March In these people, as far as we could observe, everyone lives as he likes best, having no other law than his own will. They adored nothing 97 ; nor is anyone among them commanding others. They should be hired naked. Some of them are bearded, with black hairs falling to the back; but some of them tie their heads. They wear small palm hats on their heads, similar in shape to those of the Albanians.
They are as big as us and well formed. They are olive-colored, but they are born white: their teeth are artificially red and black 98because they consider this to be a beautiful thing. Women are beautiful, with a quick figure, more delicate and white than men, with loose blacks and long down to the ground. They must, however, be ignored, except that they cover the shameful parts with a bark as narrow and thin as paper, taken from the inner bark that lies between the bark of the palm wood They do not work in the countryside, but are at home weaving mats, palm baskets, and other similar jobs making the family necessary.
They eat birds, flying fish, potatoes, one palm long figssweet canes and other things. The anoint their head and the whole body with coconut oil, and sesame They have rooms with attics and windows, and their beds are covered with beautiful palm mats and made of very small and soft straw. They have no other weapons than certain rods with a fish bone pinned to the top. They are poor but ingenious, and above all thieves; for which we called these three islands the islands of thieves. Their sail is of sewn palm thresholds, and made in the manner of Latin sail.
On the opposite side to the sail there is a large pinned beam, supported with poles crosswise, which serves as balance to navigate safety choirs. They have the rudder similar to my baker's shovel, that is, a pole with a board at the top; and doubled since this rudder or oar, they like them aft prow Those islanders swim and jump into the water like wave-to-wave dolphins At the signs of wonder they did, we argued that before they saw us, they believed there were no other men in the world outside of them.
On March 16, the Sabbath day, at daybreak we found a villa on a very high land, dictating leagues from the Thieves' Islands There he had two tents unfolded for the sick, and had a sow killed for them On Monday, at 6 pm, after lunch, we saw a boat with nine men come towards us. The Captain General, out of just caution, ordered that no one speak or make gestures without his permission. Except that they were on the ground, the leader among them moved towards the Captain General, showing himself very happy with our arrival in that place.
Four others who were with him, and were more adorned, stayed with us, while the rest of their party went to call other men who were fishing, and all of them brought it to us. We knew that the island from which they are called Zuluan, and is a small island. Mutual gifts. The captain general, seeing that they were sociable men, gave them food, and gave them as gifts the red berette, mirrors, combs, rattles, moccasinivory and other similar trifle; and having seen the courtesy of the Captain, they presented him with fish, a vase of wine taken from the palm, which they call Uracalong figs more than a palmand others smaller, and more tastyand two coconut trees.
Then they had nothing else to give us; but they beckoned it with their hands, which in four days would bring bunches of umai, that is rice, coconut trees, and many other provisions. Coconut trees are the fruits of a species of palmierefrom which they derive bread, wine, oil and vinegar, which we derive from different plants To obtain the wine, they pierce the top of the palm tree up to the marrow called palmito.
From that wound comes a licorus, similar to sweet white must, but somewhat acidic. This licore is received in rods thicker than one legwhich attach to the tree and empty morning and evening. The fruit of this palm, called Coco, is as big as a man's head, more or less. Its first rind is green and two fingers thick, made up of threads that they use to make the ropes with which they tie their boats.
Then there is a second bark that is harder and much larger than that of the walnut: they burn it, and they know a black powder for some of their uses. Under this bark there is a white marrow thick with a good finger, which they eat fresh with meat and fish for bread, and it tastes like almonds.
Whoever made it and turned it into flour could be bread similar to ours. In the middle of the marrow there is a clear sweet and cordial licorus, which when picked and left to rest takes the consistency of apples. Wanting to be vinegar, they leave the water alone, then put it in the sun where it sours, and becomes similar to our vinegar made of white wine. They can also make a kind of milk as we did, by freeing the marrow, diluting it in the aforementioned licor, and straining it for a diaper; so that we seemed to drink goat's milk The coconut tree is similar to the date palm ; its trunk, however, without being smooth, is not so much knot Two of these trees are sufficient for the subsistence of a family of ten, drilling, in order to obtain the wine, for eight days each, and then the other, and leaving them alternately in rest, so that the licor's incessant infiltration don't let them perish.
We said that one of these trees lasts a hundred years. These people became very familiar with us; whence we learned the names of many colas, and of the islands around them. We conversed with them with pleasure, since they were courteous and good. To honor our captain they took him to their boats where they had merchandise, namely carnations, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, nutmeg nuts, matiagold, and other things; and they gestured to us that these merchandise were found in the islands to which we were directed.
The Captain General also invited them on our ship, where he showed how beautiful there was, and again for them. And when they were about to leave he fired a cannon, which scared them so that many wanted to throw them into the sea to escape; but we persuaded them that they should not fear any harm, so they left taking leave with much grace and kindness, and assuring us that they would return as they had promised us.
The uninhabited island where we were, called Humunu as we said; but we, having found two sources of limpid water, and having seen there the first gold we found in these countries, we called it the Waters of Good Signs.
Although white coral is found there in large copies; and there are large trees that taste slightly smaller than the almond and resemble pinocchios There are many species of palm trees, others good, and others bad. Since there were many islands in this place, and having discovered them on Lazarus Sundaywe called them the Archipelago of S.
