Medieval Treadwheel Crane – Beverley Minster

Ancient Crane in Beverley Minster – England

The cranes of wheel ( or Treadwheel Cranes) were used by architects and engineers from the times of the Romans. Probably some stopped being used only at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a detail of those that still exist. 

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

Some are original and have a thousand years of antiquity. A few others were rebuilt. All are worth knowing and if possible visit them.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

The Minster

Beverley Minster is an English parish church located in Beverley – East Yorkshire. It is undoubtedly one of the largest parish churches in England, being larger than some English cathedrals. It is considered a masterpiece of Gothic art. Also called Minster because in ancient times it was the church of a monastery.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

Construction work began in 1225 and probably lasted almost 200 years. The twin towers of the western façade inspired the design of the present Westminster Abbey – London.

The building was able to survive after the dissolution of the monasteries, between 1536 and 1540, decreed by King Henry VIII of England. The current building retains almost everything except the chapter house.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

To conclude, we will say that the wheel crane is placed on the vault of the central tower, and was driven by two people. The visit to the tower where the medieval wheel crane is done is through guided tours on Saturdays at 11am.

Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane
Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

There are other Treadwheel cranes in Europe. One of them is in the Cathedral of  Strasbourg – France,  Here I could see the note.

Other Medieval & Romantic castles:

Carcassone – France. Medieval City

Medieval Treadwheel Cranes in Germany

External Links:

Friends of Beverley Minster

Lista de las Grúas de Rueda Existentes en Europa

Treadwheel Crane of  Mechelen Cathedral – Belgium

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Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

Travel planning can be especially stressful for people with COPD

Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

 

See original article: Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School.

Travel planning can be especially stressful for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or other health conditions that require oxygen therapy. The following steps can be helpful with the process:

  1. Call your local oxygen supplier one to two weeks in advance to arrange for your oxygen supply while you are traveling. Your needs will vary according to your mode of transportation and length of stay at your destination.
  2. If traveling by air, book far in advance because airlines allow only a limited number of people traveling with oxygen per flight.
  3. Take antiseptic hand-washing packets or gel to help avoid picking up bacterial or viral infections. Also wash hands with soap and water frequently.
  4. If you are traveling to an area of high altitude, plan ahead for an oxygen supply at your destination.

To learn more about diagnosing and living well with COPD, read Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Treating emphysema and chronic bronchitis, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

Source:  Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School.

 

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Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz – Switzerland

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Saint Moritz – Switzerland: Meadows, Snow and Mountains

Saint Moritz (Sank Moritz) , located in the south-east of Switzerland, in the region known as Upper Engadine ,. The site is known worldwide for the celebration here of two winter games: 1928 and 1948.

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

 

Sankt Moritz (St. Moritz) was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. It was a village that was formed around springs, which according to beliefs of the time had healing powers. The village is named after Saint Maurice, who according to legend was a martyred Christian in Roman Switzerland.

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History of Saint Moritz

Caspar Badrutt, born in Samedan in 1819, emigrated as a child to Saint Moritz with his family and in 1858 he founded a hotel, antecedent of the current Hotel Kulm. In 1864 according to oral legends, he invited a group of Englishmen to his hotel with the condition that if they did not enjoy it, I would reimburse them for travel expenses. The visitors arrived and stayed more than six months.

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A city with two dominant colors. White in winter and green in summer. Wet and slippery streets in winter, but with a lot of style and charm. . Impressive landscapes in summer with trails for trekking or excursions. We tell you how to enjoy the Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz


Sports: Summers & Winters

In summer the Saint Moritz lake is full of water and sports activities. The lake it freezes and is also the scene of recreational activities. In 1907 a horse race was run on the frozen lake. They also practice other sports on ice such as polo (on the frozen lake), cricket, hockey and cross-country skiing.

Snow -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

The lower part of the city concentrates the more than 5000 inhabitants of the city. We found the El Badrutt’s Palace, it is a hotel managed by five generations. The hotel opened its doors in 1896 and its creator, was one of the sons of Caspar Badrutt


Walking Saint Moritz

You can visit the town on foot in two hours. We start with Via Maistra, pedestrian in its first part. In this street there is a leaning tower that dates from 1570, although it is only 12 feet high and a slope of about four degrees. It was part of the old church of San Mauricio, destroyed in 1890. In the surroundings there are still some tombs.

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Nearby is the monument to the “crest corridor”, the local sport. It is practiced on a natural snow track that has its starting point where this bronze image is located. The event is held annually every winter since 1885.

