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[caption id="attachment_203576" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Parliament of the Central Tibetan Administration © Bernard Gagnon/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dharamshala is the district headquarters of Kangra district in India. It was formerly known as Bhagsu. The Dalai Lama's residence and the headquarters of the Central Tibetan Administration (the Tibetan government in exile) are in Dharamshala. Dharamshala is 18 km (11 mi) from Kangra. Dharamshala has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be develo...

Kirkenes in Northern Norway

Kirkenes in Northern Norway

[caption id="attachment_152787" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bair175/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kirkenes is a town with a population of 3,500 in Sør-Varanger Municipality in Finnmark county, in the far northeastern part of Norway. The town lies on a peninsula along the Bøkfjorden, an arm of the large Varangerfjorden. The main church for Kirkenes is Kirkenes Church, located in the Haganes area of the town. Kirkenes is served by Kirkenes Airport in Høybuktmoen. There are non-stop flights to Oslo and Tromsø. ...

Fulton Fish Market in New York

Fulton Fish Market in New York

[caption id="attachment_25821" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New Fulton Fish Market © Doc Searls / ArnoldReinhold/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Fulton Fish Market is a fish market in The Bronx in New York City. It was originally a wing of the Fulton Market, established in 1822 to sell a variety of foodstuffs and produce. In November 2005, the Fish Market relocated to a new facility in Hunts Point in the Bronx, from its historic location near the Brooklyn Bridge along the East River waterfront at and above Fulton...

Field hockey

Field hockey

[caption id="attachment_166617" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rio 2016 - Spain vs Netherlands © flickr.com - Jonas de Carvalho/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Field hockey is a team sport of the hockey family. The earliest origins of the sport date back to the Middle Ages in England, Scotland, France and the Netherlands. The game can be played on a grass field or a turf field as well as an indoor board surface. Each team plays with eleven players, including the goalie. Players use sticks made out of wood, carbon fibre...

Europe's End: The North Cape

Europe's End: The North Cape

[caption id="attachment_151704" align="aligncenter" width="590"] North Cape © W. Rebel[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nordkapp (or North Cape in English) is a municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Honningsvåg. Nordkapp (originally named Kjelvik) was separated from Porsanger on 1 July 1861. The western part of the island of Magerøya was transferred from the municipality of Måsøy to Nordkapp on 1 January 1984. The municipality encompasses mainly the island of Mager...

The European Union: The Brexit

The European Union: The Brexit

[caption id="attachment_205083" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dover - Brexit by Banksy © Paul Bissegger/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"](Latest update: 17 October 2021) Brexit, not even legally binding (insofar, the Brexit vote has about the same weight as if the British would had voted on the weather, with the result that from now on the sun would have to shine 365 days a year over the island – but at least there would be a chance to get upset about heaven’s mistakes, instead of trying to blame Brussels f...

Brownsville in New York City

Brownsville in New York City

[caption id="attachment_220178" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Zion Triangle Park © Jim.henderson[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brownsville is a residential neighborhood located in eastern Brooklyn in New York City. The neighborhood is generally bordered by Crown Heights to the northwest; Bedford–Stuyvesant and Cypress Hills to the north; East New York to the east; Canarsie to the south; and East Flatbush to the west. The 1.163-square-mile (3.01 km²) area that comprises Brownsville has 58,300 residents as of the 2010 United St...

Theme Week Canary Islands - Fuerteventura

Theme Week Canary Islands - Fuerteventura

[caption id="attachment_153407" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Morro Jable © Yoshi[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]With 1,660 km² Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands, after Tenerife. It was declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. The first tourist hotel was built in 1965 followed by the construction of Fuerteventura Airport at El Mattoral, heralding the dawn of a new era for the island. Fuerteventura, with its 3,000 sunshine hours a year, was placed firmly on the world stage as a major European holida...

Bergamo in Lombardy

Bergamo in Lombardy

[caption id="attachment_160821" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palazzo Medolago © MarkusMark[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bergamo is a town and comune in Lombardy, about 40 km northeast of Milan. The comune is home to over 120,000 inhabitants. It is served by the Orio al Serio Airport, which also serves the Province of Bergamo, and to a lesser extent the metropolitan area of Milan. The foothills of the Alps begin immediately north of the town. The town has two centres: "Città alta" (upper city), a hilltop medieval town,...

The port city of Port Said

The port city of Port Said

[caption id="attachment_153663" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Building of Suez Canal Authority © Abdelrhman 1990[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Said is a city that lies in north east Egypt extending about 30 kilometres (19 mi) along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, north of the Suez Canal, with an approximate population of 604,000. The city was established in 1859 during the building of the Suez Canal. Port Said has been ranked the first among the Egyptian cities according to the Human Development Index in 2009 an...

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