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[caption id="attachment_3587" align="aligncenter" width="590" caption="Oscar Mayer Wienermobile - Henry Ford Museum © Cory Doctorow"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="Deutsch Female" buttontext="Diesen Beitrag vorlesen"]Detroit is the major city among the primary cultural, financial, and transportation centers in the Metro Detroit area, a region of 5.2 million people. As the seat of Wayne County, the city of Detroit is the largest city in the U.S. state of Michigan and serves as a major port on the Detroit River connecting the Great Lakes system to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. It was fou...

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Kensington in London

Kensington in London

[caption id="attachment_193140" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Serpentine Gallery © Mark Ahsmann/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. The district's commercial heart is Kensington High Street, running on an east-west axis. The north east is taken up by Kensington Gardens, containing the Albert Memorial, the Serpentine Gallery and Speke's monument. South Kensington is home to Imperial College London, the Royal College of Music and the Roy...

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Annaberg-Buchholz in Saxony

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[caption id="attachment_218348" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Devilsanddust/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Annaberg-Buchholz is a town in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. Lying in the Ore Mountains, it is the capital of the district of Erzgebirgskreis. The previously heavily forested upper Ore Mountains were settled in the 12th and 13th centuries by Franconian farmers. Frohnau, Geyersdorf, and Kleinrückerswalde—all now part of present-day town—are all attested from 1397. The most well-known personalities ass...

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The superyacht Christina O

The superyacht Christina O

[caption id="attachment_152817" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Christina O at Canary Wharf, London © Amy Reynolds/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Christina O is a private motor yacht. She was originally a Canadian anti-submarine River-class frigate called HMCS Stormont and was launched in 1943. She served as a convoy escort during the Battle of the Atlantic and was present at the D-Day landings. After the end of the Second World War she was one of many surplus naval vessels; Greek shipowner Aristotle Onassis purchased ...

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2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games

[caption id="attachment_154075" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © innsbruck2012.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games, officially known as the I Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG), is an international multi-sport event for youths that will take place in Innsbruck from 13 to 22 January 2012. They will become the inaugural Winter Youth Olympics, a major sports and cultural festival celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games. Approximately 1100 athletes from over 60 countries are expected to compet...

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Theme Week Washington, D.C.

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[caption id="attachment_24533" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lincoln Memorial by night © flickr.com - CrashingWaves/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, "the District", or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast. As permitted by the U.S. Constitution, the District is under ...

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Theme Week Cornwall

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[caption id="attachment_153187" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Remains of Tintagel Castle, legendary birthplace of mythical King Arthur © Maniple[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cornwall is a unitary authority and ceremonial county of England, within the United Kingdom. Cornwall is a peninsula bordered to the north and west by the Celtic Sea, to the south by the English Channel, and to the east by the county of Devon, over the River Tamar. Cornwall has a population of 536,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi). The admin...

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Theme Week India - Bangalore

Theme Week India - Bangalore

[caption id="attachment_196182" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bangalore Palace © Nikkul/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bangalore, officially known as Bengaluru, is the capital city of Karnataka. It has a population of over ten million, making it a megacity and the third most populous city and fifth most populous urban agglomeration in India. It is located in southern India on the Deccan Plateau at an elevation of over 900 m (3,000 ft) above sea level, which is the highest among India's major cities. It reflects its m...

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Portrait: The economist and philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek

Portrait: The economist and philosopher Friedrich August von Hayek

[caption id="attachment_193014" align="aligncenter" width="449"] Friedrich August von Hayek, 1981 © flickr.com - LSE Library[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Friedrich August von Hayek (CH FBA), often referred to by his initials F. A. Hayek, was an Austrian economist and philosopher best known for his defense of classical liberalism. Hayek shared the 1974 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences with Gunnar Myrdal for his "pioneering work in the theory of money and economic fluctuations and ... penetrating analysis of the interdepend...

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Sun City in South Africa

Sun City in South Africa

[caption id="attachment_162285" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main entrance of The Lost Palace © Chantal Smith[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sun City is a luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It is located between the Elands River and the Pilanesberg, about two hours' drive from Johannesburg, near the city of Rustenburg. The complex borders the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Sun City was developed by the hotel magnate Sol Kerzner as part of his Sun International group of properties. It was of...

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