At a time when Venice provided a temporary home for people of many nationalities and languages - not all of them literate - visual symbols were all-important. Today the city is still full of symbols if you know how to read them but in the sixteenth century travellers would have known to look for the symbol of the moon as you exited Piazza San Marco in the direction of San Moise. After Napoleon destroyed the Republic of Venice in , and after the island city was handed to the Hapsburg Empire at the Congress of Vienna in , the dining room of the Luna Hotel became a meeting place for young imperial cadets.
It is possible that they entertained her — chastely - at Hotel Luna. Mr Polito filled it with his own antique furniture which is still on show today. Celebrities flocked to the hotel for its style, service and central location. Today the Baglioni Luna is a remarkable but discreet jewel in Venice. In fact it is almost hidden down Calle Larga Ascensione. Skip forward two centuries to the present day and running the Baglioni Luna in is Gianmatteo Zampieri who clearly loves history as much as he loves his hotel.
He is also proud of the Marco Polo Ballroom where guests breakfast every morning under eighteenth-century frescoes painted by pupils of Tiepolo. Certainly anyone who has qualms about accepting a second glass of prosecco at breakfast should take encouragement from the main Tiepolo oval above. Originally codegas were professional guides in medieval and Renaissance Venice. They escorted wealthy guests round the city with a flambeau or lantern Venice was very, very dark in those days , acting not only as escorts, protectors, and guides, but entertaining visitors with stories of their city.
Gianmatteo, always keen to bring alive the remarkable past of Venice, has recently revived the Codega experience. The night I joined the tour, it was given by a young woman called Giovanna who introduced herself simply as our codega for the night She carried an electric lantern — a modern day concession to sudden gusts of Venetian wind — and wore a cape and carnival mask.
I was glad I had a cloak of my own to join in the masquerade. Off we headed off into San Marco, dipping into darkened alleyways, and being shown unusual sights such as an outdoor gambling den under a small portico, and where duels were fought. One moment we were in the brightly lit merceria — a warren of modern shops that link San Marco with Rialto — and the next minute our codega had taken us into a narrow dark sidestreet where we could easily have been back in the eighteenth century of Casanova.
At one point we suddenly ended up in the dark at Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo with its external multi-arch spiral staircase - known as the Staircase of the Snail - looping up dramatically above us. Giovanna was a mine of information some of which I shall use the next time I escort a tour round Venice and she got us back bang on time to have dinner in Canova where Antonella is fast becoming my favourite Venetian sommelier.
The Baglioni Luna is lovely, friendly hotel which manages to get that combination of history and innovation just right. Having a general manager who cares a lot about both probably helps. Do we Brexit or not? For 33 years the minutes of our organisation were typed at Pall Mall, London. Last December we held our regular jury meeting at our historical conference room. A motion to close our Headquarters in the UK and move the entire operation to the continent was dismissed.
Management to be advised to re-apply for membership in Belgium We completed the research of the history of the Hotel Astoria in Brussels. It will reopen in under the ownership and management of Corinthia. Our book will be presented in France We celebrate the 90th birthday of the hotel Prince de Galles in Paris with an elegant publication. For the first time we will present the text — linked to the classic coffee table book — in an eBook. We also publish a special staff edition for all the faithful employees of the hotel.
Our Treasury book is ready for its opening, our large coffee table book in the making. Situated along the most important shipping and trading route between Europe and the Far East, you can very well imagine what a fascinating history awaited us in the archives at the capital Colombo in former Ceylon, today Sri Lanka.
The documentary about the history of the Hotel Bristol in Vienna is has been broadcast several times over the past year. Now it is available on youtube. The Bull and Mouth is a decent hotel in todays Maryborough. Back in , it didn't exist. In order to start conversation I asked him something about Maryborough. It seemed so odd to hear a minister swear out loud. Well, one may go further, and say in Australasia. Just sand-bags. Just sand. And not a good quality of sand. It packs too hard, and has never been screened.
There is too much gravel in it. It is like sleeping on nuts. There is as good bed-sand in this region as the world can furnish. They want something that will pack solid, and petrify. You must blow it out early. One might want it again in the night. That is, outside of Sydney and Melbourne. I was only talking. One never thinks that hotels have Christmas trees, too.
That was long before plastic trees were invented. If you think you have seen it all, think again. They weave a story around an ancient tradition. Click image above for the video. For over years, the Galle Face Hotel has boasted a view of the endless ocean, happy families, and a multitude of beautiful kites flapping against the sky.
The joy and freedom of flying a kite at the Galle Face Green in front of the hotel is a part of every childhood, an experience that connects generations of Sri Lankans. The tree of kites which stands tall at the Galle Face Hotel was conceptualised and created by two young designers Sasha Pinto Jayawardena and Charith De Silva — from the advertising agency Triad and the decor consulting and production agency Maic — respectively.
The design symbolises an experience which most anyone living in Colombo and even many living out of Colombo would be familiar with — flying kites on the Galle Face Green. Much like the scene it overlooks, the Hotel itself has always been synonymous with friends, family and moments of soaring joy.
They certainly succeeded. Today, let me lean back and conjure up 28 November Since early morning, a signboard at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore displayed:. We are proud to hand-craft each book, each exhibition; put in years of careful research, thoughtfully select pictures, personal memories and unearthed papers, never published before. It is them who so actively helped to bring The Most Famous Hotels in the World to the peak of the mountain. At least that is the view I enjoy, when I look down. Alas, once the fog and clouds clear, I see that I am only half way up.
There are still those who ignore history and believe they can build a future without a past. They are on my agenda for the next 32 years. It was the most sought after lunch and dinner venue of the colonial city, away from the stifling heat of Colombo. This tropical hotel, north of the Equator, was right at the seafront, facing the Indian Ocean. It always enjoying a fresh sea breeze. Ever since its opening in , it advertised itself as the "coolest hotel in Colombo".
It has successfully retained this attribute. By the way: it was the first South East Asian hotel sporting a sea water pool. It the magic number 90 that fascinates us in Summer Commemorating the 90th anniversary of the former Hotel Britannia, which became the Hotel Astoria in , the book presents some 90 stories and anecdotes from the history and legends of the hotel and Seefeld, the village in Tyrol, Austria.
New material has been added, notably the first photographs of the founder and first owner, Andre Ducamp. Our elegant Edition will commemorate the event. It's history will come out in March Raffles Hotels Cambodia join the library. We shall look at its early days as Hotel Britannia, and delve into the story. We start research and are open for submissions of material, documents, photographs, Your personal memories, Hotel Imperial Vienna: the Path of History will be updated.
It stopped taking paying guests in The story of the legendary Caribbean resort and a brief history of Jamaica is available in our bookshop. Because it was founded in the Keiun era, the inn was thus named Keiunkan. With Closr we create descriptive and informative presentations of famoushotels history images.
At the same time, we have re-listed the Oriental Hotel Kobe, Japan. Two articles explain in German and in English what's going on during these extraordinary days. It is currently closed and will reopen in It is a rare jewel of the beginning art-deco, end of art nouveau Jugendstil. We are completing our book on the Paris Hotel Prince de Galles. More about it soon! The Half Moon Treasury is about to be launched. The smallest hotel with an overall floorspace of 53 m2, is the Eh'hausl hotel in Amberg, Germany.
Meanwhile, to secure the lead, the hotel increased its size from 6, rooms to 7,, with the construction of a Tower 2 Annex. Not possible to imagine today, it would happen once more — before our world was to reach the new order we treasure today. Not all, I know, but most of us are living during the longest period of peace in modern times.
It is located in Avenue George V. We are publishing the Prince de Galles story to commemorate its 90th anniversary. November Thanks for your article. From a Canadian perspective.. Those Canadians rest now in cemeteries all over Europe and their sacrifice helped forge a nation. President Donald Trump to join him and more than 70 other world leaders in Paris for a special th anniversary Armistice Day service Sunday, followed by a Peace Forum, where those leaders will discuss issues of international security. All that matters in hospitality are people.
