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Saint-Pierre-la-Mer on the Mediterranean Sea

Saint-Pierre-la-Mer on the Mediterranean Sea

[caption id="attachment_209594" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Tournasol7/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]A seaside village ideal for a family holiday: Saint-Pierre-la-Mer. Above all, there are beautiful, wild landscapes, an ideal place for outdoor sports and gliding activities. And not forgetting the wines of La Clape. Restaurants and cafes by the sea contribute to the great atmosphere, not to mention the famous open-air market. The beautiful seaside resort of Saint-Pierre invites you to sunbathe. Just enjoy...

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The Gasometer in Vienna

The Gasometer in Vienna

[caption id="attachment_6335" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gasometer Vienna © Andreas Poeschek - www.wiener-gasometer.at / CC-BY-SA-2.0-at[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Gasometers in Vienna are four former gas tanks, each of 90,000 m³ storage capacity, built as part of the Vienna municipal gas works Gaswerk Simmering in 1896–1899. They are located in the 11th district, Simmering. They were used from 1899 to 1984 as gas storage tanks. After the changeover from town gas to natural gas between 1969 and 1978, they were no lo...

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Gliwice in Silesia

Gliwice in Silesia

[caption id="attachment_153376" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Castle Museum at night © Jan Mehlich/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gliwice is a city in Upper Silesia, southern Poland, near Katowice. Gliwice is the west district of the Silesian Metropolis – a metropolis with a population of 2 million. The city is located in the Silesian Highlands, on the Kłodnica river (a tributary of the Oder). Situated in the Silesian Voivodeship since its formation in 1999, Gliwice was previously in Katowice Voivodeship. ...

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Durban in South Africa

Durban in South Africa

[caption id="attachment_153871" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Durban Waterfront © Simisa/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Durban is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It forms part of the eThekwini metropolitan municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa and Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city's warm subtropical climate and ...

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The Freedom of the Seas

The Freedom of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_151701" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Freedom of the Seas on the maiden voyage © Andres Manuel Rodriguez[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]MS Freedom of the Seas is a cruise ship operated by Royal Caribbean International. It is the namesake of Royal Caribbean's Freedom class, and can accommodate 3,634 passengers and 1,300 crew on fifteen passenger decks. Freedom of the Seas was the largest passenger ship ever built from 2006 until construction of the Royal Caribbean International's Oasis-class ships in late 2...

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Novi Sad in Serbia

Novi Sad in Serbia

[caption id="attachment_160890" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Dunavska street © Micki/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Novi Sad is the second largest city in Serbia, the administrative seat of the province of Vojvodina and of the South Bačka District. It is located in the southern part of Pannonian Plain, on the border of the Bačka and Syrmia regions, on the banks of the Danube river, facing the northern slopes of Fruška Gora mountain. According to the 2011 census, the city has a population of 232,000, while...

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Theme Week Iceland - Sauðárkrókur

Theme Week Iceland - Sauðárkrókur

[caption id="attachment_163666" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Steinib68/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sauðárkrókur is a town in Skagafjörður in northern Iceland and a part of the municipality of Skagafjörður. Sauðárkrókur is the largest town in Northwest Iceland and the second-largest town on the north coast of Iceland, with a population of 2,600. It is the centre for commerce and services in the district, and an important link in Iceland's food production. The population of Sauðárkrókur has grown ste...

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Theme Week Monaco - Fontvieille

Theme Week Monaco - Fontvieille

[caption id="attachment_164122" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Port of Fontvieille © Georges Jansoone/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fontvieille is the southernmost ward in the Principality of Monaco. It was developed by an Italian architect, Manfredi Nicoletti, between the 1970s and the 1990s. In contrast to the other city districts Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo and La Condamine, Fontvieille was constructed, after Italian engineer Gianfranco Gilardini's design, almost entirely on artificially reclaimed land and thus represe...

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The HafenCity in Hamburg

The HafenCity in Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_6145" align="aligncenter" width="590"] HafenCity model © MissyWegner - CC-BY-SA-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]HafenCity is a quarter in the district of Hamburg-Mitte in Hamburg. It is located on the Elbe river island that was formerly called Kehrwieder and Wandrahm. HafenCity Hamburg is a project of city-planning where the old port warehouses of Hamburg are being replaced with offices, hotels, shops, official buildings, and residential areas. The project is the largest rebuilding project in Europ...

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Theme Week Uruguay

Theme Week Uruguay

[caption id="attachment_184137" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Punta del Este © Roberto Tietzmann/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a state in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata (River of Silver) to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and ...

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