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Valletta on Malta

Valletta on Malta

[caption id="attachment_152812" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Grandmaster's Palace © Zairon/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Valletta is the capital of Malta, colloquially known as Il-Belt (English: The City) in Maltese. It is located in the central-eastern portion of the island of Malta, and the historical city has a population of 6,966. Valletta is the second southernmost capital of the EU member states after Nicosia. Valletta contains buildings from the 16th century onwards, built during the rule of the Orde...

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Columbia University in New York City

Columbia University in New York City

[caption id="attachment_220670" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Thinker (Le Penseur) © flickr.com - InSapphoWeTrust/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 as King's College on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning...

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The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution

[caption id="attachment_23984" align="alignleft" width="590"] National Mall with 9 of the 14 Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C.© flickr.com - Smithsonian Institution/Carl Hansen[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Smithsonian Institution, established in 1846 "for the increase and diffusion of knowledge," is a group of museums and research centers administered by the United States government. Originally organized as the "United States National Museum," that name ceased to exist as an administrative entity in 1967. Termed "the nat...

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Leicester at the edge of the English National Forest

Leicester at the edge of the English National Forest

[caption id="attachment_160514" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Leicester Montage © NotFromUtrecht[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands area of England. It is also the county town of Leicestershire. The city lies on the River Soar and at the edge of the National Forest. In 2006, the population of the Leicester unitary authority was estimated at 289,700, the largest in the East Midlands, whilst 441,213 people lived in the wider Leicester Urban Area. Eurostat's Larger Urba...

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Le Lavandou on the Côte d'Azur Varoise

Le Lavandou on the Côte d'Azur Varoise

[caption id="attachment_216782" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Cavaliere Beach © Ladislaus Hoffner/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Le Lavandou (Occitan: Lo Lavandor) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It derives its name either from the flower lavender (lavanda in Provençal) that is prevalent in the area, or more prosaically from the local form of the Occitan name for lavoir, lavandor (for lavador, a public place for washing clothes). The (then)...

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Theme Week Scottish Borders - Melrose

Theme Week Scottish Borders - Melrose

[caption id="attachment_191847" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © geograph.org.uk - Walter Baxter/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Melrose is a small town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders, historically in Roxburghshire. It is in the Eildon committee area. The town's name is recorded in its earliest form as Mailros, 'the bare peninsula' (Old Welsh or Brythonic), referring to the original site of the monastery, recorded by Bede, in a bend of the river Tweed. The original monastery at Melrose is referr...

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Lake Weißensee

Lake Weißensee

[caption id="attachment_153238" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Hans Holz/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Weissensee is a lake in the Austrian state of Carinthia within the Gailtal Alps mountain range. The highest situated Carinthian bathing lake shares its name with the municipality of Weissensee on the northern and southern shore. Due to its steep shore, the eastern part is almost uninhabited, with only a narrow path leading to the eastern end, where the area of the Stockenboi municipality reaches the la...

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Budva in Montenegro

Budva in Montenegro

[caption id="attachment_160836" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Igycg[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Budva is a coastal town in Montenegro. It has around 18,000 inhabitants, and it is the centre of municipality. The coastal area around Budva, called the Budva Riviera, is the centre of Montenegro's tourism, and is well known for its sandy beaches, diverse nightlife, and examples of Mediterranean architecture. Budva is 3,500 years old, which makes it one of the oldest settlements on the Adriatic sea coast. The Old Town in B...

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Baja California in Mexico

Baja California in Mexico

[caption id="attachment_165566" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rosarito Beach © flickr.com - cesar bojorquez/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Baja California (English: Lower California) is a state in Mexico. It is the northernmost and westernmost of the 31 states which, with Mexico City, comprises the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. Before becoming a state in 1953, the area was known as the North Territory of Baja California (El Territorio Norte de Baja California). It comprises the northern half of the Baja California Peni...

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Sylt, the Queen of the North Sea

Sylt, the Queen of the North Sea

[caption id="attachment_152952" align="aligncenter" width="590"] House Kliffende in Kampen © Noop1958[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="Deutsch Female" buttontext="Diesen Beitrag vorlesen"]Sylt has been established as a holiday retreat for the German financial aristocracy during the 70s and 80s, were they created permanent residences or at least bought in on a high scale. Especially in the summer months the A to Z celebrity-density peak, but also outside the main holiday season usually much value is given to the "see and be seen" game. Major events are arising if the island is surrounde...

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