The track is built new, every January, is almost one mile long and a slope between 1 and almost 10 degrees and a difference between origin and arrival of 2 yards

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Walking along the Via del Bagn you reach the Engadiner Museum, which allows you to get to know the life of the city in different periods. It is approximately one hour of travel. Price 20 dollars (13 Swiss Francs) and children under 16 years are free. Tuesday closed.


Funicular: Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

On the way to the mountain you can use the funicular railway linking Saint Moritz with the Corviglia ski center. The price is about US $ 60 per person per day. The snow pits of Corviglia are considered one of the most important in Europe. It has options for all levels including children. The Alpina Hütte center, close to the funicular station, closes from April to June.

Funicular -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

On the way back, at the Chantarella transfer station, there is one last attraction. Half a mile away from the station is Heidi’s cabin. Here the film of this child character was filmed. Access is free and the walk to the place does not take more than 30 minutes.


Bernina Express: Panoranic Railway

Another way to enjoy the meadows, snow and mountains in Saint Moritz: Next to the lake Saint Moritz is the railway station. There is the terminal of two panoramic trains. Glacier Express and Bernina Express. Today we are going to talk about the latter because it is what we take to get to sank motitz. We did it from the station of Tirano (Italy).

Bernina Express -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

After a journey of more than two hours through amazing landscapes, precipices, tunnels, bridges, lakes and snow, you will reach Saint Moritz. It is advisable to do it as much as if you are passing through or hiking. here the pictures of the train trip.


How to get there and where to stay

To Get: from anywhere in the world:

  • Naples or Rome Airport (Italy). Train or Fly to Milan (Italy). From Milan Train to the Main Station of Tirano (Italy) The Bernina Express train departs from that station
  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland). From there train to Chur 1h 15 min of trip and from there to St. Moritz 2h of trip plus the time of connection between trains
  • Web Page Switzerland Raiway
  • Web Page Italian Railway

 

To Stay:

Kulm Hotel or Badrutt’s Palace. Here you can consult on booking Sank Moritz

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

Enjoy the Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

 

 

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6 Fast Dry Women’s Travel Shoes for Water in 2019

Women’s Shoes For Water. Fast dry

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This type of footwear is very versatile since it can be used for a wide spectrum of uses or sports. Water sports or just to use on the beach. Also for daily uses are very comfortable. Buy on Amazon.com

Fast Dry Women’s Travel Shoes for Water in 2019 

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Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

Survive the Overturism in Venice

Table of Contents – Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

Overtourism

Venice is exceeded by tourists. They arrive by thousands every day and not everyone knows how to behave. If you travel to Venice we recommend you follow these tips to avoid inconveniences and enjoy that wonderful and historic city

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

In April 2017, the Ministry of Interior of Italy put into effect a so-called “Daspo Urban” law. This law allows police forces to restrict access in certain areas of the localities to individuals considered a possible threat to public order, morals or public decency. This is without necessity without the need for evidence of crime. This applies to vagabonds, but it also began to be applied to tourists within certain areas. Article 9 of the decree establishes a monetary penalty of 100 to 300 euros and an expulsion order from the place where the heho occurred and against any person. This expulsion can be for 48 hours and the recidivism reaches much higher penalties.

Tips to travel venice and be a respectful tourist .Survive the Overturism

 

Dr. Ugo Rossi, a professor at the University of Turin, highlights how city centers have become places for consumption rather than residence. This phenomenon is leading to a series of citizen fears that lead to these contradictions. The need to tourism as a source of income and at the same time reject it for violating the identity of the city. “Examples like the ‘Daspo Urbano’, have to do on the one hand with fear of safety and, on the other, with fears for the loss of authenticity”, ends Professor Rossi saying

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Venice

The city of Venice released some barriers (‘Check Point’) to control the entry of tourists entering the city. The municipal police will be ordered to close the entrance to its historic center in case of excess arrivals.

The authorities have located two barriers in the vicinity of the station of Santa Lucia, the only point of arrival by land: one in the Plaza Roma, next to the bridge of Constitution (Ponte della Costituzione), and another in the opposite, before the bridge of the barefoot (Ponte degli Scalzi)

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

The City of Venice has decided to facilitate the mobility of residents in front of the huge number of tourists visiting the city. It must be taken into account that in the city of Venice (the main islands) there are only 50,000 inhabitants, and that 4,000,000 people visit it per year. At the last Carnival in Venice, more than 200,000 tourists were received. 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

Overtourism at the Carnival

In the last venice carnival the authorities of Venice restricted the passage to certain zones of the historical center: Only those who have the Venezia Unica Card, a card for residents and habitual visitors, will be able to pass. With this ordinance, tourists will be able to continue visiting the most popular sites but they will have to use alternative streets The fines for those who skip the rules range from 25 to 500 euros.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 The commune of Venice will give priority access to the Venetians to take the vaporetto: They are boats of public transport, with terminal station in Santa Lucia with which to move from one point to another of the city and the islands. For that reason in Santa Lucia and other stops more, there will be two rows. One for tourists and another priority for residents. In addition, the price of the trip, about 7.5 euros, will go to 1.5 euros for residents who have a special card.

