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Spain's autonomous city of Ceuta

Spain's autonomous city of Ceuta

[caption id="attachment_153500" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ceuta map © Omar-Toons[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ceuta is a 18.5 square kilometres (7.1 sq mi) autonomous city of Spain and an exclave located on the north coast of North Africa surrounded by Morocco. Separated from the Iberian peninsula by the Strait of Gibraltar, Ceuta lies on the border of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Ceuta along with the other Spanish exclave Melilla are the only Spanish territories located in mainland Africa. It was regarded ...

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Viennese Coffee House Culture

Viennese Coffee House Culture

[caption id="attachment_208140" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Café Museum © Fotostudio Schuster/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Viennese coffee house is a typical institution of Vienna that played an important part in shaping Viennese culture. Since October 2011 the "Viennese Coffee House Culture" is listed as "Intangible Cultural Heritage" in the Austrian inventory of the "National Agency for the Intangible Cultural Heritage", a part of UNESCO. The Viennese coffee house is described in this inventory as a place,...

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Brixen in South Tyrol

Brixen in South Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_160887" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Library of the Philosophical-theological Academy Brixen © Klaus Graf/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brixen (Italian: Bressanone) is a town in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Bolzano. According to the 2011 census, the majority of the population speaks German as first language (72.82%). The remainder of the inhabitants speak Italian and Ladin as first languages, with percentages of 25.84% and 1.34%, respectively. ...

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First German department store ever located in Vladivostok: Kunst & Albers, a success story from Hamburg

First German department store ever located in Vladivostok: Kunst & Albers, a success story from Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_699" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Kunst & Albers © ZDF"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]It is always interesting and exciting to learn more about outstanding pioneering and entrepreneurial efforts. An incredible success story began in Vladivostok, with the rise of the German trading house Kunst & Albers, which supplied South Siberia supplied with goods from all over the world. The first German department store ever, it was located at the end of the world and there it still stands. The building house...

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Băile Tușnad in Transylvania

Băile Tușnad in Transylvania

[caption id="attachment_153738" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Băile Tușnad © Aakmaros/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Băile Tușnad is a town in Harghita County, Romania. It lies in the Székely Land, an ethno-cultural region in eastern Transylvania. The town and the surrounding area are famous for their spas and mineral waters received from seven springs. Nearby is the Lake Sfânta Ana, a famous volcanic crater lake, the only one of its kind in Romania. With a population of 1,600, it is the smallest town i...

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Theme Week Sylt - List auf Sylt

Theme Week Sylt - List auf Sylt

[caption id="attachment_154299" align="aligncenter" width="590"] List auf Sylt © Ralf Roletschek/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]List auf Sylt is the northernmost municipality in Germany, close to Denmark. List was originally a Danish settlement. It was first mentioned in 1292 (Lystum). The original village was destroyed by the great flood of 1364. The settlement was rebuilt further east from the previous location. In the mid-15th century, a church named St. Jürgen was mentioned. In a treaty of 1460, Schleswig and Holst...

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Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach

Joe's Stone Crab in Miami Beach

[caption id="attachment_197004" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © FoodOfMiami[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Joe's Stone Crab, also known as Joe's Stone Crabs, is a restaurant in Miami Beach in Florida. The restaurant was opened in 1913, by Joe Weiss, who began his Miami Beach career by cooking at Smith's Casino beginning in 1913. Joe's is the top buyer of Florida stone crab claws, and it plays a significant role in the industry, influencing the wholesale price and financing many crabbers. Even though stone crabs are their ...

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Nyon on Lake Geneva

Nyon on Lake Geneva

[caption id="attachment_160825" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nyon © Chin tin tin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Nyon is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. It is located some 25 kilometers north east of Geneva's city centre, and since the 1970s it has become part of the Geneva metropolitan area. It lies on the shores of Lake Geneva, and is the seat of the district of Nyon. The town has (as of December 2010) a population of 18,728. It is connected to the rest of Switzerland by way of the R...

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Theme Week Miami - Biscayne National Park

Theme Week Miami - Biscayne National Park

[caption id="attachment_165442" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © National Park Service Digital Image Archives[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. The park covers 172,971 acres (69,999 ha) and includes Elliott Key, the park's largest island and first of the true Florida...

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Portrait: Marie Curie, physicist and chemist

Portrait: Marie Curie, physicist and chemist

[caption id="attachment_183147" align="aligncenter" width="445"] Marie Curie[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and only woman to win twice, the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences, and was part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. She was also the first woman to become a profes...

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