Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam, near Zaandijk, Netherlands. It has a collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated using lowboy trailers to the area. The Zaans Museum, established in 1994, is located in the Zaanse Schans.
The Zaanse Schans is one of the popular tourist attractions of the Netherlands and an anchor point of ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage. The neighbourhood attracted approximately 1.6 million visitors in 2014.
The Zaans Museum locates next to the Zaanse Schans. The Zaanse Schans houses seven museums: The Weavers House, the Cooperage, the Jisper House, Zaan Time Museum, Albert Heijn Museumshop, Bakery Museum.
It is a very large hotel, which includes several pools with hot-cold water and various hydrojet. It has a private lake shared by a country club where you can kayak. It has guided circuits to make bicycles and to walk inside the park of the hotes. Approximate five miles.
We detail step by step:
With a covered area of 100 square meters including a terrace with a lovely view
View of The Terrace
Evening view from the terrace of the room
Very friendly and correct. Excellent cleaning service. The same for the staff of the swimming pools and the part of the sandy beaches (that is, it has two sandy beaches that overlook the lake)
Swimming Pools of The Surprising and Very Luxurious Sofitel hotel & Spa
They also have bicycles for a circuit in the internal park. Kayaks There are kayaks to explore the lake. It is done in less than an hour. All a novelty
In the tour of the park and the lake you can see different species of birds. There are ducks and cichlids, but what we loved most were the owls.
The Restaurant of Sofitel
In the hotel there are two restaurants. In one of them (La Butaca) there is a fixed menu or the buffet option, which is highly recommended. The food of first quality. There is also another a la carte gourmet restaurant with an excellent wine cellar
The sandy beaches are small but considering the place where the hotel is, they are quite adequate. The service of the staff in the pools is correct.
Here is a point against. the bowling alleys are in very bad condition. We played twice and the balls made any journey
Sofitel La Reserva , it is a hotel to enjoy in itself and to relax. has different options of a city hotel (keep in mind that it is 38 miles from the city of Buenos Aires Argentina and in the middle of the countryside). It is located very close to a state wildlife reserve, so some of the birds in the reserve are sometimes seen inside the park of the Hotel.
I was able to find out reservs and availabilities on the hotel landing page at booking.com
For us it is highly recommended to relax a few days and take a break.
These are three beaches with pink sand found in the Mediterranean Sea. One in Greece, one in Italy and the last one in Spain. The sand has that color due to the remains of molluscs and marine algae that were deposited during thousands of years on those beaches.
Spiaggia Rossa, Sardinia -Italy
Located in the Bonifacio Strait, in the north of Sardinia, the beaches of Budelli are among the favorite ones of the region.
Pieces of coral, shells and bivalve mollusks give color to the sand of the spa that has been protected territory for twenty years and today offers a spectacular picture. The blue of the sea hits the pink beach and a little further on the intense green of the vegetation. Undoubtedly, a postcard to admire
The small island, to the southwest of Crete, is one of the destinations that surprise tourists who travel the area. There is the Lafonisi Nature Reserve, which turns the landscape -columns of sea daffodils- into an even more spectacular site. A few kilometers to the north is Gramvousa, another pink sand resort.
Another best pink beach is Formentera, like the other Balearic Islands, is known throughout the world for the quality of its beaches. This, located to the north within the Natural Park of Ses Salines. And was recognized among the five best beaches in the world and many consider it to be the most beautiful in Europe. It is surrounded by islands and reefs, four kilometers from the savina and can be accessed by land or sea. It has a gentle slope: 50 meters from the shore the sea reaches a depth of one and a half meters. For its natural wealth and its landscape value, it was declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site
Walking Bilbao: It is a county located in the north of Spain The town of Bilbao is the capital with more than 340,000 inhabitants and is the most populated city of the autonomous community that extends along the estuary of Bilbao or the Nervión. The city is surrounded by two mountain ranges with an altitude that does not exceed 500 meters. It was founded at the end of the 13th century. This is a guide to tour Bilbao in two days
We arrived from Madridby air to the Bilbao airport. To go to the city center, if you do not choose the taxi, the bus is the best option. We take the Bizkaibus A3247, which costs 1.45 Euros and you can buy it in the same Bus. The bus takes about 30 minutes to go from the airport to Bilbao Termibus.
The Cathedral of Strasbourg was the first cathedral of Germany (or Kingdom of Germania). Until the arrival of Louis XIV in 1681 and his minister of the war, the Marquess of Louvois that camped in the environs of Strasbourg and forced their submission to the French monarchy the 30 of September of 1681. The cathedral was delivered by the same Luis XIV The head of the Catholic bishopric of Strasbourg, Egon de Furstenberg. Absent from the city for almost 150 years, that way ended the period as an independent city.
