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The older advertisements of hotels

Going out to breathe the fresh sea air one evening on the balcony of our office, we discussed recently viewed ads one of the hotel chains. Dark, frogs singing near the office and lyrical mood draw us into the conversation about the past.

I wonder what was advertised of in the last century? The next day we found on the Internet the answer to this question. Let’s look at the old advertisements.

In the early twentieth century a clear competitive advantage was in the hotel steam heating. In the ad below, it looks like a comma is missing before the word Elevator, for information about electric light “Elevator” on the Internet we have found.

But we learned that for the first time lift at the hotel appeared in London in 1869. It was hydraulic, that is, raised of guests on the 5th floor of the hotel with water. By the way, surprisingly, in London, this hotel is now The Grosvenor Hotel. Which is not true of first-class hotel “London” from Tiflis (Tbilisi). Advertisers (hehe) of emphasized a reading room, a garden with river views and reasonable prices. Although the story tells that there was even a casino and the cost was quite high. Continue reading

Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg

Nevsky prospect in St. Petersburg – one of the earliest and most famous street in the Northern capital. Its length is 4.5 km, the maximum width is 60 m at the arcade. the lowest 25 m Sink. This is one of 3 streets-rays radiating from the Admiralty .

The history of Nevsky prospect

The need for the construction of the road occurred shortly after the founding of the city to connect the industrial center of the city – Admiralty. with the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. on whose behalf and was named the Avenue. The construction was carried out with 2 sides and just connect the two clearing failed. This explains the kink of the street near the present-day Vosstaniya Square. The construction was completed in 1720. Later, trying to straighten the road on the section from Ploschad Vosstaniya to the Alexander Nevsky monastery. began to build a New Nevsky prospect . So there was the street Trolly and Pottery. And the area after the area of the Rebellion still popularly called Old Nevsky . The road becomes stone, planted rows of birch trees on each side, installed oil, and then gas and electric lights. Intensive construction is taking place. Continue reading

The best hotels in the world for lovers

With the approach so beloved in our country, Valentine’s Day, many couples think about romantic vacation, and someone in this holiday even dare to offer hands and hearts.

The Internet portal eTurboNews has compiled a list of hotels where the most famous people of the planet were proposing to marry.

The best hotels for lovers includes:

1. “Parrot Cay Resort”, the Turks and Caicos Islands

– this resort on a private island with white sandy beach, where there is no airport in the tropical Paradise. You can go diving, surfing, ride a catamaran, go fishing, do yoga, etc. Cost from $450 per night from April, you can stay in a Villa on the coast.

In 2005 it was decided to tie the knot Ben Affleck and Jennifer garner;

2. “Castello Odescalchi”, Italy Continue reading