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Avignon, city of the Popes

Avignon, city of the Popes

[caption id="attachment_160244" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pope Palace and Philipp Tower © Jean-Marc Rosier (de/from www.cjrosier.com + www.gordes-immobilier.com)[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Avignon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in southeastern France on the river Rhône. The city is well known for its Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), where several popes and antipopes lived from the early 14th to early 15th centuries. A famous theatre festival is held annually in Avignon. Founded in 1947, the Avigno...

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Theme Week Dresden - State Art Collections

Theme Week Dresden - State Art Collections

[caption id="attachment_25962" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (English: Dresden State Art Collections) is a cultural institution in Dresden, owned by the State of Saxony. It is one of the most renowned and oldest museum institutions in the world, originating from the collections of the Saxon electors in the 16th century. The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen has been a state-owned enterprise since January 1, 2009. The association includ...

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Theme Week China - Wuhan

Theme Week China - Wuhan

[caption id="attachment_200972" align="aligncenter" width="590"] East Lake © gugganij/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wuhan is the capital of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It's the most populous city in Central China, and one of the nine National Central Cities of China. It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River's intersection with the Han river. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan is known as 'China's Thoroughfare', i...

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Theme Week East Jerusalem

Theme Week East Jerusalem

[caption id="attachment_173008" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Orient House, the unofficial town hall of East Jerusalem © Abutoum[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]East Jerusalem is the sector of Jerusalem that was occupied by Jordan in 1948 and had remained out of the Israeli-held West Jerusalem at the end of the 1948–49 Arab–Israeli War. It includes Jerusalem's Old City and some of the holiest sites of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism, such as the Temple Mount, Western Wall, Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock and the Church of th...

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The Shed in Manhattan

The Shed in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_200609" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Architect's rendering © Diller Scofidio + Renfro/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Shed (formerly known as Culture Shed and Hudson Yards Cultural Shed) is a cultural center in Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York City. Opened on April 5, 2019, the Shed commissions, produces, and presents a wide range of activities in performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture. The Shed is located in the Bloomberg Building, adjacent to the northern leg of the High ...

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Alcázar of Segovia in Castile and León

Alcázar of Segovia in Castile and León

[caption id="attachment_169415" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Javicoves/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, "Segovia Fortress") is a castle, located in Segovia in Castile and León, a World Heritage Site. Rising out on a rocky crag above the confluence of two rivers near the Guadarrama mountains, it is one of the most distinctive castle-palaces in Spain by virtue of its shape – like the bow of a ship. The Alcázar was originally built as a fortress but has served as a royal palace, ...

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Theme Week Ulster - Donegal Town

Theme Week Ulster - Donegal Town

[caption id="attachment_152547" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Diamond - Main Square © Kanchelskis/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Donegal or Donegal Town (Irish: Dún na nGall, English: fort of the foreigners) is a town in County Donegal. The name was historically written in English as Dunnagall or Dunagall. Donegal gave its name to County Donegal, although Lifford is now the county town. Until the early 1600s, Donegal was the 'capital' of Tír Chonaill, a Gaelic kingdom controlled by the O'Donnell Clan of...

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Theme Week Cornwall - Port Isaac

Theme Week Cornwall - Port Isaac

[caption id="attachment_153193" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sbeech[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of north Cornwall. The nearest towns are Wadebridge and Camelford, both ten miles away. Port Gaverne, commonly mistaken to be part of Port Isaac, is a nearby hamlet that has its own history. The meaning of the Cornish name is "corn port", indicating a trade in corn from the arable inland district. Since the 1980s the village has served as backdrop to vari...

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