We meet them, need them, interact with them. We must not take it for granted that they serve us. They could merely do their jobs, but their smile can make our day, their effort by going the proverbial extra mile can change our life. I have met a remarkable team at Jamaica's Half Moon. It is driven by an energetic chairman, Guy Steuart III , who invests in the future of so many people, for over two years assisted by the congenial general manager Sandro Fabris. These pages of photographs of the team represent the inner part of the cover of our new book.
Click both images below to enlarge them, should you wish to. As some would have it, Half Moon represents the third wave of beach resorts for Americans: the first generation established Palm Beach as their getaway from the hustle and bustle of New York, their children built Nassau to get away from Palm Beach, and in the s a new generation made Jamaica their retreat to get away from their parents.
For Europeans, Jamaica represented an opportunity to truly get away from it all. In , a group of connoisseurs of freedom and luxury decided to build Half Moon. That's where our story starts. We have carefully researched the history of Jamaica and this generous Montego Bay resort, with its 3 kilometres of uninterrupted beach, wonderful restaurants, horse riding, world class tennis pros and arguably the best golf course in the Caribbean.
Make the acquaintance of the pioneers who created Half Moon resort. Meet the people who have been serving guests for over half a century. Here is the story of the most legendary Caribbean hotel.
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A unique compilation of fascinating facts, entertaining anecdotes and inspiring tales. Peggy Steuart, mother of the present chairman, with Wordsworth Watson, Half Moon's estate manager, who started working at the hotel in The book is available from our bookshop. And, yes, Half Moon was the first, with Round Hill opening just one month later. But that's another story! Enjoy your travels, wherever they take you, and think about the people who assist you while you are far away from home. How their lives are intervened in the creation of a hotel, how they shape such an institution, and how we guests in return shape their lives.
Left: the fabulous Everette Baker, who had started his career at Half Moon as a trainee in When he was 36, he had fallen in love with a beautiful girl called Audrey, working at the reservation office. Married ever since! The sudden demand for fresh bread on Sundays no London baker would provide fresh bread on the day of the Lord led to the employment of a baker from Vienna, a tradition that has been upheld for over a hundred years. This baker brought with him the delights of Viennoiserie, from crisp dark rye bread to rolls and croissants, and the mouth-watering delights of Austrian cakes, strudels and pastries.
They were indeed called Ritz's Carlton - Restaurant. It means to put on your finest dress, a dress suitable to be worn at a Ritz Carlton hotel. The song was sung, danced and immortalized by Fred Astaire. Your answers confirmed our path we have been following for the past decades. As many of you know, upon completion of a book, we are translating our research results into smashing exhibitions. We call them The Path of History. Here you can learn more about our global exhibition work in a 2'16" video.
The Most Famous Hotels in the World display splendid exhibitions, based on meticulous historic research. Exhibitions are the result of our research, displaying carefully chosen excerpts of our books. You see: Walls can talk. On In the afternoons, at 5 P. Badminton and deck tennis courts were available, too. Why do I tell you all this? Because details matter. Because history is the source of our future. Because we care. The Galle Face Hotel dates back to More about it here, and soon. Not many hotels are as old as the Galle Face.
It is certainly big enough, open all year round, but only 20 years old. Should we wait until ? What do you think? Write to me please. Who founded a South-East Asian city and had a hotel named after him some 70 years later? Vivaldi couldn't have named it better in German - harbour city sounds like popular fast-food.
If you have a minute, why not give it a chance? Imagine all this within the same complex of buildings — there is a wedding with guests at the Sofitel Xian convention centre, in the theatre a famous personality addresses people, at the two Sofitel Xian hotel buildings and at the Grand Mercure and the Mercure over beds are occupied. In the gardens, the occasional visitor poses for a photograph next to a year old tree.
Two butleresses caught in action. He ordered the construction of a city-sized mausoleum guarded by a life-sized terracotta army of - we are still guessing - some thousand soldiers. However, he buried them all, and so nobody knew. And those who knew were buried too. It is a palace. The architect of the hotel, Hong Qing — , was so famous, that he was invited to participate in the construction of the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao.
The train was full. There was a flutter of excitement in the air. All and sundry seemed to be travelling to Vienna or to Budapest. He also watched another man heaving a solid wooden box from a cart into the luggage car. A cinematograph presumably. Upon entering sleeping car No. One was flaunting the words L. I am going to Budapest to furnish a show at the Somossy Orpheum. A five hour programme on 1 May, with a ball after the show where the whole staff will take part in Hungarian national clothing.
From 10 May, where we show our moving pictures. The Grand Hotel Royal opened in as the largest hotel on the continent: rooms, numerous restaurants, a palatial Royal ballroom, telephones in every room, electricity supplying the entire building, 'rising rooms', powered by steam engines and reaching all floors. Next door laid a superb spa. It was the home to all leading Hungarian artists Surrounded by theatres and close to the Royal Opera House, its guest list includes the greatest dancers, singers and opera divas.
Reopened in , the Grand Hotel Royal is a sparkling star among the grand hotels of Europe. You should book now for winter, Christmas is almost sold out! The dry air of the dessert is perfect to spend some weeks there. Mornings at the Mena House are tennis or golf; mornings are swimming; mornings are a cup of fresh peppermint tea at the lobby. A brisk walk up the ramp to the Great Pyramid is a perfect exercise. In addition we were challenged to verify its correct age and a legend: the story that the Mena House was built on the spot where once an old Khedival hunting lodge had stood.
The history of the Mena House is the story of modern Egypt. Read the "Making of You can directly book your hotel here. Austria is currently the hotspot of Europe, Vienna its capital. In a series of totally different approaches we have portraied the most famous hotels of the city, telling the story of Vienna and its legendary lodging places.
Our correspondent Adrian Mourby has visited an other Austrian town, Innsbruck, the capital of the province of Tyrol. He stayed in a hotel where Mozart had spent the night, too. Here is his story. Grand cultural festivals such as Verona, Glyndebourne or Salzburg are approaching their peak. However, there is a multitude of smaller art festivals, such as Thalhof , or Sommer. I visited Sommer.
It sometimes involves a visit to the famous Hotel Sacher , the most important exhibitions of each season, public art, architecture, private views to studios and galleries or just a museum visit. Below you see just a small selection of what our Reading Room has to offer — over stories can be found there.
Hotel Continental, Vienna , opened , is today's Sofitel Vienna - a very chic modern architecture with interesting features. Destroyed in during the battle for Vienna, between Germany's army and Russian forces. In December the hotel closed for conversion to government offices. A s guidebook says the original building stood in a large garden ornamented by stone fishponds, sole relics of ancient imperial offices. Later known as the 'old building', this structure brought the hotel very brisk business.
This new structure, which is now called the 'middle building', consisted of suites furnished with central heating, telephone and toilet facilities, dining halls and kitchens, a hair saloon and a ballroom with a sprung floor. Otis brand elevators took guests to the bar and open-air terrace for dancing on the seventh floor. Foreign guests described it as the number one luxury hotel in the Far East.
Its opening was attended by well over distinguished guests who packed the lobby and dining halls. In those days, a model of the ship was displayed in the Western dining hall and a banquet with dancing would be thrown around the model for each group of new arrivals. The hotel was taken over by the Japanese during their occupation of Beijing.
Its business remained slack for the instability of society and the lack of foreign tourists. State and Diplomatic functions had to be held in a place with Chinese characteristics and high popularity Completion of a new wing. At the time it was the highest building in Beijing.
