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[caption id="attachment_151240" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Roskilde Monastery © Mogens Engelund / www.engelund.dk[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Roskilde is the main city in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark on the island of Zealand. It is an ancient city, dating from the Viking Age and is a member of the Most Ancient European Towns Network. Roskilde train station is a major stop between Copenhagen and the regions of Denmark located to its west. With a population of 47,117, the city is an economic center for the region. R...

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Theme Week Vatican City - Vatican Gardens

Theme Week Vatican City - Vatican Gardens

[caption id="attachment_191868" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Marek.69/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Gardens of Vatican City (Latin: Horti Civitatis Vaticanae), also informally known as the Vatican Gardens (Italian: Giardini Vaticani) in Vatican City, are private urban gardens and parks which cover more than half of the country, located in the west of the territory and owned by the Pope. There are some buildings, such as Radio Vatican and the Governor's Palace, within the gardens. The gardens cover approximate...

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Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris

Jardins du Trocadéro in Paris

[caption id="attachment_27332" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panorama from the Eiffel Tower at the sunset © flickr.com - Alexander Kachkaev/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jardins du Trocadéro (Gardens of the Trocadero) is an open space in Paris, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, bounded to the northwest by the wings of the Palais de Chaillot and to the southeast by the Seine and the Pont d'Iéna, with the Eiffel Tower on the opposite bank of the Seine. The main feature, called the Fountain of Warsaw,...

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The Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid

The Cuatro Torres Business Area in Madrid

[caption id="attachment_153898" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Archivaldo/cc-by-3.0[/caption] [responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cuatro Torres Business Area (CTBA) (Spanish for Four Towers Business Area) is a business district located in the Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, on the former Ciudad Deportiva of Real Madrid. The area contains the tallest skyscrapers in Madrid and Spain. The construction of the buildings finished in 2008. The complex was formerly known as Madrid Arena. Designed by Henry N. Cobb and built by Obrascón Huarte Lain...

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Theme Week Japan - Osaka

Theme Week Japan - Osaka

[caption id="attachment_192121" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dotonbori © JKT-c/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Osaka is a designated city in the Kansai region. It is the capital city of Osaka Prefecture and the largest component of the Keihanshin Metropolitan Area, the second largest metropolitan area in Japan and among the largest in the world with over 19 million inhabitants. Osaka will host Expo 2025. The city's west side is open to Osaka Bay, and is otherwise completely surrounded by more than ten satellite cities, ...

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Erbil in Iraq

Erbil in Iraq

[caption id="attachment_25172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Park © Myararat83/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Erbil, with a population of approximately 1.3 million (2009), the fourth largest city in Iraq after Baghdad, Basra and Mosul. The city is located in Iraqi Kurdistan. It lies 80 kilometres (50 miles) east of Mosul, and is the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The city officially has been appointed Arab Tourism Capital 2014 by the Arab Council of Tourism. Urban life at Erbil (Hewlêr) can be...

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Cordoba and Al-Andalus - multiculturalism in the Middle Ages

Cordoba and Al-Andalus - multiculturalism in the Middle Ages

[caption id="attachment_151077" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gardens of the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos © Jebulon[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Córdoba is a city in Andalusia, southern Spain, and the capital of the province of Córdoba. An Iberian and Roman city in ancient times, in the Middle Ages it became the capital of the Islamic caliphate al-Andalus. The old town contains numerous architectural reminders of when Corduba was the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic and capital of Hispania Baetica du...

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Sevilla, the artistic, historical, cultural and economic capital of southern Spain

Sevilla, the artistic, historical, cultural and economic capital of southern Spain

[caption id="attachment_160543" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Avenida de la Constitución © Anual[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seville is the artistic, historic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos (feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses, following the Roman name of the city, Hispalis. The population of the city of ...

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