© RuthAS/cc-by-3.0

Friday, 29 October 2021 - 08:17 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie:

© RuthAS/cc-by-3.0

© RuthAS/cc-by-3.0


Recommended posts:

    None Found

The European Union: Presidency of the Council of the European Union

The European Union: Presidency of the Council of the European Union

[responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The presidency of the Council of the European Union is responsible for the functioning of the Council of the European Union, the upper house of the EU legislature. It rotates among the member states of the EU every six months. The presidency is not an individual, but rather the position is held by a national government. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as the "president of the European Union". The presidency's function is to chair meetings of the Council, determine its agendas, set a work programme and fa...

[ read more ]

Padua in the Veneto region

Padua in the Veneto region

[caption id="attachment_160663" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Prato della Valle, the famous square of Padua © Dan00nad[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Padua (Italian: Padova) is a city and comune in the Veneto, northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Padua and the economic and communications hub of the area. Padua's population is 214,000. The city is sometimes included, with Venice (Italian: Venezia) and Treviso, in the Padua-Treviso-Venice Metropolitan Area, having a population of c. 1,600,000. Padua stands on the Ba...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Netherlands - The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and residence of the royal family

Theme Week Netherlands - The Hague, seat of the Dutch government and residence of the royal family

[caption id="attachment_160456" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Binnenhof at night © Ahmed Elnagar[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hague is the third largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with a population of 485,818 and an area of approximately 100 km². It is located in the west of the Netherlands, in the province of South Holland, of which it is also the provincial capital. The Hague is the centre of a conurbation called Haaglanden (population 1,011,459) and lies at the southwest corner of a larger c...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Tunisia - Tozeur

Theme Week Tunisia - Tozeur

[caption id="attachment_168288" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Star Wars film location © Rais67[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tozeur is an oasis and a city in south west Tunisia. The city is located North West of Chott el-Djerid, in between this Chott and the smaller Chott el-Gharsa. It is the capital of the Tozeur Governorate. It was the site of Ancient city and former bishopric Tusuros, which remains a Latin Catholic titular see. During the Romans and Byzantine empires and in the Vandal kingdom, Tozeur was the site of Tusuros, ...

[ read more ]

Ostrava in the Czech Republic

Ostrava in the Czech Republic

[caption id="attachment_161060" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © Pudelek[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and the second largest urban agglomeration after Prague. Located close to the Polish border, it is also the administrative center of the Moravian-Silesian Region and of the Municipality with Extended Competence. Ostrava was candidate for the title of European Capital of Culture 2015. Ostrava is located at the confluence of the Ostravice, Oder, Lučina and Opav...

[ read more ]

The Pantanal Conservation Area

The Pantanal Conservation Area

[caption id="attachment_23783" align="alignleft" width="590"] © Alicia Yo/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Pantanal is one of the world's largest tropical wetland areas, and is located mostly within the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, but it extends into Mato Grosso and portions of Bolivia and Paraguay. It sprawls over an area estimated at between 140,000 and 195,000 square kilometres (54,000 and 75,000 sq mi). Various subregional ecosystems exist, each with distinct hydrological, geological and ecological char...

[ read more ]

Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod

Dunvegan Castle, seat of the chief of the Clan MacLeod

[caption id="attachment_23575" align="alignleft" width="590"] Dunvegan Castle and Gardens, home to the MacLeod family for over 800 years© Dunvegancastle/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dunvegan Castle is a castle a mile and a half to the north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, situated off the West coast of Scotland. It is the seat of the MacLeod of MacLeod, chief of the Clan MacLeod. Dunvegan Castle is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. A curtain wall was built round the hill in the 13th centur...

[ read more ]

Theme Week French Riviera - Cannes

Theme Week French Riviera - Cannes

[caption id="attachment_151922" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Harbour - Fisher's Wharf © Guy Lebègue[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. It is a Commune of France in the Alpes-Maritimes department. The city is also famous for its various luxury shops, restaurants, and hotels. The area around Cannes has developed into a high-tech cluster. The technopolis of Sophia Antipolis lies in the hills...

[ read more ]

The Lake Baikal in Siberia

The Lake Baikal in Siberia

[caption id="attachment_150965" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunset at Lake Baikal © Emilianka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lake Baikal is a rift lake in the south of the Russian region of Siberia, between the Irkutsk Oblast to the northwest and the Buryat Republic to the southeast. Lake Baikal is the largest (by volume) freshwater lake in the world, containing roughly 20% of the world's unfrozen surface fresh water, and at 1,642 m (5,387 ft), the deepest. It is also among the clearest of all lakes, and thought to...

[ read more ]

Jingdezhen, China's Porcelain Capital

Jingdezhen, China's Porcelain Capital

[caption id="attachment_216475" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Shanghai Museum - Underglaze blue lotus-shaped dish with Sanskrit inscriptions, Jingdezhen ware, Wanli Reign, 1573-1620 © Gerbil/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jingdezhen is a prefecture-level city, in northeastern Jiangxi province, with a total population of 1.7 million (2018), bordering Anhui to the north. It is known as the "Porcelain Capital" because it has been producing Chinese ceramics for at least 1,000 years, and for much of that period Jingdezhen...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top