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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 56

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Sunday, November 24, 1968
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D6-Palm Beach Post-Times, Sunday. Nov. 24, 1968 Modern Vienna Retains Elegant Gaiety Of The Past um or a church. Thev come to and. from the police, un auvkhti.skmknt sentimentality or if the Sacher illusion were really so. Some of the Hotel Sacher's young guests whom we passed in the lobby were wearing mi-mis kirts but in the red carpeted halls hung with treasured Bv ARTHUR J. and CLARE HF.ISKR Many Americans traveling abroad have found an easy way to experienc e the cultural aspects of European tradition without visiting a single muse know a city from staying in its best traditional hotel. While in Vienna they would live at the elegant Hotel Sacher. We wanted to learn if boasting friends had succumbed to Brooks Personnel Return From Travels Those unable to attend or to understand can hire professional bidders. The 19 season will mark the one hundredth year of the Vienna Opera. The Hotel Sacher. located across the street from the Opera House, is the scene of top ranking social events during the "pera season. Vienna's social activities open with the Grand Opera Ball. claimed lost articles. We walked through the inspecion halls surprised at both the variety of items and the number of people searching out a bargain. They were noting time and room of auction. Goods are on display several days before being of fered for sale. Jewelry was being auctioned. In a rapidly moving sale a diamond ring brought $200. . . . -"r" -i -r- km t't- What does a travel agent do on hi day off? If the itaH at Brook Universal Travel Agency ii any indication, the answer is simple: he travels. Brooks manager Alan Gibson has just returned from a factfinding tour to South America. Senior Citizen consultant, Capt. Dick Denmore returns today from escorting a group of 36 to Mexico. Mrs. Eileen Hurley, senior reservations agent, is just back from an orientation tour to Williamsburg, Virginia. "Brooks Travel has been around so long that people have come to take us as their official local source of travel information", says Alan Gibson. "We appreciate this, but it means that we have to travel constantly to keep up. This can affect you after awhile. At cocktail parties you keep expecting the hostess to announce that no drinks can be served until your seat belts are fastened and chairs are in an upright position." Adds Eileen Hurley, "Working for a travel agency provides an unparalleled opportunity to travel (or orientation purposes. And I especially enjoy meeting the clients we deal with at Brooks. They're all 6uch nice people." Beneath the frosting of these fine two-layer chocolate cakes is a spread of apricot preserves. The cakes actually improve with some aging. Of the 60.000 Sacher Tories produced in the hotel shops annually. 40.000 are sent out by mail. Although photographs covering the walls of the Rendezvous are of internationally known guests tourists, too. stay at the Sacher. We met a Long Island. New-York, couple whose fondness for household treasures had brought them to Vienna for antique hunting. Vienna's section of fine antique shops 'centers about a unique institution, the Dorotheum on Dorothea Gasse. This enterprise was founded in 1707 by Emperor Josef the first, to function as a pawn loan society, an auction firm and a bank and deposit house. Profits went to support the Imperial Poor House. The present Dorotheum with its branch offices has 700 employees and is a semi governmental organization. Last year 3.314 auctions were held here. They handled articles from used shoes and worn clothing, household goods and jewelry to art pieces of $240,-000 value. Originally only unredeemed pawns were handled. Now anyone can dispose of privately owned items through the auctions. The director of the Dorotheum, Dr Hallas, kindly showed us through the many floors of galleries. He explained that people moving to a smaller apartment might sell unneeded furniture. The next year they might move again and return to buy. There are sales from bankruptcies, goods held for duty paintings mere was almost a rustle of taffeta and a perfume of the past. But Vienna is not a museum. It is a living experience of refined gaiety. In the room which we had reserved the crystal chandelier glittered. The Empire furniture seemed to have dancing legs. Upholstery, even of the bed and the wastebasket, was a floral cut velvet. Walls were of brocaded satin. The paintings were pleasant and personal. The 2.000 or more original art works in this hotel are the excellent collection of the owners. Dr. Hans Gurtler and his charming wife. Dr Gurtler proudly explained to us that the title of his wife. "Kommerzialrat" Poldi Gurtler. has been conferred by the President ol Austria on but few women. It acknowledges that as proprietress of the Hotel Sacher Mrs. K. R. Gurtler has set the high standard for Austrian hotels. Hotel Sacher is permitted use of the state seal. rood plays a large part, in Vienna's tradition. One of the treasures of rrau Sacher who died in 1934 was a table cloth which she had embroidered to perpetuate signatures of Emperor r ranz Josef and many other notables. Over many decades royal and illustrious guests have enjoyed, as we did, one of the house specialties. Tafel Spitz, a tender boiled beef with horseradish-applesauce. But better known is the famous Viennese cake. Sacher Torte. The original recipe, first prepared in 1832 for Prince Metternich by his Chef Sacher, is still a secret. Only genuine Sacher Tories bear a chocolate frosting seal on their icing. ... PRINCE OF A DESSERT - The sacher torte was originated for Austrian prince Metternich in 1832 by Sacher, his chef. This outstanding cake keeps well, and after two weeks is actually more delicious than on the first dav. Www rt'i iiinnn-mri an. .a art!. ' 4kl 'GOING ONCE. The famous Dorotheum of Vien na is one of the world's largest auction organizations. Sales are held daily. Prospective customers may inspect the sale articles for several days prior to the auction. Gala inaugural cruise ts "FLAVIA" Dec. 20 - 3 Days Know Your B And Markers 2 BIG CRUISE BARGAINS MIAMI " FRANCA C. Cwnpbtoty Air Cnhw4 Mull SalVSIwwar In "V Cabin 5-DAY THANKSGIVING CKUISI Sails Nov. 27 $115. min. calls at NASSAU & FREEPORT Spnd an unusual holiday in th Bahamas . . . enjoy traditional Thankigiving Dinner with all tho trimmings aboard ship. You get two wonderful days and nights in both Nassau and Freeport. Ship your hotel throughout. o II-DAY CIIHISTNAS SHOPPING CRUISE Sails Dec. 2 - $315. min. Calls at: San Juan St. Thomas La Guaira Curacao Nassau Take the time to relax before the yule-holiday rush . . . load up with great bargains . . . Christmas shopping-$200 duty free ... 5 fifths of liquor ... in the free port Virgin Islands ... all the islands are still uncrowded just perfect. uoys $71)00 A "can buoy is shaped like free piloting classes to teach lights. A moment spent before leaving is worthwhile IU Miami Nassau t return ptr penon plut 14.00 Port Toi Buoys come in many different sizes and shapes: there is the "nun" buoy with a conical top and a blunt point. It is red and its numbers are always even. Nun buoys mark the channel's right side (star-boardi and should be kept on your right hand as you enter the harbor from the sea. (red. right, returning ) . a can or cylinder, its top is flat and its color black. Can buoys mark the channel's left side i port side i. and should be kept on your left hand entering the harbor from the sea. 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