Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, November 29, 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD 21 'Crown jewel among European pearls' NO WHEELED TRAFFIC ON DUBROVNIK'S MAIN STREET Queen Elizabeth 2 overbooked For maiden round-world trip LONDON (CP) Sixteen undred people have booked r are negotiating for the places being offered on the Cunard flagship Queen Elizabeth 2 when she makes Join the CULTURAL TRAVEL CLUB ON AN ESCORTED HAWAII TOUR Depart Calgary February 11-24 Tour Includes return air fare from Calgary for 13 days at Garment factory and wood- carving factory tour Binp Crosby's Hawaii Show Small Circle Island Tour Service of Hawaii Tour Escort Luggage tips and transfers Beautiful flight bag Farewell dinner last evening in Honolulu The Aloha Surf Hotel Frangrant Lei Greeting on arrival Transfers between airport and hotel Get-together breakfast in Honolulu Pearl Harbour Cruise TOTAL PRICE '469.00 Contact: CULTURAL TRAVEL CLUB MRS. J. JOHNSON, Lelhbrldge 327-0251 HARRY WATSON, Picture Butte 732-4587 MEXICO AIR-SEA CRUISE on the P O Sun Princess NO. 1 From Calgary Jan. 18th, 1975 Return to Calgary Jan. 30th 1975 No. 2 From Caigary Feb. 19th. 1975. Return to Calgary March 3rd, 1975 51089 PORTS OF CALL Acapulco, Mazatlan, and Puerto Vallarta. TOUR INCLUDES: Round trip economy air via Hughes Airwest from Edmonton or Calgary to Los Angeles. Two nights at Los Angeles Airport "Quality Ten nights at sea on Princess Cruises new "Sun Welcome party on board. All meals at sea. Transfers at Los Angeles. U.S. Departure Tax. Fully escorted by the AMA if each group numbers 15 or more. ACCOMMODATIONS: Twin bedded cabins out- side with facilities on Baja Deck. "Quality Inn' Los Angeles Airport Optional, extension to Cali- fornia available. Princess Cruises for lull details contact. A.M.A.TRAVEL AGENCY 608-Sth Ave. South Phone 328-7921 or 328-1181 Office open MpmJny Jhru Fridey m (n p.m. S.30 it. c TI EASY PARKING FACILITIES DOWNTOWN! her maiden round-the-world cruise- in January. Although Cunard is offering passengers the chance of do- ing only part of the cruise if they cannot afford all 92 days, it is expected that up to people will make the whole trip. More than half the passengers will be from North America; oth'er strong con- tingents will be from Britain and South Africa. The as the ul- timate in world is proving popular with German and Swiss travellers. The ship is designed to carry passengers but on this occasion the payload is being restricted to provide even more luxurious con- ditions on a marathon voyage that will cover more than 000 miles. After leaving Southampton Jan. 4. QE2 will pick up conti- nental passengers at Cher- bourg before sailing for New York for her North American passengers. From there she will cruise south to Port Everglades and on to Curacao, Salvador. Bahia and Rio de Janeiro. Crossing the south Atlantic she will call at Cape Town, Durban, Mombasa and the Seychelles before starting the Far East sector of the cruise to Bombay, Colombo, Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong, Kobe and Yokohama. The superliner then crosses the Pacific on the longest leg of the distance of 409 call at Honolulu. Los Angeles and Acapulco follow before the ship sails south to make her first passage through the Panama Canal to call at Balboa, Cristobal, Cartagena, Kingston, Port Everglades and New York. It will be the first time QE2 has been seen in nearly half these ports of call. Highlight of 28 shore ex- cursions planned for passengers will be a three-day stay in mainland China for 600 people. The party will travel overland from Hong Kong and stay at the Fung Chang Hotel opposite Canton's famous trade fair centre. Other ex- cursions will include an eight- day safari in Africa. Passport Photos Candid Weddings Picture Framing Photo Supplies A. E. CROSS STUDIO Phone 328-0111 7103rdAve. S. Phone 328-0222 from Calgary Sunfiight. Great holidays, great value. Hawaii from S409 11 riiohit, irpm MazalNan from S309 ftpm 5349, yia Puerto Valiarta from yigPWA ____ San Diego from S279 S niphls San OiSOP. 