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The Upper West Side in New York

The Upper West Side in New York

[caption id="attachment_168727" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Upper West Side and Central Park from Rockefeller Center Observatory © Nmattson10[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Upper West Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River and between West 59th Street and West 110th Street. The Upper West Side is sometimes also considered by the real estate industry to include the neighborhood of Morningside Heights. The area north of West 96th Street and east o...

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Wroclaw in Poland

Wroclaw in Poland

[caption id="attachment_151505" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wroclaw Panorma © Lukaszprzy[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wrocław is the chief city in south-western Poland, situated on the River Oder (Polish: Odra). Wrocław is the former capital of Silesia and today, capital of Lower Silesian Voivodeship. Over the centuries, the city has been either part of Poland, Bohemia, Austria, Prussia or Germany. According to official population figures for June 2009, its population is 632,000, making it the fourth largest city in Poland....

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Dülmen in the Münsterland

Dülmen in the Münsterland

[caption id="attachment_161080" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall on Market Square © Stahlkocher/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dülmen is a municipality in the district of Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia. Dülmen is situated in the south part of the Münsterland area, between the Lippe river to the south, the Baumberge hills to the north and the Ems river to the east. South of Dülmen the Ruhr area is located. After the local government reforms of 1975 Dülmen consists of the 7 subdivisions Dülmen, Kirchspie...

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Formentor Lighthouse on Majorca

Formentor Lighthouse on Majorca

[caption id="attachment_210215" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Discasto/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Far de Formentor or Faro de Formentor is a lighthouse on the Cap de Formentor of the same name, the northeasternmost point of the peninsula and the northernmost point of the island of Mallorca. The lighthouse is a sight and tourist attraction of the island. It is also one of 13 lighthouses in Mallorca that are in operation. The identifier is a group of four white flashes every 20 seconds. The lighthouse...

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The Petworth House in West Sussex

The Petworth House in West Sussex

[caption id="attachment_154267" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Josep Renalias[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Petworth House in Petworth, West Sussex, is a late 17th-century mansion, rebuilt in 1688 by Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, and altered in the 1870s by Anthony Salvin. The site was previously occupied by a fortified manor house founded by Henry de Percy, the 13th-century chapel and undercroft of which still survive. Today's building houses an important collection of paintings and sculptures, including 19 oi...

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Theme Week Thailand - Surat Thani

Theme Week Thailand - Surat Thani

[caption id="attachment_204587" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Marinapark © panoramio.com - Ralf Schmidt/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Surat Thani is a city in Amphoe Mueang Surat Thani, Surat Thani Province, southern Thailand. It lies 651 km south of Bangkok. It is the capital of Surat Thani Province. The city has a population of 130,000, and an area of 68.97 square kilometers. The city's population density is 1,858.47 inhabitants per km². Surat Thani is near the mouth of the Tapi River on the Gulf of Thail...

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Theme Week Mexico - Acapulco on the Pacific

Theme Week Mexico - Acapulco on the Pacific

[caption id="attachment_151249" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Beach Front district © BlackWaterPatrol[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Acapulco is a city, municipality and major sea port in the state of Guerrero on the Pacific coast of Mexico, 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest from Mexico City. Acapulco is located on a deep, semi-circular bay and has been a port since the early colonial period of Mexico's history. It is a port of call for shipping and cruising lines running between Panama and San Francisco, California, United State...

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The Explorers Club

The Explorers Club

[caption id="attachment_23621" align="alignleft" width="590"] Honored Members © explorers.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Explorers Club is an American-based professional society dedicated to scientific exploration of Earth, its oceans, and outer space. Founded in 1904 in New York City, it currently has 30 chapters worldwide. In addition to sponsoring expeditions and lectures, the Explorers Club is known for their adventurous, exotic cuisine served at their banquets. Many of the founders of the Explorers Club had expe...

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Dinan in Brittany

Dinan in Brittany

[caption id="attachment_153754" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chateau de Dinan © Luna04[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in northwestern France. Its geographical setting is exceptional. Instead of nestling on the valley floor like Morlaix, most urban development has been on the hillside, overlooking the river Rance. The area alongside the River Rance is known as the port of Dinan and is connected to the town by the steep streets Rue Jerzual and its continu...

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The barquentine Peacemaker

The barquentine Peacemaker

[caption id="attachment_200623" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Yat12t/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes religious group. Her homeport is Brunswick in Georgia. Peacemaker is used to travel between the communities of the Twelve Tribes while providing an apprenticeship program for their youth in sailing, seamanship, navigation, and boat maintenance. The ship has a United States Coast Guard attraction vessel permit and is available for festivals and dockside ...

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