It was located on the west corner of Bolton Street at Piccadilly. It is located in the hilly and tranquil Cimiez. The history of the construction of the Excelsior Regina Palace is related to the name of Queen Victoria of England who promised she would visit the French Riviera more often provided that a royal residence to match her reputation was built. The building bristles with decorative elements characteristic of the Belle Epoque period. Parts of the Excelsior Regina Palace and the garden stretching in front of it, including the marble statute which depicts Queen Victoria a monument placed at one of the garden entrances enjoy the statute of historical monument.
They were listed as such in Large circular room with glass-faced apses and a cupola with cut-off sides, the Rotonde is a former outbuilding of the Hotel Bristol, built between and January at the request of the British clientele of the palace to serve tea. This lounge was built in the south continuation of the building by the same architect, the Danish Hans-Georg Tersling. Inaugurated on January 5, , the palace comprises luxuriously equipped rooms, including bathrooms fed with heated sea water, spread over 5 floors with 60 rooms per floor.
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The building has high roofs evoking the style of an English castle. On March 28th , in the evening, fanned by a strong wind, a fire broke out in a chimney and spread to the top two floors of the building and to its entire cover. Following the intervention of the firemen of Beaulieu and Nice and of the Chasseurs Alpins, the fire is mastered by flooding the upper floors.
Thanks to the reinforced cement structure of the building, the lower part of the building remains relatively intact, the fire reducing the upper two floors to nothing. The rest of the hotel is quickly rehabilitated and the Bristol reopens for the winter season of , amputated from the destroyed floors and with a classic roof in red tiles with a slight slope. Converted into a high-end condominium by the promoter Saglia in , the Bristol loses part of its gardens as well as the tennis courts, ceded to the municipality of Beaulieu.
The building retains its original appearance, decoration and part of the lobby. La Rotonde was for his part neglected and left without maintenance, threatened with demolition and finally expropriated for the benefit of the municipality in the s. Transformed into a conference center in and operated by the Partouche group, it will not be any more used from Pflaums Posthotel Pegnitz, opened in , was owned and run by the founding familiy for 11 generations.
As the inn is only 19miles from Bayreuth, it was filled with celebrities during the music festival, and trough much of the rest of the year as well. The 5 star superior rated property has two award winning restaurants 'and 'Outdoor Dining';. Golf, Spa and conference facilities for incentives and small meetings, Open All Year. Hotel of the Year Germany. New York. It closed in The Tor Hotel was constructed in and decorated in the style of a Swiss chalet by Alfred Mildner, a German hotelier born in Alcase Lorraine, because the popular Oriental Hotel near the port was overcrowded each time passenger ships arrived.
It catered to visiting dignitaries and tourists as well as wealthy Japanese and foreign residents. The hotel was located on the northern end of Tor Road, near the present-day location of the Kobe Club. The Tor Hotel burned down in , and little now remains of the earlier history of the site except for the giant Himalayan cedars in the front car park, thought to have been planted around by Arthur Greppi, a European businessman who had lived on the site before the hotel opened in There is also one small, red torii gate — all that remains of an Inari shrine that was located in the hotel garden and had several torii leading to it.
Unsurprisingly repulsed by the smell of rotting fish that besieged the town following a series of ecological disasters the huge lake became so polluted that all marine life was doomed to end up dead on the sand banks , residents and visitors abandoned Salton City, California in the late s. The Palms Motel remains though — at least its structure. Abandoned in the s, the storey Lee Plaza Hotel is a monument to early 20th-century design, added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in This list is growing — with the help of our corresponding friends.
Please send us names and photographs of lost hotels. Built as the retreat for a prince, converted into a hotel for the perfect vacation, grown into a world class resort. The history of Schloss Velden is the fascinating tale of one of the legendary and unique hotels of Europe. I remember giving reading instructions for my books. Velden was created at the very end of the 19th century as a summer retreat for the jaded and worried people from the thick air and hurry of the crowded towns. It refers to a time in summer when the nobility moved to their country houses, to the alpine resorts, to the lakes and mountains of Austria.
Sommerfrische is the landlocked response to the posh seaside resorts of Biarritz, Brighton or — to stay within the borders of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy — Abbazia Opatia , Rimini or Porto Rosz. In this perfect setting, you will feel utterly relaxed. Contemporary connoisseurs were deeply impressed by its elegance I also recommend listening to it in the morning when the sun rises above the lake, smiling at the Seespitz.
The grass, still wet, will tickle your feet. Gustav Mahler, of course, is a good choice as well. No problem, right? Il tuffo in acqua dal trampolino di 3 metri, il vento nei capelli, la vela che sbatte rumorosamente al vento durante la virata. Alle passeggiate sul lungolago, ai timidi sguardi sotto agli ombrelloni inclinati, la signorina, il signore. Un bacio fugace che si percepisce per giorni. La traccia di profumo su un fazzoletto di pizzo. I realisti diventavano entusiasti, i timidi acquistavano coraggio e i sedentari marciavano nella natura.
Gli scenari di queste azioni cambiavano poco. Erano i centri del mondo per i villeggianti di ieri e sono le chicche dei viaggiatori di oggi. Vi consiglio di ascoltare Brahms come sottofondo. Il suo concerto per violini, Op. Sentitela al mattino presto, quando il sole sorge sul lago e sorride sul ristorante Seespitz. Andreas Augustin. Der Sprung ins Wasser vom 3-Meter Brett. Der erste Bikini, der Geruch von Sonnencreme, ein Sonnenbrand. Der Hauch eines Parfums auf einem Spitzentaschentuch.
In diesem wunderbaren Ambiente werden Sie sich herrlich entspannen. Als Begleitmusik empfehle ich Brahms. Das Violinkonzert, Opus Kenner waren von seiner Leichtigkeit beeindruckt. Stellen Sie sich wieder einmal auf eine Wiese, zum Beispiel im Beachclub. Er hat hier seine vierte Symphonie zu Ende komponiert. Kein Problem, oder? Go to the book - available in English and Italian. July 17 marked the th anniversary of the murders of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.
It was the playground of Russian aristocrats, artists and famous travelers. Edition Classic. Left: Carved in stone, the list of famous visitors outside the Goldener Adler in Innsbruck, Tyrol click to enlarge. In that same year Prince Otto of Bavaria, about the become the first king of modern Greece also stayed. The Goldener Adler is not just a comfortable and friendly hotel, it's one of great the landmarks of Innsbruck with protected heritage status. According to Thomas this means he has to get permission from the Denkmalamt even to stick a nail in a wall.
But previous owners had already created a breakfast room downstairs. Talking about key to success! Another innovation that is being more enthusiastically embraced is providing mobile phone information about the famous guests who stayed during the hotel's year history. Nevertheless the hotel will only move gradually with the times. Thomas has no plans to move them just yet. Maybe it was the exquisite cheesecake I had for tea this afternoon.
However, I find this discussion very distressing and it is a great shame that it has spoilt what has otherwise been an extremely good day. A friend of mine has investigated about my position towards the pastries at the Lobby of The Peninsula in Hong Kong. First of all: I have one. Secondly, to give you the scientists answer: it depends. Despite all this exercise I merciless put on weight. I have spoken to the management, but they appear hopelessly unable to do anything about it. Once I stayed there for three months and after checking out I had to adapt my entire outfit with the exception of my hats, a few pairs of shoes and an old umbrella.
At that time I was living at the Raffles in Singapore, and the doorman greeted me upon my return with the dreadful remark "Oh, you have put on weight". This is a compliment among Chinese, I had to learn. During that time I have written the first authorised biography of the grand old lady of Hong Kong. Talking about food.
Let me introduce to you the origins of the name Sandwich. The year was He was a noted explorer, and also a dedicated gambler with a love of day long card games. This led to little time for food. So he came up with the ingenious idea most of us are convinced it was at the card table of putting meat between two slices of bread to eat great food without too much fuss and single-handed.