On the second day we took a boat Vaporetto in San Marcos square. Previously we acquired a full day ticket that includes all the routes throughout the day. Our destination is the islands of Murano and Burano
He was a cartoonist, the most famous of Argentina. He was born in the town of Santa María de Cervo, Consello de Viveiro, Province of Lugo, (Galicia – Spain), on December 13, 1862 under the reign of Isabel II of Spain. Died in lanus State of Buenos Aires on January 27, 1918.
The one Work in the Royal factory of porcelain of Sargadelos where his father worked, and closed this one in 1877. Later I go to work in a factory of earthenware called Asturiana, in Gijón – Asturias. like assistant of decorator.
American Revolutionary Coins Countermarked in Philippines
A collaboration of Marty Martinez
The circulation of the Philippines at the time of Spanish domination consisted of coin minted in other regions, mainly Potosi, Peru and Mexico, with the same denominations as in the rest of the colonies.
From the independence of the American colonies, there was a retraction in the circulating in this zone. For this reason should have appealed to a very curious policy: the reselling of currencies. Potosí, Peru and Mexico were alternated several times by Independents and Spaniards between 1810 and 1828.
As a result, the independentist minted their own currencies (Potosi: Bolivia and Argentina), Lima (Peru) and Mexico. Apparently when the Spaniards occupied these places again, they also appropriated the new mints, some of which were sent to the Philippines by the Pacific route. Thus, circulated from 1828 Peruvian independence coins, Mexican and Bolivian in Philippine, with the Spanish denominations.
It is an IP68 Waterproof Kobo Aura One ebook reader. Which unlike the Kindle has a larger screen and also has water resistance
The Canadian company Rakuten Kobo Inc. founded in 2009 designed an e-book reader something larger than the existing one as standard in the market. We are talking about the 6-inch screens we have become accustomed to.
It has an internal memory of 8 Gb and 512 Mb of RAM
In the 19th century advertisements started to appear in weekly newspapers in England. A leadership in British ads was held by Cope Bros & Co tobacco company, founded in Liverpool in 1848 by Thomas and George Cope.
In June 1836, the French newspaper La Presse was the first to include paid advertising in its pages.
In Britain, outdoor advertising was based on hoardings (billboards): England 1835, by John Orlando Parry
In London Thomas J. Barratt was hailed as “the father of modern advertising”.Working for the Pears Soap company, Barratt created an effective advertising campaign for the company products, which involved the use of targeted slogans, images and phrases. One of his slogans, “Good morning. Have you used Pears’ soap?” was famous in its day and into the 20th century.
An advertising tactic that he used was to associate the Pears brand with high culture and quality. Most famously, he used the painting Bubbles by John Everett Millais as an advertisement by adding a bar of Pears soap into the foreground. Barratt continued this theme with a series of adverts of well groomed middle-class children, associating Pears with domestic comfort and aspirations of high society.
A 1900 British ad for soap
Barratt introduced many of the crucial ideas that lie behind successful advertising and these were widely circulated in his day. He constantly stressed the importance of a strong and exclusive brand image for Pears and of emphasizing the product’s availability through saturation campaigns. He also understood the importance of constantly reevaluating the market for changing tastes and mores, stating in 1907 that “tastes change, fashions change, and the advertiser has to change with them. An idea that was effective a generation ago would fall flat, stale, and unprofitable if presented to the public today. Not that the idea of today is always better than the older idea, but it is different – it hits the present taste.
United States Vintage Ads
In the United States around 1840, Volney B. Palmer set up the first advertising agency in Philadelphia. In 1842 Palmer bought large amounts of space in various newspapers at a discounted rate then resold the space at higher rates to advertisers. The actual ad – the copy, layout, and artwork – was still prepared by the company wishing to advertise; in effect, Palmer was a space broker. The situation changed in the late 19th century when the advertising agency of N.W. Ayer & Son was founded in New York. It planned, created, and executed complete advertising campaigns for its customers. It created a number of memorable slogans for firms such as De Beers, AT&T and the U.S. Army.
J. Walter Thompson Co. promotes
high-powered advertisement, 1903
By 1900 the advertising agency had become the focal point of creative planning, and advertising was firmly established as a profession.  At first, agencies were brokers for advertisement space in newspapers. N. W. Ayer & Son was the first full-service agency to assume responsibility for advertising content. N.W. Ayer opened in 1869, and was located in Philadelphia.
The amount of space available in newspapers grew rapidly. The Boston Transcript published in 19,000 “agate lines” Of advertising in 1860, 87,000 in 1900, and 237,000 in 1918.