Lazarus It is placed at 10 degrees of northern latitude, and at gr. On Friday the 22nd of March those men came in tenor of the promises made to us in two boats with coconut trees, sweet oranges, a jar of palm wine, and a rooster to show us that they had chickens. They show themselves to us very cheerful and happy. We bought what they brought us. The others had many golden handles on their arms, and handkerchiefs tied around their heads. We stayed eight days before this island; and the captain general went ashore every day to visit the sick, and he goes to them every morning with his own hands to give the licors of the coconut, which greatly comforted them.
Big ears. On other islands behind this dwelling men who are so wide they have the piercings of their ears which dry in their arms Weapons and instruments. These peoples are Cafrithat is Gentiles. They should be ignored, except that they cover the sexual parts with a tree's skin: some, however, of the Principal ones cover them with a band of cotton cloth, embroidered in feta on the heads.
They are olive-colored and very fatty: they paint themselves and anoint the body with coconut oil and sesame, in order to defend themselves from the sun and wind. They have very black hair, and long up to the belt. Their weapons are daggers, plaques, knives, and gold-coated spears. The tools to fish are soscine, harpoons, and nets similar to our rhizals. Their boats are similar to ours. Accident met by the Author. On Holy Monday, at the end of the month, the day of the Annunciation of our Lady, after midday as we were about to lift anchor, I went to the edge of the ship to fish, and having, to descend in the half of the garrison, put my foot on a antenna wet from the rain, I slipped, and I fell into the sea without anyone seeing me.
Being almost submerged, luck wanted the sheet of the greater sail that was under water to come to my hands: I attached myself to it and began to shout, so much so that I understood and helped with the boat; which certainly not on my merits, but to protect the source of mercy, the Virgin Mary. On the same day we left, and taking the road between west and south-west, we sailed between four islands called Abarien, Huinangan, Ibusson, and Cenalo Arrival on the Island of Massana.
Thursday to March 28th. Having seen fire on an island at night, we tended there in the morning, and we saw one of those boats they call boloto with eight men who came towards the captain ship. We later learned that the island was called by them as Massana. However, they did not want to go inside; on the contrary, they were somewhat distant. Seeing the Captain their distrust, he threw a red beretta into the sea, and other bagatelles tied on a table. They took them very merrily, and left immediately to go and warn their King, as we learned to approach.
After two hours we saw two balangai come towards us, that is, two of their large boats full of men. In the bigger one was the King seated under a carpet of mats.
When on the captain ship, the Summentovan slave spoke to him, and the King understood it, because in these countries the Kings know more languages than their subjects I command that some of them go on our ship; but he always remained in his balangai until his own men returned, and left again. The Captain-General gave great honor to those who came on the ship, while also giving them some things; having seen the King, before leaving he wanted to give the Captain a very large plate of gold, and a bag full of ginger ; but the Captain, thanking him greatly, refused to accept the gift.
Later on we went with the ships to the King's house. The Edible reports. Gifts from the Captain to the King, and to his. Carefulness of Magellan. Pigafetta goes ashore. On the following day, which was Good Friday, the Captain General sent the Slave, who had become our interpreter, in a boat on the ground to pray to the King, who, if he had edible to send us, ordered that they should go.
The King, this meant, came to the ship himself with six or eight of his men in the same boat of ours: he boarded the ship, embraced the Captain, and gave him three porcelain vases full of raw rice and covered with thresholds, with two large dorade.
Then the Captain gave the King a red and yellow robe made of turquoise, and a fine red beretta. He gave gifts even to men who were with him the knives, and the mirrors. He then served the edition; and then by means of the Slave interpreter the King made him say, that Casicasi, that is, his brother, wanted to be with him; to which the Captain replied that he gladly wanted it.
Then he showed him cloths, of different colors, canvases, coralsand other similar merchandise, and all the artillery, also making some unloads, of which some were very frightened.
Then he had one of our men armed at all points; and he placed three men around him with swords and daggers, who for every part of the body gave him unnecessary blows, which greatly surprised the King, who was told by the Slave to the Captain, that one of these men could fight against a hundred. Indeed, replied the Captain; and with such armed men every ship has two hundred.
Then he showed him the armor, the swords, the wheels, and saw how they used it there. He then took him to the castle of the ship that from the top of the sternand had his navigation map and the compass brought there, the firms by means of the Interpreter, as he had found the Strait: to come there how many moons had passed overboard without ever seeing land.
The Captain agrees, and I went with another. When we summed up the king raised his hands to Heaven, we turned to the two of us. We did the same thing, and so did the others all. The King then took me by the hand, and one of his Principals took my companion by the hand, and we were thus led under a reed covered, where there was a balangai along octants of my palms, similar to a whipon whose stern we sat, speaking gestures since we had no interpreter.
Those of the King's retinue always stood with swords, daggers, moors, and plaques. A plate of pork was brought with a large jar full of wine. At each bite we drank a cup of wine, and what was sometimes left in the cup, although this rarely happened, I put in another jar. The King's cup was always covered, and in it we drank only he and I.
