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Exumas in the Bahamas

Exumas in the Bahamas

[caption id="attachment_152626" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Exuma © bahamas.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Exuma is a district of the Bahamas, consisting of over 360 islands, also called cays. The largest of the cays is Great Exuma, which is 37 mi (60 km) in length and joined to another island, Little Exuma by a small bridge. The capital and largest city in the district is George Town (permanent population 1,000), founded 1793 and located on Great Exuma. The Tropic of Cancer runs across a beach close to the city. The entire ...

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Braunau on the Inn

Braunau on the Inn

[caption id="attachment_151486" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City center © Stadtamt Braunau am Inn/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Braunau am Inn (English: Braunau on the Inn) is a town in the Austrian state of Upper Austria, the capital of Braunau am Inn District. Located on the border with Germany, it is the largest town in the Upper Austrian Innviertel region. The population of Braunau am Inn is at 16,000. The municipal area comprises the cadastral communities of Braunau am Inn, Osternberg, and Ranshofen. ...

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Alcochete on Tejo river

Alcochete on Tejo river

[caption id="attachment_151582" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old part of the city © Joaquim Alves Gaspar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alcochete is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 17,569, in an area of 128.36 km². The municipality is composed of three parishes and is located in Setúbal District. The largest outlet mall in the Iberian Peninsula, Freeport Designer Outlet, is just outside town. Alcochete is known for its bullfighting tradition and its proximity to the longest bridge in...

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Theme Week Uruguay - Salto

Theme Week Uruguay - Salto

[caption id="attachment_184160" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Salto © Shant/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salto is the capital city of the Salto Department in northwestern Uruguay. As of the 2011 census it had a population of 104,028 and is the second most populated city in Uruguay. The city is located on Route 3 about 496 kilometres (308 mi) northwest of Montevideo, and on the east bank of the Río Uruguay across from the city of Concordia in Argentina. About 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of the c...

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Alba in the Piedmont region

Alba in the Piedmont region

[caption id="attachment_160698" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Piazza Risorgimento © Davide Papalini[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. It is considered the capital of the hilly area of Langhe, and is famous for its white truffle and wine production. The confectionery group Ferrero is based in Alba. In addition to traditional agriculture, Alba is a very important center of wine. In the area of Alba, in fact, there are 290 wineries that cultivating an area of 700 h...

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The Dakota in New York

The Dakota in New York

[caption id="attachment_183057" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ingfbruno/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Dakota, also known as Dakota Apartments, is a cooperative apartment building located on the northwest corner of 72nd Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City. It was built in 1884 and is considered to be one of Manhattan's most prestigious and exclusive cooperative residential buildings. The Dakota is famous as the home of former Beatle John Lennon from 1973 to his murd...

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Chiado in Lisbon

Chiado in Lisbon

[caption id="attachment_158227" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Camoens Square © Luca Galuzzi/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chiado is the name of a square and its surrounding area in the city of Lisbon. The Chiado is located between the neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is a traditional shopping area that mixes old and modern commercial establishments, mostly located at the Carmo and Garrett streets. The most well-known café of Chiado is "A Brasileira", famous for having had poet Fernando Pessoa a...

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Theme Week Uruguay - Las Piedras

Theme Week Uruguay - Las Piedras

[caption id="attachment_184143" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Museo de la Uva y el Vino © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Las Piedras is a city in the Canelones Department of Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the fifth most populated city of the country. Las Piedras is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. According to the 2011 census, Las Piedras had a population of 71,258. In 2010 the Intendencia de Canelones had estimated a population of 79,412 for the municipality during the e...

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Gorky Park in Moscow

Gorky Park in Moscow

[caption id="attachment_209905" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gorky Park main portal © A.Savin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a central park in Moscow, named after Maxim Gorky in 1932. In August 2018, the Park's 90th anniversary was celebrated. Gorky Park, located at Krymsky Val and situated just across the Moskva River from Park Kultury Metro station, opened in 1928. The park followed the plan of Konstantin Melnikov, a widely known Soviet avant-garde and constructivist architect, and ...

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Saintes in Charente-Maritime

Saintes in Charente-Maritime

[caption id="attachment_150665" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Cobber17/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saintes is a commune and historic town in southwestern France, in the Charente-Maritime department of which it is a sub-prefecture, in Poitou-Charente. Its inhabitants are called Saintaises and Saintais. Saintes is the second largest city in Charente-Maritime, with 26,000 inhabitants in 2008. Its immediate surrounds form the second most populous metropolitan area in the department, with 57,000 inhabitants, the majo...

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