2 riighls. Anghpim ytg PWA California fly HromS319 anQ 'hylelj; via Sun- frier-. Cipher ID' Cmadai Number One Comats of OWM Apvnd A.M.A. TRAVEL AGENCY COS-Sfh S. Phone P. LAWSON TRAVEL Holsl PNone 37B-3000 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Viflaga Maill Yugoslav city a stone symphony By ROBIN WRIGHT Christian Science Monitor DUBROVNIK, Yugoslavia Some have called it a stone symphony. Others label it a medieval monument. It's always the Favorite, the Crown Jewel among Euro- pean pearls. A lot of these songlike superlatives have been used on Dubrovnik, even to the point of creating suspicion. Although there's a good side to every city, few actually deserve such complete praise. But Dubrovnik is the excep- tion. Although long and often too loudly lauded, it is dif- ficult to disagree with any of these tributes. The old fortified city is a stone symphony: the harmony created by simple symmetry, weathered white stone, a medieval mood, and historic pride. It is a medieval monument, "living history" in the most literal sense. Some peo- ple still live and work within the fortified walls constructed, expanded, and reinforced between the seventh and 17th centuries. Clotheslines still run between the alleys of narrow stone streets. Churches still hold worship services. And stores still sell their simple wares, many of them carrying the old native handicrafts of the country. Time hasn't really penetrated the old fort. No cars, no neon signs or billboards, and no garish downtown. The drawbridge still works and the moat is still flowing. The older generations even wear the long peasant garb, and not just for tourist show. Of course the city of Dubrovnik is no longer restricted to the fortified area perched on a rocky peninsula overlooking the Adriatic. The majority of the population) now live outside the fortress. And the majority of the city now is made up of modern buildings that edge the old town. Nor has the exterior been saved from the detractions that accumulate around character and beauty. Soon the area will provide more hotel rooms than Miami for the tourists that flock to the fortress. And foreign investors have capitalized on the commercial front outside the old town, opening casinos, nightclubs, and souvenir shops. As a result prices now tend to be higher in Dubrovnik than anywhere else in the Country, although still lower than most of Europe. But the inside remains a massive medieval museum, in fact as well as feeling. Four- teen churches and monasteries, a half dozen galleries, seven museums, several old "public" or government buildings, and hundreds of apartment homes and still operational are physical reminiscences from the past. Once an independent city state, Dubrovnik has certainly felt its share of political influences, from Byzantine to Venetian, Hugarian-Croatian then Turkish, Spanish, the Holy Roman Empire and the Hapsburgs. But no power real- ly dominated the dynamic port city until Napoleon con- quered Dubrovnik and turned it over to the Austrian Em- pire, thus ending the independence of a republic Street signs hot item in 'Frisco SAN FRANCISCO Visitors often leave their hearts in San Francisco, but some of them are taking their favorite street signs in ex- change. Normally, the city'loses 500 to 600 signs a year to pole- shinnying thieves, but this year thefts are up. So far 700 have been stolen, and the city's sign man says it's probably the tourists. The Herald Tra vel dating from the seventh cen- tury. The fortress was not liberated until 1918. And like all of Yugoslavia, the entire city is open and free to visitors. Nothing is off limits nor are there the restrictions of some of the other Eastern European countries. Dubrovnik hardly seems hidden behind an Iron Curtain. It's all these aspects that make Dubrovnik so appealing. It's the well preserved stone and its craggy mountain backdrop that could serve as the setting for "Macbeth" or "The Barber of Seville." (In fact, many plays, ballets, concerts, dances, and folk evenings take advantage of the city's 26 outdoor "stages" during the famous annual Summer Festival in July and August.) And it's the warming sea and sun that double Dubrovnik as a resort. But most of all it's the aura of an- tiquity that combines anthropology, architecture, history, politics, and literature in an animated set- ting, making this little Yugoslavian coastal city the Jerusalem of Eastern Europe. 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