The King, before taking the cup to drink, raised his hands to Heaven, and therefore turned to us, and when he took the cup with his right hand, he spread the fist of the left towards me, so that at first I thought he wanted to give me a punch: in this position he drank: I follow the same gestures towards him; and I saw that everyone does the same when they drink.
With these ceremonies, that is, signs of friendship, we had a snack; and I could not help eating meat on Good Friday. Before the hour of supper came I have a gift to the King of many things he had brought with me, and of many others I asked for the names, and he wrote to him: they were astonished to see me write, and to hear me then repeat, reading, the words dictate.
Dinner time came. They brought two large porcelain dishes, one with rice, the other with pig meat with its broth. We dined with the same ceremonies and gestures made previously. We then passed to the King's palace, which was formed as a kind of doting or haystack, covered with the thresholds of the muse, and supported by four large beams, which they kept raised off the ground; until we had to climb it with stairs When the king arrived, he made us sit on a reed mat with his legs crossed as if he kept you on the bench.
After half an hour, a plate of shattered and browned fish, of the ginger picked then, and of the wine came. Since the King's first- born Prince came there, he sat next to us: two plates were then brought, one of fish with broth, and another of rice, to eat them with the Prince.
My partner, for too much drinking and eating, became drunk. For candles they Syvälle - Various - Monte Rosso Soundtrack (CD) certain tree gumwhich they call souls, wrapped in the thresholds of palms, or mules. The King gave us a sign that he wanted to go to sleep; and he went away, leaving the Prince with us, in whose company we slept on a reed mat with threshold cushions.
The following morning the King came to see me, and took me by the hand, he led me to the place where we had dinner, to have breakfast there; but having found the boat that had come to get us there, we immediately left. The King was in a very good mood, and when we left he kissed our hands, and we kissed his. A brother of the King came with us, who was from another country accompanied by three other men. The Captain General kept him having dinner with us, and he gave him many things.
A lot of gold. Figure and friezes of the King. In the land of that king who came with us to ships, he found, as he himself told us, pieces of gold as big as walnuts, and also as eggs; and seek them by riddling the earth All the vases, therefore, are golden, and some are decorated with his own house.
He was well organized according to the use of the country, and he was also the most beautiful man of all that we saw among those cities. The very black hair fell on his shoulders: a silk veil covered his head, and two gold rings hung from his ears: from his belt to his knee he was covered with a silk worked cotton cloth: he had a dagger with a long side golden handle, and carved wooden sheath. Each tooth had three gold spots, so it seems that his teeth were tied in gold : it was olive-colored, and the whole body painted; and handed down the smell of styrax and belgivin.
Butuan, Calagan. He knows his ordinary stay on an island where the towns of Butuan and Calagan are located ; but when the two kings want to confer privately and give together, they come to the island of Massana where we were. The first is called Raja Colambu and the second one is to Raja Siagu. On Sunday, last March, Easter day, the captain general sent the chaplain to the ground early in the morning with some men to make the necessary preparations for saying mass; and in the meantime, the Interpreter has been sent to tell the King that we landed, not to go and define with him, but to fulfill his religious duties.
The King understood that he sent us two dead pigs. We went ashore in number fifty without the armor on, but armed with weapons, and better dressed than we could. Before the boats landed, the ships fired six cannon shots as a sign of peace. We jumped on the ground: the two kings who rushed there embraced the Captain General and put him among them; and so we went in a linen ordinance to the consecrated place, which was not far from the shore. Before the Mass began, the Captain sprayed the body of two Kings with musky water.
At the offertory, the Kings also went to kiss the Cross like us, but they did not secrete the offer. After the mass, some of our friends were told. The Captain General then goes on to dance with swords, of which the kings prefer great pleasure. You want them to raise the cross.
Schechtman - more please. I liked the puzzle just fine. Fun fact- while technically a wooden coaster, El Toro is in fact made of a wood composite that's formed in sections at the factory and then assembled in place at the park. Leads to a smoother ride and easier maintenance.
For the analytically inclined, ruminations on what Popeye saidand for those of a more continental bent, a two minute excerpt from an interview of Erich Fromm. Cool music and pictures of Locarno if you go back to the very beginning of the clip. And the puzzle? I love em. Red, yellow, green, orange -- they're all good. Sex on skates. Who could ask for anything more. Easy at And it was an ok puzzle at that.
Not brilliant. Not bad. Not meh. And ok is good enough! Am I the only person who wanted to jam Sarah Miles into those endings And I'm right up there thinking that 57D might be Chinese even though i put the correct answer in. Citizen Dain from late last night "How subjective are these relative difficulty rankings?? And Rex's ratings are amazingly good at predicting the difficulty level of a puzzle for that day of the week.
The reference population is of course the online solvers, which may not be representative of the solving population at large, or certainly someone who is just getting started. But whatever system Rex uses, and I think it's a mix of objective and subjective, it is remarkably predictive. Very interesting. Not for you, but for me. I'm off the Avatar soapbox. Didn't really notice the VERA inconsistency, so wasn't bothered by it.
Thought this puzzle was a little easier than today's LAT, but very impressive for a college student's debut. Swarthmore is a great school and also my home town. Nice job Anna!
Martin - Friends don't let friends drink white zinfandel. Try ordering an old vine zin. Maybe they'll get it right. Havent had time to finish the LA times puzzle. Busy making Granita di lemone. And we are going to have Lucy juicy burgers for dinner. Will report later!!! I doubt that.