Lord Nelson had lent his name to a hotel in Cape Town. She was the queen of crime fiction, the mistress of mystery writing whose tales of murder, deceit and intrigue habitually topped the best-seller lists and entertained generations of avid readers. Her two famous creations, the intuitive, moustachioed Hercule Poirot and the shrewd spinster Miss Marple, are household names across the globe. Agatha Christie, it seems, has always been with us.
Except for 11 days in , when all of a sudden she vanished into thin air. Her handsome war hero, however, was quite openly having an affair with another woman. Agatha became nervous and depressed. On the evening of Friday 3 December the writer announced she was going for a drive. The next day her car was found abandoned a few miles down the road with some of her clothes and identification papers scattered across the back seat.
Within hours the news was all over the papers. Amid suspicion of suicide or foul play, police dredged a lake. Archibald Christie's telephone lines were tapped and 15, volunteers scoured the surrounding countryside. Eventually, a full 11 days later, Christie was located at a hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, befuddled and amnesic. With her picture splashed across the daily newspapers, fellow guests had recognised her and alerted the police.
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Whether she had truly lost her memory or whether this was merely an elaborate publicity stunt was never established. Christie did not mention the episode in her autobiography. During this ancient ceremony, two lambs are blessed and shorn, and their wool is used later for palliums Roman Catholic vestments. Usually January Carnevale, Piazza Navona, Rome. Usually 3 days before Ash Wednesday. A blessing of cars is performed at this festival. Usually March 9.
The heavily decorated statue of the saint is brought out at a fair with food stalls, concerts, and sporting events. Usually March Easter Sunday Pasqua. In an event broadcast around the world, the pope gives his blessing from the balcony of St. Holy Week observances. Processions and age-old ceremonies— some from pagan days, some from the Middle Ages—are staged throughout the country. The most notable procession is led by the pope, passing the Colosseum and the Roman Forum up to Palatine Hill; a torch-lit parade caps the observance. Beginning 4 days before Easter Sunday, which is March 27 in Festa della Primavera, Rome.
Dates vary. Usually May. Call tourist office for information. The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and Tivoli areas are dramatically lit at night. Early June to end of September. Festa di San Pietro, St. This most significant Roman religious festival is observed with solemn rites. Usually around June Festa di Noantri. After reaching the quarter, find the first empty table and try to get a waiter—but keep a close eye on your valuables. Festa delle Catene, San Pietro in Vincoli. The relics of St.
August 1. Beginning on August 15, most city residents not directly involved with the tourist trade take a 2-week vacation many restaurants are closed as well. This is a good time not to be in Rome. At this harvest festival, musicians in ancient costumes entertain, and grapes are sold at reduced prices. Dates vary, usually early September. Christmas Blessing of the Pope. Delivered at noon from the balcony of St. December Check your existing insurance policies and credit card coverage before you buy travel insurance.
You may already be covered for lost luggage, cancelled tickets, or medical expenses. Allowed reasons for cancellation can range from sickness. Insurance policy details vary, so read the fine print—and especially make sure that your airline or cruise line is on the list of carriers covered in case of bankruptcy. Protect yourself further by paying for the insurance with a credit card—by law, consumers can get their. Note: Many tour operators, particularly those offering trips to remote or high-risk areas, include insurance in the cost of the trip or can arrange insurance policies through a partnering provider, a convenient and often cost-effective way for the traveler to obtain insurance.
Make sure the tour company is a reputable one. If your luggage is lost, immediately file a lost-luggage claim at the airport, detailing the luggage contents. For most airlines, you must report delayed, damaged, or lost baggage within 4 hours of arrival. The airlines are required to deliver luggage, once found, directly to your house or destination free. It is easy to get a prescription filled, and Rome has English-speaking doctors at hospitals with well-trained medical staffs. Vegetarians can go into almost any restaurant in Rome, even those specializing in meat and fish, and order a heaping plate of fresh antipasti made with fresh vegetables.
If you worry about getting sick away from home, consider purchasing medical travel insurance and carry your ID card in your purse or wallet. In most cases, your existing health plan will provide the coverage you need. Any foreign consulate can provide a list of area doctors who speak English. If you get sick, consider asking your hotel concierge to recommend a local doctor—even his or her own. You can also try the emergency room at a local hospital; many have walk-in clinics for emergency cases that are not lifethreatening.
If you suffer from a chronic illness, consult your doctor before your departure. Keep prescription medications in their original containers, and pack. Also bring along copies of your prescriptions in case you lose your pills or run out. Carry the generic name of prescription medicines, in case a local pharmacist is unfamiliar with the brand name. STAYING SAFE The most common menace, especially in large cities particularly Rome , is the plague of pickpockets and roving gangs of children who virtually surround you, distract you, and in the confusion try to steal your purse or wallet.
Never leave valuables in a car, and never travel with your car unlocked. In these uncertain times, it is always prudent to check the U. Even museums and other. Always call ahead to check on the accessibility in hotels, restaurants, and sights you want to visit. Many travel agencies offer customized tours and itineraries for. Organizations that offer assistance to travelers with disabilities include MossRehab www.
For more information specifically targeted to travelers with disabilities, the community website iCan www. Homosexuality is much more accepted in Rome than in the south, especially in Sicily, although Taormina has long been a gay mecca. Many agencies offer tours and travel itineraries specifically for gay and lesbian travelers. Although all of the major U. In most cities, people over the age of 60 qualify for reduced admission to theaters, museums, and other attractions, as well as discounted fares on public transportation.
Canadian travelers should try expedia. Anyone over 50 can join. Many reliable agencies and organizations target the plus market. Most courses entail 2 to 4 weeks abroad, and many include airfare, accommodations in university dormitories or modest inns, meals, and tuition. Expedia and Travelocity. Of the smaller travel agency websites, SideStep www. Also remember to check airline websites, especially those for low-fare carriers.
Great last-minute deals are available through free weekly e-mail services provided directly by the airlines. Most of these are announced on Tuesday or Wednesday and must be purchased online. Most are valid for travel only that weekend, but some can be booked weeks or months in advance. Sign up for weekly e-mail alerts at airline websites or check mega-sites that compile comprehensive lists of last-minute specials, such as Smarter Living smarterliving. For last-minute trips, lastminute. The mystery airlines are all major, well-known carriers—and the possibility of being. But your chances of getting a 6am or 11pm flight are pretty high.
Priceline and Hotwire are great for flights within North America and between the U. But for flights to other parts of the world, consolidators will almost always beat their fares. Note: In Priceline added nonopaque service to its roster. You now have the option to pick exact flights, times, and airlines from a list of offers—or opt to bid on opaque fares as before. These Internet hotel agencies have multiplied in mind-boggling numbers of late, competing for the business of millions of consumers surfing for accommodations around the world.
This competitiveness can be a boon to consumers who have the patience and time to shop and compare the online sites for good deals—but shop they must, for prices can vary considerably from site to site. Travelocity posts unvarnished customer reviews and ranks its properties according to the AAA rating system. Also reliable are Hotels. An excellent free program, TravelAxe www. Another booking site, Travel Web www. More than once, travelers have arrived at the hotel, only to be told that they have no reservation. To be fair, many of the. This is the most expensive and crowded time to travel.
Low season is November 1 to December 14 and December 25 to March In the opaque website category, Priceline allows you to pick the neighborhood and quality level of your hotel before spending money. On the down side, many hotels stick Priceline guests in their least desirable rooms. Be sure to go to the BiddingforTravel website see above before bidding on a hotel room on Priceline; it features a fairly up-to-date list of hotels that Priceline uses in major cities.
go site For Priceline, you pay up front, and the fee is nonrefundable. Note: Some hotels do not provide loyalty program credits or points or other frequent-stay amenities when you book a room through opaque online services. From Milan or Rome, Alitalia can easily book connecting domestic flights if your final destination is elsewhere in Italy.
