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The Canadian province of Newfoundland is the most easterly point of the North American continent with its own time zone, and thus the closest to Europe, so it made sense that the early pioneer aviators would take off or land there when planning to cross the Atlantic Ocean. John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown completed the first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from Newfoundland to Ireland in June 1919 − in a modified Vickers Vimy bomber − and were presented with a prize by then Secretary of State for Air, Winston Churchill. For the next two decades nearly 100 successful trans-Atlantic flights took off or landed in Newfoundland. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from Newfoundland to England in 1928. The evolution of air travel can be traced back to the early “daredevils”, and was rapidly developed due to the military needs imposed by World War II. The glamorous days of the 50’s and 60’s followed, ending with the “superliners” that we take for granted today. Just in the past 40 years we have gone from a 2 or 3-stop flight between Australia and the United Kingdom, with pull-down movie screens and smoking sections, to non-stop services with individual entertainment, flatbeds, pyjamas and in some cases even showers.
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Dr Jeni Ryde, with over fifteen years’ experience leading tours to Italy, explores nine of Central Italy’s hill towns, including those off the usual tourist track. The original owner of Villa Carlotta, Gianbattista Sommariva, constructed this magnificent residence across the lake from the house of his great rival, Francesco Melzi d’Eril. Melzi rode the turbulent waves of Italian politics post-Napoleon and pre-Unification and, like Sommariva, was an admirer of Antonio Canova, whose neo-classical sculptures are featured in both these villas on Lake Como. Here the beauty of this extraordinary landscape sets off the neo-classical buildings and artworks, and it’s said that Liszt was inspired to write his Dante Symphony while spending time at Villa Melzi. Today, the great square flanked by St Basil’s Church and Lenin’s Tomb is packed 24-hours a day with tourists and young people, but that night as my wife Louise and I walked toward the Kremlin it felt too empty.
No longer a ‘place you fly over on your way to Paris’, the stereotypes have fallen away and Asia is at last being taken seriously as a destination for cultural travellers interested in history, art, architecture and archaeology. The UK-based website, Book Depository () has a massive inventory of new books at heavily discounted rates and does not charge postage to Australia. Abebooks () brings together the inventories of second-hand bookstores the world over, and you can narrow your search down by country . Check delivery times as these vary according to the provider you choose. Orwell served in Catalonia and Aragon for six months, fighting in the Spanish Civil War. In this work he chronicles his time there and offers a powerful message about the dangers of totalitarianism.

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The Marmottan has been generous in sending some that are not linked to the landscape theme. I close by mentioning the breathtaking work by Berthe Morisot, At the Ball . As an Impressionist painter, Morisot is certainly a recognized part of the Impressionist group, and yet she may deserve greater acclaim. It is only in 2019 that a full retrospective exhibition will be held at the Orsay Museum, so she may take her proper place in the panolpy of the movement. When you view this profound study of an elegant young woman at the ball, you may have no choice but to agree.

When all American airspace was closed, all flights currently in the air had to be diverted. Gander played host to 38 airlines, with their 6,122 passengers and 473 crewmembers − not merely for several hours, but for several days! The story of how the townsfolk of Gander housed and fed so many people forms the basis of the musical, Come From Away. It’s easy to see why the heart-warming story particularly resonates in New York City. The guest list of the V.I.P. room reads like a who’s who of 20th-century arts, ideas and politics.
The action started promptly at 7am with the first heat featuring three of the hottest competitors in the comp, Raju Sena, Putu Krisna and Hendry Chapman. Sena seemed to just slam his foot on the accelerator and controlled the heat from the beginning, setting a blistering pace before anyone of the judges had even finished their coffee. Rip Curl Team rider Andre Anwar was a revelation all day long, particularly in his quarter final heat where his backside attack reminded the spectators of a young Gabriel Medina. And Rio Waida surfed with a confidence that was startling, as if he was just here to pick up his first place trophy. And the big surprise was Mega Artana, who seemed to cruise through his heats with effortless floaters and smooth, eye pleasing turns. Obviously all four of these surfers impressed the judges most, because they have all earned a berth in tomorrow’s semi finals.
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The surfing display matched this high energy level with all competitors getting some solid time in the line-up. After waking up from the spectacular opening ceremony last night, Rip Curl GromSearch International final competitors were straight out to the famed Lakey Peak line-up for an official Expression Session on the first day of the event waiting period. The European and American competitors took the honors in both the boys and girls sessions with Tim Bisso and Brissa Hennessy (USA/Hawaii) winning the Outstanding Performance award for best overall surfer. Round two of completion is expected to resume tomorrow with the swell continuing to increase over the next two days of the waiting period.
First, though, he had to build walls and plant windbreaks against the Atlantic gales that swept the islands. Later, as Monet settled in to his water garden at Giverny and immersed himself in the reflected world of the water lily ponds, he by no means turned his back on the outside world. He was investing massive sums buying the most rare flowers and trees, creating thereby one of the most exotic gardens in France. This investment paid off, because he began producing series of paintings which now sold well to Parisian art dealers.

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