In recent times there have been a proliferation of groups calling for the banning of cruises and the disembarkation of passengers in the historic center.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

  • Do not use the Selfie stick indoors. Especially churches
  • Ask as little as possible.
    • Seven out of ten people who travel through Venice are also tourists. Use your smartphone to navigate with Google Maps or another application (MapsMe or similar)
      Search the information of the places you are going to visit or stay and download it in your Goodle maps. You can use the information from your phone online or use the GPS of your smartphone
  • Only eat if you have a place to sit. 
    • Do not sit on the stairs of monuments or churches to eat or drink.
  • Use the flash for photo only where it is enabled.
  • Respect the environment and artistic wealth
    • do not litter,
    • do not vandalize with graffiti,
    • or padlocks.
    • Do not give food to the pigeons.
    • Especially not to throw objects or liquids to the channels
  • Respect the vaporetto’s tails.
    • Check if there is one for tourists and another for residents.
  • Dress appropriately.
    • Keep in mind that some places have restrictions on clothing. Especially the churches that are many and worth visiting them all.
  • Take care of your belongings.
    • Passports, credit cards or anything that carries value or serves to identify it. Thieves exist everywhere in the world.
  • Do not listen to what other travelers say or advise. Report yourself
  • Learn basic dialogues of the country you are going to visit:
    • The attitude of any person changes how they speak in their language. 
      Both the service in the restaurants and your experience in the place will change radically just by knowing the dialogues of survival of the language of the country you visit: presentation dialogues, please and thank you, basic questions and the numbers from 1 to 10. Since you have Two choices of people in your visit: either people hate tourists or people hate tourists who do not try to speak the language. And both can be avoided with knowing the basics of the language, apart it will be easier for you to make friends and know the culture of the place if you know a bit of their language … You will be surprised to know how many people would also like to talk with you

      • Thank you /Grazie
      • Please / Prego
      • Hello / Ciao
      • Good Bye / Arrivederci
      • Excuse me / Scusami
      • Yes / Si
      • No / No

For more information about restrictive measures in the circulation of people in Venice Consult the Wen of the Commune of Venice in summer 2018 clik  here : Exceptional measures for visitor flow management in Venice – Summer 2018

Milan and Florence

In 2017, the Mayor of Milan established important restrictions in one of the main areas of the city destined for nocturnal nightlife. It is the darsena included in Barrio dei Navigli. It is forbidden to carry plastic bottles, drinks cans and also selfie sticks. The authorities say that the intention is to change the customs of those who come, especially tourists. This measure in a temporary moment, is about to become permanent. Milan is not the only city that is taking measures to restrict the habits of tourists. Or the tourists themselves.

Since April 2017, the mayor of the city of Florence, Dario Nardella, began watering the stairs of the most visited churches during the midday hours. The reason for such an eccentric measure is that tourists take advantage of the stairs to sit and have lunch. He says that the stairs of the temples are not restaurants, but religious and cultural places that deserve respect.

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The Mayor of the City of Rome Virginia Raggi, demanded that the Roman monuments be honored by all who visit it. That was when I presented the latest measures to protect the sources of the City of Rome against the maladjusted tourists. Sanctions were established for throwing liquids, and throwing objects at sources. It is only allowed to throw coins. There are also sanctions for eating meals and drinks outside of the authorized places.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist

 

Sources:

  1. milano.repubblica.it
  2. Venice City – Comune di Venezia
  3. bolognatoday.it
  4. iltirreno.gelocal.it
  5. corriere.it
  6. nytimes.com

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Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Pompeii was really so obscene? : A little (very little) of History.

Table of Contents – Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome. The story is quite familiar. The city is located on the slopes of Vesuvius, a volcano that on August 24, 79 AD, broke and buried the city in a sea of ​​ash. More than 20,000 people died in that event.
It remained in oblivion until the eighteenth century, when under the domination the location of this city was rediscovered (the name was not even known) and excavations began.