Not in this house. That said, I liked the puzzle, particularly TWIT, which is a really great word-- you know precisely when when you're dealing with one. And it sounds so happy. It shoulda been the WOTD. And agree with the Zinfandel comment. One of the few grapes that is often sweet. Great theme, wonderful debut Personally, I think Rex is dead on in his evaluation On the other hand, I would like to point out the difficulty of changing a consonant to a vowel and how hard that then is to find phrases that parse well and retain the same sound, etc.
It's easy to find wacky phrases where F becomes S or C becomes P or what have you And then to maintain the integrity of a fun phrase But it did stick out like a sore thuma. Opened inthe hotel still serves as a living example of Viennese charm and is renowned for its personal service. While in Prague and Vienna, your days are your own. Spend them engaging in a variety of activities that capture the heart of each city.
Take a lesson at the Spanish Riding School, enjoy hot chocolate at Cafe? Hawelka, or dine at Bellevue Restaurant. This seven-day experience is the perfect blend of leisure and liveliness with a touch of romance.
Restrictions: Must be booked at least 90 days in advance on mutually agreeable dates and is subject to availability. Named after the coveted jewel in the mountain in The Hobbit, Ron and Susan Krausz have been cultivating and producing gem-quality wine at Arkenstone Winery on Howell Mountain since Two couples are invited to join the Krausz family for three nights of unforgettable experiences atop Napa's oldest AVA region.
Each night of your trip will be spent in style at the luxurious Meadowood Resort, settled among private acres in the heart of Napa Valley. The estate is known for its beautiful, natural setting, gracious hospitality, classic architecture, and traditional pastimes.
Kick off your trip with an in-depth tour and tasting in the caves of Arkenstone followed by dinner at the winery with the Krausz family. Enjoy locally sourced culinary items paired with old and new wines from the Arkenstone cellar. The next day, join the Krausz family as you indulge yourself in world-class wines from over 40 Howell Mountain wineries at the annual Taste of Howell Mountain wine tasting and auction.
Taste of Howell Mountain is the only tasting of its size, pouring wines exclusively from Howell Mountain. For the remainder of your stay, the Arkenstone team will serve as your private concierge service, planning your choice of wine tastings and restaurants visits to ensure your trip is enjoyable and hassle-free.
Take home a selection of coveted Arkenstone magnums to commemorate your tasting experience atop Howell Mountain. Restrictions: This lot is date specific valid during Taste of Howell Mountain or Dates for Taste of Howell Mountain will be hosted June 15,and is tentatively slated for the same weekend the following year. Reservations must be booked in advance and are subject to availability.
Should the winning bidders not be able to travel on the specified weekends, alternative arrangements will be made comparable to the Taste of Howell Mountain experience on mutually agreeable dates. The wine included in this lot will be shipped to the winning bidder directly from the winery following the auction. Expires June 30, This lot benefits: The Arc of the Emerald Coast. South of the equator and hanging on the edge of the world, Chilean vineyards roll down from the foothills of the majestic, snow-capped Andes Mountains all the way to the extensive jagged Pacific coastline.
Wine lovers looking for adventure wrapped in luxury should look no further than this incredible trip. Two couples are invited to spend six nights exploring South America's southern-most country known for its diverse geography and ultra-premium wines.
Despite being a New World country, Chile is home to some of the world's oldest vines, many of which remain ungrafted to this day. Spanning 2, miles north to south, the climate varies dramatically in Chile's many diverse wine regions, although all benefit from the abundant sunshine and dry conditions.
Your journey begins in central Chile with three nights at the world-famous, art- inspired Vina Vik. A wine connoisseur's dream, Alex and Carrie Vik's secluded, luxury hotel revolves around an 11,acre vineyard responsible for producing some of the country's finest wine. From private wine tastings and guided tours led by international wine experts to horseback excursions through the vineyard and mountain biking, there are countless leisure activities to appeal to cultured and adventurous travelers.
Stay in one of the 22 light-filled suites boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to take in the majestic views. All meals, as well as house wine and spirits, are included while staying at Vina Vik. Travel south to The Singular Patagonia, situated within the Chilean side of the region shared with Argentina. Declared a national heritage site inThe Singular Patagonia, Puerto Bories Hotel, is a unique historic destination.
From expeditions to nearby glaciers and horseback riding on private ranches to walking tours of historic Puerto Natales, The Singular offers guests a full spectrum of extraordinary activities.
With a two-to-one spa to guest ratio, a team of highly trained expedition guides, and an award-winning culinary team, you will be pampered and provided for at every turn. Restrictions: Must be booked a minimum of 90 days in advance on mutually agreeable dates. Unavailable May - October Professional race car driver turned vintner, Randy Lewis opened Lewis Cellars with wife Debbie in after retiring from racing and together built an elite brand that has since become a staple of elegance and luxury in Napa Valley.
One lucky bidder will take home a year vertical of magnums so rare they are currently unavailable for purchase. To commemorate the inception of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation, the vertical begins with Lewis Cellars' vintage and includes their vintage which was ranked 9 in Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of the Year.
