Vintage Monaco Grand Prix Auto Racing Advertisement

Monaco 1934

Monaco 1934

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Monaco has accommodations that are the last word in luxury, with swimming pools, restaurants, air conditioning ad sauna baths. Young people can stay at the Centre Mediterranean at Cap d'Ail, including all meals and entertainment at the center's cinema, theater and discotheque. But if you would rather stay on a yacht, you can rent one, complete with crew from Agence Maritime. If you require assistance in finding accommodations the Service du Tourisme is at 2a Boulevard des Moulins.

Bristol 25 Boulevard Albert 1er, Monaco
Holiday Inn Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco
Hotel de Paris Place du Casino, Monaco
Old Beach Hotel (outskirts of town), Monaco
New Beach Hotel (near the Summer Casino), Monaco
Balmoral 12 Avenue de la Costa, Monaco
Hermitage Square Beaumarcais, Monaco
Metropole Avenue de Grande-Bretagne, Monaco
Miramar Quai JF Kennedy, Monaco

Old Monaco Grand Prix Auto Race Advertisement Poster Print - Vintage Illustration of a Car at the Racing of Automobile in MOnaco, France, Europe dated 2 pril 1934.

Costa Rica Travel Posters - Palm Trees on Playa Guiones Beach

Playa Guiones Beach, Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Playa Guiones Beach, Nosara, Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
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Bananas, coffee, cocoa, tobacco and honey all come out of Costa Rica, a country with no army and compulsory education. Here orchids bloom all year round and there are forests of rosewood, cedar and mahogany. Visitors can climb volcanoes and view two oceans, hunt jaguar, tapirs, ocelot and deer, go mining for gold, or fish for black marlin, tarpan, sawfish and lobster.

Country Briefing

Size: 19,883 square miles
Capital: San Jose
Population: 4,301,712
Climate: The dry season, December - May, is the best time to visit, but the climate is agreeable all year round.
Government; A republic.
Language: Spanish. English, German, French, Dutch and Italian frequently heard.
Religion: Roman Catholic, but other denominations represented.
Public Holidays: New Year's Day, 1 Jan; Feast of St Joseph, 19 Mar; Anniversary of the Battle of Rivas, 11 Apr; Easter, Labor Day, 1 May; Corpus Christi, June; St Peter and St Paul, 29 Jun; Anniversary of the Annexation of Guanacaste Province, 5 Jul; Our Lady of Angels, 2 Aug; Assumption and Mother's Day, 15 Aug; Independence Day, 15 Sep; Columbus Day, 12 Oct; Immaculate Conception, 8 Dec; Christmas Day, 25 Dec

Santa Maria International Airport is 11 miles from San Jose. Buses are frequent. Taxis plentiful. Airport departure tax, Duty free shop and hotel reservation counter.

For help in finding accommodations there is the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo, Calle Alfredo Volio, Avenidas 4 / 6, Apartado 777, San Jose. Inexpensive pensiones available.

Hotels in San Jose

Balmoral Avenida Central, Calles 7/9
Europa Calle Central, 5a Avenida
Irazu PO Box 962
President Avenida Central, Calles 7/9
Royal Dutch PO Box 4258
Crystal PO Box 5570, Autopista Wilson
Amstel Calle, 7, Avenidas 10/12
Gran Costa Rica 3a Calle, Avenidas Central / 2
Diplomat Calle 6, Avenidas Oriente / 2
Pension Canada Calle 9, Avenida 9, Casa No 779
Plaza Avenida Central, Calles 2/4

When giving directions the Costa Rican will give distances not in blocks, or yards, but in varas - a vara is some 33 inches.

Passport or Tourisst Visa Card (valid for 30 days) available from Costa Rican Consulates, plus means of identification and tickets for onward travel and a smallpox vaccination certificate. The visa is free for US and UK citizens. No currency restrictions and no customs declaration necessary for passengers carrying only personal effects. Duty free allowance; up to three liters of wine or spirits: half kilogram tobacoo in any form, and other items not exceeding USD 500 as a taxable amount.

Kerne Erickson Posters - Vintage Chicago Travel Advertisement

Chicago and Southern Air

Chicago and Southern Air
Kerne Erickson

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Chicago is a gigantic industrial and economic center. Fond of large scale fairs and shows, proud of its tall buildings, it is typicaly American in its delight in anything big - commercial buildings, parks, zoos, conventions. The central business and shopping area is called 'The Loop' for there the city bound elevated trains make a complete circle before heading back in the opposite direction. This district contains most of the department stores and tall office buildings.