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The Excavations Show

Thermal baths, luxury residences, freediving houses, gymnasiums, artisan workshops and brothels were gradually appearing. In those places there were architectural remains such as mosaics, frescoes and sculptures. Some of them almost intact.
These findings speak of a sophisticated, well-off and evolved life. We must bear in mind that part of the aristocracy of the Roman era, had its villas in Pompeii and made tourism in that city and on the nearby island of Capri.

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Also appeared part of the erotic life of pompeii. frescoes, murals, sculptures, lamps, amulets and even artifacts that we do not yet know their use and meaning.

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Wide Freedom of Customs

Touring the streets and houses of Pompeii, the paintings and bas-reliefs with erotic motifs ranging from “Satyr and Maenad” (House of the Faun) or “Pan and the Hermaphrodite” (House of the Dioscuri), Some are sexually explicit as the ” Priapus with his phallus “(House of the Vetii).

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Phallus Lantern – Archaeological Museum of Naples

The paintings are not limited to private places, such as the lupanar (brothel) or public baths, but can also be seen inside private homes, gardens and public use spaces shared by all. You have in the streets with phalluses signaling the sense of traffic.

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Centennial House – Fresco of the Two Lovers

Phalluses on The Streets

One of the possible explanations was these images had ritual or religious value, and linked the phallic figures with the force generating or creating nature. They were also used to give good luck to a commercial establishment. 

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Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

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Erotic artifacts were found from the seventeenth century, and accumulated outside the view of the public in the Borbonic Museum (now Archaeological Museum of Naples), where I created a special room to store them.

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Gabinetto Segreto – Obscene Objects Cabinet

In 1817 a first selection of artifacts was made to exhibit in the museum. In 1819, King Francis I of the Two Sicilies visited the Pompeii exhibition and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with his wife and daughter. There he was scandalized with erotic art in such a way that he ordered it to be removed from the public view and confined to a secret room. Then the objects classified as obscene and indecent, were confined to the special room without any kind of order and the door was sealed at that time. Only in 1860 the room was opened and the artifacts were inventoried.

Tintinnabulum - Lucky Bells - Archaeological Museum of NaplesTraveling to a Different Pompeii
Tintinnabulum – lucky bells – Archaeological Museum of Naples

 

The secret room (Gabinetto Segreto in Italian) was opened with a special order obtained only by mature gentlemen of good manners. Also after having paid a large amount of money. In the same ruins of Pompeii, screens were placed on frescoes and obscene paintings and only with special invitation and payment were they shown to select tourists.

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

Over the years the room remained closed until Giuseppe Garibaldi ordered it to be opened again. That happened in 1860 during the Italian unification and when Garibaldi conquered Naples in that year

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

 

In 1866 a catalog of artifacts was published, but from that moment the official censorship of the Kingdom of Italy was restricting access until it was closed, in accordance with the customs and political winds of the moment.

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Centennial House – Ménade and Satyr

At the time of the Mussolini Dictator visits were forbidden for not agreeing the vision of the new Italy (pure) with obscene artifacts of the ancient Romans. In the Fascist era, it could be visited with express authorization from the Ministry of Education.

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House of the Fauno -Satyr and Nymph

 

The censorship

The censorship was maintained after the end of the war until 1967, where the work of cataloging and restoring the artefacts of the obscene room was resumed.

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House of the caccia Antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

The room was definitely reopened to the public since April 2000. While there is no censorship of any kind, there is a legend that warns about the special content of the room. In addition, children under 14 can only enter if accompanied by their parents or teachers

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House of Cecilio Giocondo – Pompeii

Tips to visit pompeii

  • Arrive early in the morning. Complete travel takes the whole day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Yes possible trekking shoes.
  • Most of the streets are made of stone blocks. Be guided when walking.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Head protection Hats, caps.
  • Carry the right equipment. Here more information
  • Take a guide, Arming a tour before going to avoid losing time.If you do not go on a guided tour, check the schedule of the last train to Naples or Sorrento.

How to get to Pompeii

From Rome.

Train to the central station of Naples. Then in the same central station, in the subsoil is the local Trans-Vesuvian train. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station. The departure of trains in this station is somewhat chaotic with schedules and cancellations, ask until you make sure. This station has several branches and only one reaches the ruins of Pompeii, You can also take a bus, although we do not recommend it.

From Sorrento

Transvesuvian train in the direction of the central station of Naples. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station.

 

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Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love

During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built over its ruins. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.Table of Contents – Capri & Ischia


Capri : Exclusive Tourism from the Roman Empire

Capri is an island located at the southern end of the Bay of Naples in Italy. It was already known in the Roman Empire for its beautiful landscapes. The Romans made this island a tourist destination and a place of summer residence. Today it is one of the main tourist places in the Naples area next to the island of Ischia and the city of Naples itself.

