Archive for February, 2007

RMS Queen Mary 2

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

It’s a great event in each city, when Queen Mary 2 arrives.



The RMS Queen Mary 2 (QM2) is a Cunard Line ocean liner named after the earlier Cunard liner Queen Mary, which was in turn named after Mary of Teck.
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Matera, Italy

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Matera is a town and a province in the region of Basilicata, sometimes referred to as Lucania, in the south of Italy.



Apart from an economy which has traditionally been based on agriculture, in the late 1990s the major economic base of Matera, and of surrounding cities, is the production of upholstered furniture.
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Newfoundland, Canada

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Newfoundland — is a large island off the east coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Newfoundland is often referred to as “The Middle of the North Atlantic”, but it is actually more than 1000 km away from it. The island of Newfoundland (originally called Terra Nova) was most likely first named by the Italian John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497. The province where this island is located was also called “Newfoundland” until 2001, when its name was changed to “Newfoundland and Labrador” (the postal abbreviation was later changed from NF to NL). The island was known as Vinland to the Norse.



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