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Wollaton Hall in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall in Nottingham

[caption id="attachment_185974" align="aligncenter" width="590"] A view of Wollaton Hall west front and Stable Block from the south-west © Acabashi/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house of the 1580s standing on a small but prominent hill in Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The house is now Nottingham Natural History Museum, with Nottingham Industrial Museum in the out-buildings. The surrounding parkland has a herd of deer, and is regularly used for large-scale outdoor events such as rock...

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The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid

The Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid

[caption id="attachment_4408" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Museo del Prado © Gryffindor"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculpture, it also contains important collections of oth...

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Theme Week Israel - Acre, the Crusaders City

Theme Week Israel - Acre, the Crusaders City

[caption id="attachment_151258" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Acre Sea Wall © Almog[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Acre is a city in the northern coastal plain region of northern Israel at the northern extremity of Haifa Bay. Acre is one of the oldest continuously inhabited sites in the world. The population is at 46,000. Acre is a mixed city. Jewish Israelis live in the New City quarter, while Arab Israelis live in the Old City quarter. Acre is the most "oriental" city in Israel. In 2001, Acre's Old City has been designated by U...

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Barby on the Elbe

Barby on the Elbe

[caption id="attachment_150619" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town hall © Mazbln/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Barby is a town in the Salzlandkreis district, in Saxony-Anhalt. It is situated on the left bank of the Elbe river, near the confluence with the Saale, approx. 25 km (16 mi) southeast of Magdeburg. Since an administrative reform of 1 January 2010 it comprises the former municipalities of the administrative community Elbe-Saale, except for Gnadau, that joined Barby in September 2010. The burgward of Barby wa...

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Nahariya in the North District of Israel

Nahariya in the North District of Israel

[caption id="attachment_152017" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach at Nahariya Promenade © Maor X/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nahariya is the northernmost coastal city in the Northern District of Israel, with an estimated population of 51,200. Nahariya takes its name from the stream of Ga'aton Rriver, that bisects it. Nahariya is home to some of Israel's leading entrepreneurs: the Strauss, Soglowek and Wertheimer families. Successful private sector industrial enterprises founded in Nahariya are the Strauss dairy ...

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore

[caption id="attachment_212423" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - William Cho/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay (also known as the Esplanade Theatres or simply The Esplanade) is a performing arts centre located in Downtown Core near the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the nearby Esplanade Park, it consists of a concert hall which seats about 1,600 and a theatre with a capacity of about 2,000 for the performing arts. Other than performing venues, the Esplanade also c...

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Ice hockey

Ice hockey

[caption id="attachment_166637" align="aligncenter" width="590"] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares for ceremonial puck drop with U.S. Olympians Blake Wheeler and John Carlson © U.S. Department of State[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. Ice hockey teams usually consist of six players each: one goaltender, and five players who skate up an...

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The Great Lakes of North America

The Great Lakes of North America

[caption id="attachment_152392" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Chicago from the lakefront © J. Crocker[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Great Lakes are a collection of freshwater lakes located in northeastern North America, on the Canada - United States border. Consisting of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface, coming in second by volume behind Baikal in Russia. The total surface is 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq mi), and the total volume ...

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Theme Week Scotland - East Kilbride

Theme Week Scotland - East Kilbride

[caption id="attachment_152509" align="aligncenter" width="590"] East Kilbride Heritage Park © geograph.org.uk - John McLeish/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]East Kilbride (Scottish Gaelic: Cille Bhrìghde an Ear) is the largest town in the South Lanarkshire council area. It is also designated as Scotland's first new town on 6 May 1947. The area lies on high ground on the south side of the Cathkin Braes, about 9 miles (14 km) southeast of Glasgow and close to the boundary with East Renfrewshire. The town is enclo...

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Theme Week Kuwait - Bubiyan Island

Theme Week Kuwait - Bubiyan Island

[caption id="attachment_168380" align="aligncenter" width="575"] Bubiyan Island © Vitor - arz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bubiyan Island is the largest island in the Kuwaiti coastal island chain situated in the north-western corner of the Persian Gulf, with an area of 863 km2 (333 sq mi). The island is uninhabited. The island is mostly flat and low, salt marshes cover most of the coast. There are some intermittent wadis in the center of the island. It is separated from the Iraqi mainland in the northeast by the Al-Zubayr ...

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