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Silent Sunday: Petrol pump left behind, Pyramiden in the Svalbard Archipelago

Petrol pump left behind at the abandoned Soviet settlement Pyramiden in the Svalbard archipelago

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Martin Luther and the 95 theses

On 31 October 1517, my birthday as a matter of fact, a disgruntled professor of theology posted 95 theses on the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. And thus began the Reformation. The Holy Roman Empire was shaken to its core and the Christian Church split in two. Protestantism was born The original door […]

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World at a Glance: Grimeton Radio Station, world heritage with global reach

  Tomorrow – Friday 13 February 2015 – is World Radio Day; what better time to tell you about Grimeton Radio Station, one of the more curious UNESCO sites I’ve stumbled on in my quest to see, well… many of them. Why would a radio station in Sweden be on the prestigious World Heritage list? […]

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Silent Sunday: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

Chipping Norton: 17th century almshouses in the Cotswolds

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Gdansk – a photo essay

In the centre of Gdansk’s Old Town is the 13th century Długi Targ – Long Market. Was Freistadt Danzig, the city’s name between the two world wars, this picturesque? Well, it didn’t look like this. Most of Gdansk was completely destroyed during World War II, and was rebuilt in the 1950s and 60s in a… well, I’m not sure exactly […]

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Silent Sunday: Gorgeous adults-only pool in Majorca

Gorgeous adults only pool – no kids allowed, Alcudia Bay in Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

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White (and a little blue): Winter in Norway

A quick, impromptu photo essay of Winter Norway today, as I just noticed this week’s #frifotos theme is WHITE. This is how early January usually looks up here (though looking out my window in the city centre of Oslo right now, not so much. The snow has come and gone… for the moment). I mentioned Sjangs in my last post, […]

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