111 Places in London, that you shouldn't miss

Author: John Sykes

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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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.

33 Walks in London That You Must Not Miss

Author: Nicola Perry

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Page: 240

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* 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 Hong Kong that you shouldn't miss

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Author: Kathrin Bielfeldt

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The ultimate insider's guide to Hong Kong Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides . From zero to hundred in 175 years - no other metropolis has as compressed and chequered a history as Hong Kong, with its striking and seamless blend of eastern and western cultures. Famous for its cosmopolitan nightlife, cutting-edge fashion, culinary sophistication, and entertainment, Hong Kong also conceals a trove of lesser-known and unpredictable experiences. More than 260 islands and country parks as far as the eye can see ... who would expect such breathtaking natural beauty in one of the most densely populated cities on Earth? Step off the beaten path to explore Hong Kong's hidden heart. Discover what compels locals to stand in a line that snakes around the corner every morning at 4:30am, and from which 'Great Wall of China' you will find a wonderful view over the South China Sea. Learn what gas lanterns have to do with the bubonic plague, and visit a place where 1,000,000 HK$ for a golf cart seems like a bargain. From secluded beaches to wishing trees, prepare to be surprised, delighted, and amazed. Entdecken Sie versteckte Orte und Geschichten abseits der bekannten Pfade, die den wahren Charakter Hongkongs enthüllen. Von null auf hundert in 175 Jahren - keine andere Metropole hat eine so komprimierte und bewegte Geschichte, in keiner anderen Metropole vereinen sich östliche und westliche Kultur so eindrucksvoll und harmonisch wie in Hongkong. Berühmt für das Nachtleben, die innovative Mode, die kulinarische Raffinesse und das Entertainment, hält Hongkong auch weitere weniger bekannte und unvorhersehbare Erlebnisse bereit. Erkunden Sie Hongkongs verstecktes Herz abseits der touristischen Pfade. Finden Sie heraus, was die Anwohner dazu bringt, sich in einer Schlange anzustellen, die jeden Morgen schon um 4.30 Uhr um ganze Häuserecken reicht. Kathrin Bielfeldt is a translator and copywriter. During a backpacking tour through Hong Kong and China 1990, she lost her heart to the country, its people, and their culture. Life took her around the world, but Hong Kong remains, for her, the most beautiful city on Earth. Kathrin Bielfeldt is a translator and copywriter. During a backpacking tour through Hong Kong and China 1990, she lost her heart to the country, its people, and their culture. Life took her around the world, but Hong Kong remains, for her, the most beautiful city on Earth. Raymond Wong is a native of Hong Kong. He is a successful author of travel guides, a ghostwriter, and a columnist. Raymond Wong ist ein geborener Hongkonger, erfolgreicher Ghostwriter, Autor von Reiseberichten und Kolumnist

111 Places in Liverpool that you shouldn't miss

Author: Julian Treuherz

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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Liverpool's unique history as an international port and a cultural melting pot has given it a character all its own. The city has produced music that conquered the world and is home to more historic buildings than any other British metropolis outside London. It features two magnificant cathedrals and many world famous museums. But beyond it's renowned exterior, is a labryinth of places hidden and unknown. This deliciously offbeat guidebook will lead you to a different Liverpool: down tunnels, up skyscrapers, and into secret bars, speciality shops, and disused factories. You will see Balenciaga trainers and football trophies, rolling bridges and disappearing statues, Liver Birds and suitcases, extravagent cakes and cast-iron churchs. Explore Britain's first mosque. Wander a roof garden of wild flowers, where different species bloom each month of the year. Marvel at the world's most expensive book or largest brick building (27 million bricks!). Relax in a hip tea bar with over 50 varieties of tea (loose leaf, naturally); or visit a place where you can drink Dandelion and Burdock with your fish and chips. Think you know Liverpool? Think again! Whether you're a first-time tourist, a repeat visitor, or a longtime local, prepare to be charmed and surprised by 111 eccentric and unusual places you'd never expect to find in the city best known for football and the Fab Four. Liverpool ist einzigartig: Seine Geschichte, der internationale Hafen, die zahlreichen historischen Gebäude und die Musik, die von hier aus die Welt eroberte, geben der Stadt diesen ganz eigenen Charakter. Zwei prachtvolle Kathedralen und viele weltberühmte Museen runden das Bild ab. Aber hinter dieser Fassade gibt es ein Labyrinth von versteckten und unbekannten Orten. Dieses Buch führt Sie zu ihnen: unter die Stadt, auf einen Wolkenkratzer, in geheime Bars, in besondere Geschäfte und in stillgelegte Fabriken. Entdecken Sie rollende Brücken, hippe Tee-Bars und verschwundene Statuen. Julian Treuherz lebte in Manchester, bevor er nach Liverpool kam, um die Walker Art Gallery und die Lady Lever Art Gallery zu leiten. Er ist ein Experte für viktorianische Kunst und erhielt 2009 den Ehrendoktor der Universität Liverpool. Julian Treuherz is an adopted Scouser. He was born in Littleborough, Lancashire and worked in Manchester before coming to Liverpool to direct the Walker Art Gallery and the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight. An expert in Victorian art, he received an honorary degree from the University of Liverpool in 2009. Peter de Figueiredo ist in Liverpool geboren. Als Architekt hat er sich umfassend mit den Gebäuden der Stadt beschäftigt. Inzwischen hat er ein eigenes Beratungsbüro für historische Bebauung. Peter de Figueiredo's family has been in Liverpool for over 200 years. He trained as an architect before working for the city of Chester and for English Heritage. He has developed an unrivalled knowledge of the architecture of Liverpool and the North West, and now has his own consultancy as an adviser on historic buildings.

