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Symi in the southern Aegean

Symi in the southern Aegean

[caption id="attachment_150692" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Karelj/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Symi is a Greek island and municipality. It is mountainous and includes the harbor town of Symi and its adjacent upper town Ano Symi, as well as several smaller localities, beaches, and areas of significance in history and mythology. Symi is part of the Rhodes regional unit. The shipbuilding and sponge industries were substantial on the island and, while at their peak near the end of the 19th century, the population ...

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Theme Week Corsica - Bastia

Theme Week Corsica - Bastia

[caption id="attachment_160178" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bastia at night © Jean-Michel Raggioli/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bastia is a commune in the Haute-Corse department of France located in the northeast of the island of Corsica at the base of Cap Corse, 50 km (31 mi) West from Elba, an Italian island, and 90 km (56 mi) away from continental Italy which can be seen a few days per year when visibility is excellent.. It is also the second-largest city in Corsica after Ajaccio and the capital of the departm...

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The Volkswagen city of Wolfsburg

The Volkswagen city of Wolfsburg

[caption id="attachment_151146" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wolfsburg Skyline © Cubanito[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wolfsburg is located on the River Aller northeast of Braunschweig (Brunswick), and is mainly notable as the headquarters of Volkswagen AG. Wolfsburg is bordered by the districts of Gifhorn and Helmstedt. Wolfsburg was founded on 1 July 1938 as the Nazis' Stadt des KdF-Wagens bei Fallersleben (English: City of the KdF Car at Fallersleben), a planned town around the village of Fallersleben in order to house the ...

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The Schwerin Castle in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

The Schwerin Castle in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

[caption id="attachment_6934" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City of Schwerin, Lake Schwerin and Schwerin Castle © Günther Pöpperl[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schwerin Castle is a castle located in the city of Schwerin, the capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. For centuries it was the home of the dukes and grand dukes of Mecklenburg and later Mecklenburg-Schwerin. It currently serves as the seat of the state parliament. In 1837, the ducal residence moved back to Schwerin, but the building was in relatively bad co...

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Bourbon Street in New Orleans

Bourbon Street in New Orleans

[caption id="attachment_206047" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Chris Litherland/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bourbon Street (French: Rue Bourbon, Spanish: Calle de Borbón) is a historic street in the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans. Extending thirteen blocks from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue, Bourbon Street is famous for its many bars and strip clubs. With 17.74 million visitors in 2017 alone, New Orleans depends on Bourbon Street as a main tourist attraction. Tourist numbers have been growing year...

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Kuşadası on the Aegean Sea

Kuşadası on the Aegean Sea

[caption id="attachment_152946" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kuşadası © Vikimach/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast and the center of the seaside district of the same name in Aydın Province. Kuşadası lies at a distance of 95 km (59 mi) to the south from the region's largest metropolitan center of İzmir, and 71 km (44 mi) from the provincial seat of Aydın situated inland. Its primary industry is tourism. The district neighbours on the northeast to Germencik distric...

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Sassnitz on the island of Rügen

Sassnitz on the island of Rügen

[caption id="attachment_160896" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Town © Tacachie/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sassnitz is a town on the Jasmund peninsula, Rügen Island, in the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The population as of 2012 was 9,500. It is a well-known seaside resort and port town, and is a gateway to the nearby Jasmund National Park with its unique chalk cliffs. Sassnitz is the home of Rügen's only zoo, the Sassnitz Wildlife Park. The decommissioned British submarine HMS Otus was pur...

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The port city of Saint-Malo on the Emerald Coast

The port city of Saint-Malo on the Emerald Coast

[caption id="attachment_153746" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Sablons © Pline[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Saint-Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. It is a sub-prefecture of the Ille-et-Vilaine. The population can increase to up to 200,000 in the summer tourist season. With the suburbs included, the population is about 135,000. The population of the commune more than doubled in 1968 with the merging of three communes: Saint-Malo, Saint-Servan (population 14,963 in 1962)...

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