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Books - ART DÉCO, Splendour and magnificence of times gone by

While on research for NORMANDIE, and his Splendour and magnificence, a symbol of times gone by, I came across this book - ART DÉCO written by Norber Wolf Now that books are shedding weight and dematerialising into electronic pads, I worry about the fate of coffee table books. Perhaps i see it a bit too dark. But books of a certain kind need to be bulky, and they also cry out to be displayed. Leafing through them can be as much of a tonic as the coffee or the wine on the table beside them. ART DÉCO, the style is so recognizable and widespread that its original impact on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation.  by Earl of Cruise With Norbert Wolf, PRESTEL VERLAG has taken the right decision to present the splendour and misery of `ART DÉCO´ in its entirety. Embedded in the creativity and restlessness of the 1920s, ART DÉCO's design has shaped our taste for decades without ever being able to break out of its hybrid position between art …
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Luxury Lifestyle - An amazingly large number of 386,144 star hotels exist worldwide

No less than 386,144 star rated hotels worldwide are waiting for their guests. This is the result of the latest study by DELTA CHECK, operator of the world's largest hotel database. The unexpectedly high number amazes even seasoned hotel experts. Among these star rated hotels are 19,390 in the 5star range! Seeing todays cruise companies trying to get a share in the highest revenue creating market segment is normal. The mass market companies can not create the revenue they need that easy in the lower end of the "food chain". The real money in the hospitality industry is created in the luxury end. But refering to hospitality ratings - there is no such thing as a 6star or 7star rating! It is a "dairy tale" or "alternative fact" labeling a luxury/luxurious product more than 5stars. The rating for the top high end luxury is 5star, eventually with an added "+". by Earl of Cruise
"This has a simple reason", explained DELTA CHECK founder J…

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Design - Raymond Loewy the first real Mad Man

Raymond Loewy, was he a role mode, the first `mad man´ for the TV show `Mad Men´?
"When I came to America, I was stunned by the coarseness of the objects. Everything was really very ugly. That's why I decided to try and correct it."
Raymond Loewy Raymond Loewy (pronounced /ˈloʊiː/LOH-ee), November 5th, 1893 - July 14th, 1986) is considered the inventor of industrial design. The jukeboxes, petrol pumps, cigarette boxes, refrigerators, cars, trains, airplanes, passenger ships and their interiors, rockets and many more he designed became symbols of the "American Way of Life". Raymond Loewy was an immigrant that shaped the USA ...
by Earl of Cruise Source: AZ Quotes Despite the cover of TIME Raymond Loewy made it on the cover of the politics magazin DER SPIEGEL in Germany in 1953 A quota that a number of modern day naval architects and designers seem to ignore, or never heard of. "For fans of `Mad Men´ … "Which of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce’s accounts was th…

HISTORY - RHEINGOLD the German luxury day express train

Between May 1928 and August 1939 the luxury day express train RHEINGOLD operated between Hoek van Holland and Basel as a FFD Pullman train of DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN GESELLSCHAFT (DRG) and MITROPA. The name was mystic and elitarian.
by Earl of Cruise
RHEINGOLD, the name of the most luxurious train ever of Germany - detail, own photo On May 15th, 1928 the luxury express train RHEINGOLD started for the first time, connecting Hoek von Holland, Netherlands, and Amsterdamn with Basel, Suisse. Name giving was the legendary treasure of the Nibelungen. This special service for most international travelers was an immidiate success.
Advertisment for the RHEINGOLD created by Frank Newbould - collection Earl of Cruise For the most travelers in the RHEINGOLD meant the voyage in the luxury train more than being transported in high comfort. From their soft armchairs they could watch the pitoresque Rhine landscape, with wine villages, vine-growing slopes, forteresses and castles, and the Loreley, between Kob…

Books - ART DÉCO, Splendour and magnificence of times gone by

While on research for NORMANDIE, and his Splendour and magnificence, a symbol of times gone by, I came across this book - ART DÉCO written by Norber Wolf Now that books are shedding weight and dematerialising into electronic pads, I worry about the fate of coffee table books. Perhaps i see it a bit too dark. But books of a certain kind need to be bulky, and they also cry out to be displayed. Leafing through them can be as much of a tonic as the coffee or the wine on the table beside them. ART DÉCO, the style is so recognizable and widespread that its original impact on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation.  by Earl of Cruise With Norbert Wolf, PRESTEL VERLAG has taken the right decision to present the splendour and misery of `ART DÉCO´ in its entirety. Embedded in the creativity and restlessness of the 1920s, ART DÉCO's design has shaped our taste for decades without ever being able to break out of its hybrid position between art …

