiou Streets, and is now part of the Marriott company. The structure was built in 1842 as a house for Antonis Dimitriou, a wealthy Greek from the island of Limnos, only 12 years afte...

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Theme Week Asturias - Oviedo

Theme Week Asturias - Oviedo

[caption id="attachment_217547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parliament building of the Principality of Asturias © flickr.com - vicenmiranda/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oviedo (Asturian: Uviéu) is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo is located approximately 24 ;km (15 mi) southwest of Gijón and 23 km (14 mi) south of Avilés, both of which lie on the shor...

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Tulle in central France

Tulle in central France

[caption id="attachment_153557" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tulle Prefecture © F. Lavie[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tulle is a commune and capital of the Corrèze département in the Limousin region in central France on the west side of the Massif Central. It is also the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulle. It is the third-largest town in the Limousin region, after Limoges and Brive-la-Gaillarde. Known sometimes as "the town on the seven hills", Tulle rose to prominence through the development of its manufac...

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Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Ajman

Theme Week United Arab Emirates - Emirate of Ajman

[caption id="attachment_168452" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © MMuzammils/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Emirate of Ajman has an area of a mere 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi), which makes it the smallest of the emirates in terms of area. It is named after the city of Ajman, which is its seat of government. It is bordered on the north, east, and south by the Emirate of Sharjah. It has a population of some 240,000. Located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf, Ajman also controls two small inland exclaves: Manama a...

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The Maharajas' Express

The Maharajas' Express

[caption id="attachment_221817" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jenniferknott/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Maharajas' Expres is a luxury tourist train owned and operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation(IRCTC). It runs on 4 routes covering more than 12 destinations across North-West and Central India, mainly centered on Rajasthan between the months of October and April. The Maharajas' Express was voted "The World's Leading Luxury Train" Seven times in a row at The World Travel Awards i...

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The Celebrity Solstice

The Celebrity Solstice

[caption id="attachment_168202" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Celebrity Solstice in Civitavecchia © flickr.com - Aah-Yeah/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Celebrity Solstice is the lead ship of the Solstice-class of cruise ships operated by Celebrity Cruises. Built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, she was floated out on August 10, 2008, and christened by ocean scientist Professor Sharon L. Smith at a ceremony at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale in Florida on November 14, 2008. She began commercial service on Novemb...

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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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Miami Avenue

Miami Avenue

[caption id="attachment_206188" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Mary Brickell Village on Miami Avenue © Averette/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Miami Avenue is a 16.8-mile (27.0 km) main north-south street running through Coconut Grove, Brickell, Downtown, and Midtown in Miami, Florida. It is the meridian road dividing the street grid of Miami and Miami-Dade County into east and west avenues. In Brickell, Miami Avenue, is Brickell's main restaurant and nightlife avenue, with many bars, restaurants, and lounges, including ...

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