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The Quantum of the Seas

The Quantum of the Seas

[caption id="attachment_151667" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © royalcaribbean.de[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Quantum class is an upcoming class of cruise ships from Royal Caribbean International. On February 11, 2011, Royal Caribbean announced that they had ordered the first of a new class of ships from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg scheduled to be delivered by Fall 2014. At the time, the project was code-named "Project Sunshine". The Quantum-class ships will surpass the earlier Freedom-class ships by over 14,000 GT, ...

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Norfolk in Virginia

Norfolk in Virginia

[caption id="attachment_201350" align="aligncenter" width="590"] USS George Washington in Norfolk Naval Station © U.S. Navy - Mate 3rd Class Summer M. Anderson[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Norfolk is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States. In 2017, the population was estimated to be 244,703 making it the second-most populous city in Virginia after neighboring Virginia Beach. Norfolk is located at the core of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, named for the large natural harbor of the same name l...

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Downing Street in Westminster

Downing Street in Westminster

[caption id="attachment_163132" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Drow male/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Downing Street in London has for more than three hundred years housed the official residences of two of the most senior British Cabinet ministers: the First Lord of the Treasury, an office now synonymous with that of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister's official residence is 10 Downing Street; the Chancell...

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Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

Edinburgh - Books, beer and cookies

[caption id="attachment_152534" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Hopetoun House © George Gastin[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University ...

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Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Sylt

Theme Week North Frisian Islands - Sylt

[caption id="attachment_152900" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Robby Naish during the Surf World Cup Sylt © Hoch Zwei[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sylt is the northernmost island of Germany, known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach. It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides. Since 1927, Sylt has been connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgd...

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Theme Week Cyprus - Paralimni

Theme Week Cyprus - Paralimni

[caption id="attachment_150995" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Protaras Beach © AyianapaProtaras/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Paralimni is a town situated in the southeast of Cyprus, slightly inland, within the Famagusta District. Since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus, it has increased in size and status, due to the migration of many refugees fleeing from the north. Many of the people who work in the tourist industry of Protaras and Ayia Napa live in Paralimni, which is now the temporary administrative centre of...

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Design Museum London

Design Museum London

[caption id="attachment_165030" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © designmuseum.org[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Design Museum is a museum founded in 1989, originally located by the River Thames near Tower Bridge in London, and later relocated to Kensington. The museum covers product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural design. The museum operates as a registered charity, and all funds generated by ticket sales aid the museum in curating new exhibitions. Entrance is expected to be free to the museum’s permanent co...

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Osnabrück, the City of Peace

Osnabrück, the City of Peace

[caption id="attachment_161106" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Heger Gate © Quasitim/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hanover. It lies in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest. Its population is at 165,000, making it the third-largest city in Lower Saxony, after Hanover and Brunswick. Between 1561 and 1639 was a time of social unrest and tensions beca...

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The Olympic Park in Munich

The Olympic Park in Munich

[caption id="attachment_169216" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Olympic Park Munich © Tobi 87/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Olympiapark München (English: Olympic Park Munich) in Munich is an Olympic Park which was constructed for the 1972 Summer Olympics. Located in the Oberwiesenfeld neighborhood of Munich, the Park continues to serve as a venue for cultural, social, and religious events such as events of worship. The Park is administered by Olympiapark München GmbH, a holding company fully owned by the state c...

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Liberty Island

Liberty Island

[caption id="attachment_24483" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Statue of Liberty © flickr.com - Koshy Koshy/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Liberty Island is a small uninhabited island in New York Harbor in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. Though so called since the start of the 20th century, the name did not become official until 1956. In 1937, by proclamation 2250, President Franklin D. Roosevelt expanded the Statue of Liberty National Monument to include all of Bedloe's Island, and...

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