33 Walks in London That You Must Not Miss

Author: Nicola Perry

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783954518869

Category:

Page: 240

View: 9144

* Fully illustrated with more than 250 color photographs and 33 maps* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Experience the less explored nooks and pockets of Britain's capital through the eyes of a passionate local. With its labyrinth of characterful streets and alleys, charming squares, open green spaces, monuments and museums, public artworks, bustling markets, and tempting boutiques and restaurants, London is a walker's paradise. Whether you're a first time visitor or longtime local, the city offers endless surprises - fascinating sights and stories, both ancient and modern, hidden in plain view. London insider and native Nicola Perry leads you away from the famed attractions on 33 strolls through the city's most interesting enclaves, sharing entertaining insights, historical anecdotes, and engaging tips at every cobblestoned turn. Each walk burrows its way into the heart of a neighborhood, crafting and curating a path that reveals its individual essence and personality.

111 Places in London, that you shouldn't miss

Author: John Sykes

Publisher: Emons Verlag

ISBN: 3863585496

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8177

London is full of strange sights. Where was a king of Corsica buried in Soho? Which wine dealer has records of its customer's body weight? Can a subterranean cycle route lead to Scotland? And why was a high-rise block designed by James Bond's mortal enemy? London is a vibrant and colourful city full of life where cultural boundaries blur. There are long-standing regal boutiques next to trendy fashion stores, palaces, other historical buildings, exclusive Gentlemen's clubs, and - last but not least - cozy Pubs welcoming both first time visitors and regulars. London ist eine Metropole mit einer unerschöpflichen Vielfalt, eine Stadt für Superreiche, schräge Modedesigner, Garten- und Bierfreunde, Royalisten und Immigranten aus der ganzen Welt. Doch wussten Sie, dass es auch ein Versteck für Polizisten ist? Oder dass hier ein Kriegsschiff zum Kaufhaus recycelt wurde? Und dass selbst Katzen und dem deutschen König von Korsika in dieser ausgeflippten Stadt ein Denkmal gesetzt wurde? Dass die Briten einen Hang zum Skurrilen haben, ist hinlänglich bekannt - doch Sie werden sehen, dass Londons Straßen und Grünflächen selbst Einheimischen fast täglich neue Überraschungen bieten. John Sykes was born in Southport, Lancashire, studied in Oxford and Manchester and lived in London before moving to Germany and making his home in Cologne. He has written and translated books about London, including one in the form of a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and is the author of several travel guides about the British Isles. John Sykes, geboren 1956 in Southport bei Liverpool, studierte in Oxford und Manchester und lebte in London, bevor er Köln zu seiner Wahlheimat machte. Er ist Redakteur von Reiseführern über London, Autor eines London-Buches in Form einer Sherlock-Holmes-Geschichte und schrieb mehrere Reiseführer über Großbritannien. Birgit Weber, born in Menden in Germany, studied in Aachen and lives in Cologne. She has provided illustrations and photographs for a number of books, and has edited travel guides to London. For more than 20 years she has regularly visited Britain, and loves London for its cultural diversity and its mix of historical and modern oddities. Birgit Weber, geboren 1960, studierte in Aachen und lebt in Köln. Sie arbeitet freiberuflich an verschiedenen Projekten und Publikationen illustratorisch und fotografisch; Großbritannien bereist sie gerne und regelmäßig seit 20 Jahren.

Historic Walks in San Francisco

18 Trails Through the City's Past

Author: Rand Richards

Publisher: Heritage House Publishers

ISBN: 9781879367036

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 8632

Eighteen self-guided walking tours down city streets that will take you back in time, with colorful stories about the buildings along the way and the people associated with them. Brimming with insight and the odd fact, laced with humor and drama, this unique guidebook sheds new light on the history of one of America's renowned cities. Easy-to-follow maps, and dozens of historic photographs.

