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Silver Quarter Acres

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  • (Quarter acre) In Australian and New Zealand English, a quarter acre is a term for a suburban plot of land.
  • Coat or plate with silver
  • Provide (mirror glass) with a backing of a silver-colored material in order to make it reflective
  • a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
  • (esp. of the moon) Give a silvery appearance to
  • coat with a layer of silver or a silver amalgam; "silver the necklace"
  • made from or largely consisting of silver; "silver bracelets"
silver quarter acres - The Quarter-Acre
The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year
The Quarter-Acre Farm: How I Kept the Patio, Lost the Lawn, and Fed My Family for a Year
When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year?and that she wanted to do it in their yard?they told her she was crazy.

She did it anyway.

The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of deciding?despite all resistance?to take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long and riddled with mistakes, but by the end of her yearlong experiment, Warren’s sons and husband have become her biggest fans?in fact, they’re even eager to help harvest (and eat) the beautiful bounty she brings in.

Full of tips and recipes to help anyone interested in growing and preparing at least a small part of their diet at home, The Quarter-Acre Farm is a warm, witty tale about family, food, and the incredible gratification that accompanies self-sufficiency.

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Hotel del Coronado
Hotel del Coronado
A National Historic Landmark San Diego County, CA Listed: 10/14/1971 Designated an NHL: 05/05/77 The del Coronado rises from the Coronado peninsula like a castle for over three-quarters of a century it is one of the finest luxury hotels remaining in the United States. One of the last extravagant seashore structures in California, the hotel has maintained its quality both architecturally and in service to its guests. This enormous building was the product of land boom in the 1870's. In 1885 Elisha Babcock of Indiana and H. L. Story of Chicago purchased the peninsula for $110,000 (4,100 acres) and in 1887 began to build a hotel that would be the "talk of the Western world." The labor force was imported from San Francisco by applying to the Chinese Seven Companies. As many men as could work were employed at once. Construction was begun on the north front because that wing was the simplest to execute. As the skill of the workers and their workmanship improved with on-the-job training, they progressed southward toward the more complex portions of the building. Many of the hotel's fine and elaborate details were executed by this group of semiskilled laborers. The hotel was resplendent for its official grand opening. It boasted 399 rooms (with 73 bathrooms), each containing a fireplace and a wall safe for the comfort and safety of the patrons. It had all the modern conveniences, including water, gas, electric lighting, telephone service and even a telegraph. The two-story lobby, dressed in dark, natural oak, served as the formal entrance and central gathering place. There was an elegant paneled dining room (162 feet long by 62 feet wide by 33 feet high) that could accommodate 1,000 persons below its coffer-vaulted ceiling. Overlooking the ocean was the ballroom, whose grandeur surpassed the dining room. It was 120 feet in diameter and its open, timber superstructure was exposed to a height of 57 feet. There were bowling alleys and a billiard room plus other facilities for the guests' leisure hours. Coronado began to capitalize on its unique setting and remarkable climate. The hotel served as the city's exclusive and noble center for the nation's wealthy elite. Dignitaries from around the world stayed there. In the early 1900's, vacation quarters for the middle class began to develop south of the hotel on the Silver Strand. This Tent City became so popular with residents of San Diego that in time it almost completed in popularity with the hotel itself. Tent City was literally a vacation village of wood huts and some tents. It contained all the services needed for subsistence during the summer retreats. The Hotel del Coronado has received countless recognition. As a work of architecture it is notable for its patrons' commitment and its architects' attempts to create a world image for Coronado and Southern California. It reflects the intense building activity in that area in the late 19th century and the desire to build a truly modern building for the Southwest. It was the first hotel in the world, and the largest building outside New York City, to use electric lighting. This lighting was installed under the direct supervision of Thomas A. Edison. The building's original light fixtures were capable of operating on either electricity or gas, although it was never necessary to resort to gas. Electric lights were provided for the entire peninsula through the hotel's power plant. One of the most memorable events to take place at the Del was on April 7, 1920, when a grand banquet honoring the late Prince of Wales was held in the Crown Room. It was at this event that he first met Mrs. Wallis Simpson, the woman for whom he was later to relinquish his throne."
Las Vegas: Fountains of Bellagio
Las Vegas: Fountains of Bellagio
Inspired by the Lake Como resort of Bellagio in Italy, the Bellagio Hotel and Casino is among the most elegant on the Las Vegas strip. Conceived by Steve Wynn, designed by Marnell Carrao Associates and Jon Jerde and built by Wynn's Mirage Resorts, Inc., on the site of the legendary Dunes Hotel and Casino, at a cost of over $1.3 billion, the Bellagio was the most expensive hotel ever built at the time of its opening on October 15, 1998. Spanning across the 8 acre, quarter-mile-long artificial lake in front of the Bellagio, the Fountains of Bellagio come alive with a dramatic combination of water, light and orchestration to a variety of songs ranging from Pavarotti to Sinatra. The $40M fountains were desgined by WET Design's Claire Kahn, and is equipped with 1,200 nozzles and 4,500 lights. The Fountains of Bellagio was made using three types of nozzles: "oarsman", which can swing back and forth to create dancing water; "shooters", which can shoot water upwards; and "super shooters", which can send a water blast as high as 250 ft (76 m) in the air. Numerous outside professionals including composer/conductor Gerard Schurmann ("Lawrence of Arabia") and choreographer Kenny Ortega ("Dirty Dancing") were brought into to develop the show. The Bellagio fountains have been made famous through appearances on the silver screen, most notably in the remake of "Ocean's Eleven." In 2007, The Bellagio Hotel and Casino was ranked #22 on the AIA 150 America's Favorite Architecture list. Explore: May 19, 2006

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Australia's Quarter Acre: The Story of the Ordinary Suburban Garden
A spirited defense of the home garden, this fascinating study explains how Australia became the world's first great suburban nation, why Aussies are so passionate about roses and gladioli, how social and economic developments have altered the layouts of front and back gardens, and reasons for the slow decline of the manicured lawn and the productive home vegetable-garden. The designs, plantings, and hidden meanings of the ordinary garden are thoroughly explored, and the book offers unique new perspectives on everything from fruit trees and woodsheds to rotary clotheslines and illuminated Santas at Christmas.