Restrictions: Tour and tasting must be booked in advance and is based on availability and mutually agreeable dates. The wine included in this lot will be shipped directly from the winery following the auction.
Your Scandinavian journey begins with three nights in Copenhagen, Scandinavia's Syvälle - Various - Monte Rosso Soundtrack (CD) sophisticated city and a world leader in urban innovation and conservation, for three couples at Hotel d'Angleterre.
Established inthe five-star Hotel d'Angleterre is an icon and a historic landmark in Copenhagen. There are plenty of five-star hotels out there, but none with quite the same spirit as d'Angleterre - and it is this that you will see, sense, and experience the moment you step inside the hotel's front doors.
A visit to the Balthazar Champagne Bar and lunch or Sunday brunch at Michelin one-star Marchal, conveniently located within your hotel, is topping the lists of must- do's. Rumor has it the squid with oysters and caviar is not to be missed! Your days in Copenhagen are available to customize to your liking.
Art and design intellects should visit two favorite museums, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek for sculpture and painting and Designmuseum Danmark for decorative art and designas well as the remarkable store and gallery Designer Zoo, which boasts two vast floors of changing exhibits.
Walk the Tivoli Gardens, the famous amusement park that opened in The final three days are spent in Stockholm. An exceptionally clean, stylish, and attractive city, it is constructed on 14 major islands that are part of a vast archipelago stretching from Lake Ma? Make yourself at home at Ett Hem, "a home" in Swedish originally a private residence built in The people who built it had a propensity for beauty, and they left their mark on this townhouse, situated in a peaceful, residential area of Stockholm.
Ett Hem is not the usual hotel. Ett Hem is a place where you Syvälle - Various - Monte Rosso Soundtrack (CD) be treated as friends of the family; a place that allows you to feel at home. Finish this trip with memories to last a lifetime. Restrictions: Must be booked well in advance- recommended six months or more due to hotel availability.
Subject to availability and blackout dates. Expires December Dakota Shy grew out of the passion that friends and colleagues Todd Newman and Tom Garrett have for the wines, history, and vineyards of Napa Valley. After years of working together at Revana Family Vineyard under the tutelage of Napa Valley winemaking legends Heidi Barrett and Thomas Brown, these two friends set out with a determination to create a world-class estate of their own.
Produced in limited quantities, their handcrafted wines reflect the highest expression of the vintage. Dakota Shy invites four couples to visit their wine estate located in the heart of Napa Valley for four nights. Beautiful redwoods and magnolias dot the estate along with six acres of Italian and Spanish olives from which Dakota Shy presses their own olive oil.
During your stay, enjoy a private Argentinian Asado lunch paired with Dakota Shy wines, and a unique custom itinerary setting you up for wine tastings during your stay at the best spots in the valley.
Restrictions: Must be booked in advance and is based on availability and mutually agreeable dates. The wine included in this lot will be shipped directly to the winning bidder by the winery following the conclusion of the auction. Rest and rejuvenation await at the Retreat at Miraval Arizona. World-renowned for its refined and elegant service while creating an environment of wellness and a life in balance, enjoy four nights in a 2, sq.
A perfect union of spaces suitable for couples, a girlfriends' getaway, or families who want to be close while having their own private bedrooms. Miraval Arizona is a luxury wellness resort dedicated to opening eyes, mind, and hearts. Miraval's focus on sustainable living, casita-style guest accommodations, and the Life in Balance Spa was named " 1 Spa in the U.
Light your path and let Miraval guide you through an array of experiences offered including wellness programs, equine, yoga, and fitness. All meals are included during this your stay, and there are unlimited onsite outback hikes, mountain biking, group fitness classes, photography classes, challenge activities, and a climbing wall. Restrictions: Must be booked a minimum of ninety days in advance due to limited availability of Unity Suite.
Subject to availability and some blackout dates may apply. Be part of only 20 guests invited to Napa Valley for the annual VGS Winemaker Weekend Septemberwhere you will blend and take home six bottles of your own custom labeled wine.
While on your winemaking excursion, enjoy accommodations at the Westin Verasa Hotel in the heart of Napa Valley.
Helena while enjoying a relaxed evening of great food and library wines in preparation for the main event. The next morning, Jean-Noel will lead a seminar about the characteristics and flavor profiles of each varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Syrah.
Through the artistry of blending, Jean-Noel and his team will show you where the science stops and the art begins. End your evening at the Michelin-rated LaToque Restaurant for a private champagne reception on the terrace before enjoying a five-course meal designed by Chef Ken Frank to perfectly compliment the accompanying VGS wines.
Rejoin the group the next morning for a farewell brunch in the winery's garden. While this is where the fun ends for the rest of the Winemaker Weekend attendees, yours is just beginning. Each couple will also take home a signed, etched and hand-painted 3L of Fourmeaux; the record-breaking wine from the Napa Valley Barrel Auction. After your winemaker weekend, returning to Napa will never be the same.
Restrictions: This lot is date specific for September Transportation is not included. Expires September 23, This lot benefits: Youth Village. Residing on a private five-acre estate, this recently built Costa Rican villa is a tropical Balinese masterpiece. Nestled at 1, feet into the mountainside, this 6, sq. Guarded by the island's rainforest, this private estate is just a five-minute walk to the beach and embodies the definition of island luxury. Fashioned with sleek, modern furnishing and the latest chef-grade appliances, this gorgeous villa is perfect for entertaining.
