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[caption id="attachment_168889" align="aligncenter" width="407"] Portrait of Henry Morrison Flagler © The Cyclopaedia of American biography, 1918[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Henry Morrison Flagler was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil. He was also a key figure in the development of the Atlantic coast of Florida and founder of what became the Florida East Coast Railway. He is known as the father of St. Augustine, Miami, West Palm beach and Palm Beach. When looking back at Flagler's life, after Flagler's death...

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[caption id="attachment_161102" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Bridge over the Garavogue River © geograph.org.uk - Kenneth Allen/cc-by-sa-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sligo is the county town and the most populous urban area in County Sligo. With a population of 19,500 in 2011, it is the second-largest urban centre in the province of Connacht. Sligo is a major economic, educational, administrative and cultural centre of Ireland's Border Region, a region of over 500,000 people which comprises the counties of Sligo, Do...

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Theme Week Alsace - Mulhouse

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Sunny Beach on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

Sunny Beach on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

[caption id="attachment_151477" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Sunny Beach © Ванка5/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sunny Beach is a major seaside resort on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria, located approximately 35 km north of Burgas in Nessebar municipality, Burgas Province. To the south Sunny Beach has grown together with Nessebar and Ravda, to the north with Saint Vlas. Sunny Beach is known for its intense nightlife with numerous bars, pubs and clubs and especially popular among younger people. Sunny Be...

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Sailing

[caption id="attachment_166651" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Trimaran L'Hydroptère in Long Beach © Thomas Lesage/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sailing comprises wind propulsion of a craft by means of sails or other airfoils and steering it over water, ice or land, depending on the type of craft. A sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails by adjusting their angle with respect to the moving sailing craft and sometimes by adjusting the sail area. The force transmitted from the sails is resisted by forces fro...

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