Principal sights are the Adler Planetarium and Astronomcal Museum; Art Institute of Chicago; Chicago Academy of Sicences; Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Natural History Museum; Museum of Science and Industry; Oriental Institute; Museum of Contempoprary Art. See the 50 foot high sculpture by Pablo Picasso outside the Civic Center and the huge bronze sculpture by Henry Moore at the University of Chicago. Chicago was the home of Frank Lloyd Wright and boasts 60 of his works. For a small fee, the public can view the Chicago panorama from four of its skyscrapers (Hohn Hancock Center, the Board of Trade Building, Prudential Building, Tribune Towers.). Other points of interest are Buckhingham Fountain, Chinatown, Marina City riverside circular apartment, the graceful French Renaissance Wrigley Building, the blue glass Lake Point Town (70 stories) and the Merchandise Mart. The Union Stock Yards are no longer what they once were, as most cattle are now slaughtered at source. The yards are still, however, the capital of the United States' meat industry and merit a visit. The Wall of Respect in Lawndale, a ghetto community, reflects the Black struggle for power and self respect.

Chicago is justly proud of its 386 public parks. Outstanding are: Grant Park and Jackson; Lincoln Park features a children's zoo; 14 miles west of downtown Chicago is Brookfield Zoo, where animals are exhibited in natural settings. Illinois Beach State Park, about 50 miles north, offers swimming and picnic facilities. O'Hare International, Chicago's major airport, is the country's busiest; 17 miles northwest of center of city. Average travel time about 45 minutes.

What to See in St Thomas US Virgin Islands

Palm Tree on the Beach, Salomon Beach, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Island

Palm Tree on the Beach, Salomon Beach, Virgin Islands National Park, St. John, US Virgin Island
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St Thomas: The Capital, Charlotte Amalie, a pirate rendezvous in the 17th and 18th centuries, is still a lively town of narrow cobbled streets and steps, villas and a lovely harbor. The best view of the town and far out to sea is from Flagg Hill, reached by a 1000 ft aerial tramway. The oldest building is te 17th century Fort Christian with a small museum in its cells, and the most attractive is Crown House on top of the 99 Steps, and 18th century colonial residence on Blackbeard's Hill. The reception rooms of Government House have a collection of paintings including two by the impressionist painter, Pissarro, a native of St Thomas.

The Orchidarium, off Hardwood Highway, has tropical plants and hundreds of orchids. Explorer Sir Francis Drake's Seat, high above Magen's Bay. Near the bay is the Indies House luxury hotel, with a popular children's zoo. Alonf the western coast of the island are hote colony resorts of Bluebeard's Beach Club, Pineapple Beach Club, Pavilion and Pools (each cottage unit with its own swimming pool), Sapphire Bay Beach Club and Bali Hai.

The Origins of Western Civilization

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Photographic Print

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Photographic Print
Panoramic Images
24 in. x 8 in.

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The Development of western history occurred within a context shared by many other cultures: an economy and society based on agricultural production. Within this broad framework of agricultural society a host of differences might develop. In political organization, for example, it has been argued that where agriculture depends on irrigation, which in turn involves close coordination of human effort, authoritarian political systems are particularly likely--e.g., ancient Egypt or China.

Religions could vary widely. But there are certain broad similarities within all societies dependent on agriculture, and before turning to the western variants it is well to outline the basic context. Furthermore, since the first breakthrough in agricultural society occurred in the West with industrialization, an understanding of some of the normal limitations of agriculture gives us a realistic goal in an overview of the later evolution of western civilization. What particular set of quirks and values, for example, led the West into replacing agriculture and the countryside with industry and the city as the normal environment for human life?

The basic points about agricultural society may seem obvious, but we rarely examine their complex impact in forming an idea of what that society actually was. First, most people worked the land and did not live in cities. Civilizations around the Mediterranean, including ancient Greek and Roman but also recent Italian cultures, were more highly urbanized than most, for many farmers lived in towns and traveled out to their fields. They might thus maintain urban values. But as a general rule no more than twenty percent of a population in an agricultural society lived in cities, and the percentage was usually less than this.

