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The Cadillac Ranch in Texas

The Cadillac Ranch in Texas

[caption id="attachment_152056" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Richie Diesterheft/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cadillac Ranch is not a ranch but a public art installation and sculpture in Amarillo, Texas. It was created in 1974 by Chip Lord, Hudson Marquez and Doug Michels, who were a part of the art group Ant Farm. It consists of what were (when originally installed during 1974) either older running used or junk Cadillac automobiles, representing a number of evolutions of the car line (most notably the ...

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The Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv

The Azrieli Center in Tel Aviv

[caption id="attachment_170995" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Rastaman3000/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Azrieli Center is a complex of skyscrapers in Tel Aviv. At the base of the center lies a large shopping mall. The center was originally designed by Israeli-American architect Eli Attia, and after he fell out with the developer of the center, completion of the design was passed on to the Tel Aviv firm of Moore Yaski Sivan Architects. The center was not named after Israeli-Canadian real estate developer David Azr...

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Grand Strand in South Carolina

Grand Strand in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_168980" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Christmas in Myrtle Beach © Matthew Trudeau Photography[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Grand Strand is a large stretch of beaches on the East Coast of the United States extending from Little River to Georgetown in South Carolina. It consists of more than 60 miles along an essentially uninterrupted arc of beach land, beginning around the Little River and terminating at Winyah Bay. The population of the Grand Strand is at 480,000. The term Grand Strand dates back to ...

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Theme Week Warsaw - The Polonia Palace Hotel

Theme Week Warsaw - The Polonia Palace Hotel

[caption id="attachment_4824" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="© poloniapalace.com"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Polonia Palace is a unique hotel in central Warsaw: boasting a long history, it has survived war and political crises with dignity, and today stands as a symbol of the best of both old and new Warsaw. The hotel is an easy walk from Warsaw's shopping districts and financial centers, and enjoys an enviable location it is directly opposite the Palace of Culture and Science, and offers its guests an unimpeded v...

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Theme Week Provence - Salon-de-Provence

Theme Week Provence - Salon-de-Provence

[caption id="attachment_152677" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jardin de la République © Jjpetite/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salon-de-Provence is a commune in the Bouches-du-Rhône department in southern France with 43,000 inhabitants. Every Wednesday the Place Morgan is host to a Provençal market. Salon-de-Provence Air Base is the site of the French Air Force Academy, as well as the home of the French Aerial Demonstration team, the Patrouille de France. The Fontaine Moussue in Place Crousillat has exist...

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Cricket

Cricket

[caption id="attachment_164841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Pulkit Sinha/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket (a set of three wooden stumps) sited at each end. One team, designated the batting team, attempts to score as many runs as possible, whilst their opponents field. Each phase of play is called an innings. After either ten batsmen have ...

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Telluride in Colorado

Telluride in Colorado

[caption id="attachment_27241" align="aligncenter" width="442"] Colorado Avenue, seen from The New Sheridan Hotel © Fitchhollister/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The town of Telluride is the county seat and most populous town of San Miguel County in the southwestern portion of the U.S. state of Colorado. The town is a former silver mining camp on the San Miguel River in the western San Juan Mountains. The first gold mining claim was made in the mountains above Telluride in 1875 and early settlement of what is now Tellur...

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Royal Opera House in London

Royal Opera House in London

[caption id="attachment_162458" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Royal Opera House and ballerina © Russ London/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden in London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Roya...

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