Every room in the home opens up to incredible and fascinating views. Inside you'll find five bedrooms, three with king beds, two with queen beds, and all boasting private bathrooms and ocean views. Make a cocktail and take in the tropical atmosphere while lounging in the villa's private infinity pool or hot tub overlooking the coastline.
The pool's large surrounding stone patio is perfect for sunbathing while spotting birds, monkeys, and other wildlife in the rainforest. Villa must be booked in advance and is based on mutually agreeable dates. Must be booked within 12 months and traveled within 24 months of purchase. This lot benefits: Pathways for Change. Scotland and Ireland are renowned for being two of the world's most picturesque countries.
William Grant is your host for this exclusive, behind the scenes experience of distilleries that goes back five generations. Nast Traveler Reader's Choice infor three nights is where this adventure begins. The Westbury's central location in the heart of Dublin offers unrivaled access to the pedestrianized social hub of Grafton Street, as well as the historic open spaces of Dublin's Trinity College and St Stephen's Green.
William Grant's hospitality team has arranged for your group to tour both the legendary Tullamore Dew Distillery and the iconic Guinness Brewery. Onwards to Scotland, where the William Grant team has arranged for three days of distillery tours and tastings, golf, and all meals planned for you. To stay on the grounds in Dufftown at the Balvenie and Glenfiddich distilleries is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience and only offered to VIPs in the spirits industry.
The restored Torrin house reflects the brands and still uses the five traditional crafts. With five en-suite bedrooms, this home was designed to accommodate VIP clients with a bar, dining room, lounge, kitchen, and billiards room.
Take a behind the scenes look at the world's most awarded distilleries of the Balvenie and Glenfiddich, with a one-on-one private tour with proprietors of some of the finest single malts in the world. Your tour will include lunch on site, dip the dog experience and gift, finishing with dinner at The Family House. The next morning transfer to St Andrews where a tee time on the New Course has been arranged.
For those who are non-golfers, spa appointments will be prepared before arriving to The Principal Edinburgh by private transfer. At its heart are five listed Georgian townhouses, built in as homes for Edinburgh's most prosperous citizens. Edinburgh is a city best discovered on foot so you'll be guided on your final day through the city and Edinburgh castle. Dinner each night in some of Edinburgh's most respected restaurants will make this truly a trip of a lifetime!
Restrictions: Must be booked a minimum of 90 days in advance between November 1, and March 31, Accommodations are based upon availability and subject to change to comparable property. Ground transportation and all meals included with Scotland.
Airfare is not included. Transportation from Ireland to Scotland at the expense of the winning bidder s. Expires April 1, While the valley floor inspired farmers to plant vineyards and make wine, it was Howell Mountain that captured Randy's heart. From their mountain vineyards the Dunn family made its mark on the wine industry, and the land, in turn, made its mark on the family. Daughter of Randy Dunn and a Destin Charity Wine Auction fan-favorite, Kristina Dunn Buchannan invites two couples to join her for a day of wine tasting at some of her preferred Howell Mountain destinations.
Begin your day on the mountain with a rare tour and tasting at Dunn Vineyards. Dunn Vineyards and Winery is a small, family- owned operation, and as it is not open to the public, cannot be found on any tourist map. Enjoy tours and tastings of two more wineries, hand-selected and hosted by Kristina before ending your evening with a multi-course wine dinner at one of Kristina's favorite Napa Valley restaurants. Take home multiple formats of rare, highly-rated Dunn Vineyards Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon to commemorate your trip.
Offer expires April 30, Shirley Roy has many friends on the Emerald Coast and is known as one of the community's great supporters. Passionate and committed to her vision for ROY Estate and giving back to those in need, we are proud to welcome Shirley back to the auction.
For over years, friends and family, celebrities and athletes, world travelers and locals alike have all flocked to Pebble Beach. This stunning slice of California's Monterey Peninsula is a wondrous place, rich in tradition, world-famous golf courses, and warm hospitality.
Two couples are invited to stay for seven nights in a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home just steps away from the beach and walking distance from Pacific Grove's galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. The best views of Pacific Grove can be seen from the top of this New England-style weathered gray cottage complete with expansive vistas of Monterey Bay that stretch from Lover's Point all the way to Santa Cruz.
An assigned concierge vacation house manager is available to assist you during your stay. Shirley has arranged for four golf enthusiasts to enjoy weekly passes to experience the excitement of watching a golf tournament on some of the most breathtaking and difficult courses in the world. This Lot Includes:. Home is pet-friendly for an additional fee. Expires February 9, The vineyard exposure, together with the mountain terrain, creates a unique micro-climate that is beautifully reflected year after year in Jarvis wines.
Wine Spectator Magazine lauded the vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon as remarkable, and some believe that it might one day be regarded as one of the all-time great vintages for Napa Valley. Napa Valley red wine lovers should look no further than this incredible selection of Jarvis Estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottle formats. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind etched imperial, double magnum, magnum, a full standard case, and a full demi case of Cabernet Sauvignon. The winning bidders will also receive a catered lunch complete with a private tour and tasting at Jarvis Estate in Napa Valley.
