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The Narrows in New York

[caption id="attachment_214300" align="aligncenter" width="590"] One World Trade Center, Upper New York Bay, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and Staten Island© flickr.com - Anthony Quintano/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Narrows is the tidal strait separating the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City. It connects the Upper New York Bay and Lower New York Bay and forms the principal channel by which the Hudson River empties into the Atlantic Ocean. It has long been considered to be the maritime "gateway" to ...

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The Finnish Lakeland

The Finnish Lakeland

[caption id="attachment_153949" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Finnische Seenplatte / Finnish Lakeland © Maximilian Dörrbecker[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided. The hilly, forest-covered landscape of the lake plateau is dominated by drumlins and by long sinuous eskers. Both are glacial remnants after the continental glaciers that scoured and gouged the country's surface receded about 10,000 years ago...

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Seattle in Washington

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[caption id="attachment_160298" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Downtown Seattle and Space Needle from Queen Anne Hill © Rattlhed[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Seattle is a West Coast inlet seaport city and the seat of King County. With an estimated 663,000 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013 it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States, and remained in the top five in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2...

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the south of France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape in the south of France

[caption id="attachment_160241" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Vineyard and château near Châteauneuf-du-Pape © Vi..Cult...[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. Châteauneuf-du-Pape is firmly entwined with papal history. In 1308, Pope Clement V, former Archbishop of Bordeaux, relocated the papacy to the city of Avignon. Clement V and subsequent "Avignon Popes" were said to be great lovers of wine and di...

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Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

Tartu, the spiritual center of Estonia

[caption id="attachment_160868" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Town Hall Square with fountain The Kissing Students © Alinozka/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Tartu is the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia's political and financial capital Tallinn, Tartu is often considered the intellectual centre of the country, especially since it is home to the nation's oldest and most renowned university, the University of Tartu. Tartu has been an intellectual centre of both Estonia and Baltic countries for several c...

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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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Castle Ward in Northern Ireland

Castle Ward in Northern Ireland

[caption id="attachment_226120" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Palladian facade © Irishdeltaforce/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Castle Ward is an 18th-century National Trust property located near the village of Strangford, in County Down, Northern Ireland, in the townland of the same name. It overlooks Strangford Lough and is 7 miles from Downpatrick and 1.5 miles from Strangford. Castle Ward is open to the public and includes 332 hectares (820 acres) of landscaped gardens, a fortified tower house, Victorian laundry,...

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Theme Week Jordan - Zarqa

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[caption id="attachment_165896" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Zarqa River Valley © defenseimagery.mil - Jim Greenhill[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Zarqa is situated 15 miles (24 km) from Amman, in a northeastern most direction and is the capital of Zarqa Governorate. Its name means "the blue one". Russeifa, the second largest city in the governorate and the fourth largest city in Jordan, is located half way between Zarqa and Amman. Zarqa is Jordan's industrial center. It is home to over 50% of Jordanian factories. The growth of...

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Coburg, values and change

Coburg, values and change

[caption id="attachment_150172" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Veste Coburg © Kerem Ozcan[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Coburg is a town located on the Itz River in Bavaria, Germany. Its 2005 population was 42,015. Long one of the Thuringian states of the Wettin line, it joined with Bavaria by popular vote in 1920. Before 1918, it was the smaller of the two capital cities in the united duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Coburg's Coat of Arms honoring the city's patron Saint Maurice was granted in 1493. [caption id="attachmen...

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Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT)

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[caption id="attachment_151940" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © yacht-transport.com[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) is the world's leading yacht logistics company, and offer hassle-free yacht transport & boat transport to the world’s most desirable cruising grounds. DYT serves its customers with a global network of 10 offices and many highly-qualified representatives. The goal is to help make yacht transport as smooth and simple as possible. With its own fleet of three semi-submersible, dedicated y...

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