Alitalia participates in the frequent-flier programs of other airlines, including Continental and US Airways. You can also use this site to compare rates and book accommodations, car rentals, and. British newspapers are always full of classified ads touting slashed fares to Italy. One good source is Time Out. British Airways also has one direct flight a day from Manchester to Rome.
With the federalization of airport security, security procedures at U. Keep your ID at the ready to show at check-in, the security checkpoint, and sometimes even the gate. Children under 18 do not need government-issued photo IDs for domestic flights, but they do for international flights to most countries. In , the TSA phased out gate check-in at all U. And e-tickets have made paper tickets nearly obsolete. Passengers with e-tickets can. Specialists in door-to-door luggage delivery are Virtual Bellhop www. Print out your boarding pass from the kiosk and simply proceed to the security checkpoint with your pass and a photo ID.
Even the smaller airlines are employing the kiosk system, but always call your airline to make sure these alternatives are available. Curbside checkin is also a good way to avoid lines, although a few airlines still ban curbside check-in; call before you go. Security checkpoint lines are getting shorter, but some doozies remain.
If you have trouble standing for long periods of time, tell an airline employee; the airline will provide a wheelchair. Speed up security by not wearing metal objects such as big belt buckles. Keep in mind that only ticketed passengers are allowed past security, except for folks escorting children or passengers with disabilities.
Bring food in your carry-on rather than checking it, as explosive-detection machines used on checked luggage have been known to mistake food especially chocolate, for some reason for bombs. Travelers in the U. Airport screeners may decide that your checked luggage needs to be searched by hand. You can now purchase luggage locks that allow screeners to open and relock a checked bag if hand searching is necessary.
Look for Travel Sentry certified locks at luggage. These locks, approved by the TSA, can be opened by luggage inspectors with a special code or key. For more information on the locks, visit www. If you use something other than TSAapproved locks, your lock will be cut off your suitcase if a TSA agent needs to hand-search your luggage.
Passengers sharing the same airplane cabin rarely pay the same fare. Here are some ways to keep your airfare costs down. If your schedule is flexible, say so, and ask if you can secure a cheaper fare by changing your flight plans. You rarely see fare wars offered for peak travel times, but if you can travel in the off-months, you may snag a bargain.
Start by looking in Sunday newspaper travel sections; U. For less-developed destinations, small travel agents who cater to immigrant communities in large cities often have the best deals. Several reliable consolidators are worldwide and available on the Net. It also offers good fares for travelers of all ages. ELTExpress Flights. Electric trains have made travel between France and Italy faster and more comfortable than ever. The advantages are tempting: There are no tickets; simply show the pass to the ticket collector and then settle back to enjoy the scenery.
Seat reservations are required on some trains. Many of the trains have couchettes sleeping cars , for which an extra fee. Obviously, the 2- or 3month traveler gets the greatest economic advantages. Eurailpass holders are entitled to considerable reductions on certain buses and ferries as well.
Even more freedom is offered by the Saver Flexipass, which is similar to the Eurail Saverpass, except that you are not confined to consecutive-day travel. Eurail Saverpass, valid all over Europe for first class only, offers discounted day travel for groups of three or more people traveling together from April to September, or two people traveling together from October to March. The Eurail Flexipass allows you to visit Europe with more flexibility. However, it provides a number of individual travel days that you can use over a. That makes it possible to stay in one city and yet not lose a single day of travel.
Having many of the same qualifications and restrictions as the previously described Flexipass is the Eurail Youth Flexipass. Eurail Selectpass is a flexipass, meaning that travel days need not be consecutive. Passes are available for 5, 6, 8, 10, or 15 days within a 2-month period. As a rule of thumb, second-class travel usually costs about two-thirds the price of an equivalent first-class trip.
A couchette a private fold-down bed in a communal cabin requires a supplement above the price of first-class travel. Travel days may be used consecutively or nonconsecutively. This pass requires a minimum of two persons traveling together at all times. You get a choice of three car categories with manual transmission or one car category with automatic transmission. With each of the special passes, a supplement must be paid to ride on certain rapid trains, designated ETR or Pendolino trains.
Some of the most popular are the Inter-Rail and Under 26 passes, entitling you to unlimited second-class travel in 26 European countries. Package tours are not the same thing as escorted tours. With a package tour, you travel independently but pay a group rate. Packages usually include airfare, a choice of hotels, and car rentals, and packagers often offer several options at different prices.
In many cases, a package that includes airfare, hotel, and transportation to and from the airport will cost you less than just the hotel alone would have, had you booked it yourself. One good source of package deals is the airlines themselves. It specializes in packages for independent travelers not tour groups who ride from one destination to another by train or rental car. In most cases, the company sells prereserved accommodations, which are usually less expensive than if you had reserved them yourself. Travel packages are also listed in the travel section of your local Sunday newspaper.
The price usually includes everything from airfare to hotels, meals, tours, admission costs, and local transportation. Since it was founded in , it has sent more than a million travelers to Italy on guided tours. Accommodations are in first-class hotels, and guides tend to be well qualified and well informed. Check with your travel agent for more information on these tours Trafalgar takes calls only from agents.
Globus has first-class escorted coach tours of various regions lasting from 8 to 16 days. Cosmos, a budget branch of Globus, sells escorted tours of about the same length. Tours must be booked through a travel agent, but you can call the This work has been hailed as one of the greatest histories ever written. No one has ever captured the saga of the glory that was Rome the way Gibbon did. In the 20th century, the most fascinating period in Italian history was the rise and fall of fascism, as detailed in countless works.
One of the best biographies of Il Duce is Denis M. The staff is noted for their focus on tours of ecological and environmental interest. He captures the spirit of Italia sparita bygone Italy with such celebrity cameos as Maria Callas and the American expatriate singer Bricktop. Potter provides one of the best accounts of the art and architecture of Rome in Roman Italy, which is also illustrated. One of the best-known Italian writers published in England is Alberto Moravia, born in His neorealistic novels are immensely entertaining and are read around the world.
For the wildly entertaining books on ancient Rome, detailing its most flamboyant personalities and excesses, read I, Claudius and Claudius the God, both by Robert Graves. In , the Modern Library placed I, Claudius at no. Michelangelo, a Biography, by George Bull, is a well-written scholarly take on the life of the artist, penned by a Renaissance expert and one of the most respected translators of Italian classic literature. Heston views it as his greatest role and still tries to keep Michelangelo from coming out of the closet. Many other writers have tried to capture the peculiar nature of Italy.
A cambio money exchange operates daily from am to 11pm, offering surprisingly good rates. The shuttle runs from am to pm for 9. When you arrive at Termini, get out of the train quickly and grab a baggage cart. Take Line A to Stazione Termini, where you can make your final connections. A taxi from this airport to Rome costs the same as the one from the da Vinci airport see above , but the trip is shorter about 40 min.
They really work for individual hotels not always the nicest and will say almost anything to sell you a room. Be aware of all your belongings at all times, and keep your wallet and purse away from professionally experienced fingers. Ignore the taxi drivers soliciting passengers right outside the terminal; they can charge as much as triple the normal amount. Instead, line up in the official taxi stand in Piazza dei Cinquecento. To catch a bus, go straight through the outer hall and enter the sprawling bus lot of Piazza dei Cinquecento.
The station is filled with services. Informazioni Ferroviarie in the outer hall dispenses information on rail travel to other parts of Italy. All the autostrade join with the Grande Raccordo Anulare, a ring road encircling Rome, channeling traffic into the congested city. Long before you reach this road, you should study a map carefully to see what part of Rome you plan to enter and mark your route accordingly.
