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Alexanderplatz in Berlin

Alexanderplatz in Berlin

[caption id="attachment_206548" align="aligncenter" width="590"] World Clock © Diego Delso/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin. The square is named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I and is often referred to simply as Alex, which also denotes the larger neighbourhood stretching from Mollstraße in the northeast to Spandauer Straße and the Rotes Rathaus in the southwest. With more than 360,000 visitors daily, Alexanderpl...

Cape Elizabeth in Maine

Cape Elizabeth in Maine

[caption id="attachment_206014" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Portland Head Lighthouse © Rapidfire/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Elizabeth is a town in Cumberland County, Maine, United States, with a population of around 9,000. The nearest city is Portland. Cape Elizabeth shares a border with South Portland to the north and Scarborough to the west. The town includes two islands. Ram Island is a small and unoccupied island directly adjacent to Ram Island Ledge, home of the recently privatized Ram Island ...

Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

[caption id="attachment_221636" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - lienyuan lee/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sun Moon Lake is a lake in Yuchi Township, Nantou County, Taiwan. It is the largest body of water in Taiwan. The area around the lake is home to the Thao tribe, one of aboriginal tribes of Taiwan. Sun Moon Lake surrounds a tiny island called Lalu. The east side of the lake resembles a sun while the west side resembles a moon, hence the name. Sun Moon Lake is located 748 m (2,454 ft) above sea level...

The Saint Lawrence River

The Saint Lawrence River

[caption id="attachment_151311" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Map of the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River © Kmusser/cc-by-sa-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The St. Lawrence is a large river flowing approximately from southwest to northeast in the middle latitudes of North America, connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean. It is the primary drainage conveyor of the Great Lakes Basin. The river traverses the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and forms part of the international boundary between Ontario and N...

Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Theme Week Dubai - Welcome to Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

[caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="333" caption="Burj Khalifa, view from Palace Hotel © Titoni Thomas"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Burj Khalifa's Grand Vision World's tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dyna...

Beale Street in Memphis

Beale Street in Memphis

[caption id="attachment_215510" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Andreas Faessler/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Beale Street is a street in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km). It is a significant location in the city's history, as well as in the history of blues music. Today, the blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions in Memphis. Festivals and outdoor concerts frequently bring large...

Theme Week Bolivia - El Alto

Theme Week Bolivia - El Alto

[caption id="attachment_183367" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market © Vallendar/IMEGS/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]El Alto is a municipality and the second-largest city in Bolivia, located adjacent to La Paz in Pedro Domingo Murillo Province on the Altiplano highlands. El Alto is today one of Bolivia's fastest-growing urban centers, with a population of 974,754 in 2011. El Alto is the highest major metropolis in the world, with an average elevation of 4,150 m (13,615 ft). The El Alto-La Paz metropolitan area, form...

Cape Cod on the Atlantic

Cape Cod on the Atlantic

[caption id="attachment_152290" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cape Cod © DidiCast/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Cape Cod is a cape jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months. In 1914, the Cape Cod Canal was cut through the base or isthmus of the peninsula, turning nearly all of Cape Cod into what would technically be described as an is...

University of Hamburg

University of Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_210098" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Main building © Merlin Senger/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The University of Hamburg (German: Universität Hamburg, also referred to as UHH) is a university in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded on 28 March 1919 by combining the previous General Lecture System (Allgemeines Vorlesungswesen), the Colonial Institute of Hamburg (Hamburgisches Kolonialinstitut), and the Academic College (Akademisches Gymnasium). The main campus is located in the central distri...

Theme Week Lorraine - Thionville

Theme Week Lorraine - Thionville

[caption id="attachment_154001" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Johnny Chicago/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Thionville is a commune in the Moselle department in Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine in north-eastern France. The city is located on the left bank of the river Moselle, opposite its suburb Yutz. The population of Thionville has increased mainly in the first half of the 20th century due to industrial development of the upper Moselle basin. Thionville was settled as early as the time of the Merovingia...

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