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How Birmingham — not New Zealand — inspired the author

Florida: Manatee spotting

The Big Bend Power Station, near Tampa is, even by power station standards, stonkingly ugly. It's an industrial behemoth, all unprettified metal and billowing smoke. To drive three hours across Florida to see it is, at first glance, an absurd thing to do.

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