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Route markings along the ring road tend to be confusing. Important advice: Return your rental car immediately, or at least get yourself to a hotel, park your car, and leave it there until you leave Rome. The headquarters are open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 7pm. The office at the airport is open daily am to 7pm. Termini daily 8am—9pm. They dispense information about almost everything in Rome and are far more pleasant and organized than the Board of Tourism. Summer hours are Monday through Friday from am to 7pm, and Saturday from am to 2pm; winter hours are Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm, and Saturday from 9am to 2pm.
Most hotels provide a pretty good version at their front desks. The bulk of ancient, Renaissance, and baroque Rome as well as the train station lies on the east side of the Tiber River Fiume Tevere , which meanders through town. However, several important landmarks are on the other side: St. Back at the Vittorio Emanuele Monument, the major artery going west and ultimately across the Tiber to St.
Behind you to your right, heading toward the Colosseum, is Via del Fori Imperiali, laid out in the s by Mussolini to show off the ruins of the Imperial Forums he had excavated, which line it on either side. Finding an address in Rome can be a problem because of the narrow streets of old Rome and the little, sometimes hidden piazze squares. Numbers usually run consecutively, with odd numbers on one side of the street and even numbers on the other. However, in the old districts the numbers will sometimes run consecutively up one side of the street to the end, and then back in the opposite direction on the other side.
Therefore, no. Tiber P. Fabricio Island a n zio Via d. Piazza P. Cestio S. Maria in Lungaretta Piazza S. Sonnino Piscinula Palatino Trastevere. Near Stazione Termini The main train station, Stazione Termini, adjoins Piazza della Repubblica, and most likely this will be your introduction to Rome. Much of the area is seedy and filled with gas fumes from all the buses and cars, but it has been improving. Some high-class hotels are sprinkled in the area, including the Grand, but many are long past their heyday. The neighborhoods on either side of Termini have been improving greatly, and some streets are now attractive.
The best-looking area is ahead and to your right as you exit the station on the Via Marsala side. In the area to the left of the station as you exit, the streets are wider, the traffic is heavier, and the noise level is higher. This area off Via Giolitti is being redeveloped, and most streets are in good condition. A few still need improving; be careful at night. The street is still here and is still the site of luxury hotels and. Rome city authorities have tried to restore this legendary street to some of its former glory by banning vehicular traffic on the top half. It makes for a pleasant stroll, in any case.
To the south, Via Veneto comes to an end at Piazza Barberini, dominated by the Triton Fountain Fontana del Tritone , a baroque celebration with four dolphins holding up an open scallop shell in which a triton sits blowing into a conch. Overlooking the square is the Palazzo Barberini. Because of its ancient streets, airy piazzas, classical atmosphere, and heartland location, this is a good place to stay. This area offers only a few hotels—most of them inexpensive to moderate in price—and not a lot.
Although ancient and medieval Rome has a lot more atmosphere, this working-class neighborhood is close to many attractions. It is filled with churches and palaces built during the Renaissance and baroque eras, often with rare marble and other materials stripped from ancient Rome. The only way to explore it is on foot. There are several hotels in the area and plenty of trattorie. At the end of the square is the Porta del Popolo, the gateway in the 3rdcentury Aurelian wall.
In the mid—16th century, this was one of the major gateways into the old city. The Vatican Museums, St. Tips Handy Tip Rome has four daily rush hours: to work 8—9am , to home for lunch 1pm , back to work pm , and to home in the evening 6—7pm. For the average visitor, Vatican City and its surrounding area are best for exploring during the day. Nonetheless, the area is very popular for those whose sightseeing or even business interests center on the Vatican.
All that has changed now: This once medieval working-class district has been gentrified and overrun with visitors from all over the world. It started to change in the s when expats and others discovered its rough charm. Since then Trastevere has been filling up with tour buses, dance clubs, offbeat shops, sidewalk vendors, pubs, and little trattorie with menus printed in English. There are some excellent restaurants here as well. The original people of the district, and there are still some of them left, are of mixed ancestry— mainly Jewish, Roman, and Greek.
For decades they were known for speaking their own dialect in a language rougher than that spoken in central Rome. Even their cuisine was spicier. Eventually, houses were built on the terra-cotta mound and caves were dug into its mass to store wine and foodstuffs. Bordered by the Protestant cemetery, Testaccio is known for its authentic Roman restaurants. Chefs here still cook traditionally, satisfying local—not tourist—palates. Change is on the way, however, and this is a neighborhood on its way up. Nightclubs have sprung up in the old warehouses, although they come and go rather quickly.
In B. The Appian Way Via Appia Antica is a 2,year-old road that has witnessed much of the history of the ancient world. By B. Its most famous sights today are the catacombs, the graveyards of patrician families despite what it says in Quo Vadis? It does contain some restaurants, however, where you can order lunch on your visit to the catacombs. Prati The little-known Prati district is a middle-class suburb north of the Vatican. The Trionfale flower-and-food market itself is worth the trip. Parioli lies adjacent to Prati but across the Tiber to the east; like Prati, this is one of the safer districts.
Monte Mario On the northwestern precincts of Rome, Monte Mario is the site of the deluxe Cavalieri Hilton, an excellent stop to take in a drink and the panorama of Rome. The area lies north of Prati, away from the hustle and bustle of central Rome.
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Bus no. Always be on your guard. The hectic crush of urban Rome is considerably less during August, when many Romans leave town for vacation. A big red M indicates the entrance to the subway. Booklets of tickets are available at tabacchi and in some terminals. Your ticket is valid for 75 minutes, and you can get on many buses and trams and subway during that time by using the same ticket. Ask where to buy bus tickets, or buy them in tabacchi or bus terminals. You must have your ticket before boarding because there are no ticket-issuing machines on the vehicles. These passes allow you to ride the ATAC network without buying individual tickets.
On the first bus you board, you place your ticket in a small machine, which prints the day and hour you boarded, and then you withdraw it. You do the same on the last bus you take during the valid period of the ticket. After that and until dawn, you can ride on special night buses they have an N in front of their bus number , which run only on main routes. At the bus information booth at Piazza dei Cinquecento, in front of the Stazione Termini, you can purchase a directory complete with maps summarizing the routes. This is particularly true on bus no.
Although routes change often, a few reliable routes have remained valid for years, such as no. At a restaurant, ask the waiter or cashier to dial for you. The meter begins at 2. Because the reception desks of most Roman hotels have at least one Englishspeaking person, call ahead to find out the best route into Rome from wherever. You might want to rent a car to explore the countryside around Rome or drive on to another city.
There are also branches of the major rental agencies at the airport. The travel service is open Monday through Friday from 9am to pm. Hours for the financial and mail services are Monday through Friday from 9am to pm. The tour desk is also open Monday to Friday 9am to pm. Babysitters Most hotel desks in Rome will help you find a babysitter. Inquire as far in advance as possible.
You can request an English-speaking sitter, but you may not always get one. Banks In general, banks are open Monday through Friday from am to pm and 3 to 4pm. Some banks keep afternoon hours from to pm. The bank office is open Monday through Friday from am to pm and to 4pm.
Citibank does not provide currency exchange. Likewise, banks often charge commissions. Dentists To find a dentist who speaks English, call the U. You might have to call around to get an appointment. Doctors Call the U. All big hospitals have a hour first-aid service go to the emergency room, Pronto Soccorso.
It can arrange for qualified doctors to make a house call. In most cases, the doctor will be a general practitioner who can refer you to a specialist, if needed. Most pharmacies are open from am to 1pm and 4 to pm. In general, pharmacies follow a rotation system, so several are always open on Sunday. Pick up a transformer either before leaving home or in any appliance shop in Rome if you plan to use electrical appliances.
Check the exact local current at your hotel. The Canadian Embassy is at Via G. Emergencies Dial for an ambulance or to call the police; to report a fire, call It offers a wide variety of computer services, including Internet access, digital picture downloading, CD burning, direct connection in LAN for laptops, e-mail access, scanning, fax, and photo and laser printing. A minute visit costs 1. They can, however, inform you of your rights and provide a list of attorneys.