Civilization, however, has an urban bias; the word derives from the ancient designation for the city. But here we face a dichotomy, which is our second main point about agricultural societies. The cities lived off the countryside economically, but the farmers were often remote from urban culture and might be regarded as positively uncivilized. This is not a fair judgment, though it is true that many key ideas began in cities and spread only slowly to the rural majority. A totally rural society had neither leisure nor enough diversity to produce the high culture we most readily identify with civilization--polished music, formal drama, and so on. So what we regard most readily as "civilized" typifies the minority. It may be more interesting and important to determine what the values of the rural majority were. Urban concepts rarely were adapted without some distinctively rural twists.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, 1867

The Terrace at Sainte-Adresse, 1867
Claude Monet
12 in. x 9 in.

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In its palatial building on Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street The Metropolitan Museum of Art displays famous collections of architecture, sculpture, paintings, prints, arms and armor, and decorative arts in 325,811 square feet of exhibition floor space. The paintings fill thirty-two galleries and represent the chief national schools of art; special attention is given to paintings by American artists. Well known among the many works shown are a diptych with "The Crucifixion" and "The Last Judgment," "The Horse Fair," and "Washington Crossing the Delaware."

The decorative arts include woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, enamels, glass and textiles. The Pierpont Morgan collection of European decorative arts occupies a wing by itself; another entire wing, the gift of Robert W. de Forest, is devoted to early American art. In the latter, The American Wing, is a popular collection, which emphasizes the domestic architecture and decorative arts of the United States from the 17th century to the first quarter of the 19th century. Other collections represent ancient art, comprising Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Assyrian, and other antiquities, and the art of the Middle Ages and the Near and the Far East. The Bishop collection of jade is the finest outside the Orient.

Long Beach Island, New Jersey Beach Scene

Long Beach Island, New Jersey Beach Scene Premium Poster
Long Beach Scene Premium Poster 12 in. x 16 in.
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Canada: Cruise the Great Lakes Canvas Print

Cruise the Great Lakes Stretched Canvas Print
Cruise the Great Lakes Stretched Canvas Print 7 in. x 11 in.
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Canadians are naturally friendly and hospitable. They are proud of their lovely scenery and delight in showing it off to visitors. You will always be welcome.

Service charge is not normally included in restaurant or hotel bills and tipping is therefore essential. In restaurants, 10 - 15 %, porters, for bag, taxi drivers, 10 - 20 %, hairdressers, 15 %, hotel porters, chambermaid, cloakroom attendant.

Hairdressing: First class hotels have salons.

Clubs: Rotary, Lions, Kiwanis.

Health: Excellent facilities available. Pharmaceuticals tend to be expensive.

Newspapers: In Quebec Province the Montreal Star and Gazette are the main English language publications. What's On in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec are useful entertainment guides.

Postage: Stamps from post offices and from stmp machines. Mailboxes are free standing, painted red with one white and two blue stripes.

Acapulco, Mexico: Woman and Water Premium Poster

Acapulco, Mexico: Woman and Water Premium Poster
Acapulco, Mexico: Woman and Water Premium Poster 8 in. x 12 in.
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The range is from air-conditioned skyscrapers to inns nd haciendas, and plenty of motels. You pay more in Acapulco nd other resorts during the high season (March - November), and less in the country. Resorts hotels will often give a 30 per cent discount in the off season. Budget travelers should look for pensions and casas de huespedes, where you can arrange bed and breakfast by the month. For help and information go to the TOurism Department, Avenida Juarez 94, Mexico City. Reserve well in advance at resorts in the high season, everywhere at Christmas and Easter.

Alameda Avenida Juarez 50
Aristos Paseo de la Reforma 276
Camino Real Mariano Escobedo 700
Continental Hilton Paseo de la Reforma 166
El Presidente Hamburgo 134
Fiesta Palace Paseo de la Reforma 80
Maria Isabel-Sheriton Pasea de la Reforma 325
Tecpan Towers 630 Pasea de la Roferma Norte
Alffer Revillagigedo 18
Del Prado Avenue Juarez 70
Reforma Paseo de la Reforma y Paris
De Carlo Plaza de la Republica 35
Metropol Luis Moya 39
Rtiz Avenida Madero 30

Air France Eiffel Tower Art Print

Air France, Eiffel Tower, c.1952 Art Print
Air France, Eiffel Tower, c.1952 Art Print Bernard Villemot 9 in. x 12 in.
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