Saturday, January 30, 2021

Ironbridge Gorge - England

Ironbridge is known throughout the world as the symbol of the Industrial Revolution. 
It contains all the elements of progress that contributed to the rapid development of this industrial region in the 18th century, from the mines themselves to the railway lines. 
Nearby, the blast furnace of Coalbrookdale, built in 1708, is a reminder of the discovery of coke. 
The bridge at Ironbridge, the world's first bridge constructed of iron, had a considerable influence on developments in the fields of technology and architecture. 

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Agadir - Morocco

Agadir is a port city on the west coast of Morocco and the largest seaside resort in this country. 
The city is located in the prefecture of Agadir-Ida ou Tanane, which is part of the Souss-Massa-Daraâ region. 
It is the largest mainly Berber-speaking city in Morocco. 

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Friday, January 29, 2021

Marsaxlokk - Malta

Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village and also a municipality in the southeast of Malta. 
The village's name comes from marsa, which means "harbor" or "bay" in Arabic, and xlokk, which is the Maltese word for southeast. 

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Iguaçu National Park - Brazil

The park shares with Iguazú National Park in Argentina one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls, extending over some 2,700 m. 
It is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, among them the giant otter and the giant anteater. 
The clouds of spray produced by the waterfall are conducive to the growth of lush vegetation. 

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Selayang Baru (Selayang) - Malaysia

Selayang is a city and municipality in the Malaysian state of Selangor. 

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Toledo - Spain

Successively a Roman municipium, the capital of the Visigothic Kingdom, a fortress of the Emirate of Cordoba, an outpost of the Christian kingdoms fighting the Moors and, in the 16th century, the temporary seat of supreme power under Charles V, Toledo is the repository of more than 2,000 years of history. 
Its masterpieces are the product of heterogeneous civilizations in an environment where the existence of three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – was a major factor. 

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Fukuoka - Japan

Fukuoka is the capital of Fukuoka prefecture. 
It is Kyushu's largest city, the southernmost of Japan's four main islands and the largest city west of Ōsaka. 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Évora - Portugal

This museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings. 
Its unique quality stems from the whitewashed houses decorated with azulejos and wrought-iron balconies dating from the 16th to the 18th century. 
Its monuments had a profound influence on Portuguese architecture in Brazil. 

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Bari - Italy

Bari is the capital of the metropolitan city region of the same name and of the Apulia region in southern Italy. 
Bari is an important port on the Adriatic coast. 

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Monday, January 25, 2021