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April 2018 Visit to the Casino in Cartagena

Amanda Smith, our guide during the club visit to the casino, explained that in Spain, the casino was a place for it's members to relax, play the occasional game of cards, and if feeling energetic, as here in the City of Cartagena, take up the noble art of fencing!

 Originally the home of the Marques De Casa Tilly, the building members visited this day, began construction in 1762. First and second floors boasted a library, a games room, fencing instruction and practice hall. Camera club members were intrigued with two snooker type tables, that had no pockets, and curiously, plugged into the electric supply, to keep the slate base warm. 

 The furniture was predominantly Modernist, including items from Vienna, in the reading and entrance hall. The tiling was from Triana in Savilla. Grand staircases, marble pillars, chandeliers along with wonderful stained glass windows, provided camera club members, with many an opportunity to take that extra special photograph.

 Lunch followed in a private dinning room, adjacent to the casino, where President John Dorsett thanked Amanda 

for her time guiding members around this fascinating building, tucked away in Cartagena City. 

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