Liquor Laws Wine with meals has been a normal part of family life for hundreds of years in Italy. Lockers, which are open daily from 5am to 1am, are on the underground floor of the Termini Wing accessible from the Forum Termini by means of the tapis-roulant, from via Giolitti, or also platform The charge is 3.
Mail Mail delivery in Italy is notoriously bad. Your family and friends back home might receive your postcards in 1 week, or it might take 2 weeks or more. Postcards, aerogrammes, and letters weighing up to 20 grams sent to the United States and Canada cost. You can buy special stamps at the Vatican City Post Office, adjacent to the information office in St. Letters mailed at Vatican City reach North America far more quickly than mail sent from within Rome for the same cost.
The expatriate magazine in English Wanted in Rome comes out monthly and lists current events and shows. If you want to try your hand at reading Italian, the newspaper La Repubblica is full of cultural and entertainment listings. To find your regional passport office, either check the U. Those under age 18 and over 65 must apply. For Residents of Australia: You can pick up an application from your local post office or any branch of Passports Australia, but you must schedule an interview at the passport office to present your application materials.
Police Dial Restrooms Facilities are found near many of the major sights and often have attendants, as do those at bars, clubs, restaurants, cafes, and hotels, plus the airports and the rail station. Safety Pickpocketing is the most common problem. So, don't dive under your duvet this December!! Escape the winter blues by joining Titan Poker 's players at some of the world's most exciting Poker Events! Click here to view our most recent biggest winners here at Europa Casino! The First lottery games were introduced to the world some thousands of years ago around BC , by Chinese generals using the game to finance their wars as well as to aid in the building of one particularly magnificent architectural aspiration.
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Yea, the Lord hath d covenanted this land unto me, and to my children forever, and also all those who should be e led out of other countries by the hand of the Lord. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of b liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound c cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.
And if it so be that they shall d keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their e inheritance ; and they shall dwell safely forever. But behold, his will be done; for his b ways are righteousness forever.
Shake off the b chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust. Ye say that he hath used a sharpness ; ye say that he hath been angry with you; but behold, his b sharpness was the sharpness of the power of the word of God, which was in him; and that which ye call anger was the truth, according to that which is in God, which he could not restrain, manifesting boldly concerning your iniquities.
But behold, it was not he, but it was the b Spirit of the Lord which was in him, which c opened his mouth to utterance that he could not shut it. And if ye will hearken unto him I leave unto you a a blessing , yea, even my first blessing. Redemption cometh through the Holy Messiah—Freedom of choice agency is essential to existence and progression—Adam fell that men might be—Men are free to choose liberty and eternal life. And behold, in thy childhood thou hast suffered afflictions and much sorrow, because of the rudeness of thy brethren. Wherefore, I know that thou art redeemed, because of the righteousness of thy Redeemer; for thou hast b beheld that in the c fulness of time he cometh to bring salvation unto men.
And the way is prepared from the fall of man, and b salvation is c free. And by the law no flesh is c justified ; or, by the law men are d cut off. Yea, by the temporal law they were cut off; and also, by the spiritual law they perish from that which is good, and become miserable forever. If not so, my first-born in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad.
Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility. Wherefore, this thing must needs destroy the wisdom of God and his eternal purposes, and also the power, and the mercy, and the b justice of God. If ye shall say there is no sin, ye shall also say there is no righteousness. And if there be no righteousness there be no happiness. And if there be no righteousness nor happiness there be no punishment nor misery.
And if these things are not b there is no God. And if there is no God we are not, neither the earth; for there could have been no creation of things, neither to act nor to be acted upon; wherefore, all things must have vanished away. Wherefore, man could not b act for himself save it should be that he was c enticed by the one or the other. Wherefore, he said unto Eve, yea, even that old serpent, who is the devil, who is the father of all b lies , wherefore he said: Partake of the forbidden fruit, and ye shall not die, but ye shall be as God, c knowing good and evil.
For he gave commandment that all men must repent; for he showed unto all men that they were e lost , because of the transgression of their parents. And all things which were created must have remained in the same state in which they were after they were created; and they must have remained forever, and had no end. And because that they are c redeemed from the fall they have become d free forever, knowing good from evil; to act for themselves and not to be acted upon, save it be by the punishment of the e law at the great and last day, according to the commandments which God hath given.
And they are free to e choose f liberty and eternal g life , through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil; for he seeketh that all men might be h miserable like unto himself. And I have none other object save it be the everlasting a welfare of your souls. The Gods finish their planning of the creation of all things—They bring to pass the creation according to their plans—Adam names every living creature.
And thus were their decisions at the time that they counseled among themselves to form the heavens and the earth. Men are called as high priests because of their exceeding faith and good works—They are to teach the commandments—Through righteousness they are sanctified and enter into the rest of the Lord—Melchizedek was one of these—Angels are declaring glad tidings throughout the land—They will reveal the actual coming of Christ.
And behold, they did repent; and Melchizedek did establish peace in the land in his days; therefore he was called the prince of peace, for he was the king of Salem; and he did reign under his father. Behold, the a scriptures are before you; if ye will b wrest them it shall be to your own destruction. Would to God that it might be in my day; but let it be sooner or later, in it I will rejoice.
HC 1: 72— For, behold, I am b endless , and the punishment which is given from my hand is endless c punishment , for d Endless is my name. HC 1: — At this time the Prophet was engaged almost daily in making a translation of the Bible. The translation was begun as early as June , and both Oliver Cowdery and John Whitmer had served as scribes.
I have a heard thy prayers, and prepared thee for a greater work. Behold thou wast sent forth, even as a John , to prepare the way before me, and before b Elijah which should come, and thou knewest it not. On their return trip to Kirtland the Prophet and ten elders had traveled down the Missouri River in canoes. On the third day of the journey many dangers were experienced. Elder William W. Phelps, in daylight vision, saw the destroyer riding in power upon the face of the waters.
Phelps be in haste upon their errand and mission. Smith, with whom I am well pleased, be not separated until they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose in me. Johnson, Lyman E. Johnson, and William E. Although this revelation was given in response to supplication that the mind of the Lord be made known concerning the elders named, much of the content pertains to the whole Church. What is the a sea of glass spoken of by John, 4th chapter, and 6th verse of the Revelation?
It is the b earth , in its c sanctified , d immortal , and e eternal state. What are we to understand by the four beasts, spoken of in the same verse? They are a figurative expressions, used by the Revelator, John, in describing b heaven , the c paradise of God, the d happiness of man, and of beasts, and of creeping things, and of the fowls of the air; that which is spiritual being in the likeness of that which is temporal; and that which is temporal in the likeness of that which is spiritual; the e spirit of man in the likeness of his person, as also the spirit of the f beast , and every other creature which God has created.
Are the four beasts limited to individual beasts, or do they represent classes or a orders? They are limited to four individual beasts, which were shown to John, to represent the glory of the classes of beings in their destined b order or c sphere of creation, in the enjoyment of their d eternal e felicity. What are we to understand by the a eyes and b wings , which the beasts had?
Their eyes are a representation of light and knowledge, that is, they are full of c knowledge ; and their wings are a d representation of e power , to move, to act, etc. What are we to understand by the four and twenty a elders , spoken of by John? We are to understand that these elders whom John saw, were elders who had been b faithful in the work of the ministry and were dead; who belonged to the c seven churches, and were then in the paradise of God. What are we to understand by the book which John saw, which was a sealed on the back with seven seals? We are to understand that it contains the revealed will, b mysteries , and the works of God; the hidden things of his economy concerning this c earth during the seven thousand years of its continuance, or its temporal existence.
What are we to understand by the seven a seals with which it was sealed? We are to understand that the first seal contains the things of the b first thousand years, and the c second also of the second thousand years, and so on until the seventh. What are we to understand by the four a angels , spoken of in the 7th chapter and 1st verse of Revelation?
