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Promenade des Anglais in Nice

Promenade des Anglais in Nice

[caption id="attachment_161458" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © W. M. Connolley/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Promenade des Anglais is a celebrated promenade along the Mediterranean. Starting in the second half of the 18th century, the English took to spending the winter in Nice, enjoying the panorama along the coast. In 1820 when a particularly harsh winter up north brought an influx of beggars to Nice, some of the English proposed a useful project for them: the construction of a walkway (chemin de promenade) a...

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Cathedral of Commerce, the Woolworth Building in Manhattan

Cathedral of Commerce, the Woolworth Building in Manhattan

[caption id="attachment_24787" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Woolworth Building seen from the Hudson River © flickr.com - Joe Mabel/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Woolworth Building, at 233 Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, built in 1910, is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the United States. The building opened on April 24, 1913. President Woodrow Wilson turned the lights on by way of a button in Washington, D.C. that evening. More than a century after the start of its construction, it remains, at 241.4 meters...

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Theme Week Japan - Fukuoka

Theme Week Japan - Fukuoka

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Château Lafite Rothschild and Château Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac

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Theme Week Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace

Theme Week Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace

[caption id="attachment_160573" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Manfred Werner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schönbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,400-room Rococo summer residence in Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. The sculpted garden space between the palace and the Sun Fountain is called the Great P...

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World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City

World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City

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Theme Week Algeria - Algiers

Theme Week Algeria - Algiers

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The Las Vegas Strip

The Las Vegas Strip

[caption id="attachment_27884" align="aligncenter" width="568"] 'Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas' sign © Pobrien301[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Las Vegas Strip is a stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard South in Clark County, Nevada, internationally known for its concentration of resort hotels and casinos along its route. The Strip is approximately 4.2 miles (6.8 km) in length, located immediately south of the Las Vegas city limits in the unincorporated towns of Paradise and Winchester (however, the Strip is often referred to as being...

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Ecolution – Sailing with only two crew members

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The music city of Montreux

The music city of Montreux

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