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Continental Holiday
Description: Travelogue from the early 1950s that highlights key travel destinations throughout France, Italy, Spain, Austria and France
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Clip #: TFA-2A
Length: 17:00
Year: 1952
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Filmmaker: Andre de la Varre
Region: Europe
Original: 35mm
03:01:11:25 Place Joffre w/ Eiffel Tower in BG. People looking at Metro map for Havre - Caumartin station. Venice, Italy Onlookers on Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square). 03:01:28:10 Le Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France VS rocky islet of Le Mont Saint Michel. Buses parked on sands at low-tide. (tourism, tourists, tourist destinations) VS people (tourists) walking through narrow islet streets & along ramparts. 03:02:23:05 Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Man looking at beach views from underneath bunker. People looking at ruins of war on beach. Marker for "First" American Cemetery (Now American Cemetery at Colleville Sur Mer). (WWII history, war memorials, war cemeteries) 03:03:12:24 Paris, France Arc de Triomphe. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath Arc de Triomphe. Street traffic (Boulevard Saint Denis?). Traffic in Place de la Concorde. People dining at Café de la Paix sidewalk cafe (outdoor cafes, sidewalk cafes). 03:03:55:00 Alps Church tower w/ snow-covered mountain in background. VS train pov lush valleys and mountain tunnels. People riding chairlifts up mountain. (tourism, sightseeing, tourists) VS HA chairlift views lush mountain scenery & snow-covered mountains. Alpine glacier. Man carefully walking around slick alpine glacier. 03:05:17:00 Alps VS skiers skiing down steep snow-covered hill. (skiers, downhill skiing, recreational skiing) 03:06:04:06 Lake Traun (Traunsee), Austria Picturesque scenery surrounding lake. Boats decorated for traditional festival (including swan boat). People in traditional Austrian clothing performing Austrian folk dances. (traditional culture, traditional Austrian culture, folk dancing, festivals) 03:07:35:17 Lourdes, France EXT Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. VS Pilgrims (worshippers) worshipping outside Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes) and invalids on stretchers. (religion, Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church, customs and ceremonies, pilgrims, worshipers, pilgrimages, miracles, beliefs). 03:08:34:01 Venice, Italy VS shores of Venice from Adriatic Sea. San Giorgio Monastery on San Giorgio Maggiore. HA PAN cityscape. VS gondola povs / views along canals of bridges (including Ponte di Rialto / Rialto Bridge, Ponte dei Sospiri / Bridge of Sighs), architecture along canals, gondolas, narrow canals. People and pigeons on Piazza San Marco (St Mark's Square). Facade St Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco a Venezia). Fresco above door. Bronze horses & figurines above Basilica entrance. St Mark's Clocktower (Torre dell'Orologio). (tourist destinations, tourism, Italian history, European culture, Italian culture, Venice culture) 03:11:26:28 Arezzo, Italy VS medieval festival (Joust of the Saracens / Giostra del Saracino) being held in Piazza Grande with participators dressed in medieval clothing. Jousting competitions with "knights" mounted on horseback charging at shielded target (il Buratto). (Tuscany, Italian history, Etruscan, Middle Ages, festivals, reenactments, combat sports, equestrian sports, Medieval reenactments) 03:13:45:22 Cannes / French Riviera, France VS adults and children relaxing and playing on beach w/ La Croisette in background. Bathing beauties next to swimming pools. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, relaxation, tourist resorts, beauty, luxury, wealth) 03:14:18:18 Monte Carlo, Monaco Casino Monte Carlo facade & people outside Casino. HA cityscape along coast. (casinos, gambling) 03:14:48:04 Pamplona, Spain San Fermín Festival. Crowded street scene. Folk dancing. Large puppets in parade (Comparsa de Gigantes / Company of Giants). Running of the Bulls (El Encierro) Bull fighting through streets & into stadium. (traditional culture, Basque culture, festivals, blood sports, bullfighting, Spanish culture) 03:16:14:02 Le Mont Saint Michel, Normandy, France Rocky islet of Le Mont Saint Michel. Omaha Beach, Normandy, France Man looking at beach views from underneath bunker Alps Skiers skiing down snow-covered slope. (skiers, downhill skiing, recreational skiing) Lake Traun (Traunsee), Austria Decorated boats for traditional festival. Lourdes, France Pilgrims (worshippers) worshipping outside Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (Sanctuaires Notre-Dame de Lourdes. Venice, Italy Canal and gondolas. Arezzo, Italy Jousting competitions with "knights" mounted on horseback charging at shielded target. French Riviera, France Beach crowded with umbrellas. (outdoor leisure activities, recreational pursuits, relaxation) Liberty Island, New York VS Statue of Liberty (freedom, patriotism, travel destinations, international landmark) 3:17:14:10

This film has also been broken down into individual clips TFA-2A-1 to TFA-2A-14

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