In the mid-19th century, Berck took on a therapeutic role in the treatment of tuberculosis. The Maritime hospital was inaugurated in 1869 by Empress Eugenie. Other hospitals and benevolent institutes were soon created to cater for the sick and those in need of rest and recuperation. It was at this time that the medical benefits of sea bathing were being recommended and the town, advertised as just a three-hour journey from Paris, began to build up its tourist trade with the help of the railways.
The world premiere of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop occurred at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, on 24 January. He created 10 street artworks around Park City and Salt Lake City to tie in with the screening. In February, The Whitehouse public house in Liverpool, England, was sold for £114,000 at auction. The side of the building has an image of a giant rat by Banksy.
Presque inutile de mentionner que la déco murale métal à effet vieilli se marie aisément aux intérieurs de style vintage. Mais que faire quand le nôtre n’a rien à faire avec ce style et est plutôt contemporain, voire minimaliste ? Comme vous pouvez le constater par vous-mêmes en jetant un coup d’œil rapide sur la photo ci-dessus, les grands panneaux en métal ajouré couverts de vert-de-gris ont l’air davantage attrayant quand on les place sur un fond blanc immaculé assez moderne. Notez également qu’ils ont adopté la forme créative d’échelles Monoyer, autrement dit les tableaux de lettres que les ophtalmologues utilisent pour vous tester la vision !
The chapel was later extended to join the tower, making what is now the church of St-Jean-Baptiste, but the tower was only converted to a belfry after the sea retired, leaving it 1.5 kilometres inland. It is for this reason that the present division between the original village and the sea-front area exists. As a result, boats were then designed with flat bottoms so that they could be drawn up on the beach and a cart was driven out to them in order to bring in the catch (see Eugène Boudin's painting below).
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