Restrictions: Tour, tasting, and lunch must be booked at least 90 days in advance and is based on mutual availability. Wine will be shipped directly from the winery following the auction. This lot benefits: Westonwood Ranch. Hunting enthusiasts are invited on a two-night, three-day immersive hunting experience to discover where the Blackbelt meets the piney woods at Covey Run Lodge in Livingston, Alabama.
This 2,acre private hunting ranch nestled in rolling prairie just south of Birmingham is rich in heritage and tradition and boasts a thriving population of native game including Trophy Whitetail Deer, Bob White Quail, dove, turkey, and wild hogs exclusively managed for game for the last 20 years.
Your home away from home for the duration of your hunting trip is an impressive five-bedroom, four-bathroom estate home located within the ranch. Boasting a fully equipped chef 's kitchen, large open floor plan, and outdoor pool, this hunting lodge is perfect for any hunting party or family.
Arrive at this hunter's paradise and enjoy an afternoon of Alabama Whitetail buck hunting before returning to the lodge for a steak dinner prepared by the friendly Covey Run Lodge staff and paired with wines hand-selected by Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation. The next morning, start your day off right with a southern breakfast prepared in-house before embarking on a morning quail hunt. Return for a catered southern style barbecue lunch before participating in a lively afternoon private skeet shoot competition at Dream Lake, Alabama's first-class skeet facility.
Return to the lodge and wind down with a cocktail and a warm southern supper served around a bonfire. Complete your stay with a half-day morning hunt, customizable to your preference of Whitetail deer or quail. With the finest professional guides, hunting dogs, spacious lodge, mouthwatering southern cuisine, accommodating staff, pristine woodlands, and genuine southern hospitality, Covey Run Lodge is truly an unforgettable experience.
Restrictions: Advanced reservations and type of hunt requested must be made 45 days in advance and is based upon availability and mutually agreeable dates between November and February to comply with Alabama quail and deer season. Hunting licenses and gratuity are not included. All hunters over the age of 16 must have a valid Alabama hunting license to participate. Expires March 1, A lively town known for its cafe? Appropriately named "the jewel" or il gioiello of Sorrento by the original owner and last descendant of a prestigious Neapolitan family, the Count de Mario Caracciolo, your home for seven nights is located in the heart of Sorrento.
The 4, sq. With five double bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, Villa Il Gioiello comfortably accommodates four couples. An onsite villa manager offers a wealth of local knowledge on Sorrento restaurants and excursions.
Sono stati rinvenuti "taccuini" contenenti fino a dieci tavolette. Nel tempo, furono anche disponibili modelli di lusso fatti con tavolette di avorio invece che di legno. Ai romani va il merito di aver compiuto questo passo essenziale, e devono averlo fatto alcuni decenni prima della fine del I secolo d. Il grande vantaggio che offrivano rispetto ai rolli era la capienza, vantaggio che sorgeva dal fatto che la facciata esterna del rotolo era lasciata in bianco, vuota.
Il codice invece aveva scritte entrambe le facciate di ogni pagina, come in un libro moderno. La prima pagina porta il volto del poeta. I codici di cui parlava erano fatti di pergamena ; nei distici che accompagnavano il regalo di una copia di Omeroper esempio, Marziale la descrive come fatta di "cuoio con molte pieghe".
Ma copie erano anche fatte di fogli di papiro. Quando i greci ed i romani disponevano solo del rotolo per scrivere libri, si preferiva usare il papiro piuttosto che la pergamena.
I ritrovamenti egiziani ci permettono di tracciare il graduale rimpiazzo del rotolo da parte del codice. Fece la sua comparsa in Egitto non molto dopo il tempo di Marziale, nel II secolo d. Il suo debutto fu modesto. A tutt'oggi sono stati rinvenuti 1. Verso il d. I ritrovamenti egiziani gettano luce anche sulla transizione del codex dal papiro alla pergamena.
Sebbene gli undici codici della Bibbia datati in quel secolo fossero papiracei, esistono circa 18 codici dello stesso secolo con scritti pagani e quattro di questi sono in pergamena. Non ne scegliemmo alcuno, ma ne raccogliemmo altri otto per i quali gli diedi dracme in conto. Il codex tanto apprezzato da Marziale aveva quindi fatto molta strada da Roma. Nel terzo secolo, quando tali codici divennero alquanto diffusi, quelli di pergamena iniziarono ad essere popolari.
In breve, anche in Egittola fonte mondiale del papiroil codice di pergamena occupava una notevole quota di mercato. Sono tutti di pergamena, edizioni eleganti, scritti in elaborata calligrafia su sottili fogli di pergamena. Per tali edizioni di lusso il papiro era certamente inadatto. In almeno un'area, la giurisprudenza romanail codex di pergamena veniva prodotto sia in edizioni economiche che in quelle di lusso. La caduta dell'Impero romano nel V secolo d.
Il papiro divenne difficile da reperire a causa della mancanza di contatti con l' Antico Egitto e la pergamenache per secoli era stata tenuta in secondo piano, divenne il materiale di scrittura principale. I monasteri continuarono la tradizione scritturale latina dell' Impero romano d'Occidente. La tradizione e lo stile dell' Impero romano predominavano ancora, ma gradualmente emerse la cultura del libro medievale.