111 Coffee Shops in London That You Must Not Miss

Author: Kirstin Von Glasow

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783954516148

Category:

Page: 240

View: 5645

The ultimate coffee-lover's guide to London Features London's most interesting and unusual coffee shops from neighborhood cafes to third-wave espresso bars 80% of Londoners drink coffee every day! 800,000 Brits visit a coffee shop at least 4 times a week! Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsGet your espresso fix in a gentlemen's toilet. Sip a cappuccino in a cafe-cum-upholstery shop. Scoop up a vintage Hermes scarf while you wait for your macchiato. London's new and adventurous coffee culture is full of exotic surprises and unexpected entertainments. Coffee enthusiasts in search of the best brew in town are being spoiled by baristas who have turned coffee-making into an art form; many cafes today roast their own beans, combine coffee with art, music, and literature, sell equipment for home brewing, or can be found in unusual locations such as lavatories and barber shops. This modern guidebook takes you on a caffeinated journey to the capital's hippest, tastiest, and most unusual coffee shops. Also available: 111 Places in London That You Shouldn't MissISBN 9783954513468 111 Shops in London That You Shouldn't Miss ISBN 9783954513413"

Seven Days in the Art World

Author: Sarah Thornton

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393071057

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 1951

A fly-on-the-wall account of the smart and strange subcultures that make, trade, curate, collect, and hype contemporary art. The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternative religion. In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture.

111 Shops in London That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Kirstin von Glasow

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783954513413

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 1960

Some people think London is a metropolis that is constantly reinventing itself - but in reality, it's a whole planet in itself. Right under its surface, and nonetheless well-hidden, the true heart of London is beating: individual little shops offering everything special - from cuff links and vests to ancient fireplaces and sinks, books of artists, old lamps, ukuleles, magicians tricks and accessories, stuffed animals, choice wine and paper - here, the connoisseur and browser will find whatever the heart desires. Can you buy fairies, or buttonholes, equipment for Freemasons, old tools, or theatres made out of paper? All this and so much more is no problem in this cosmos of eccentricities, in London's craziest and most tantalising shops. An indispensable guide for everyone out for a stroll, and for enjoyment!

111 Gardens in London That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Kirstin von Glasow

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783740801434

Category:

Page: 240

View: 9047

*The ultimate insider's garden guide to London, fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographs*Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides*An extension of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide *Appeals to both the local market (nearly 8.5 million people call London home) and the tourist market (over 16.7 million people visit London every year)Which garden can you enter only if you are accompanied by children? Where can you find walrus bones, vampire stories and inspiration for red telephone boxes? And since when do you see skateboards and mobile phones in roman mosaics? London's gardens and parks form the green lung of the multimillion housing capital, but also its heart and soul. Londoners commemorate their beloveds on park benches, they volunteer to keep up community gardens and nature reserves, and they get upset when snails attack their favorite plant. The city's 400-plus green spaces are not only testament to the English love of gardening; they are also steeped in history. Kings hunted here, airships were built in London parks, and many famous Londoners are buried in graveyards-turned-gardens. Our guide leads the way into the unknown: dark corners of major parks, enchanted green paradises, and tiny gardens tucked away in rubbish skips or on the rooftops.

111 Places in Paris That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Sybil Canac,Renée Grimaud,Katia Thomas

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783740801595

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 230

View: 5092

- The ultimate insider's guide to Paris - Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides - An extension of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide - Appeals to both the local market (over 12.4 million people call Paris home) and the tourist market (over 22.2 million people visit Paris every year) - Fully illustrated with 111 full-page colour photographs You think you know Paris inside out? Then let yourself be surprised by this book! Written by three true connoisseurs, it tells you the secrets of the city. Curiosities, secret gardens, unknown museums, arts centers or very special hotels - with this book you discover Paris off the beaten path, its hidden treasures, its legends, its stories.

Being Mortal

Medicine and What Matters in the End

Author: Atul Gawande

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1627790551

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5138

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101642610

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9042

50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging. No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far. The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published. "The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times "Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune "[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award From the Trade Paperback edition.

Night

Author: Elie Wiesel

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 1466805366

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 6616

A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

London's Hidden Walks

Author: Stephen Millar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902910512

Category:

Page: 400

View: 3608

King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 200

View: 7969

San Francisco Stories

Great Writers on the City

Author: John Miller

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811844390

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 382

An outstanding collection of writings about the city on the bay offers intriguing literary views of San Francisco's history, landmarks, colorful inhabitants, and unique culture, in works by Jack Kerouac, Annie Lamott, Jack London, Tom Wolfe, and other distinguished authors. Original.

