Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Somerville Cinema, Perth, Australia Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia with an enviable standard of living. Natural World The Swan River estuary flows through the city. The long sweep of beach at Matilda Bay is popular for family picnics. Adjacent to the Swan River, about 1.5 …

Venice

Venice (Venezia) is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. These are located in the marshy Venetian Lagoon which stretches along the shoreline, between the mouths of the Po and the …

Auckland

Auckland is awesome. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, the city is home to about 1.3 million, making Auckland the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. INDIGENOUS Tamaki Makaurau, the original Maori name for Auckland, can be translated …

Copenhagen

Copenhagen is among the greenest cities in Europe. This is the conclusion reached by a unique study of the environmental sustainability of 30 major cities in 30 European countries that Siemens presented during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Siemens published its first European Green City Index which proclaims Copenhagen Europe’s greenest city. Wiki …

Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain. NATURAL WORLD Madrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, the park is now entirely surrounded by the city. CULTURAL WORLD Museo Reina Sofia, Santa Isabel #52 Madrid …

Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., or the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. The city was specifically designed for the federal government and is not part of any state. CITY PARKS Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands in the National Park …