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Maldives

Maldives

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The Maldives islands are located between the trading routes of the Indian Ocean. Therefore, early settlers and travelers from neighboring areas have come in touch with the islands since ancient times. The Maldives have inhabitants who have a rich culture and history. The language, belief, and art of the indigenous people are unique. Continue reading “Maldives” »

Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee

Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee

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The Osceola County Courthouse is the most established courthouse that still functions as a courthouse in Florida.

It opened in 1890 (although construction was completed a decade earlier) but had quite a political-historic tale of how it came in to being. It wasn’t easy but by two votes in a special referendum conducted in 1889, the sale of bonds to construct the courthouse and jail came through. The following year, part of the tower collapsed as some of the supporting timbers were removed. So this delayed the construction but on May 6, 1890 the new courthouse was completed. It wasn’t cheap however. The total cost was $25,031.70. Continue reading “Osceola County Courthouse, Kissimmee” »

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Venice beach

Venice Beach

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Venice Beach has been traditionally known as a getaway for those who are creative and artistic. The 1950s and 1960s witnessed Venice as a hub for the Beat generation. Poetry and art flourished freely. Some of the leading luminaries included Stuart Perkoff, Frank Rios, John Thomas, Lawrence Lipton, John Hagg, and Tony Scibella. Continue reading “Venice Beach” »

Baltimore Inner Harbor
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