111 London Pubs and Bars That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Laura Richards

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783740800215

Category:

Page: 240

View: 7204

-The ultimate insider's bar and pub guide to London -Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides -An extension of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series, which has over 170 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide -Appeals to both the local market (nearly 8.5 million people call London home) and the tourist market (over 16.7 million people visit London every year). -Fully illustrated with 111 color photographs When it comes to drinking, London is unrivalled. Scratch the surface and you'll find a burgeoning craft beer movement, cocktails that are envelope-pushing and wine bars taking the pomp out of plonk. So where do you start? Start with the ones with the most heart. The ones with the story to tell. The ones that are so much a part of London that we couldn't imagaine a city without them. In this collection of 111 bars and pubs in London you'll find rooftops, basements, gardens, caves, breweries, distilleries and so much more. You'll find places the locals couldn't let die and venues so impressive, people have done their upmost to keep them under wraps. Picking up this book is the equivalent of stepping through the speakeasy door and marvelling at the cave of hidden, boozy wonders inside. Call it London's best bar crawl yet.

111 Places in Rome That You Must Not Miss

Author: Annett Klingner

Publisher: Emons Verlag

ISBN: 9783954513864

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 9458

20 million tourists, seven hills, 111 secret tips/tip-offs - Through which keyhole do you get the best view of the Eternal City? - Where can you find the formula that changes lead into gold? - The best-selling series, now also in Italy. 20 million tourists are drawn to Rome - every year. They admire the Colosseum and St. Peter's Cathedral, sit down on the Spanish Staircase, and stroll along the Campo de Fiori. But the Eternal City offers still more: secrets, clandestine spots, stories sunk into oblivion. Why, for example, is there a lighthouse, although Rome is not on the ocean? Where is the grave of Pope Joan? What does the hangman's cloak have to tell? What landmark was nearly stolen? Where do you get rewarded for impossible misbehavior? And why is the world's oldest baby hatch here, of all places? This book will bring you to spots that will show you the City Number One from a completely new side - the city where everybody wants to be at least once in his life.

111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

Author: Jo-Anne Elikann

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783954510528

Category:

Page: 240

View: 1008

New York, New York - a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City's history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong's home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they will astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!

City Walks San Francisco

50 Adventures on Foot

Author: Christina Henry De Tessan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452109886

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3669

Featuring brand new walks, neighborhoods, restaurants, shops, and more, this completely revised and updated edition of the classic guide reveals San Francisco's greatest treasures and best-kept secrets. Each card includes a detailed, full-color map on one side and comprehensive walking directions and highlighted stopping points on the other. Ideal for anyone who wants to make the most of San Francisco!

Walking Paris

Thirty Original Walks in and Around Paris

Author: Gilles Desmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781843309079

Category: Paris (France)

Page: 208

View: 383

Following bustling boulevards and passing through narrow mysterious alleyways are just two of the pleasures to be gained from taking these meticulously planned walks around Europe's most romantic capital city.

111 Places in Berlin That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Lucia Jay von Seldeneck,Carolin Huder,Verena Eidel

Publisher: Emons Publishers

ISBN: 9783954512089

Category: Travel

Page: 240

View: 8396

In Berlin, the city divided after World War II, everybody knows about the Brandenburg Gate, Hitler s bunker, Kennedy s speech, red and green beer, splendidly broad boulevards, and numerous lakes. But this metropolis, once again the capital of Germany, encompasses many clandestine niches characteristic of a heterogeneous city without a beginning and without an end between its famous backyards, nature parks, and bridges. It is often these miniscule witnesses that tell authentic history. Besides the larger attractions, this unusual guide presents Berlin s other side - such as a tower so ugly that no-one wants to open a restaurant in it; a library offering its books in the trunks of living trees; the monument for the inventor of the currywurst; a residential settlement in a former East German prison; the place where the Nazis concealed the so-called "degenerate art" which they had confiscated; the house where David Bowie lived; an automat out of which maggots can be pulled; a museum for things used for purposes for which they were not created; the reception camp for refugees from East Germany - and, in a completely unexpected spot, the most romantic place in Berlin.