It Almost Looks Like it Belongs in a British bar
This travel souvenir from Bermuda can remind us how different cultures yield different sensibilities. Also, it is great to branch out into unfamiliar worlds to broaden our horizons. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, almost 700 miles East of the coast of Massachusetts and 1,000 miles of Miami, Bermuda is one of the most popular tourist destinations in North America. Still part of the British overseas territories, travelers can wander around its two most important cities, Hamilton and the Town of St. George to get the real feel of this multicultural country.
The Story of Bermuda
The Spanish were the first to set a foot on these archipelago in the early Sixteenth century. It was not until the next century when Bermuda became part of the Spanish Kingdom. However, the Spanish never settled on the islands. But the British did after the ship commanded by Sir George Somers wrecked in their coasts. Nowadays, almost all of the 150 islands are still vacant and people live only in 20 where the most popular vacation resorts are. These islands are also home to many international celebrities. Its most important city is Hamilton, which is also a port. The city boasts an amazing number of parks that will be delight of the travelers. Victoria Park is the biggest. Other include Cedar Park, Barr's Park and Par Le Ville. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home.
Acrylic Fridge Magnet depicting the Bermuda Coat of Arms
Bermuda onions, Bermuda grass and the more obvious 'Bermuda Shorts': these are the terms we all have commonly heard. All of these things are famous because of their special association to the Island of Bermuda. The Acrylic fridge magnet of the coat of arms of Bermuda portrays a red lion holding a shattered ship on a grassy backdrop. This souvenir has an elegant smooth finish, characteristic of acrylic. The combination of bright colors on the magnet is poised yet strikingly eye catching.
The Bermuda Coat of Arms: Its Origin and Meaning
The wrecked ship depicted on the Bermuda coat of arms is a symbolic representation of the flagship of Virginia Company named 'Sea Venture' that discovered the island in 1609. The coat of arms was officially adopted in 1910 but it has actually been in use since the 17th century. The red lion points to the island's relationship with England and the shattered condition of the ship refers to the tumultuous storm through which the ship was driven to the island's shore by Admiral Sir George Somers. All who were aboard this ship survived despite the catastrophic storm. The island would not have been settled at that time if this ship had sunk. This is the reason why a wrecked ship is depicted on the Bermuda coat of arms.
Famous Attractions in Bermuda
The Island of Bermuda is famous around the world for its pink sand beaches, the sparkling blue water of its coast and the bright green golf courses. The Island also carries a special place in Atlantic islands because of its relatively long history and many unique sites. You will find a lot of picturesque old cottages in Bermuda. Bermuda is the oldest inhabited English town in the Western Hemisphere. Bermuda is also renowned for its strategic importance, as there are more forts in Bermuda than anywhere else on earth.