The Thinking of Speaking
Issue #13 January / February 2015
Where Are You?
by Sonja Krüger
January / February 2015 | 

This bustling city is not only the largest in its country, it is also the largest in the world, a fact which should already tell you which it is. It is no surprise then that it is a global financial centre and transport hub and is located at the mouth of a major river on the coast.

While it has been a major shipping and trading town for centuries, it only became a major player on the European stage in the 19th century. It started out as a meagre fishing village, under the ever changing rule of kingdoms as they fought and conquered each other. It became a town in 1074, and became more fortified when a second sea wall was built to help maintain its ocean coastline in 1172, where before had been only a dyke.

In 1554, it had its first city wall built to protect it from pirates. It also had its first major City God Temple build in 1602, which reflect the city's economic importance.

Today, it is a popular tourist destination, with several historical landmarks, both ancient and modern and is a "showpiece" of a booming economy of its country.

Can you name this city and country?

Last month's answer: Rock of Cashel, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland

Where Are You?
Writer: Sonja Krüger
Petey: Mystery image

All images are Copyright - CC BY-SA (Creative Commons Share Alike) by their respective owners, except for Petey, which is Public Domain (PD) or unless otherwise noted.


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