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Landscape Capri: Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Blue Grotto ( Grotta Azzurra)

One of its best known natural sites is the Blue Grotto. It is a dark cavern where the sea shines through the entrance with an electric blue color. There are a variety of exclusive hotels and rest villas.

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Capri Tips

  • Rent a boat for a half-day with a private driver. He or she will take you to swim amongst all of the most amazing caves
  • Rent an excursion to go around the island. But the additional of entering the blue grotto that is unmissable (you have to pay extra)

Ship trip. Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

  • Walking through the streets of capri is a unique experience. Spectacular landscapes at the end of each street
  • Visit Villa Krupp. Residence at the beginning of the 20th century of the owner of the famous armament factory. Hot is a park with unique views

  • Visit  Materita Tower. Old medieval tower of Anacapri, was later converted into a residence. Built in 1378, by the monks of the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, to defend against Saracen attacks.

  •  Villa Damecuta: Located in Anacapri, Damecuta is one of the severals imperial Roman villas, and little survives of it. Its plant has a gallery porticada towards the Gulf of Naples, topped by a semicircular viewpoint. During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.

Bay of Naples Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Ischia: The Island of Amazing Landscapes

Bay of ischia : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Bay of Naples : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The island of ischia was occupied and inhabited since before the Roman Empire. The Romans did not take care of this island, considering it unstable because of its continued earthquakes.

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The Island suffered continuous invasions for more than 1500 years of all the neighboring towns until the crown of Aragon conquered and built a castle. Today it is a place of exclusive villas and hotels. It has many sandy beaches with amenities for tourists.

Aragonese Castle : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The Aragonese Castle

Recommend a visit to the Aragonese Castle. We recommend visiting the building and learning its history. Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

How to Get

From Naples. get to the port of Naples. There are some boxes where different companies sell the round trip tickets (or one way) to Ischia, Capri, Salerno, Positano, and Sorrento. Consult the schedules of the last boat, since they vary according to the season of the year.

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Advertising & Travel at the Beginning of the 20th Century

Advertising and Travel: Vessels

At the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, many shipping lines that transported mail and some passengers transformed their ships into luxury  Vessels . It was no longer just the flow of immigrants to America. It was a transportation business by sea. And luxury in many cases. This is a brief history of the passengers who crossed the Atlantic oceans on ships. And of the graphic advertisements of that time

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Traveling on Sailboats

In 1818, the Black Ball Line shipping company offered the first regular passenger service from the United Kingdom to the United States with a fleet of sailing ships, offering comfort services to passengers. A few years later numerous companies followed their example offering their services around the world.

In 1840, the ship of the British shipping company Cunard Line, the RMS Britannia began its first regular passenger and cargo service performed by a steamship, sailing from Liverpool to Boston. But sailboats still maintained a dominant position in passenger traffic
In 1845, the SS Great Britain became the first propeller-driven iron-hulled ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

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Fighting for the Passengers

In the British market, the Cunard Line and the White Star Line maintain a fierce competition from the purchase of the latter company by Thomas Ismay in the late 1860s. The competition is focused on shortening the time between the United Kingdom and New York

In 1899, the White Star Line introduced a new type of boat with the name of RMS Oceanic. The construction of the RMS Oceanic marked a point of inflection from which the White Star stopped competing in speed to offer more comfort and luxury to its passengers.

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The enlarging Market: Germany

In 1897, Germany appeared in the shipping market of the eltantico with the SS Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse of Norddeutscher Lloyd. A few years later three more twin ships, belonging to the Kaiser class, were added. This ship was the first to own four. The ship would only have needed two for the operation of its boilers, but a larger number of chimneys gave passengers a greater sense of security and was used as a marketing argument

In 1900, the shipping company HAPAG launched the SS Deutschland, also equipped with four chimneys and built to develop high speed. but this increase in speed caused vibrations in the structure of the ship, so it lost market given the discomfort of traveling in those conditions

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Larger and Faster Passenger  

In 1902, Cunard built two new ocean liners, the RMS Lusitania and the RMS Mauretania, designed to reach a cruising speed of close to 24 knots.

In 1911, the White Star Line launched the RMS Olympic the first of three vessels of 45,000 gross tons, (Olympic class). The other two vessels were to the RMS Titanic and the HMHS Britannic.

