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On HolidayA History of Vacationing$
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Orvar Lofgren

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520217676

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520217676.001.0001

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Looking for Sights

Looking for Sights

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(p.13) Looking for Sights
Source:
On Holiday
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Orvar Löfgren

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520217676.003.0002

This chapter studies some of the ways where tourist experiences have been produced in different periods and cultural settings. It first presents the reflections of two northbound travelers in eighteenth-century Sweden. It then takes a look at an important element of pioneer tourism, which is the romantic English garden. This chapter also considers the tension between improvisation and routinization, and the predictable and surprising, which results in a craving for fresh sights and novel experiences. The ways in which the romantic longing for the wild became intertwined with the quest for national identity is also discussed.

Keywords:   tourist experiences, northbound travelers, pioneer tourism, romantic English garden, improvisation, routinization, longing for the wild, national identity

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