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The Crown Princess

The Crown Princess

[caption id="attachment_225236" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Crown Princess in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk Island © CB2379/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Crown Princess is a Crown-class cruise ship owned and operated by Princess Cruises. Her maiden voyage took place on June 14, 2006, departing Red Hook, Brooklyn (New York) for Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos Islands), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands), and Port Canaveral (Florida). As of 2019, Crown Princess sails in the Caribbean during the Wint...

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Nymphenburg Palace in Munich

Nymphenburg Palace in Munich

[caption id="attachment_169131" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Nymphenburg Palace © Richard Bartz/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Nymphenburg Palace ("Castle of the Nymph"), is a Baroque palace in Munich, Bavaria. The palace was the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach. The palace, together with its park, is now one of the most famous sights of Munich. The baroque facades comprise an overall width of about 700 metres. Some rooms still show their original baroque decorati...

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Theme Week Iceland - Keflavík

Theme Week Iceland - Keflavík

[caption id="attachment_163678" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Keflavík from seaside © Chmee2/Valtameri/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Keflavík (meaning Driftwood Bay) is a town in the Reykjanes region in southwest Iceland. As of 2016, its population when combined with the nearby town Njarðvík, is 15,000. In 1995 it merged with Njarðvík and Hafnir to form a municipality called Reykjanesbær with a population of 15,000. In Iceland, Keflavík was renowned as a rich source of musicians during the 1960s and 70s...

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Market Hall Rotterdam

Market Hall Rotterdam

[caption id="attachment_162865" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Steven Lek/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Market Hall (Dutch: Markthal or Koopboog) is a residential and office building with a market hall underneath, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Besides the large market hall, the complex houses 228 apartments, 4600 m2 retail space, 1600 m2 horeca and an underground 4-storey parking garage with a capacity of 1200+ cars. The Market Hall was de...

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The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan

The Cloisters in Upper Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_165651" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Cloisters © flickr.com - Brian Clift/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Cloisters is a museum in Upper Manhattan, New York City specializing in European medieval architecture, sculpture and decorative arts. Its early collection was built by the American sculptor, art dealer and collector George Grey Barnard, and acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1925. Rockefeller extended the collection and in 1931 purchased land at Washington Heights and contracted...

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Theme Week Monaco - Monaco City

Theme Week Monaco - Monaco City

[caption id="attachment_164147" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Monaco City © Antonu/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Monaco City (French: Monaco-Ville) is the southcentral Ward in the Principality of Monaco. Located on a headland that extends into the Mediterranean Sea, Monaco City is nicknamed The Rock (French: Le Rocher). The name "Monaco City" is misleading, Monaco City is a historical and statistical district, not a city. Monaco City is one of the four traditional quarters (French: quartiers) of Monaco, the others a...

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Classic Remise Berlin and Düsseldorf

Classic Remise Berlin and Düsseldorf

[caption id="attachment_203330" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Classic Remise Berlin © Sieben7/cc-by-sa-2.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Classic Remise is the name of a business model (service centers around the topics motorcycle and automobile with specialization in the field of classic, vintage and collectible vehicles). There are two Classic Remises in Berlin and Düsseldorf. Both service centers are located in listed buildings with an industrial-traffic background. The Classic Remise Berlin is located in the Wiebe...

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Saint Michael's Mount in France

Saint Michael's Mount in France

[caption id="attachment_150164" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Benh LIEU SONG[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Mont Saint-Michel (English: Saint Michael's Mount) is a rocky tidal island and a commune in Normandy, France. It is located approximately one kilometre (just over half a mile) off the country's north coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island is 41. The wealth and influence of the abbey extended to many daughter foundations, including St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. Howe...

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Theme Week Normandy

Theme Week Normandy

[caption id="attachment_152717" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Deauville © Viault/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Normandy is a geographical region of France corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. The continental territory covers 30,627 km² and forms the preponderant part of Normandy and roughly 5% of the territory of France. It is divided for administrative purposes into two regions: Lower Normandy and Upper Normandy. The population of Normandy is around 3.45 million. The continental population of 3.26 millio...

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Theme Week New Caledonia - Koné

Theme Week New Caledonia - Koné

[caption id="attachment_150832" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cultural Center © Torbenbrinker/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Koné is a commune in the North Province. Koné is the provincial seat of the North Province. Besides Koné as the largest district are Koniambo and Tiaoué as the smallest settlements of the municipality. Ten different tribes live in the municipality of Koné. Koné is due to the humid west coast of the largest island of New Caledonia Grande Terre and also includes Île Pingiane an off the coa...

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