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The winter sports resort Arlberg in Tyrol

The winter sports resort Arlberg in Tyrol

[caption id="attachment_160587" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © skiarlberg.at[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Arlberg is a mountain range or massif between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria. The highest peak is the "Valluga" at 2,811 metres (9,222 ft). The name Arlberg derives from the tradition of the "Arlenburg," who are said to have once established themselves on the Tyrolean side of the Arlberg passes (1,793 m over sea level). Another story derives the name from the "Arlenbushes" that are very numerous here. There is no mountain...

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The "Welcome to Germany" Portal of the Qualified Professionals Initiative

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[caption id="attachment_5818" align="alignleft" width="590" caption="© make-it-in-germany.com"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]"Make it in Germany" shows qualified professionals from other countries the way to Germany – and what makes it worthwhile to live and work here. For the first time, the Internet portal bundles together all the key information about making a career and living in Germany. It tells you which sectors are in search of qualified professionals and what the terms and conditions are of being able to take up employm...

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Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

[caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Burj Khalifa, view from Palace Hotel © Titoni Thomas"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Burj Khalifa's Grand Vision World's tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dyna...

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Schwerin, the city of seven lakes and forests

Schwerin, the city of seven lakes and forests

[caption id="attachment_160184" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Schwerin Castle - Parliament of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern © Kolossos[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Schwerin is the capital and second-largest city of the northern German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The population, as of end of 2007, was 96,000. Schwerin is surrounded by many picturesque lakes. The largest of these lakes, the Schweriner See, has an area of 60 km². In the midst of these lakes there was once an Obotrite settlement (dated back to the 11th century). The...

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Tampere in southwestern Finland

Tampere in southwestern Finland

[caption id="attachment_161086" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Särkänniemi Amusement Park © Visa580/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tampere is a city in southern Finland. It is the most populous inland city in any of the Nordic countries. The city has a population of 217,767, growing to 313 058 people in the urban area and over 340,000 in the metropolitan area. Tampere is second-largest urban area and third most-populous municipality in Finland, after the Greater Helsinki municipalities of Helsinki and Espoo. In 2007, t...

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Theme Week Algarve - Lagos

Theme Week Algarve - Lagos

[caption id="attachment_152701" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Aerial view © Lacobrigo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lagos is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal. The main town of Lagos has a population of approximately 22,000 residents, while the municipality supports a resident population of 31,048 inhabitants. Typically, these numbers increase during the summer months, with the influx of visiting tourists and seasonal residen...

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The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail

[caption id="attachment_148982" align="aligncenter" width="303"] © Appalachian Trail Conservancy[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Each year, the year has come again. One has just completed the plans and preparations for the coming year, but then there are the plans which you can’t squeeze into business plans, budgets or profit expectations. Before Christmas I saw a documentary on television about the Appalachian Trail in America and there was the plan again, "Just get out and find time for yourself for a few months.". Well, between ...

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Westminster Abbey in London

Westminster Abbey in London

[caption id="attachment_183103" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, seen from London Eye © Tebbetts[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic abbey church in the City of Westminster, London, England, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. It is one of the United Kingdom's most notable religious buildings and the traditional place of coronation and burial site for English and, later, British monarchs...

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Fontainebleau Palace and Park

Fontainebleau Palace and Park

[caption id="attachment_159869" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Fontainebleau Palace © Christoph Praxmarer[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Palace of Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometres from the centre of Paris, is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The palace as it is today is the work of many French monarchs, building on an early 16th century structure of Francis I. The building is arranged around a series of courtyards. The city of Fontainebleau has grown up around the remainder of the Forest of Fontainebleau, a forme...

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30 years German unity

30 years German unity

[caption id="attachment_214734" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Tag der Deutschen Einheit Potsdam 2020 © miteinander-brandenburg.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The German Unity Day (German: Tag der Deutschen Einheit) is the National Day of Germany, celebrated on 3 October as a public holiday. It commemorates the anniversary of German reunification in 1990 when the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) were unified, so that for the first time since 1945 there existed a single...

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