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[caption id="attachment_153847" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Scarborough Castle © Immanuel Giel[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire in England, within the borough of the same name. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, the modern town lies between 10-230 feet (3-70 m) above sea level, rising steeply northward and westward from the harbour onto limestone cliffs. The older part of the town lies around the harbour and is protected by a rocky headland. It is on...

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Dallas in Texas

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