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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Domes, Minarets, Bazaars Istanbul Tourist Delight Friday, May U, _ ItTHHIDOl HMAIQ _ 17 Station With Famous Name Converted Into Restaurant CITY OF MINARETS-The domes and minarets of mosques overlook Istanbul's Galata Bridge which spans the Bosporus, dividing lino between Asia and Europe. With its blend of mosqjes, palaces and bazaars, Istanbul ii a tourist's Turkish delight. B.C. Valley Opened To Tourists The Pinnacles Of Quesnel Wind and water and countless years have fashioned the fas- cinating pinnacles1 in Baker Creek near Quesnel, British Oi- lumbia but only now have these sentinels of the valley vaulted to the forefront among the tourist attractions of the area. Recently designated a provincial park by the British Columbia government, the area the rim of Baker Can- yon, Just three miles from Ques- nel, was fenced last year, anS dotted with picnic tables and benches. Trails have been cleared for hikers, sightseers or camera-b u g s who wish to capture the view forever and share It with friends back home. An endless variety of interest- ing angles from which to view the pinnacles is provided by the remarkable vantage points ranged around the canyon rim. Hoodoo connoisseurs have com- mented that it is this singular feature that.makes the pillars of Baker Canyon a spectacular and accessible tourist attrac- tion. Baker Creek, named for an early rancher, August Baker, cuts a narrow fast-flowing stream, which over the cen- turies has carved a wide and deep chasm through the plateau land west of the Fraser River opposite the city of Quesnel. Rising from a series 'of ledges above the stream bed, but far below the rim of the canyon walls, the pinnacles, similar to the Koodoos of the United States and of the Kootenay re- gion of British Columbia, stand their unchanging guard upon this valley of unsurpassec beauty. Surrounding them an embracing all, the canyon walls tower a thousand feet above Ba ker Creek. With the romantic and his toric Cariboo to the south; the restored gold rush town Barkerville to the east, bustlin Prince George and the big lak country to the north; and ITTN with a provincial park togethe with the pinnacles of Bake Canyon on the west, Quesne can jastly claim to be surrounc ed with spectacular and acces sible tourist attractions. .The first bunch of ever seen in Britain was grown in Bermuda in 1M4. GET AWAY FOR VICTORIA DAY WEEKEND! Get Supercare Service all the way. with the comfort package! luxury highway cruiser, Picture windows and armchair comfort. Downtown to downtown service. More service to more places, Easy-on-the-pocket fares. LETHBRIDGE trlpi 4.20 a.m., p.m. FORT 1.20 RED trip) 7.75 Iripf 'We Supcrcarc! HJIK inject to chinjt without notice. lip GO GREYHOUND ttw driving For fait travel factl, charier urvln and package oiprou Information, call tho Greyhound lui Depot, 411 1th Strut South, 327-1551, your local Greyhound agent or favorito travel agent. 7PHWYD By LEWIS LEVENDEL ISTANBUL (CP) With its colorful blend of high-domer mosques, treasure-filled pa aces, ancient bazaars a sandy beaches, Istanbul is tourist's Turkish delight. Formerly Constantinople capital of the Byzantine em pire, Istanbul rests npo seven hills below which th dark blue waters of the Bos porus separate Europe ani Asia. The majestic domes of th masques and their graccfu minarets give the old Euro pean city one of the most im pressive skylines in the worlc Most lovely of the mosques is the Suleymaniye built by Suleyman the Magnificen between 1550 and 1587. Th beautifully proportioned struc ture stands on top of one o the seven hills. The Sultan Ahmet, better known as the Blue Mosque features six slender minarets with a cascade of anc semi-domes. The popular name of the mosque derives from a bluish reflection of dif fused light upon tiles on the interior walls. The richness of the architec ture and the works of ar within Dolmabahce Palace leaves the tourist staring in dizzy disbelief. FULL OF TREASURES Former 19th century home of the sultans, interior decora- tions include many remarka- ble examples of workmanship in alabaster, marble and tal. Priceless carpets, hie clocks, candlesticks, chan- deliers and vases are dis- played. The reception room, re- ported to be the world's larg- est enclosed ballroom, is dom- inated by a chandelier And in the harem, many a male visitor can be seen with a wistful smile as the guide tells him about the sultans and their gals. A full day needs to be spent at the well-known Topkapi Palace, now a museum, con- taining an extraordinary collection of treasures. Considered by architects to be one of the great wonders of the world, the Byzantine St. Sophia Cathedral, now also a museum, is supported by 107 Aquacourt Facilities Improved RADIUM HOT Visitors to the Aquacourt in Kootenay National Park wil enjoy greatly .improved chang ing facilities including a new type locker system startini with next weekend, V. P. Rolf son, Kootenay National Park Superinten dent, announcec here. The old type which 371 are still available will only ba in service to cope with the large crowds visitinf the aquacourt on holidays aneen eliminated. Up to 14 lifeguards will be on staff at the aquacourt this 'ear, an Increase of five over >ast years. Bonus Holiday Ticket Offered By Germanrail To promote the extensive use the railroads for holiday ightseeing tours, the German Federal Railroad this year is ffering its clients a new type of flat rate holiday touring icket (Ferien Tourenkarte) in Conjunction with regular round- jip rail tickets purchased to e a c h the primary vacation oal. These holiday touring tickets nil be available at railr o a d nations in Germany between larch 22 and October 31, 1970, vacationers who used the ailroad to reach any recrea- on area in Germany and wish 5 explore the countryside and earby sights with the help of ermanrail trains and buses, 'hese second class tickets en- tie their holders to two weeks i unlimited rail travel within certain area covering approx- imately 1000 kilometers of