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Salzburg, the festival city

Salzburg, the festival city

[caption id="attachment_146433" align="aligncenter" width="590"] City Centre Salzburger © Thomas Pintaric[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salzburg, with nearly 150,000 inhabitants, is the fourth largest city in Austria. It is also the capital of the province Salzburg. Since 1996, the old part of the town is on the UNESCO world cultural heritage list. Today Salzburg is a major exhibition and convention destination with many trade and service companies and a powerful tourist industry. In addition, the city is internationally significan...

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Legoland® Florida announces opening date

Legoland® Florida announces opening date

[caption id="attachment_146279" align="aligncenter" width="300"] © Lego Group - Merlin Entertainment[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Inspired by America’s love affair with all things LEGO®, the new 150-acre theme park will cater to kids ages 2 to 12 with more than 50 "pink-knuckle" rides – from roller coasters to race cars – as well as family focused shows and attractions. Park officials disclosed the date, a closely guarded secret since the park broke ground last year, to help families already planning vacations in th...

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Brighton Beach in New York City

Brighton Beach in New York City

[caption id="attachment_169393" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Brighton Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, along the Coney Island peninsula, connected via Coney Island Avenue. The Brighton Beach and Coney Island area, combined, has more than 150,000 residents. Brighton Beach is bounded by Coney Island proper at Ocean Parkway to the west, Manhattan Beach at Corbin Place to the east, Sheepshead Bay at the Bel...

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Theme Week Paraguay - Villarrica

Theme Week Paraguay - Villarrica

[caption id="attachment_184052" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cordillera de Yvytyrusu © Ricardogomezize/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Villarrica del Espíritu Santo, its formal name, is a city located in the middle of the Oriental Region of the Paraguayan territory, it is the capital of the Guairá Department. It was founded by the Spanish Captain Ruy Diaz de Melgarejo on May 14, 1570 in the old Guaira, today in Brazilian territory. Villarrica has many places that honor the Paraguayan culture, such as the monument t...

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Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap" at the St. Martin’s Theatre

Agatha Christie's

[caption id="attachment_163583" align="aligncenter" width="590"] St Martin's Theatre © flickr.com - Lisa/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has by far the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. The play is known for its twist ending, which the audience are traditionally asked not to reveal after...

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Gorky Park in Moscow

Gorky Park in Moscow

[caption id="attachment_209905" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Gorky Park main portal © A.Savin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure is a central park in Moscow, named after Maxim Gorky in 1932. In August 2018, the Park's 90th anniversary was celebrated. Gorky Park, located at Krymsky Val and situated just across the Moskva River from Park Kultury Metro station, opened in 1928. The park followed the plan of Konstantin Melnikov, a widely known Soviet avant-garde and constructivist architect, and ...

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Beijing Daxing International Airport

Beijing Daxing International Airport

[caption id="attachment_210314" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Model of Beijing Daxing International Airport at the Five-Year Achievements Exhibition © N509FZ/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beijing Daxing International Airport, located on the border of Beijing and Langfang, Hebei Province, is Beijing's second international airport. The name of the airport was announced on September 14, 2018. It has been nicknamed "starfish". The terminal building is one of the largest single-structure airport terminals in the world, w...

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Island of Gozo in Malta

Island of Gozo in Malta

[caption id="attachment_165397" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © ZiYouXunLu/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Gozo is an island of the Maltese archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is part of Malta. After the island of Malta itself, it is the second-largest island in the archipelago. The island capital is Victoria with a population of 7,000. Compared to its southeastern neighbour, Gozo is more rural and known for its scenic hills, which are featured on its coat of arms. The island of Gozo has long been associa...

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Theme Week Tel Aviv - The White City

Theme Week Tel Aviv - The White City

[caption id="attachment_25100" align="aligncenter" width="590"] White City sign © Ori~[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The White City refers to a collection of previously over 4,000 Bauhaus or International style buildings built in Tel Aviv from the 1930s by German Jewish architects who immigrated to the British Mandate of Palestine after the rise of the Nazis (Transfer Agreement/Haavara Agreement). Tel Aviv houses the largest ensemble of Bauhaus-style buildings in the world. Preservation, documentation, and exhibitions have brought ...

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Dallas in Texas

Dallas in Texas

[caption id="attachment_192310" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Southfork Ranch © Sf46[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dallas is a city in Texas. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city's population ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. The city's prominence arose from its historical importance as a center for the oil and cotton industries, and its position along numerous railroad lines. T...

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