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Gmunden on Lake Traunsee

Gmunden on Lake Traunsee

[caption id="attachment_161114" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view of Gmunden and Ort Castle © Hannesrb[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gmunden is a town in Upper Austria in the district of Gmunden. It has 13,000 inhabitants. It is much frequented as a health and summer resort, and has a variety of goat, lake, brine, vegetable and pine-cone baths, a hydropathic establishment, inhalation chambers, whey cure, etc. It is also an important centre of the salt industry in Salzkammergut. Gmunden covers an area of 63.49 km...

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Allinge-Sandvig on Bornholm

Allinge-Sandvig on Bornholm

[caption id="attachment_152865" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sandvig © Jens Bludau/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Allinge-Sandvig is a small town on the northern coast of the Baltic island of Bornholm in Denmark. Its population is 1,633. It was part of the former municipality Allinge-Gudhjem. Prior to Allinge and Sandvig becoming urban areas, people in the bronze age lived there and made rock carvings at Madsebakke. Not all carvings of ships, suns, and footprints have survived, however. Late in the 19th cent...

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The museum ship USS Constitution

The museum ship USS Constitution

[caption id="attachment_152363" align="aligncenter" width="590"] USS Constitution sails into Boston Harbor during an underway Battle of Midway commemoration© U.S. Navy - Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn E. Macdonald[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named by President George Washington after the Constitution of the United States of America, she is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat. Launched in 1797, Constitution w...

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Golestan Palace in Tehran

Golestan Palace in Tehran

[caption id="attachment_207999" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Peymanyeganeh/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Golestan Palace is the former royal Qajar complex in Iran's capital city, Tehran. One of the oldest historic monuments in the city of Tehran, and of world heritage status, the Golestan Palace belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran's arg ("citadel"). It consists of gardens, royal buildings, and collections of Iranian crafts and European presents...

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Theme Week South Korea - Suwon

Theme Week South Korea - Suwon

[caption id="attachment_193266" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fortifications of Suwon © flickr.com - Richard Mortel/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Suwon is the capital and largest metropolis of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea's most populous province which surrounds Seoul, the national capital. Suwon lies about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south of Seoul. It is traditionally known as "The City of Filial Piety". With a population close to 1.2 million, it is larger than Ulsan, although it is not governed as a metropolitan city. ...

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Westport on the west coast of Ireland

Westport on the west coast of Ireland

[caption id="attachment_161110" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Westport House from the boating lake © Laurel Lodged[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Westport is a town in County Mayo in Ireland. It is at the south-east corner of Clew Bay, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland. The famous pilgrimage mountain of Croagh Patrick, known locally as "the Reek", lies some 10 km west of the town near the villages of Murrisk and Lecanvey. The mountain offers a striking backdrop to the town. The church on the summit can j...

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Brela on the Makarska Riviera

Brela on the Makarska Riviera

[caption id="attachment_160902" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Nikolaj Potanin/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brela is a municipality in the Split-Dalmatia county of Croatia, population 1,700. The municipality consists of two villages: Brela and Gornja Brela. Village Brela is located on the Adriatic coastline of Dalmatia, about 15 km northwest of Makarska. Brela is a tourist town located between the Biokovo mountain and the Adriatic Sea. It's known as the pearl of Makarska riviera. The pearl of Adr...

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Schönau in the Black Forest, Germany's 'Electricity Rebels'

Schönau in the Black Forest, Germany's 'Electricity Rebels'

[caption id="attachment_161266" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bergkirche - Protestant Church © Taxiarchos228[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schönau im Schwarzwald is a town in the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is situated in the Black Forest, on the river Wiese, 35 kilometres (22 mi) northeast of Basel, Switzerland, and 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of Freiburg. Schwarzwald transliterally is defined as "Black Forest" in German. Germany's reputation for environmental friendliness may have found its...

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The Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Northern England

The Leeds and Liverpool Canal in Northern England

[caption id="attachment_153202" align="aligncenter" width="579"] Canal boats at Appley Bridge © Strider52/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Leeds and Liverpool Canal is a canal in Northern England, linking the cities of Leeds and Liverpool. Over a distance of 127 miles (204 km), it crosses the Pennines, and includes 91 locks on the main line. It has several small branches, and in the early 21st century a new link was constructed into the Liverpool docks system. The Leeds and Liverpool Canal main line is 127 mil...

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Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

[caption id="attachment_151035" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ankify Lodge (Dauphin Bleu) © Rvdb2[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative...

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