In 1912, the RMS Titanic sank after colliding with an iceberg, leaving a balance of more than 1,500 people dead. The HMHS Britannic sank November 21 while crossing the Kea channel (Aegean Sea), in the Greek archipelago by an explosion caused by a mine. In this shipwreck 29 people died.

And the war took the Vessels

Before starting WWI, the shipping line Hamburg America Line ordered the construction of three large giant ships, the SS Imperator, SS Vaterland and SS Bismarck, all with more than 51,500 gross tons. The Imperator was launched in 1912, and the Bismarck (later renamed the RMS Majestic) would be the largest ship in the world until 1935.

These ships were not in service with the Hamburg America Line before the First World War. After the war, they were handed over as war reparations after the German defeat, and awarded to the British and American shipping companies. The Vaterland was the SS Leviathan of the United States Lines; the Imperator became the RMS Berengaria and the Bismarck became the RMS Majestic. Respectively of the Cunard and the White Star Line

 

Passengers and Crews at War

The outbreak of the First World War interrupted the transatlantic commercial trips by the activity of German submarines. In 1915, the RMS Lusitania, in service as a civilian passenger ship, was attacked and torpedoed by a German U-boat. It was sunk in the coast of Ireland with a loss of life of 1,200 passengers and crew.

Large ocean liners, such as the RMS Mauretania and the RMS Olympic, were required for the transport of troops and hospital ships, while smaller ships became armed merchant cruisers. The HMHS Britannic, entered into service in the war as a hospital ship as soon as it was completed, a task he performed for a year before being sunk by a mine in the Aegean Sea.

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The Golden Years Returned

After the WWI ended, bigger and faster ships continued to be built. In 1929, the German ships SS Bremen and SS Europe exceeded the speed record set by the Mauretania twenty years earlier, with an average speed of almost 28 knots. The ships used new hydrodynamic designs at the bow and new steam turbines to reach these speeds .

In 1933, the Italian transatlantic SS Rex of 51,300 tons, with a crossing time of four days and thirteen hours, broke the record of the Atlantic crossing. In 1935, the French liner SS Normandie used a new and revolutionary helmet design and a powerful turbo-electric transmission to beat the record again.
Due to the crisis of 1929 the British government merged the Cunard Line and the White Star Line. The new company called Cunard White Star Line, built the RMS Queen Mary and the RMS Queen Elizabeth. Two of the most luxurious ships of that time

 

 

 

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Amazon Prime 2019-2020 & Amazon Lockers for Travelers

Amazon Prime 2019-2020

Amazon Prime is a premium membership that allows shipments to be express for 2 days. It is very convenient to use the Amazon Lockers because for the times if we know that the shipment will be ready only in two days and we are in a city and we saw something that interests us, we can have it in time before leaving. It has an additional charge per year and allows access to movies, series, books for Kindle and unlimited express shipments of two days.

You can sign up in the Trial and before the month is completed cancel it at no cost and that way you have the express delivery available! To get the free 30-Day Amazon Prime Trial, click on the following link: Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial

When they go to buy, look for the Amazon Prime logo, so they make sure they have the shipment in only two days included and free

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Amazon Prime is available for tourists and travelers?

The answer is that it is available to residents, since when registering at Amazon.com in America or in Europe, you also register your food delivery address. For other Amazon products you can use the Lockers service if you travel.

What are the Amazon Lockers?

In a palce or shop where it is located in a geographical point of a city. There is a sect with Lockers where one can go to withdraw, through a code, a purchase made through the Amazon page. Each sector of lockers has a name of its own, for example Venice.

It is convenient to buy a few days before traveling and move to withdraw the moment we arrive in that city. Purchases once they arrive at the lockers are maintained for 3 business days. But if the buyer does not remove it on the third business day, the product is returned to its origin.

 How does it work?

Once the purchase has been made and the option of a certain location of Amazon Lockers has been selected, an e-mail notification is received with a unique code that includes the address and times of the selected locker.
When the package is removed, you also enter the received code or scan the barcode using the scanner and following the instructions on the screen.
 
 The purchase  must not exceed the following dimensions: 16.5 x 13.8 x 12.6 inches (42 x 35 x 32cm) and must not weigh more than 10 lbs (or 4.5kg). It serves for small things, if you want to buy a suitcase for example, and send it to a locker, does not allow it Anyway when you simulate the purchase, without entering data from the card, it indicates whether it applies to Amazon Lockers or not

Amazon Fresh in America

All the products you need every day are here and you can buy them now at Amazon Fresh with Amazon Prime !