rail network and are very reason- >ly priced. These tickets are not sold In orth America but have to be purchased at the holiday des- iiution in Germany. columns. There are 40 win- dows within the frame of the dome itself. There are many more mosques, museums, towers and fortresses to delight the tourist. PLACE FOR BARGAINS For the female, nothing Is more Irresistible than a bar- gain. Therefore, the mosques and museums take second place to a visit to the Covered Bazaar. Constructed like a city within a city, it is made up of countless maze-like streets. Shops selling the same type of articles tend to be concen- trated in certain alleys. There are streets of rug merchants, goldsmiths, jew- ellers, leather and furniture dealers. However the tourist should not fail to wander through the surrounding streets where she will probably find even better bargains. A highlight at any visit to Istanbul is a trip up the 19- mile Bosporus strait that sep- arates Europe from Asia and connects the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Charming fishing villages, resort places, beaches and rolling hills are seen. A five- hour journey on the regular boat costs only the equivalent of 20 cents. FLIES IN OINTMENT Unfortunate! ythe tourist is likely to discover a few irri- tants in the noisy metropolis of It is a dusty and extremely dirty city, with gar- bage littering many a side street, If you have an allergy to automobile horn-honking, then stay away. It is a constant factor. Also many taxi drivers, merchants and waiters spot the tourist as easy prey. Vis- itors are advised to be espe- cially wary of all monetary transactions. However Turkish tourism officials are working hard to upgrade facilities and the treatment of foreigners. Bergen Marks 9th Centenary A year long celebration of Jergen's ninth century will be highlighted May 13-27 by the annual international festival of drama, folklore and music link- ed with the works of Grieg. Other activities include a Meet he Bergensers program, daily ea parties, folk dances, fjord cruises, concerts at the home of Edvard Grieg, open lances, sports events. air Hotels are relatively Inex- pensive with single rooms with facilities available at a night. Gastronomlcally, the kebab dishes; boruk, a thin pastry filled with white cheese, egg and parsley; raki, an anise- flavored drink, and the local beer should be sampled. And, of course, Turkish de- light. station which claims to have the lowest name in world 58 letters is being converted Into i restau- rant. The station, known BS Llanfalr P.O. for convenience, is on the Isle of Anglesey off the north coast of Wales, and was closed to passengers four years ago. Now it is to be given a new lease of life, conversion scheme will turn the little itaUon Into restaurant, with a Welsh craft shop. Visitors will be able to buy plalfrora tickets giving full name: LlanfairpwUgwyngyUgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysl- liogogogocW! Translated, this means "St. Mary's Church in tlie hollow by (he whilo hazel close to the rapid whirlpool by the red cave of St. Tysilio. Florida's Once-Magic Call Is Tarnished Siren Song pe Flo: MIAMI, Fla. (AP) To peo- ile in colder, dirtier climes, irida has always been a sub- tropic dreamland of clear blue skies, sparkling waters leaping with game fish, flamboyant flowers, and wildlife roaming in abundance across forests and swamps. From everywhere, they came by millions, many as tourists who fell in love with this land of islands and palm trees and re- turned to settle down. On the southeast Florida Gold Coast, a solid chain of cities rose out of the swamp. Around Tampa Bay on the Gulf of Mexico, they built a teeming megalopolis. As their numbers mush- roomed, they unwittingly began to degrade and destroy almost everything that had drawn them here. Industrial chimneys, jet air- craft and cars clogging streets of cities that receive vistors a year filled once pure air with noxious gases. Human sewage, industrial wastes, and irrigation water thick with ferti- "izer, pesticides and muck be- fouled lakes, streams, bays and oceans. Famed fishing waters died. Drainage of vital marsh- lands took a deadly toll of birds and animals. And, as the 1970s arrived, FIo- r'dians woke up to the fact that end of their cherished way of life could be near at hand. Florida's once-magic call had seen tarnished into a siren song, sweet-sounding but deceit- ful. LOOK FOR ROAD BACK So nature lovers, united for the first time, have launched a massive fight to halt pollution and somehow find the road back .oward an environment healthy !or all creatures. In just a few months, the bat- :le has brought these results: intense pressure rom conservationists, the U.S. jovernment forced a halt to instruction of a Miami super etport that opponents claim vould havi poseil a serious pol- ution threat to the wildlife of Everglades National Park. Florida Power and Light Co. was ordered by a fed- eral-state conference to prove that thermal pollution will not lay waste to Biscayne Bay be- fore its nuclear power plant at Turkey Point can go into opera- tion. of the Cross-Florida Barge Canal, on which has been spent, are fighting for the pro- ject's life against a mass as- sault by scientists. Foes of the ditch say, that unless stopped, It will ruin the valley of the Okla- waha River, one of the coun- try's most beautiful unspoiled streams. an unprecedented action, the state will drain, clean out and restore Lake Apopka near Orlando. Once famed for its fighting bass, the lake that nature took thousands of years to create was killed in a generation by municipal and agricultural wastes. FREDA WALTON of CLASSIC BEAUTY SALON SURE KNOWS COIFFURES Just Like Our ERNIE KNOWS MOTORS Call Us Today! We Specialize in Tune-Ups CARBURETOR AND IGNITION ALL WORK GUARANTEED! CARFARE Another reaton why you jhould J call in at El Rancho Texaco Service 6th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive South PHONE 327-5406 Get a taste of the good times with Old Vienna Livery sip after sip. BREWED RK3HT HERE IN ALBERTA. BOHEMIAN MAID BREWING COMPACT ;