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[caption id="attachment_165707" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Street and Downtown from Twin Peaks © Vincent.bloch[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]San Francisco (Spanish for Saint Francis) officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. It is the birthplace of the United Nations. Located at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula, San Francisco is about 47.9 square miles (124 km²) in area, making it the smallest county—and the only consolidate...

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Bethlehem in Pennsylvania

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[caption id="attachment_185709" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main Street © Tim Kiser/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bethlehem is a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of Pennsylvania. The city had a total population of 75,000, making it the seventh largest city in Pennsylvania. Of this, 55,639 were in Northampton County, and 19,343 were in Lehigh County. Bethlehem lies in the center of the Lehigh Valley, a region of 731 square miles (1,893 km²) that is home to ...

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The Carpathians

The Carpathians

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Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House

[caption id="attachment_168649" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - Maxwell Hamilton/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Strawberry Hill House—often called simply Strawberry Hill—is the Gothic Revival villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole (1717–1797) from 1749 onward. It is the type example of the "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style of architecture, and it prefigured the nineteenth-century Gothic revival. Walpole rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in 1749, 1760, 1772 and 1776...

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The hostel Af Chapman

The hostel Af Chapman

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Meerbusch on the Lower Rhine

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Theme Week Moscow - The Lubyanka Building

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Monticello in Virginia

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

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European Court of Human Rights

European Court of Human Rights

[caption id="attachment_161364" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sfisek/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR; French: Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) is a supra-national or international court established by the European Convention on Human Rights. It hears applications alleging that a contracting state has breached one or more of the human rights provisions concerning civil and political rights set out in the Convention and its protocols. An application can be lodged by a...

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