Spanish Pillar Dollar: Influence on American Currencies
A collaboration of Marty Martinez
Spanish Origin of Sign $
The beliefs of the fifteenth century included, among other things, the absolute danger of sailing past the Pillars of Hercules. Thus they were called at that time two promontories located in the Strait of Gibraltar: Mount Calpe to the north (Gibraltar) and the Rock of Abila to the south (Ceuta).
This was the obligatory passage of the mare nostrum (the Mediterranean) to the greater and unknown part of the enormous Atlantic Ocean. And according to the mythology of Antiquity, the colossal Hercules would have written in both columns the lapidary warning. Nec plus ultra “not beyond” (ie: do not trespass).
Las Vegas 2022: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States. That’s possible?. Sure, of course. You just have to go to Las Vegas, in the Mojave desert in Nevada. Las Vegas is a tourist city famous for its exciting activity 24 hours a day. Never Close. Never sleeps. Open casinos and shows at all times.
It is a city devoted to entertainment and tourism. Currently, 650,000 people live in Las Vegas (2018) and receive almost 40 million visitors a year.
In 1931, with the legalization of the game, Las Vegas begins its rise as a city. In 1941, the very luxurious hotels of the world began to be built, which also incorporated gaming casinos. The first of these was the Flamingo, built under the supervision of gangster Bugsy Siegel. In the decade of the 60s, the city has another impulse due to the overthrow of Batista in Cuba by the revolutionary Castro. . The American businessmen abandoned their business in Havana and moved to Las Vegas. Frank Sinatra and other artists settled in Las Vegas and offered shows on a continuous basis.
The Ancient and New Campbell Bar. ( The Campbell Apartment)
The Grand Central Terminal is one of the iconic landmarks of Manhattantown Midtown for a stroll through a historic site in the city. Or to stop to have lunch in one of the restaurants and fast foods that are under their brick vaults.
In the southwest corner of the station, on the Vanderbilt Avenue, there is an elegant bar, with charm and style. And remember the '20s: The Campbell. Formerly known as the Campbell Apartment. The building is a legendary New York institution that belonged to John W. Campbell, a millionaire jazz amateur who financed the Big Bands of the first decades of the 20th century and turned his private office into a living room. cocktails in 1923.
Located in the Grand Central Terminal
The Gerber Group, leader of the hotel industry that owns and operates many of the most famous bars and restaurants in the city, acquired the Campbell Apartment with the clear objective of restoring its original grandeur.
It is one of the most touristic places in New York and its visitors travel through time until the time of the Big Bands of jazz, at the beginning of the 20th century.
The magnificent restoration was carried out under the responsibility of the prestigious design and architecture studio Ingrao Inc., which managed to maintain the historic architecture of the property. He also introduced elements of contemporary design that create a refined atmosphere but at the same time warm and comfortable.
The Campbell retains details of its past that make it a unique space in New York. Very high ceilings painted by hand, a large stone fireplace, the steel safe that belonged to John W. Campbell. Also an old glass window with its original molding
Today, The Campbell offers three distinctive experiences. The main one, of course, is the bar itself. A timeless office with wooden furniture, mohair and leather in green, blue and dark red colors.
Another one of its spaces is The Campbell Palm Court, an interior room with rattan stools. It also has high coffee tables surrounded by tall palm trees and with views towards the main terminal. Finally, The Campbell Terrace is a large covered terrace with indoor plants and a large drink bar.
For this elegant and individual place, the Gerber Group made an exclusive selection of classic and modern cocktails with fresh seasonal ingredients. Also an interesting wine list and craft beers locally made.
The wide variety of drinks is complemented by a menu of sandwiches, salads, finger food, tapas and specialties such as daily menu.
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The Renaissance : was a fascinating period in history when Europe made the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era. The transformation was marked by art, clothing and cuisine.
This season is recreated every year at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach – Florida USA. The Florida Renaissance Festival 2019 is nothing less than the 27th anniversary of this event.
Days and Dates. Hours – Prices
Saturdays and Sundays, February 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24, and March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24, 2019. Monday is added as school day, February 11. The school day is open only to schools that have previously registered. Each weekend has a specific theme.