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[caption id="attachment_151517" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Newport Beach © D Ramey Logan/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newport Beach, incorporated in 1906, is a city in Orange County, California, 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Santa Ana. The population is at 87,000. Newport Beach is also home to Newport Harbor. The city's median family income and property values consistently place high in national rankings. The Daily Pilot, a newspaper published in the neighboring city of Costa Mesa but which serves the great...

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Route des Grandes Alpes

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Theme Week Munich - Schwabing and Maxvorstadt

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Theme Week Hamburg - HafenCity and Speicherstadt

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Lloyd's building in London

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[caption id="attachment_25553" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © geograph.org.uk - Oast House Archive/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lloyd's building (sometimes known as the Inside-Out Building) is the home of the insurance institution Lloyd's of London. It is located on the former site of East India House in 1 Lime Street, in London's main financial district, the City of London. The building is a leading example of radical Bowellism architecture in which the services for the building, such as ducts and lifts, are ...

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Theme Week Moldova - Comrat

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Theme Week French Riviera - Nice

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Herceg Novi at the Bay of Kotor

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[caption id="attachment_217836" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Brian Dell[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Herceg Novi is a city in western Montenegro, in the municipality of the same name with about 12,700 inhabitants. The associated community has a total of around 33,000 inhabitants. The town is located on the Adriatic Sea at the entrance of the Bay of Kotor and is especially important for tourism. The Kurzentrum “Dr. Simo Milošević ”, which uses the slightly radioactive sea mud as a basis for a variety of therapies. ...

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Theme Week County Galway - Loughrea

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