We are to understand that they are four angels sent forth from God, to whom is given power over the four parts of the earth, to save life and to destroy; these are they who have the b everlasting gospel to commit to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people; having power to c shut up the heavens, to seal up unto life, or to cast down to the d regions of darkness. What are we to understand by the angel a ascending from the east, Revelation 7th chapter and 2nd verse? We are to understand that the angel ascending from the east is he to whom is given the seal of the living God over the twelve tribes of b Israel ; wherefore, he crieth unto the four angels having the everlasting gospel, saying: Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their c foreheads.
And, if you will receive it, this is d Elias which was to come to gather together the tribes of Israel and e restore all things. What time are the things spoken of in this chapter to be accomplished? They are to be accomplished in the a sixth thousand years, or the opening of the sixth seal. What are we to understand by sealing the one a hundred and forty-four thousand, out of all the tribes of Israel—twelve thousand out of every tribe?
We are to understand that those who are sealed are b high priests, ordained unto the holy order of God, to administer the everlasting gospel; for they are they who are ordained out of every nation, kindred, tongue, and people, by the angels to whom is given power over the nations of the earth, to bring as many as will come to the church of the c Firstborn.
What are we to understand by the sounding of the a trumpets , mentioned in the 8th chapter of Revelation? We are to understand that as God b made the world in six days, and on the seventh day he finished his work, and c sanctified it, and also formed man out of the d dust of the earth, even so, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years will the Lord God e sanctify the earth, and complete the salvation of man, and f judge all things, and shall g redeem all things, except that which he hath not put into his power, when he shall have sealed all things, unto the end of all things; and the sounding of the trumpets of the seven angels are the preparing and finishing of his work, in the beginning of the seventh thousand years—the h preparing of the way before the time of his coming.
They are to be accomplished after the a opening of the seventh seal, b before the coming of Christ. What are we to understand by the little book which was a eaten by John, as mentioned in the 10th chapter of Revelation? We are to understand that it was a mission, and an ordinance, for him to b gather the tribes of Israel; behold, this is Elias, who, as it is written, must come and c restore all things.
What is to be understood by the two a witnesses , in the eleventh chapter of Revelation? They are two prophets that are to be raised up to the b Jewish nation in the last days, at the time of the c restoration , and to prophesy to the Jews after they are gathered and have built the city of Jerusalem in the d land of their fathers. HC 1: 37— Oliver is admonished to be patient, and is urged to be content to write, for the time being, at the dictation of the translator, rather than to attempt to translate. Be faithful, and yield to no b temptation.
The words of his preaching unto his brethren. He confoundeth a man who seeketh to overthrow the doctrine of Christ. A few words concerning the history of the people of Nephi. Jacob and Joseph seek to persuade men to believe in Christ and keep his commandments—Nephi dies—Wickedness prevails among the Nephites. And whoso should reign in his stead were called by the people, second Nephi, third Nephi, and so forth, according to the reigns of the kings; and thus they were called by the people, let them be of whatever name they would.
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Shortly before this championship, the WCBO was founded. Our primary objective is the official dissemination of chessboxing as a self-contained, internationally recognised athletic discipline. The cornerstone for out goal has been laid with the founding of the first Chess Boxing Club of Berlin. In addition, we also support initiatives for starting chessboxing clubs nationwide and abroad. Wars should be waged on the board, not in reality. Chessboxing was initially conceived by the Dutch artist IEPE as an artistic performance in which the themes of a healthy spirit in a healthy body and aggression management played a role.
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Like some other prepositions, en can seem quite versatile to the foreigner. The money is in the box. I live in Spain. Note: "In" meaning "inside of" also can be expressed by dentro de. The money is on the table. He put the posters on the wall. Note: The preposition a alternatively could have been used in the second sentence. Note: The preposition por alternatively could have been used in the previous sentence. With certain verbs to have other meanings: Adentrarse en, to get into; advertir en, to notice; aplicarse en, to devote oneself to; coincidir en que, to agree that; comprometerse en, to get involved with; concurrir en, to meet at; consentir en, to agree to; consistir en, to be composed of; convenir en, to agree to; convertir se en, to change into; equivocarse en, to be mistaken about; extenderse en, to spread over; fijarse en, to notice; ingresar en, to be admitted to; inscribirse en, to register for; juntarse en, to meet at; molestarse en, to bother by; pensar en, to think about; quedar en que, to agree that; reparar en, to notice; vacilar en, to hesitate to.
As a beginner, you don't need to memorize all the phrases and verbs that use en; of the verb phrases, pensar en to think about is the most common one that causes beginners difficulty. But you should be aware of those uses, so you know that en might not mean "in" or "on. Welcome to our furnished apartments in London department, where you will find offers for furnished rentals of Paris apartment. From small budget, simply furnished apartments, to luxury apartments, all the accommodations in London are presented on the Lodgis website, along with many photos.
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This update rollup also contains several important non-security updates. This article contains detailed information about this update rollup, answers frequently asked questions, and lists the updates that are included in this update rollup. Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 makes it easier for customers to enhance and maintain the security and stability of their Windows based computers.
After the initial release of Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4, Microsoft identified several issues that may occur when you install this update rollup. These issues are isolated and affect few customers. These issues are described in this section. This section also explains how to resolve these issues. If you are affected by any one of the following issues, we suggest that you install Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 — v2 or apply the individual hotfixes.
These errors might occur if you performed an express install of Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 before July 18, and the updated version of the Msxml3. An express install was only available if you manually converted to the Microsoft Update service that was released in June, manually updated to the "v6" Windows Update service, or used the WSUS service that was released in June, This issue was remedied on July 18 before the automatic conversion of all customers to Windows Update v6.
The issue does not affect any installations from the Windows Update v4 site or any installations that occurred after July Under these circumstances, the Msxml3. If you receive one of these error messages after you install Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4, you may be experiencing this problem. Download and install security update Start the recovery console from any Microsoft Windows setup CD.
Then, copy the Msxml3. You can either reinstall the original version or the v2 version. This issue was addressed by making a minor change to the way that this update rollup was published on Windows Update. No files were changed to fix this problem. If you have already installed the original version of Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 and have restarted the computer successfully, you do not have this problem.
If you received this error message, start the recovery console from any Windows setup CD. Then, copy the Scsiport. Restart the computer after you copy the file. If you restored the older version of the Scsiport. Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it.
Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. On a computer that uses dynamic disks, two system drives may appear after you install Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4. This problem occurs in the Mountmgr. This problem only affects computers that use the dynamic disks feature. This problem does not appear to affect functionality. If you experience this problem, the system alternates between the original system drive and the new virtual system drive letter every time that you restart. You should restart the system if it is not running on the correct system drive letter.
Make sure the system is using the correct system drive letter the original system drive at all times until you apply a resolution to this problem. This guarantees that any software that is installed recognizes the correct system drive. If you experience this problem, you can install Update Rollup 1 for Windows Sp4 — v2. The hotfix and Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 — v2 are only installed if the system is restarted to the correct system drive before installation. If the system drive is a non-system drive a virtual drive , you may be prompted to restart the system before you install the hotfix or the v2 release.
Microsoft has identified a problem in the Fastfat. This problem does not affect all systems. On systems that are affected, you cannot save files from Microsoft Office programs directly to a floppy disk. Microsoft plans to provide an update to fix this problem on the Microsoft.
Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information. To resolve this issue, obtain and install hotfix When this problem occurs, the server may stop responding and you may see a blue screen, but you can still start the server in Safe Mode. This value is required by the CoreGuard filter driver that loads when the computer is restarted. Vormetric CoreGuard is a database encryption product.
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These individual hotfixes were not included in Update Rollup 1 for Windows SP4 — v2 to minimize the exposure to most customers who are not otherwise affected by these issues.