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Orient Express. West meets East on rails. History, journeys, tales and romance

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Silvia Manzoni

Institut du Monde Arabe, Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Nicola Facchini, Federico Dei Rossi


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That was how Wagon 2419 of the already legendary train entered history. When chose for the defining, emblematic moment of the peace treaty, the Orient Express had already carried kings and stars, poets, general and maharajas. Divas and millionares had admired the crystal bas-reliefs designed by René Lalique and René Prou's tapestries and boiserie, as they where lulled by the regular motion of the giant train

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