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Crown Heights in Brooklyn

Crown Heights in Brooklyn

[caption id="attachment_207934" align="aligncenter" width="590"] West Indian Day Parade 2008 © Fordmadoxfraud/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Crown Heights is bounded by Washington Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Ralph Avenue to the east, and Clarkson Avenue/East New York Avenue to the south. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and 2 miles (3.2 km) long. Neighborhoods bordering Crown Heights include Prospect He...

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Ludwigsburg on the Neckar

Ludwigsburg on the Neckar

[caption id="attachment_154382" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ludwigsburg Residential Palace © Mussklprozz/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ludwigsburg is a city in Baden-Württemberg, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north of Stuttgart city centre, near the river Neckar. It is the largest and primary city of the Ludwigsburg district with about 87,000 inhabitants. It is situated within the Stuttgart Region, and the district is part of the administrative region (Regierungsbezirk) of Stuttgart. The origins of Ludwigs...

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Theme Week La Rioja - Haro

Theme Week La Rioja - Haro

[caption id="attachment_153264" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Wine barrels of the famous wine of Haro in the City Hall, waiting for the beginning of the Haro Wine Festival © Bigsus/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Haro is a town and municipality in the northwest of La Rioja province in northern Spain. It is known for its fine red wine and every year the Haro Wine Festival (Batalla de Vino) is held where locals hold a wine battle. There are several theories about the founding of Haro, though the most realistic t...

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Große Freiheit in Hamburg

Große Freiheit in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_196634" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - IKs World Trip/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Große Freiheit (German for: "Great Freedom") is a cross street on the North Side to Hamburg's Reeperbahn road in the St. Pauli quarter. It is part of the red-light district. The street was named in 1610 after the fact that Count Ernest of Schaumburg and Holstein-Pinneberg had granted religious freedom to non-Lutherans such as Mennonites and Roman Catholics to practise their faith here and comme...

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Theme Week Malaysia

Theme Week Malaysia

[caption id="attachment_203606" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fort Cornwallis in Penang, first British colony in what was to become Malaysia © Cmglee/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime bord...

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Theme Week Miami - Coconut Grove

Theme Week Miami - Coconut Grove

[caption id="attachment_164436" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Former Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal Building, now Miami's city hall © Ebyabe/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coconut Grove is the oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of Miami in Miami-Dade County in Florida. The neighborhood is roughly bound by North Prospect Drive to the south, LeJeune Road to the west, South Dixie Highway (US 1) and Rickenbacker Causeway to the north, and Biscayne Bay to the east. It is south of the neighborhoods of Bric...

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Anaheim in Orange County

Anaheim in Orange County

[caption id="attachment_165414" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sleeping Beauty Castle © Cd637/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Anaheim is a city in Orange County in California, part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The city has a population of 350,000, making it the most populous city in Orange County and the 10th most populous city in California. Anaheim is the second largest city in Orange County in terms of land area (after Irvine) and is known for its theme parks, sports teams, and convention center. Anaheim wa...

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Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset

Weston-super-Mare in North Somerset

[caption id="attachment_153728" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand Pier © Geof Sheppard/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Weston-super-Mare is a seaside resort, town and civil parish in the unitary authority of North Somerset, which is within the ceremonial county of Somerset. It is located on the Bristol Channel coast, 18 miles (29 km) south west of Bristol, spanning the coast between the bounding high ground of Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. It includes the suburbs of Oldmixon, West Wick and Worle. Its population a...

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