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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne

[caption id="attachment_161176" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grey's Monument © Hans Peter Schaefer - www.reserv-a-rt.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Newcastle upon Tyne is a city and metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, in North East England. Historically a part of Northumberland, it is situated on the north bank of the River Tyne. The city developed in the area that was the location of the Roman settlement called Pons Aelius, though it owes its name to the castle built in 1080, by Robert II, Duke of Normandy, the eldest son...

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The Saint Lawrence River

The Saint Lawrence River

[caption id="attachment_151311" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Map of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River © Kmusser/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The St. Lawrence is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage conveyor of the Great Lakes Basin. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and N...

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Theme Week Bahrain - Sitra Island

Theme Week Bahrain - Sitra Island

[caption id="attachment_164200" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bahrain Petroleum Company - First Oil Well plaque © flickr.com - David Brossard/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sitra, also known as Sitrah, is an island in Bahrain. It has a distance of 5 km (3.1 mi) south of the capital, Manama, on Bahrain Island. Sitra Island had a mixed Shia and Sunni Arab population. The Sunni inhabitants (including the Al Buainain) tribe which inhabited the now deserted village of Salba, west of Sitra eradicated during the early 1920s...

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The port city of Cartagena in Colombia

The port city of Cartagena in Colombia

[caption id="attachment_153945" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Colonial street © Cbrough[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cartagena de Indias is a large Caribbean beach resort city on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean Coast Region and capital of Bolívar Department. The city had a population of 892,545 as of the 2005 census, making it the fifth-largest city in Colombia and giving the Cartagena urban area the status of fifth-largest urban area in Colombia. Cartagena is a centre of economic activity in the Caribbean, as ...

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Carcassonne is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe

Carcassonne is one of the best preserved fortified cities in Europe

[caption id="attachment_146369" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panorama Carcassonne © Benh LIEU SONG[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]La Cité, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the beautiful old part of the City of Carcassonne with its medieval walls on the banks of the Aude. Many restaurants, shops, domes and towers are located in the winding cobblestone streets. At the other bank of the Aude the La Bastide district offers the charm of an old French country town. Every Saturday a market is held here. You can explore La Bastide perf...

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The Ammersee in Bavaria

The Ammersee in Bavaria

[caption id="attachment_153422" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunset at Lake Ammer in winter © Thomas Then/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ammersee (English: Lake Ammer) is a Zungenbecken lake in Upper Bavaria, southwest of Munich between the towns of Herrsching and Dießen am Ammersee. With a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi), it is the sixth largest lake in Germany. The lake is at an elevation of 520 metres (1,710 ft), and has a maximum depth of 81 metres (266 ft). Like other Bavarian lakes,...

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Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

[caption id="attachment_165845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New Hampshire - Berlin © Americanadian 8[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]N E W    H A M P S H I R E New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. Concord i...

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Bushwick in New York City

Bushwick in New York City

[caption id="attachment_206076" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Brownstones and apartment buldings on Bushwick Avenue © Noremacmada[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bushwick is a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bounded by the neighborhood of Ridgewood, Queens, to the northeast; Williamsburg to the northwest; East New York and the cemeteries of Highland Park to the southeast; Brownsville to the south; and Bedford-Stuyvesant to the southwest. The town was first fou...

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