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Theme Week Tel Aviv - The White City

Theme Week Tel Aviv - The White City

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="aligncenter" width="590"] White City sign © Ori~[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The White City refers to a collection of previously over 4,000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis. Tel Aviv houses the largest ensemble of Bauhaus-style buildings in the world. Preservation, documentation, and exhibitions have brought attention to Tel Aviv's collection of 1...

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Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Sylt

Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Sylt

[caption id="attachment_152900" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Robby Naish during the Surf World Cup Sylt © Hoch Zwei[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sylt is the northernmost island of Germany, known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach. It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides. Since 1927, Sylt has been connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgd...

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Theme Week Ibiza - Ibiza Town

Theme Week Ibiza - Ibiza Town

[caption id="attachment_152177" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza. The city, which has a population of 50,000, is the capital and most populous settlement of the island. Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Ei...

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Sankt Augustin in the Rhineland

Sankt Augustin in the Rhineland

[caption id="attachment_160565" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monastery of Divine Word Missionaries © Marcus Bentfeld[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sankt Augustin is a town in the Rhein-Sieg district, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is named after the patron saint of the Divine Word Missionaries, Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430). The Missionaries established a monastery near the current city centre in 1913. Sankt Augustin is situated about eight km north-east of Bonn and three km south-west of Siegburg. Its hist...

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The Buena Vista Social Club

The Buena Vista Social Club

[caption id="attachment_193501" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club in Lorient/France © XIIIfromTOKYO/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Buena Vista Social Club is an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. The project was organized by World Circuit executive Nick Gold, produced by American guitarist Ry Cooder and directed by Juan de Marcos González. They named the group after the homonymous members' club in the Buenavista quarter of Havan...

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Flagstaff in Arizona, gate to the Grand Canyon

Flagstaff in Arizona, gate to the Grand Canyon

[caption id="attachment_193119" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hotel Monte Vista © flickr.com - SearchNet Media/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city's estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaff's combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston (known as the "Second Boston Party") to celebr...

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The Highland Games

The Highland Games

[caption id="attachment_5837" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Braemar - General Games Day © TheCreator"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Taking place around Scotland during the summer months, Highland games provide a unique combination of culture, sport and social entertainment. From traditional heavy athletics like tug-o-war and caber tossing to Highland dance competitions, piping, and field and track events, Highland games are a must-see addition to a Scottish holiday. Highland games attract competitors from aro...

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Theme Week Sylt - Westerland

Theme Week Sylt - Westerland

[caption id="attachment_154284" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Westerland Beach © Toksave/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Westerland is the largest resort on the island, the local transportation hub and the centre of Sylt's tourist industry. Westerland is located on the western shore of the island. It lies 70 km northwest of Husum, 74 km west of Flensburg, 134 km northwest of Kiel and 186 km northwest of Hamburg. Thanks to its affluent, glamorous lifestyle and thriving tourism industry, Westerland has been called the B...

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