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The Camargue

The Camargue

[caption id="attachment_160463" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Camargue map © ChrisO[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Camargue is the region located south of Arles, France, between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. The eastern arm is called the Grand Rhône; the western one is the Petit Rhône. Administratively it lies within the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, the appropriately named "Mouths of the Rhône", and covers parts of the territory of the communes of Arles - the largest commune in Met...

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The Irish Glenveagh National Park

The Irish Glenveagh National Park

[caption id="attachment_152555" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Glenveagh National Park © flickr.com - Michal Osmenda[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Glenveagh is the second largest national park in Ireland. The park covers 170 square kilometres of hillside above Glenveagh Castle on the shore of Lough Veagh, 20 km from Gweedore in County Donegal. The network of mainly informal gardens displays a multitude of exotic and delicate plants from as far afield as Chile, Madeira and Tasmania, all sheltered by windbreaks of pine trees and or...

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Theme Week Bhutan - Wangdue Phodrang

Theme Week Bhutan - Wangdue Phodrang

[caption id="attachment_221373" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Wangdue Phodrang Dzong under reconstruction in 2019 © Christopher J. Fynn/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Wangdue Phodrang is a town and capital (dzongkhag thromde) of Wangdue Phodrang District in central Bhutan. It is located in Thedtsho Gewog. The town shares its name with the Wangdue Phodrang Dzong built in 1638 that dominates the district. The name is said to have been given by Ngawang Namgyal, the 1st Zhabdrung Rinpoche, who was searching for the best ...

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Fredericia in Jutland

Fredericia in Jutland

[caption id="attachment_152745" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bymuseum (Town Museum) © Anneli Salo[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fredericia is a town located in Fredericia municipality in the eastern part of the Jutland peninsula in Denmark, in a sub-region known locally as Trekanten, or The Triangle. It was founded in 1650 by Frederick III, after whom it was named. The city itself has a population of 39,716 and the Fredericia municipality has a population of 49,849. A fortified encampment was built on a point of land ca...

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Theme Week Marseille - Old Port

Theme Week Marseille - Old Port

[caption id="attachment_207607" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Jean Pascal Hamida/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Old Port of Marseille (Vieux-Port de Marseille) is at the end of the Canebière, the major street of Marseille. It has been the natural harbour of the city since antiquity and is now the main popular place in Marseille. It became mainly pedestrian in 2013. In 600 BC, Greek settlers from Phocaea landed in the Lacydon, a rocky Mediterranean cove, now the site of the Old Port of Marseille. They set up a ...

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Allied Museum in Berlin

Allied Museum in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_192405" align="aligncenter" width="590"] 'The day the wall came down' by Veryl Goodnight © Mutter Erde[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Allied Museum is a museum in Berlin. It documents the political history and the military commitments and roles of the Western Allies (United States, France and Britain) in Germany – particularly Berlin – between 1945 and 1994 and their contribution to liberty in Berlin during the Cold War era. Near the Allied Museum, a sculpture by Veryl Goodnight remembers the joyous e...

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Wholesale Market Munich, the third biggest wholesale market in Europe

Wholesale Market Munich, the third biggest wholesale market in Europe

[caption id="attachment_25845" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Dominik Hundhammer/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Großmarkthalle München (Wholesale Market Munich) is an international wholesale market located in the Munich borough of Sendling. In an area of 310,000 m², 270 importing companies and wholesalers offer 140 different product classes from 83 countries with a sales volume of more than 750 million Euro. Additionally there are 65 horticultural producers, 45 florists and 15 wholesalers of miscellaneous lin...

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Alcochete on Tejo river

Alcochete on Tejo river

[caption id="attachment_151582" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Old part of the city © Joaquim Alves Gaspar/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alcochete is a municipality in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 17,569, in an area of 128.36 km². The municipality is composed of three parishes and is located in Setúbal District. The largest outlet mall in the Iberian Peninsula, Freeport Designer Outlet, is just outside town. Alcochete is known for its bullfighting tradition and its proximity to the longest bridge in...

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The Norwegian Joy

The Norwegian Joy

[caption id="attachment_183093" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Spaceaero2/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Norwegian Joy is a cruise ship for Norwegian Cruise Line, which entered service in April 2017. She was built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg in Germany. Base ports are Shanghai and Tianjin. The ship exclusively serves Japanese ports. The Norwegian Joy is unusual in that it was given a godfather, Chinese singer Wang Leehom, rather than a godmother. The vessel was christened June 27, 2017. It had been reported ...

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Coria in Extremadura

Coria in Extremadura

[caption id="attachment_224670" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plaza de San Pedro © Zarateman/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coria is a Spanish municipality in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, formed by the city of the same name and the towns of Puebla de Argeme and Rincón del Obispo. The whole municipality has 12,500 inhabitants and a population density of 120 inhabitants/km², which makes this city the capital of Vegas de Alagón and the fourth largest city in the province of Cáceres. The largest mun...

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