Destination - Capri, Dolce Vita and Legends - a cruise on board ANDREA

Capri filled with legends, over boarding beauty and Italian `dolce vita´ More than 190 years after the German painter August Kopisch's `discovery´ of the Grotta Azzurra in 1826, Capri (it is pronounced `KAH pree´, with an accent on the first syllable) is the most sophisticated island in the Mediterranean. The sound of its name evokes nostalgia, beauty and enthusiasm. And more so, each one of us can and will find its `own´ Capri. by Earl of Cruise
During a Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Venezia on board the yacht like ANDREA of ELEGANT CRUISES & TOURS one of the beautiful destinations has been Capri ...

Capri smells of sweet life, light moments, riches and pomp. It is the island of love and happiness. Capri is the place for yearning, dreams and wonderful craziness. Capri is a myths in the Mediterranean Sea, unique and tender, full of promises. Capri is a promise.
Rudi Schurike `Capri Fischer´, 1943, only a short time after the recording, the song was blocked by the Nazi…

Luxury Cruise - Luxury Cruise ship ambiance, what to expect

The ambience to expect on a luxury cruise shipThose who did not have the chance growing up in wealthy surrounding may feel intimidated by the "rich and beautiful", they may feel as underdogs, not accepted and such ... It is all about having self-assuredness or not, which is not depending on having money or not. There is only one thing to avoid: creating an alternative world around and about you! The fact you can afford such a luxury cruise, and enjoying being pampered, is reason enough that you as "once in a lifetime" luxury cruiser will be accepted. But don´t play a role, or brag around to be accepted - a no go!
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A suite (suite in music an "episode or sequence") or suite of rooms is a series of rooms (of at least two or more lounges for sleeping, living or working purposes, which together with at least one full bathroom with WC form a common room) of similar function and higher furnishing standards, which are connected to each other or onl…

Heritage - Hedy Lamarr, the Dishonored Lady behind our WiFi

Hedy Lamarr: Frequency Hopping in HollywoodHedy Lamarr, born as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, November 9th, 1914 in Wien, was known as the most beautiful woman in film and one of the most controversial at all. Hedy Lamarr is known to be the first nude in film, and who portrayed an orgasm - it was in the film `Ekstase / Ecstasy´. Hedy Lamarr´s beauty but was too her challenge. Because of her beauty, Hedy Lamarr´s interlectual capabilities had been underestimated, if ever regarded. by Earl of Cruise
Hedy Lamarr´s image - the Beauty Queen The `Strange Woman´, a title of one of Hedy Lamarr´s movies, was so much more than being a simple beauty. With the composerGeorge Antheil, Hedy Lamarr developed a radio guidance system for Allied torpedoes, which used spread spectrum and frequency hopping technology to defeat the threat of jamming by the Axis powers, at the beginning of WW II.
Hedy Lamarr Movie star, inventor of WiFi, her potential success far beyond Hollywood
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Luxury Cruise Alaska - A 12 night luxury trip to the last frontier

Alaska - The Last Frontier. Twelve nigths, in July 2018, for a luxury cruise to AlaskaAlaska - The Last Frontier. Twelve nights, in July 2018, for a luxury cruise to Alaska - aleutan Alaxsxag "land in whose direction the sea flows", from Vancouver to Seward. As much Alaska as you can get staying in an a luxury class suite on a luxurious cruise ship. Experience untouched scenic wilderness while enjoying superior luxury! A luxurious adventure including the `company´ of kodiak, grizzly, moose, salmon and glaciers in the vast landscape of Alaska's wilderness, accompanied with champagne, caviar and your loved one.
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Ventures by SEABOURN - courtesy SEABOURN, YouTube SOJOURN´s routingOn a 12 night trip starting June 4th, 2018, SEABOURN SOJOURN takes you to breathtaking Alaskan sceneries. While you stay in a top class suite.
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ss NORMANDIE 1935 - 1942 IX

ss / te NORMANDIE starting from cold Owners: COMPAGNIE GÉNÉRALE TRANSATLANTIQUE BUILDERS: PENHÖET,