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Theme Week New York City - National September 11 Memorial and Museum

Theme Week New York City - National September 11 Memorial and Museum

[caption id="attachment_26620" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Cadiomals/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is the principal memorial and museum, respectively, commemorating the September 11 attacks of 2001 (which killed 2,977 people) and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 (which killed six). The memorial is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers (which were destroyed during the attacks). It is operated by a non-profit corporation, he...

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The Eden Project in Cornwall

The Eden Project in Cornwall

[caption id="attachment_24994" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Eden Project gardens and Humid Tropical Biome © geograph.org.uk - David Dixon/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 1.25 mi (2 kilometres) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell. The complex is dominated by two h...

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The three-masted Thor Heyerdahl

The three-masted Thor Heyerdahl

[caption id="attachment_152649" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Thor Heyerdahl in Kiel © VollwertBIT/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Thor Heyerdahl , originally named Tinka, later Marga Henning, Silke, and Minnow, was built as a freight carrying motor ship with auxiliary sails at the shipyard Smit & Zoon in Westerbroek, Netherlands, in 1930. Her original homeport being Hamburg, she was used for the next 50 years as a freighter. Eventually sailing unter the flag of Panama as Minnow and then awaiting further use i...

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Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims

Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Reims

[caption id="attachment_213720" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © G.Garitan/MathKnight/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Notre-Dame de Reims (meaning "Our Lady of Reims"), sometimes known in English as Rheims Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in the French city of the same name. The cathedral was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is famous for being the traditional location for the coronation of the kings of France. The cathedral church is thought to have been founded by Bishop Saint Nicasius in the early 5th centur...

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Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen

[caption id="attachment_159777" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall, St. Peter's Cathedral and Parliament © Klaus Grünberg[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in northwestern Germany. A commercial and industrial city with a major port on the river Weser, Bremen is part of the Bremen-Oldenburg metropolitan area (2.4 million people). Bremen is the second most populous city in North Germany and tenth in Germany. Bremen is some 60 km (37 mi) south from the Weser mouth on the North S...

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Çankaya in Ankara

Çankaya in Ankara

[caption id="attachment_162540" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bağcılar © Reality/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Çankaya is the central metropolitan district of the city of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, and an administrative district of Ankara Province. The population of the urban center is at 900,000 which swells up to 2 million or more people during the day. The district covers an area of 268 km2 (103 sq mi), and the urban center lies at an average elevation of 986 m (3,235 ft). The President of Turkey resides h...

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Theme Week Moscow - The House on the Embankment

Theme Week Moscow - The House on the Embankment

[caption id="attachment_154142" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Moscow river with House on the Embankment and Kremlin in the background © flickr.com - longmandancer@btopenworld.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"] The House on the Embankment (Russian: Дом на набережной) is a block-wide apartment house in downtown Moscow, Russia. It faces Bersenevskaya Embankment on one side and Serafimovicha Street on the other side. It was completed in 1931 as the Government Building, a residence of Soviet elite. It was designed by ...

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Zapallar in Chile

Zapallar in Chile

[caption id="attachment_217716" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - Colin W/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zapallar is a Chilean town and commune located in the Petorca Province, Valparaíso Region. The commune spans an area of 288.0 km² (111 sq mi). Zapallar is located two hours northwest of Santiago and seventy minutes north of greater Valparaíso and Viña del Mar. Zapallar is a quaint and elegant seaside resort town, which has played a significant role as a playground for Chile's economic and...

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Pozzuoli on the Gulf of Naples

Pozzuoli on the Gulf of Naples

[caption id="attachment_216554" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - Patrick Nouhailler's…/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Pozzuoli is a city and comune of the Metropolitan City of Naples, in the Italian region of Campania. It is the main city of the Phlegrean Peninsula. Since 1946 the town has been the home of the Accademia Aeronautica, the Italian Air Force Academy, which was first situated on the island of Nisida, then from 1962 on a purpose-built hilltop campus overlooking the bay. Pozzuoli be...

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Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay

Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay

[caption id="attachment_152330" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Angel Island © picasaweb.google.com - Mirjam Hart/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay that offers expansive views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais. The entire island is included within Angel Island State Park and is administered by California State Parks. The island, a California Historical Landmark, has been used for a variety of purposes, including military fort...

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