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Theme Week Taiwan - Taichung

Theme Week Taiwan - Taichung

[caption id="attachment_191998" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Night Market © AngMoKio/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Taichung, officially known as Taichung City, is a special municipality located in central Taiwan. Taichung has a population of approximately 2.8 million people and is Taiwan's second most populous city since July 2017. It serves as the core of the Taichung–Changhua metropolitan area, which is the second largest metropolitan area of Taiwan. The current city was formed when Taichung County merged with ...

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Theme Week Turkish Riviera - Bodrum on the Gulf of Gökova

Theme Week Turkish Riviera - Bodrum on the Gulf of Gökova

[caption id="attachment_152796" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castle of St. Peter in Bodrum © flickr.com - Robin & Bazylek/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. it has a population of 36,000 inhabitants. It is located on the southern coast of Bodrum Peninsula, at a point that checks the entry into the Gulf of Gökova, and is also the center of the eponymous district. The city was called Halicarnassus of Caria in ancient times ...

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New Town Hall in Hanover

New Town Hall in Hanover

[caption id="attachment_219644" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Michael Wilkens[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The New Town Hall (German: Neues Rathaus) in Hanover, Germany, is a city hall and was opened on July 20, 1913, after having been under construction for 12 years. It is a magnificent, castle-like building of the era of Wilhelm II in eclectic style at the southern edge of the inner city (outside of the historic city centre of Hanover). The building is embedded in the 10-hectare (25-acre) Maschpark. The Old Town Hall is no ...

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Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne

Hotel Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne

[caption id="attachment_205898" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Michelle Walz Eriksson/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Beau-Rivage Palace is a historical luxury five-star hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is located in Ouchy, on the shores of Lake Léman. The hotel opened in 1861 and the current main building was constructed in Art Nouveau and neo-baroque style in 1908. It is registered in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance. The Beau-Rivage Palace is owned by ...

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The North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven

The North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven

[caption id="attachment_160525" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © cuxhaven.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 km (east-west) by 7 km (north-south). Especially its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents. Cuxhaven is home to an important fisherman's wharf a...

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Stanley Park in Vancouver

Stanley Park in Vancouver

[caption id="attachment_165731" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Vancouver Rowing Club © Daderot[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Stanley Park is a 405-hectare (1,001-acre) public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in Canada and is almost entirely surrounded by waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay. The park has a long history and was one of the first areas to be explored in the city. The land was originally used by indigenous peoples for thousands of years before British Columbia was colonized by the British during th...

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Gifhorn, the goat city

Gifhorn, the goat city

[caption id="attachment_160510" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Goat Memorial © Thomas Hermes[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="Deutsch Female" buttontext="Diesen Beitrag vorlesen"]Gifhorn is a town and capital of the district Gifhorn, in Lower Saxony. It is situated at the confluence of the River Ise and River Aller, near the cities of Hanover, Celle, and Wolfsburg. Gifhorn is home to the International Wind- and Watermill Museum which contains a comprehensive collection and working replicas of the world's most common windmills. Gifhorn was first mentioned in 1196, when it was ...

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The Lusatian Lake District

The Lusatian Lake District

[caption id="attachment_159841" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Lusatian Lake District map © Maximilian Dörrbecker/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Lusatian Lake Distric is a chain of artificial lakes in Germany, situated across the north-eastern part of Saxony and the southern part of Brandenburg. Through flooding as a part of an extensive regeneration programme, several decommissioned lignite opencast mines are in process to be transformed to Europe's largest artificial lake district by 2018. Since the end...

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Theme Week Apulia - Foggia

Theme Week Apulia - Foggia

[caption id="attachment_203957" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Villa Comunale © Ettore Timi/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Foggia is a city and comune of Apulia, in Southern Italy, capital of the province of Foggia. The population is at 151.000. Foggia is the main city of a plain called Tavoliere, also known as the "granary of Italy". It is a communication and industrial center and the main wheat market of Southern Italy. Foggia is famous for its watermelons and tomatoes. Although less important than once before, the agr...

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Portrait: James Lewis Kraft, founder of the world's third largest food company

Portrait: James Lewis Kraft, founder of the world's third largest food company

[caption id="attachment_164466" align="aligncenter" width="294"] James Lewis Kraft © culturecheesemag.com - Echtner[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]James Lewis Kraft was a Canadian-American entrepreneur and inventor. Kraft was the first to patent processed cheese. Kraft was born near Stevensville, Ontario, Canada to parents Minerva Alice née Tripp and George Franklin Krafft, a farmer. He was of German origin. The Kraft family farm (at Bowen Road at Winger Road) still exists as the area has remained agricultural. Kraft was educated i...

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