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The Old Royal Palace, seat of the Hellenic Parliament

The Old Royal Palace, seat of the Hellenic Parliament

[caption id="attachment_24663" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old Royal Palace © flickr.com - Gerard McGovern/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Old Royal Palace is the former royal palace in Athens. The palace faces onto the Syntagma Square and now houses the Hellenic Parliament. The palace was designed by Friedrich von Gärtner for King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria and was completed in 1843. As it served originally as a palace for the Greek monarchs, it is sometimes still referred to as the "Old Palace". A...

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The steam frigate Jylland

The steam frigate Jylland

[caption id="attachment_152748" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Sebastian Nils/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Jylland is one of the world's largest wooden warships, and is both a screw-propelled steam frigate and a sailship. During the Second War of Schleswig in 1864, it participated in the naval action against the Austrian-Prussian fleet in the Battle of Heligoland on 9 May 1864. Jylland along with the Niels Juel and Heimdall bested two Austrian frigates and 3 small Prussian gun boats, but were unable to mai...

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The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands

[caption id="attachment_150858" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grand Cayman - Goerge Town - Welcome to the Cayman Islands - Owen Roberts International Airport © Lhb1239[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Cayman Islands is a British Overseas Territory and overseas territory of the European Union located in the western Caribbean Sea. The territory comprises the three islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac, located south of Cuba and northwest of Jamaica. The Cayman Islands are considered to be part of the geographic ...

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Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

Theme Week New England - New Hampshire and Maine

[caption id="attachment_165845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] New Hampshire - Berlin © Americanadian 8[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]N E W    H A M P S H I R E New Hampshire is a state in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont to the west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north. New Hampshire is the 5th smallest by land area and the 9th least populous of the 50 United States. Concord i...

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Portrait: The street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director Banksy

Portrait: The street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director Banksy

[caption id="attachment_196105" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dover - Brexit by Banksy © Paul Bissegger/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Banksy is an anonymous England-based street artist, vandal, political activist, and film director. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in a distinctive stenciling technique. His works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world. Banksy's work grew out of the ...

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Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

Theme Week Sicily - Prizzi

[caption id="attachment_153573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © dreamsicilyvillas.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Prizzi is a town and comune of 5,100 inhabitants in the province of Palermo. It is located 84 km (52 mi) south of the city of Palermo at an altitude of 1045 m (3,428 ft) above sea level on a hill in the upper valley of the River Sosio. Prizzi is surrounded by the comuni of Campofelice di Fitalia, Castronovo di Sicilia, Corleone, Lercara Friddi, Palazzo Adriano, and Vicari. Traces have been found of a small ...

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Chicago on Lake Michigan

Chicago on Lake Michigan

[caption id="attachment_201603" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chicago River ferries offer sightseeing tours and water-taxi transportation © flickr.com - John Picken/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994, it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, a...

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Cape Coral on the Gulf of Mexico

Cape Coral on the Gulf of Mexico

[caption id="attachment_162464" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Yacht Club Beach © capecoral.net[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County in Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. Founded in 1957 and developed as a master-planned, pre-platted community, the city grew to a population of 180,000 by the year 2015. Cape Coral is the largest city between Tampa and Miami. It is a principal city in the Cape Coral – Fort Myers, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is known as a "Waterfront Wonderland",...

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Theme Week Ibiza - Ibiza Town

Theme Week Ibiza - Ibiza Town

[caption id="attachment_152177" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Ibiza Town © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ibiza (Catalan: Eivissa), also known as Ibiza Town, is a city and municipality located on the southeast coast of the island of Ibiza. The city, which has a population of 50,000, is the capital and most populous settlement of the island. Although called Ibiza in English and Spanish, the official name is the Catalan Eivissa (as restored in 1986) and its inhabitants call it the Vila d'Ei...

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The hostel Af Chapman

The hostel Af Chapman

[caption id="attachment_151985" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Holger.Ellgaard/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The af Chapman, formerly the Dunboyne (1888–1915) and the G.D. Kennedy (−1923), is a full-rigged steel ship moored on the western shore of the islet Skeppsholmen in central Stockholm, Sweden, now serving as a youth hostel. The ship was constructed by the Whitehaven Shipbuilding Company, located in Whitehaven, Cumberland (present-day Cumbria), and launched in February 1888. It was originally known...

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