The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - Bateman
The Man Who Lit His Cigar Before The Royal Toast - H M Bateman. This illustration shows an arrogant man who has defied etiquette by lighting his cigar before the correct course of dinner. He is oblivious to the anger of his fellow diners and the waiting staff. The personalities of the diners are apparent in the reaction to the man and his cigar. Date: 1924
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Europe at night, satellite image
Europe at night. Satellite image of city lights at night, centred on Europe. North is at top, with the uninhabited dark of the Arctic at upper left. Bright areas mark dense urban populations, and the European coastline is clearly seen. Dense groups of cities are seen in England, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, and northern Italy. Paris and Madrid are also easily identified. Moscow is at centre right. Cairo and the Nile are at lower right, along with Israel. Oil rig lights are seen in the North Sea. Other lights include Iceland (upper left) and western Siberia (upper right). Desert areas, oceans, and inland seas are dark. For this area in the day, see E070/560.
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Avshalom Stalactite cave, Beit Shemesh, Israel
Avshalom Stalactite Cave Nature Reserve (also called Soreq Cave). This 82-meter-long, 60-meter-wide cave is on the western slopes of the Judean Hills outside the city of Beit Shemesh, Israel. Sorek Cave is famous for its beautiful formations. Stalactites and stalagmites, but also many other forms of speleothems, especially calcite crystals, helictites and cave coral.
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