 

  Cooking and Baking Baking Chocolates, Carob and Cocoa     Sports Nutrition Amino Acids Endurance & Energy Healthy Snacks & Beverages Nutrition Bars Pre-WorkoutFresh Meal Kits   Fresh Produce Shop fruit, vegetables, cut fruit, packaged salad mixes, cut vegetables Whole Foods Market Beverages Breads and Bakery Amazon Fresh  Breakfast Foods Applesauce and Fruit Cups Frozen Appetizers & Snacks Bread & Dough Breakfast Foods Desserts & Toppings Fruit Ice Cream & Novelties Juice Meals & Entrees Sparkling wine and Champagne Camera, Photo and Video cameras, lenses, drones, Kitchen and Dining Cookware and Baking Pans Dish Cloths Grocery and Gourmet Food pizzas and pies red wines to enjoy life with friendsRose Wine to enjoy life white wines to enjoy life

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The Fantastic Canyon of The Verdon

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There Was Once a Glacier

A glacier was excavated for thousands of years in the mountain range to a depth of 750 meters. The Verdon Gorge is located west of the city of Nice. It’s one of the biggest gorges in Europe and I think it’s the prettiest. The Great Canyon of the Verdon is located 863 Km from Paris and 110 km from Nice

 

the discovery the  Gorge of The Verdon:

The Verdon river, which rises in the Maritime Alps, at an altitude of about 2,630 meters, leads to a distance of more than 160 kilometers on the Durance. On its stretch between Castellane and the lake of Sainte-Croix, the thousand-year-old glacier excavated a stretch of some 21 kilometers of canyon. When the glacier fell, one of the largest gorges in Europe appeared, but also a spectacular landscape. In 1997, a national park was also created.

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► The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Almost a year ago, Samsung called to review each and every Note 7 on the planet. To all. It was the withdrawal of one of the most desired phones of 2016. I wondered if we would see a phone under the name Note.

For any brand, it would have been better to forget the affair and engage in something else. But they wanted to do just the opposite: Galaxy Note, was born again

The Smartphone

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has the biggest screen introduced in a smartphone of the Samsung brand. SuperAMOLED screen 6.3-inch . In Note 8 we have an “Infinity Display” screen of 18.5: 9 which produces a rectangular smartphone.

The quality of the panel is protected with Gorilla Glass 5, compatible with the latest HDR standards and peaks of brightness up to 1240 nits. In hand it is difficult to differentiate from an S8 + except for a more rectangular design and 1/3 of an inch higher. It creates the optical illusion in which it seems that the screen floats on the phone.

IP68 water resistance, fingerprint reader on the back, button dedicated to Bixby, iris sensor and heart rate and compatibility with wireless charging. Note 8 is one of the most complete Android smartphones to date.

The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The point is the S-pen

The Galaxy Note 8 differs from the rest of the smartphones by an accessory that has been accompanying it for years. It’s the S-pen. The main difference of this phone with the rest of devices of the brand. And like every year, the S-pen continues to improve on reliability and options. For some users this is only the reason for purchase.

With the S-pen we can control the phone, take notes, draw on captures, select elements … all with a very precise screen response thanks to the 4096 levels of sensitivity. Only after trying it we realize that sometimes the finger is perhaps not the most ideal to manage the phone.

 

Battery

It is equipped with a processor Exynos 8895, rival of the Snapdragon 835. It also has 6GB of RAM, more than the other phones of the brand.

The Galaxy Note 8 also offers 64GB of built-in UFS 2.1 memory via microSD. The capacity of the battery is 3300mAh, an amount that is correct, although we believe that it should be improved more by the amount of performance of the equipment

Accompanied by a fast charger that will be completed in one hour and three quarters. It is compatible with wireless charging.

High-level double camera

The main novelty of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the incorporation of a double camera. It has the same amount of megapixels and great work has been done in offering a first level portrait mode.

With night shots the first camera is the one that does the best job while thanks to the second we can zoom 2X. The first one is also faster with the Dual Pixel system, in fact this difference increases because in the secondary we do not have the pro mode available.

The video recording is excellent and very stable, being another of the points where Note 8 especially stands out.

Our conclusion of The Charming Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is in our opinion the best phone with a pen available today. An S-pen which is a differential element. In the rest it looks a lot like the Galaxy S8 +, which we also found an excellent device.

It has an excellent design, manufacture and materials. It has water resistance IP68 and one of the best screens on the market. The photography has improved a lot with the addition of the secondary camera and inside we have a combination of processor Exynos next to the 6GB make it an excellent phone.

