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Theme Week Ireland - Ennis

Theme Week Ireland - Ennis

[caption id="attachment_171175" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Diamond Bar © geograph.org.uk - C O'Flanagan/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ennis (Irish: Inis, meaning "island") is the county town of Clare in Munster. The Irish name is short for Inis Cluain Ramh Fhada ("island of the long rowing meadow"). The town is on the River Fergus, north of where it enters the Shannon Estuary, 19 km (12 mi) from Shannon Airport. Ennis has a population of 25,000, making it the largest town in Clare and the 12th largest in Irel...

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Theme Week Italian Riviera - Ventimiglia

Theme Week Italian Riviera - Ventimiglia

[caption id="attachment_196673" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Tangopaso[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ventimiglia is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia. It is located 130 km (81 mi) southwest of Genoa, and 7 km (4 mi) from the French-Italian border, on the Gulf of Genoa, having a small harbour at the mouth of the Roia River, which divides the town into two parts. Ventimiglia has a population of 24,000. Ventimiglia is a popular summer destination for tourists on th...

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Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin

Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_210321" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome © Beek100/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome is a luxurious hotel in the Mitte neighborhood of Berlin in the district of the same name. It belongs to the Rocco Forte Hotels, is located at Behrenstraße 37 on Bebelplatz and was opened in October 2006. The name of the hotel is reminiscent of the Grand Hotel de Rome, which until 1910 stood around 400 meters away. The St. Hedwig's Cathedral and the State Oper...

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Scenic, Holiday and Theme Routes

Scenic, Holiday and Theme Routes

[caption id="attachment_2454" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="© germany-tourism.de"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A scenic route is a specially designated road or waterway that travels through an area of natural or cultural beauty. A holiday route is a road which is marketed as particularly suited for tourists. Tourist highways may be formed when existing roads are promoted with traffic signs and advertising material. Some tourist highways such as the Blue Ridge Parkway are built especially for tourism purposes. Others m...

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Frederik's Church in Copenhagen

Frederik's Church in Copenhagen

[caption id="attachment_218862" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - RAYANDBEE/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Frederik's Church (Frederiks Kirke), popularly known as The Marble Church (Marmorkirken) for its rococo architecture, is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Copenhagen, Denmark. The church forms the focal point of the Frederiksstaden district; it is located due west of Amalienborg Palace. The church was designed by the architect Nicolai Eigtved in 1740 and was along with the rest of Frederiksstaden, a dist...

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Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Medina

Theme Week Saudi Arabia - Medina

[caption id="attachment_166019" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Al-Masjid al-Nabawi - Mosque of the Prophet © Aymanzaid2/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Medina, also transliterated as Madīnah, is a city in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia that is also the capital of the Al Madinah Region. The city contains al-Masjid an-Nabawi ("the Prophet's Mosque"), which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and is the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca. Medina was Muhammad's destination after his Hijrah from Me...

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The Channel Island of Brecqhou

The Channel Island of Brecqhou

[caption id="attachment_153951" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view © Diegourdiales[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brecqhou is one of the Channel Islands and part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey. It is located just west of Sark and has a surface area of approximately 200 acres (0.81 km2). Sark claims it as a tenement, and the Ministry of Justice, the department of the United Kingdom government with responsibility for the Channel Islands, considers Brecqhou part of Sark - but this is disputed by Brecqhou's current tenants. ...

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Oulu, venue of the Air Guitar World Championships

Oulu, venue of the Air Guitar World Championships

[caption id="attachment_160814" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pokkitörmä - Oulun Lyseo with Cathedral bell-tower in the backgound © Estormiz[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Oulu is a city and municipality of 143,988 inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, in Finland. It is the most populous city in Northern Finland and the sixth most populous city in the country. It is one of the northernmost larger cities in the world. In 1822, a major fire destroyed much of the city. The architect Carl Ludvig Engel, chiefly...

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Theme Week Emilia-Romagna

Theme Week Emilia-Romagna

[caption id="attachment_152583" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Emilia-Romagna Provinces © Rarelibra[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Emilia–Romagna is an administrative Region of Northern Italy, comprising the former regions of Emilia and Romagna. Its capital is Bologna. It has an area of 22,446 km2 (8,666 sq mi), and about 4.4 million inhabitants. Emilia–Romagna is one of the richest, most developed regions in Europe, and it has the third highest GDP per capita in Italy. Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy's highest ...

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Djamaâ el Djazaïr is set to become the third biggest mosque in the world

Djamaâ el Djazaïr is set to become the third biggest mosque in the world

[caption id="attachment_152879" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © competitionline.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]PROJECT Djamaâ el Djazaïr is set to become the third biggest mosque in the world, with a prayer hall capable of holding 35,000 worshippers and a complex including conference rooms, libraries and other facilities. Architects Drees & Sommer are working with Jürgen Engel Architekten and the engineering consultancy Krebs und Kiefer on the project, which is likely to take more than four years to complete. THE ...

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