I monaci irlandesi introdussero la spaziatura tra le parole nel VII secolo. L'innovazione fu poi adottata anche nei Paesi neolatini come l'Italiaanche se non divenne comune prima del XII secolo.
Si ritiene che l'inserimento di spazi tra le parole abbia favorito il passaggio dalla lettura semi-vocalizzata a quella silenziosa.
Prima dell'invenzione e della diffusione del torchio tipograficoquasi tutti i libri venivano copiati a mano, il che li rendeva costosi e relativamente rari. I piccoli monasteri di solito possedevano al massimo qualche decina di libri, forse qualche centinaio quelli di medie dimensioni.
Il processo della produzione di un libro era lungo e laborioso. Infine, il libro veniva rilegato dal rilegatore. Esistono testi scritti in rosso o addirittura in oro, e diversi colori venivano utilizzati per le miniature. A volte la pergamena era tutta di colore viola e il testo vi era scritto in oro o argento per esempio, il Codex Argenteus. Per tutto l'Alto Medioevo i libri furono copiati prevalentemente nei monasteri, uno alla volta. I ritrovamenti egiziani gettano luce anche sulla transizione del codex dal papiro alla pergamena.
Sebbene gli undici codici della Bibbia datati in quel secolo fossero papiracei, esistono circa 18 codici dello stesso secolo con scritti pagani e quattro di questi sono in pergamena.
Non ne scegliemmo alcuno, ma ne raccogliemmo altri otto per i quali gli diedi dracme in conto. Il codex tanto apprezzato da Marziale aveva quindi fatto molta strada da Roma.
Nel terzo secolo, quando tali codici divennero alquanto diffusi, quelli di pergamena iniziarono ad essere popolari. In breve, anche in Egittola Syvälle - Various - Monte Rosso Soundtrack (CD) mondiale del papiroil codice di pergamena occupava una notevole quota di mercato. Sono tutti di pergamena, edizioni eleganti, scritti in elaborata calligrafia su sottili fogli di pergamena.
Per tali edizioni di lusso il papiro era certamente inadatto. In almeno un'area, la giurisprudenza romanail codex di pergamena veniva prodotto sia in edizioni economiche che in quelle di lusso. La caduta dell'Impero romano nel V secolo d. Il papiro divenne difficile da reperire a causa della mancanza di contatti con l' Antico Egitto e la pergamenache per secoli era stata tenuta in secondo piano, divenne il materiale di scrittura principale.
I monasteri continuarono la tradizione scritturale latina dell' Impero romano d'Occidente. La tradizione e lo stile dell' Impero romano predominavano ancora, ma gradualmente emerse la cultura del libro medievale. I monaci irlandesi introdussero la spaziatura tra le parole nel VII secolo.
L'innovazione fu poi adottata anche nei Paesi neolatini come l'Italiaanche se non divenne comune prima del XII secolo. Si ritiene che l'inserimento di spazi tra le parole abbia favorito il passaggio dalla lettura semi-vocalizzata a quella silenziosa.
Prima dell'invenzione e della diffusione del torchio tipograficoquasi tutti i libri venivano copiati a mano, il che li rendeva costosi e relativamente rari. I piccoli monasteri di solito possedevano al massimo qualche decina di libri, forse qualche centinaio quelli di medie dimensioni. Il processo della produzione di un libro era lungo e laborioso. Infine, il libro veniva rilegato dal rilegatore. Esistono testi scritti in rosso o addirittura in oro, e diversi colori venivano utilizzati per le miniature.
A volte la pergamena era tutta di colore viola e il testo vi era scritto in oro o argento per esempio, il Codex Argenteus. Per tutto l'Alto Medioevo i libri furono copiati prevalentemente nei monasteri, uno alla volta.
Il sistema venne gestito da corporazioni laiche di cartolaiche produssero sia materiale religioso che profano. Questi libri furono chiamati libri catenati. Vedi illustrazione a margine. L' ebraismo ha mantenuto in vita l'arte dello scriba fino ad oggi. Anche gli arabi produssero e rilegarono libri durante il periodo medievale islamicosviluppando tecniche avanzate di calligrafia araba Syvälle - Various - Monte Rosso Soundtrack (CD), miniatura e legatoria.
Col metodo di controllo, solo "gli autori potevano autorizzare le copie, e questo veniva fatto in riunioni pubbliche, in cui il copista leggeva il testo ad alta voce in presenza dell'autore, il quale poi la certificava come precisa". In xilografiaun'immagine a bassorilievo di una pagina intera veniva intagliata su tavolette di legno, inchiostrata e usata per stampare le copie di quella pagina.
Questo metodo ebbe origine in Cinadurante la Dinastia Han prima del a. I monaci o altri che le scrivevano, venivano pagati profumatamente. I primi libri stampati, i singoli fogli e le immagini che furono creati prima del in Europa, sono noti come incunaboli. Folio 14 recto del Vergilius romanus che contiene un ritratto dell'autore Virgilio.
Da notare la libreria capsail leggio ed il testo scritto senza spazi in capitale rustica. Leggio con libri catenatiBiblioteca Malatestiana di Cesena.
Incunabolo del XV secolo.
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