Stonehenge

Photo: Ray Morris, Stonehenge Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 2 miles (3 km) west of Amesbury and 8 miles (13 km) north of Salisbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, with each standing stone around 13 ft (4.1 meters) high, 6 ft 11 in (2.1 meters) wide and weighing around 25 …

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). The Sámi flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, Lappland in Sweden and Lappi/Lappland in Finland means ‘land of Sámi’s.’ The area has been …

Catalonia

Antoni Tàpies Painting, Photo: Kent Kanouse Wikipedia: Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of Spain’s eight communities which are designated as a nationality by their Statute of Autonomy. The capital and largest city is Barcelona, the second-most populated municipality in Spain. Catalonia …

Slovenia

Photo: Michael Matti, Ljubljana Slovenia is bordered by Austria, Italy, Croatia, and Hungary. The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, is home to just under 300,000 people and the cultural, administrative and economic center of the country. Famous for its environmental credentials, the city was named European Green Capital in 2016. Headlines From no recycling to zero …

South Wind Blows

Logo Recommended listening: Ireland’s fabulous music show South Wind Blows – rte.ie/radio1/south-wind-blows – is presented by Philip King and crafted on the edge of Europe, from the most westerly tip. “The music is eclectic and personal, informed by Kings’ own music odyssey spanning more than 30 years and enriched by his personal archive collected out …

Oslo

Photo: Tore Bustad, Winter Oslo is the capital city of Norway and has a population of 658,390. The city is surrounded by the Marka Forest, a nationally protected area, and the Oslo Fjord, both connected by a number of waterways. Oslo’s approach to conserving its natural areas and restoring its waterway network is just one …

Montenegro

Photo: WHL Travel, Perast and Boka Bay Montenegro has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and is bordered by Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the northwest, Serbia to the northeast, Albania to the southeast and Kosovo to the East. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica. See Lake Skadar Planeta.com Europe …

Crete

Photo Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Elsewhere on the Web Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries Crete Government Embedded Tweets Plenty of Griffon Vultures on #Crete including c30 on and over a goat carcass in the mountains above Neapoli this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/3oo67JRAO7 — Brian …

Serbia

Photo: Milos Golubovic, Ensueño Serbia is located at the crossroads of Europe in the southern Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans. It borders Hungary to the north, Romania to the northeast, Bulgaria to the southeast, North Macedonia to the south, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to the west, and Montenegro to the southwest. Its capital, …

Scotland

Photo: Ronan Cantwell, Kelpies Scotland lies in the northern third of the island of Great Britain and shares a border with England to the south and is bounded by the North Sea to the east, the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the southwest. Spotlight on Edinburgh Radio https://www.bbc.co.uk/radionangaidheal Cities Edinburgh …