Not an economic device, make it the most expensive Android phone within the range. It has some elements to improve: Your Bixby smart assistant is correct. The position of the fingerprint detector is not the best. The speakers are normal, and this smartfhone deserves better. Nor do we have the greater autonomy of the battery as it did with the previous notes.

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► The Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

The Helpful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

New : Kindle Oasis eReader Waterproof !! Oct 2017

After maintaining the same Amazon design, it presents the Amazon Kindle model, a letter-size eBook reader, endowed with a thicker side than the rest. There the hardware is installed. This protuberance for calling it somehow serves to catch the kindle.

Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

 It comes equipped with a cover and an additional battery, so you can keep a charge (depending on usage) about two months
We understand that until this moment it is the best eReader that exists in place.

 Display

It is 6 inches and one of the best in this market. Same resolution as Paperwhite and kindle Voyage, 1448×1072 pixels and 300 dpi,
Illumination

It has 10 LED lights, more than the

 Voyage kindle that owns 6 or 4 of the Paperwhite: The lighting is more powerful and more uniform.

Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers
Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

Battery

The case includes an additional battery, a novelty, which is also charging the Kindle Oasis battery. This increases the autonomy up to almost two months (depends on the readings). Is the team with more autonomy of the market. In charging mode, the two batteries are charged simultaneously. The sheath can be placed or removed at will.

The rest of the benefits are similar to the other kindle. Having the weight on one side, where it grabs, makes the lever arm less and less tiring to hold

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Special features

It includes an accelerometer, which turns the screen. So it can be used with the left hand as with the right. Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

It has physical buttons to turn the page without having to place the finger on the screen.

The frame does not protrude from the screen, as it does on the rest of Kindle
Comes in two versions

  • Kindle Oasis WiFi version, with case included of various colors.
  • Kindle Oasis version WiFi + 3G free also with cover included

 

Technical Details of Useful Kindle Oasis eReader for Left-Handers

DisplayAmazon’s 6″ Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size5.6″ x 4.8″ x 0.13-0.33″ (143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm)
Cover: 5.7” x 4.9” x 0.07-0.18” (144 mm x 125 mm x 1.9-4.6 mm)
WeightWi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g); Cover: 3.8 oz (107 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
System RequirementsNone; fully wireless and doesn’t require a computer to download content
On-Device Storage4 GB; holds thousands of books
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge with cover lasts up to eight weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 10. Battery life will vary based on light and wireless usage.
Charge TimeFully charges in less than 3 hours from a computer via USB cable
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
Content Formats SupportedKindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle Oasis User Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF]. Additional information in multiple languages available online.
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, or 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle Oasis with leather charging cover, USB 2.0 charging cable and Quick Start Guide

 

 

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► Onyx Boox 67ML Carta 2 – eReader Max & Max2 HDMI

Onyx Boox C67 ML Carta – Max & Max2 eReader HDMI

Onyx Boox has launched a high resolution digital reader or eReader. It is the C 67 ML This model has an e-Ink Letter 2 screen with a resolution of 1148 x 1072 with 300 PPI on the screen. It also has an integrated front light to allow reading in certain special circumstances.

The C6 series is in its third phase or generation. This is the first digital Onyx Boox reader that employs the new Chart 2 display. The device has some striking features such as that dual core Cortex-A9 processor at a clock speed of 1 GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory And expandable internal storage up to 32 GB with micro SD card. It also has a 3.5mm audio plug to listen to audiobooks or even music.

 

The difference with  models Onyx Boox

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Screen13.3 ” HDMI13.3 ” HD Flexible6 ”  HD Carta2
Resolution2200X16501600X12001448×1072 
Storage32 GB WI FI Bluetooth16 GB WI FI Bluetooth8 GB
Batery4100mAh Pol Li-on4100mAh Pol Li-on3000mAh Pol Li-on
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Quick guide to Travel to France by Car

Travel to France by Car

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 Are you planning to make a road trip through France?

  • Do you plan to rent a car in France to get to know the country?
  • Do you want to travel to France by car but have no idea what to do first?
  • What is necessary to travel around France and enjoy it, without having a nervous breakdown?
  • Do you go to another country in Europe and have to cross France by road?
  • Will you need to have an car accident lawyer on standby in case you’re involved in an accident?

Okay. The first thing that is needed is a lot of money. If you have it, stop reading and book a luxury hotel here. This post is not for you.

Now, if you have a more limited budget. This is the right place

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Know what are the rules of circulation in France

If you have ever driven in any foreign country or if it is the first time you do it, you should know that France is a country where you travel in a similar way as in the United States of America. The rules that you must respect are very similar

Accessories for the car and the trip

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