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Großburgwedel in Lower Saxony

Großburgwedel in Lower Saxony

[caption id="attachment_161178" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Half-timbered house from 1570 © Losch[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Großburgwedel is a village northeast of Hanover and is the administrative centre of the town of Burgwedel. Großburgwedel is home to the town hall of Burgwedel and other town institutions such as the library, a hospital for the region of Hanover. It also has a grammar school, secondary school, secondary modern school and special needs school, as well as a builder's yard and open air swimming ...

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Salem Castle School

Salem Castle School

[caption id="attachment_24559" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Schloss Salem © F. Bucher/cc-by-sa-2.0-de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Salem Castle School is a boarding school with campuses in Hohenfels, Salem and Überlingen in Baden-Württemberg in Southern Germany. It is considered one of the most elite schools in Europe. The school was established by the educator Kurt Hahn with support of Prince Maximilian of Baden in 1920 and from the beginning accepted girls and boys. Under the Nazi regime Hahn (who was Jewish) was f...

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Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

[caption id="attachment_163015" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Argenberg/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a major library and cultural center located on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is both a commemoration of the Library of Alexandria that was lost in antiquity, and an attempt to rekindle something of the brilliance that this earlier center of study and erudition represented. The idea of reviving the old library dates back to 1974, w...

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Theme Week Iran - Birjand

Theme Week Iran - Birjand

[caption id="attachment_162647" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © صادق1605413/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Birjand is the east Iranian provincial capital of South Khorasan and the centre of the county Birjand resp. Quhestan, known for its saffron, barberry, rug and handmade carpet exports. The city of Birjand has a population of 180,000 people. Being close to the Afghanistan border, Birjand is located on the "Silk Road" of opium smuggled from Afghanistan on the way to Europe (also dubbed the "opium crescent"). ...

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NASA and ESA

NASA and ESA

NASA [caption id="attachment_27297" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © nasa.gov[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is the United States government agency responsible for the civilian space program as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. President Dwight D. Eisenhower established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in 1958 with a distinctly civilian (rather than military) orientation encouraging peaceful applications in space science. The National Aeron...

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Bodrum on the Gulf of Gökova

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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Theme Week Ulster - Omagh

Theme Week Ulster - Omagh

[caption id="attachment_153146" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Ardfern/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Omagh (Irish: an Ómaigh, meaning "the virgin plain") is the county town of County Tyrone. It is situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. The district, which is the largest in the county, has a population of 51,000. Omagh also contains the headquarters of Omagh District Council and the Western Education and Library Board. Omagh is the main retail centre for Tyrone, as well as the West ...

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The museums island Ellis Island

The museums island Ellis Island

[caption id="attachment_24434" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Ellis Island, as seen from Liberty Island © Daniel Schwen/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Ellis Island, in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1934. Before that, the much smaller original island was the site of Fort Gibson and later a naval magazine. The island was ma...

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