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Theme Week San Francisco - Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay

Theme Week San Francisco - Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay

[caption id="attachment_165546" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © BLuP1/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) offshore from San Francisco. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of Native Americans from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activ...

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The Underground City of Montreal

The Underground City of Montreal

[caption id="attachment_7174" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Complexe Les Ailes © Oleksandr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Montreal's Underground City (officially RÉSO or La Ville Souterraine) is the set of interconnected complexes (both above and below ground) in and around Downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is also known as the indoor city (ville intérieure), and is one of the largest underground complexes in the world. Not all portions of the indoor city (ville intérieure) are underground. The connections are cons...

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Trondheim in Norway

Trondheim in Norway

[caption id="attachment_152768" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Overview of Trondheim © Åge Hojem/Trondheim Havn[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Trondheim, historically, Nidaros and Trondhjem, is a city and municipality in Sør-Trøndelag, Norway. With a population of 171,000, it is the third most populated municipality and fourth most populated city in the country. It is the country seat of Sør-Trøndelag. Trondheim lies on the south shore of the Trondheimsfjord at the mouth of the river Nidelva. The city is dominated by the Norw...

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Bimini in the Bahamas

Bimini in the Bahamas

[caption id="attachment_201406" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Alice Town - Bimini Craft Centre © flickr.com - Pietro/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas and comprises a chain of islands located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) due east of Miami. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States and approximately 210 km (130 mi) west-northwest of Nassau. The population is 1,988 as of the 2010 census. Bimini has three islands, North Bimini, South Bi...

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The sail training ship USCGC Eagle

The sail training ship USCGC Eagle

[caption id="attachment_151661" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © USCG - Brown, Telfair H. PA1[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The USCGC Eagle is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. She is the seventh U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792. Each summer, Eagle conducts cruises with cadets from her homeport at the United States Coast Guard Academy in...

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The Mediterranean island of Capri

The Mediterranean island of Capri

[caption id="attachment_153532" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Capri Harbour © Sean William[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Capri is an Italian island in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrentine Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. It has been a resort since the time of the Roman Republic. Features of the island are the Marina Piccola (the little harbour), the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas, the limestone crags called sea stac...

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Theme Week Ireland - Castlebar

Theme Week Ireland - Castlebar

[caption id="attachment_171147" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Linenhall Street © flickr.com - Rambling Traveler/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Castlebar (Irish: Caisleán an Bharraigh, meaning "Barry's Castle") is the county town of County Mayo. It is the largest town in County Mayo. The town is linked by railway to Dublin, Westport and Ballina. The main route by road is the N5. Its economy is primarily service-based. Castlebar is traditionally a market town, and it is still a major destination for shoppers from all ...

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Theme Week Paraguay - Villarrica

Theme Week Paraguay - Villarrica

[caption id="attachment_184052" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cordillera de Yvytyrusu © Ricardogomezize/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, its formal name, is a city located in the middle of the Oriental Region of the Paraguayan territory, it is the capital of the Guairá Department. It was founded by the Spanish Captain Ruy Diaz de Melgarejo on May 14, 1570 in the old Guaira, today in Brazilian territory. Villarrica has many places that honor the Paraguayan culture, such as the monument t...

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Opole, the historical capital of Upper Silesia

Opole, the historical capital of Upper Silesia

[caption id="attachment_154206" align="aligncenter" width="590"] North part of Opole's centre © Kaww[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Opole is a city in southern Poland on the Oder River (Odra). It has a population of 126,000 and is the capital of the Upper Silesia, Opole Voivodeship and, also the seat of Opole County. Opole hosts the annual National Festival of Polish Song. The city is also known for its 10th century Church of St. Adalbert and the 14th century Church of the Holy Cross. Alongside German and Polish, many citize...

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Theme Week Apulia - Brindisi

Theme Week Apulia - Brindisi

[caption id="attachment_203918" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Kitesurfing at Torre Canne © Giorgio Galeotti/cc-by-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brindisi is a city in the region of Apulia in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Brindisi, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. Historically, the city has played an important role in trade and culture, due to its strategic position on the Italian Peninsula and its natural port on the Adriatic Sea. The city remains a major port for trade with Greece and the Middle East. Its i...

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