Hill of Crosses © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0

Thursday, 23 June 2022 - 03:38 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie:

Hill of Crosses © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hill of Crosses © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-3.0


Recommended posts:

    None Found

Costa Mesa in Orange County

Costa Mesa in Orange County

[caption id="attachment_165541" align="aligncenter" width="590"] South Coast Plaza entrance © Coolcaesar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Costa Mesa is a city in Orange County in California. The population is at 110,000. Since its incorporation in 1953, the city has grown from a semi-rural farming community of 16,840 to a primarily suburban and edge city with an economy based on retail, commerce, and light manufacturing. Costa Mesa is located 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Los Angeles, 88 miles (142 km) north of San Diego ...

[ read more ]

Theme Week Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre

Theme Week Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre

[caption id="attachment_154210" align="aligncenter" width="478"] Cinque Terre map © Krigh[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park (Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre) and is a...

[ read more ]

Aruba in the Southern Caribbean

Aruba in the Southern Caribbean

[caption id="attachment_153717" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palm Beach © Atilin/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Aruba is an island 33 kilometre long (20 mi) located about 1,000 miles (1,600 km) west of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 kilometres (17 mi) north of the coast of Venezuela. Together with Bonaire and Curaçao, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands. Collectively, Aruba and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Netherlands Antilles or the Dutch ...

[ read more ]

The Titisee in the Black Forest

The Titisee in the Black Forest

[caption id="attachment_150951" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ignaz Wiradi/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Titisee is a lake in the southern Black Forest in Baden-Württemberg. It is said it got its name from Roman Emperor Titus. It covers an area of 1.07 km² and has an average depth of 20 m. It owes its creation to the Feldberg glacier, the moraine ploughed up by which in the Pleistocene epoch nowadays forms the lake's shores. The lake's outflow, at 840 m above sea level, is the river Gutach (or as it is c...

[ read more ]

Garden Route in South Africa

Garden Route in South Africa

[caption id="attachment_216510" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Eastern Cape © flickr.com - South African Tourism/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Garden Route is a 300-kilometre (190 mi) stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa which extends from Witsand in the Western Cape to the border of Tsitsikamma Storms River in the Eastern Cape. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous estuaries and lakes dotted along the coast. It includes towns such as Knys...

[ read more ]

Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the popes

Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the popes

[caption id="attachment_160746" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castel Gandolfo © Deblu68[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Castel Gandolfo is a small Italian town or comune in Lazio that occupies a height overlooking Lake Albano about 15 miles south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills. It is best known as the summer residence of the Pope. It is an Italian town with the population of 8834. The town was voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. The resort community includes almost the whole coastline of Lake Albano that is s...

[ read more ]

Damascus, capital of Syria

Damascus, capital of Syria

[caption id="attachment_26726" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Saladin mouselum tomb © flickr.com - Jan Smith/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Damascus is the capital and largest city of Syria. Aleppo comes in second. It is commonly known in Syria as ash-Sham (Arabic: ash-Shām) and nicknamed as the City of Jasmine (Arabic: Madīnat al-Yāsmīn). In addition to being one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Damascus is a major cultural and religious center of the Levant. The city has an estimated popula...

[ read more ]

Medieval city of Orléans on the Loire

Medieval city of Orléans on the Loire

[caption id="attachment_159865" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Jeanne d'Arc monument © Pc fish[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Orléans is a city in north-central France, about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southwest of Paris. It is the capital of the Loiret department and of the Centre region. Orléans is located on the Loire River where the river curves south towards the Massif Central. The city of New Orleans (still called in French La Nouvelle-Orléans), in the United States is named after the commune of Orléans. Orléans is ...

[ read more ]

Cozumel in Mexico

Cozumel in Mexico

[caption id="attachment_209631" align="aligncenter" width="590"] San Miguel de Cozumel © Harpqueen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cozumel is an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the eastern coast of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, opposite Playa del Carmen. It is separated from the mainland by Cozumel Channel and is close to the Yucatán Channel. The municipality is part of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. The economy of Cozumel is based on tourism, with visitors able to benefit from the island's balnearios, scuba divi...

[ read more ]

Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

Hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens

[caption id="attachment_6878" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © grandebretagne.gr[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hotel Grande Bretagne is a luxury city hotel in Greece, one of the most luxurious in southeastern Europe. It is located in central Athens immediately adjacent to Syntagma Square, on the corner of Vasileos Georgiou A' and Panepistimiou Streets, and is now part of the Marriott company. The structure was built in 1842 as a house for Antonis Dimitriou, a wealthy Greek from the island of Limnos, only 12 years afte...

[ read more ]

Return to TopReturn to Top