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Theme Week East Anglia - King’s Lynn

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[caption id="attachment_151520" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Custom House © Alienturnedhuman[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]King's Lynn is a sea port and market town in the ceremonial county of Norfolk in the East of England. It is situated 97 miles (156 km) north of London and 44 miles (71 km) west of Norwich. The population of the town is 42,800. The town has two theatres, museums and other cultural and sporting venues. There are three secondary schools and one college. The service sector, information and communication technol...

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Palermo on Sicily

Palermo on Sicily

[caption id="attachment_150167" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Collage Palermo © DanieleDF1995[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Palermo is a historic city in Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The ...

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The international maritime city of Southampton

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[caption id="attachment_151007" align="aligncenter" width="590"] RMS Queen Mary 2 in the Southampton Dock © Sassan[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Southampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England, and is situated 120 kilometres (75 mi) south-west of London and 30 kilometres (19 mi) north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen, with the Rive...

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The Spanish enclave of Melilla

The Spanish enclave of Melilla

[caption id="attachment_153502" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - TonioMora[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Melilla is a 12.3 square kilometres (4.7 sq mi) autonomous city of Spain and an exclave on the north coast of Morocco. Melilla, along with the Spanish exclave Ceuta, is one of the two Spanish territories located in mainland Africa. It was regarded as a part of Málaga province prior to 14 March 1995, when the city's Statute of Autonomy was passed. Melilla (like Ceuta) was a free port before Spain joined the Europe...

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Marsa Alam on the Red Sea

Marsa Alam on the Red Sea

[caption id="attachment_153538" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunrise © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Marsa Alam is a town in south-eastern Egypt, located on the western shore of the Red Sea. It is currently seeing fast increasing popularity as a tourist destination and development following the opening of Marsa Alam International Airport in 2001. Among the most famous beaches around Marsa Alam is the Abu Dabab beach. In Abu Dabab, turtles are a common sight and it is nearly guaranteed that when d...

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Cape Elizabeth in Maine

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[caption id="attachment_206014" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Portland Head Lighthouse © Rapidfire/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, with a population of around 9,000. The nearest city is Portland. Cape Elizabeth shares a border with South Portland to the north and Scarborough to the west. The town includes two islands. Ram Island is a small and unoccupied island directly adjacent to Ram Island Ledge, home of the recently privatized Ram Island ...

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Portrait: Vincent van Gogh, founder of modern art

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The Norwegian Joy

The Norwegian Joy

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