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Covid-19 - your unique chance

[caption id="attachment_221800" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Covid-19 © Colin D. Funk, Craig Laferriere, and Ali Ardakani/cc-by-4.0[/caption]"If someone thinks that the corona vaccinations could alter his or her genes, then he/she/it should take advantage of this unique opportunity, because it will not repeat itself that quickly. This is their big chance, as things are looking pretty unpleasant for them so far." - Twitter At the same time, of course, one must also resolutely oppose the common conspiracy myth that unvaccinated people would allegedly be discriminated: This is not true...

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Odense on Funen

Odense on Funen

[caption id="attachment_152859" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Inner Harbour flats © Kåre Thor Olsen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The city of Odense is the third largest city in Denmark. Odense City has a population of 169,000 and is the main city of the island of Funen. The city is the seat of Odense Municipality, with a population of 192,000, and was the seat of Odense County until 1970, and Funen County from 1970 until 1 January 2007, when Funen County became part of the Region of Southern Denmark. Odense (from Odins...

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Trier, probably Germany's oldest city

Trier, probably Germany's oldest city

[caption id="attachment_160428" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trier Palace © Berthold Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trier is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BCE. Trier lies in a valley between low vine-covered hills of ruddy sandstone in the west of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, near the German border with the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (some 15 km distance) and within the important Mosel wine-growing region. Trier sits in a hollow midway a...

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Trafalgar Square in London

Trafalgar Square in London

[caption id="attachment_165686" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Vibin/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trafalgar Square is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. Its name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, a British naval victory in the Napoleonic Wars with France and Spain that took place on 21 October 1805 off the coast of Cape Trafalgar. The site of Trafalgar Square had been a significant landmark since the 13th century and orig...

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Theme Week Taiwan - Kaohsiung

Theme Week Taiwan - Kaohsiung

[caption id="attachment_192042" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Liuhe Night Market © WikiLaurent/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kaohsiung is a special municipality located in southern-western Taiwan and facing the Taiwan Strait. Kaohsiung has a population of approximately 2.77 million people and has been officially ranked as Taiwan's third most populous city since July 2017. It is Taiwan's largest municipality by area at 2,951.85 km² (1,139.72 sq mi), stretching from Mount Yu to Taiping Island. Since its start in the ...

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Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

Bank for International Settlements (BIS)

[caption id="attachment_27308" align="aligncenter" width="590"] BIS 'Tower' building © --Wladyslaw Disk./cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organization of central banks which "fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks". The BIS carries out its work through subcommittees, the secretariats it hosts and through an annual general meeting of all member banks. It also provides banking services, but only to centr...

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Åland in Finland

Åland in Finland

[caption id="attachment_150382" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Åland map © Ulamm[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Åland Islands form an archipelago in the Baltic Sea. They are situated at the entrance to the Gulf of Bothnia and form an autonomous, demilitarised, monolingually Swedish-speaking region of Finland. The islands collectively constitute the smallest region of Finland, with only 0.49% of its land area, and 0.50% of its population. Åland comprises Fasta Åland (the "Main Island," with 90% of the population), t...

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Theme Week Hamburg, the gate to the world - Elbe suburbs

Theme Week Hamburg, the gate to the world - Elbe suburbs

[caption id="attachment_153394" align="aligncenter" width="549"] Strandhotel © Staro1[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Elbvororte (Elbe suburbs) are located in the West of Hamburg with an increased density of wealthy inhabitants. The greatest and most of impressive collection of villa's from 18th and 19th centuries are located here, as well as the headquarters of the oldest and most prestigious companies in the city. Like nowhere else in the city here you can experience and observe the typical Hamburg life philosophy. Besides the ...

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Palm Beach in Florida

Palm Beach in Florida

[caption id="attachment_162496" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael Kagdis - Proper Media Group/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Town of Palm Beach is an incorporated town in Palm Beach County in Florida. The Intracoastal Waterway separates it from the neighboring cities of West Palm Beach and Lake Worth. In 2000, Palm Beach had a year-round population of 10,500, with an estimated seasonal population of 30,000. Many of Palm Beach's residents are affluent. The town's affluence and its "abundance of pleasures" an...

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Theme Week Belgium - Bruges, Venice of the North

Theme Week Belgium - Bruges, Venice of the North

[caption id="attachment_160477" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rozenhoedkaai Canal © Jean-Christophe BENOIST[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bruges is the capital and largest city of the province of West Flanders in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is located in the northwest of the country. The historic city centre is a prominent World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It is oval-shaped and about 430 hectares in size. The area of the whole city amounts to more than 13,840 hectares, including 1,075 hectares off the coast, at Zeebrugge (mea...

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Quirinal Palace in Rome

Quirinal Palace in Rome

[caption id="attachment_217470" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Wolfgang Moroder/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Quirinal Palace (Italian: Palazzo del Quirinale) is a historic building in Rome, Italy, one of the three current official residences of the President of the Italian Republic, together with Villa Rosebery in Naples and the Tenuta di Castelporziano, an estate on the outskirts of Rome, some 25 km from the centre of the city. It is located on the Quirinal Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome in an a...

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