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Kyzyl, capital of the Tuva Republic

Kyzyl, capital of the Tuva Republic

[caption id="attachment_27127" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The Center of Asia monument © Dr.A.Hugentobler/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Kyzyl is the capital city of the Tuva Republic in southern Siberia. The name of the city means "red" in Tuvan (as well as in many other Turkic languages) with a population of 110,000. The population of Tuva is at 308,000. Forests, mountains, and steppe make up a large part of the geography. Tos-Bulak is the area of open fields and mineral springs which lies immediately south of Ky...

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Theme Week Jutland - Fanø

Theme Week Jutland - Fanø

[caption id="attachment_216704" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - IMBiblio/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fanø is a island in the North Sea off the coast of southwestern Denmark, and is the very northernmost of the Danish Wadden Sea Islands. Fanø municipality is the municipality (Danish: kommune) that covers the island and its seat is the town of Nordby. Fanø is separated from the mainland by the Wadden Sea over a span of approximately five kilometres (3.1 miles), in the north at the closest point to th...

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False Creek in Vancouver

False Creek in Vancouver

[caption id="attachment_153916" align="aligncenter" width="590"] False Creek at blue hour © flickr.com - Kenny Louie/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]False Creek is a short inlet in the heart of Vancouver. It separates downtown from the rest of the city. It was named by George Henry Richards during his Hydrographic survey of 1856-63. Science World is located at its eastern end and the Burrard Street Bridge crosses its western end. False Creek is also spanned by the Granville Street and Cambie bridges. The Canada Line tunnel ...

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The Venetian Macao

The Venetian Macao

[caption id="attachment_161516" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - Dennis Wong/cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Venetian Macao is a luxury hotel and casino resort in Macau owned by Las Vegas Sands. The Venetian is a 39-story, $2.4 billion anchor for the seven hotels on the Cotai Strip in Macau. The 10,500,000-square-foot (980,000 m2) Venetian Macao is modeled on its sister casino resort The Venetian Las Vegas, and is the seventh-largest building in the world by floor area. The Venetian Macao is also the larg...

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Adelaide in South Australia

Adelaide in South Australia

[caption id="attachment_165386" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Chinatown on Moonta Street © Scott W./cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. In June 2014, Adelaide had an estimated resident population of 1.31 million. South Australia, with a total of 1.7 million inhabitants, has the most centralised population of any state in Australia, with more than 75 percent of its people living in greater Adelaide, while the other pop...

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Theme Week Istria

Theme Week Istria

[caption id="attachment_153458" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Rovinj © David Orlovic/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Istria, formerly Histria (Latin), is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. The peninsula is located at the head of the Adriatic between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is shared by three countries: Croatia, Slovenia, and Italy. The geographical features of Istria include the Učka mountain ridge, which is the highest portion of the Ćićarija mountain range; the rivers Dragon...

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Fort Sumter in South Carolina

Fort Sumter in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_217253" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Bubba73/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Fort Sumter is a sea fort built on an artificial island protecting Charleston, South Carolina, from naval invasion. Its origin dates to the War of 1812 when the British invaded Washington by sea. It was still uncompleted in 1861 when the Battle of Fort Sumter began the American Civil War. It was severely damaged during the war, left in ruins, and although there was some rebuilding, the Fort as conceived was never c...

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Dimona in the Negev

Dimona in the Negev

[caption id="attachment_218204" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © מצילומי-יהודית-גרעין-כל/cc-by-2.5[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Dimona is an Israeli city in the Negev desert, 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the south-east of Beersheba and 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the Dead Sea above the Arava valley in the Southern District of Israel. In 2019 its population was 34,500. The Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, colloquially known as the Dimona Reactor, is located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southeast of the city...

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Islamic Centre Hamburg

Islamic Centre Hamburg

[caption id="attachment_27095" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Imam Ali Mosque © Staro1/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Islamic Centre Hamburg (German: Islamisches Zentrum Hamburg) is one of the oldest Shia mosques in Germany and Europe. Established in Hamburg, in northern Germany, in the late 1950s by a group of Iranian emigrants and business people it rapidly developed into one of the leading Shia centres in the Western world. Many leading Iranian theologians and politicians have spent time (often years) h...

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Barcelona, "la gran encisera", the great enchantress

Barcelona,

[caption id="attachment_152450" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Plaça Catalunya © tango7174[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid, with a population of 1,621,537 within its administrative limits on a land area of 101.4 km2 (39 sq mi). The urban area of Barcelona extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of over 4,200,000 on an area of 803 km2 (310 sq mi), being the sixth-most populous urban area in the...

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