111 Places in the Lake District That You Shouldn't

Author: Solange Berchemin

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Page: 240

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* The ultimate insider's guide to the Lake District* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (over 41,000 people call the Lake District home) and the tourist market (more than 18 million people visit the Lake District every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsThe Lake District delights its visitors with a series of superlatives: England's largest national park, highest mountain, deepest lakes and now a new World Heritage status. One of Britain's best-loved and most visited locations unveils its secrets. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the area's most interesting places, it leaves the well-trodden paths to find the unknown: marvel at a stained glass window which inspired the American flag, let others flock to Hill Top while you explore Beatrix Potter's holiday home, walk through ancient forest to talk to fairies and swim with immortal fish. Pause to wonder at a stunning lake where a President proposed, view a constellation of stars like nowhere else, find out why exotic spices are used in local cuisine.

111 Coffee Shops in London That You Must Not Miss

Author: Kirstin Von Glasow

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Page: 240

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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"

111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Gillian Tait

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Page: 240

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* The ultimate insider's guide to Fife* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 366,000 people call Fife home) and the tourist market (more than 8 million people visit Fife every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsFife is an ancient Scottish county, proudly known as the Kingdom. Its distinctive, self-contained identity is summed up in the old adage 'Bid farewell to Scotland, and cross to Fife!' A compact peninsula shaped like the head of a Scottie dog nosing the North Sea, it boasts magnificent approaches from south and north via the celebrated bridges over the Forth and Tay. Tourists flock to the world-famous golf courses in the old university town of St Andrews. But Fife is packed with all manner of much less-visited treasures, places of stunning natural beauty as well as fascinating monuments of every era, from prehistoric to post-industrial, testaments to its long and eventful past and richly diverse cultural heritage. You will discover a land where generations of the illustrious and the powerful, the humble and the hard-working have all left their mark, from kings and queens to miners and fishermen, from bishops, earls and industrialists to scholars, artists and sportsmen - to say nothing of the internationally famed Fifers whose legacies have changed history. This book will introduce visitor and native alike to a whole host of unexpected and contrasting sites and sights that celebrate the delightful otherness of this unique little Kingdom.

111 Places in Edinburgh that you shouldn't miss

Author: Gillian Tait

Publisher: Emons Verlag

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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The ultimate insider's guide to Edinburgh features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides. Edinburgh is rightly celebrated for its famous historical and cultural attractions. But for the discerning visitor it has much more to offer away from the well-worn tourist trail. This book takes you to hidden corners and secret sights in this city of contrasts, exploring fascinating locations unknown even to most residents, and revealing unexpected aspects of some familiar local landmarks. Marvel at a unique underground temple hewn out of the living rock; learn how a world-famous illusionist came to be buried here - with his dog; find out why the city council once commissioned an enormous electric blanket; look out for the ordinary Edinburgh post box with an explosive history. Discover the human stories behind a wide range of places, both exceptional and commonplace, bringing to life the greatly varied cityscape where people have been leaving their mark for at least 5,000 years. Entdecken Sie versteckte Orte und Geschichten abseits der bekannten Pfade, die den wahren Charakter Edinburghs enthüllen. Edinburgh ist berühmt für seine historischen und kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten. Aber es hat abseits der ausgetretenen Touristenpfade noch viel mehr zu bieten. Dieses Buch führt Sie zu versteckten und geheimen Plätzen in dieser Stadt der Gegensätze, es zeigt faszinierende Orte, die selbst den meisten Edinburghern unbekannt sind, und enthüllt unerwartete Aspekte bekannter Wahrzeichen. Bestaunen Sie einen einzigartigen unterirdischen Tempel, der aus einem Felsen gehauen wurde. Erfahren Sie, wie ein weltberühmter Zauberer hier gemeinsam mit seinem Hund beerdigt wurde. Finden Sie heraus, warum der Stadtrat einst eine riesige Heizdecke in Auftrag gegeben hat. Oder halten Sie Ausschau nach einem gewöhnlichen Edinburgher Briefkasten, hinter dem eine explosive Geschichte steckt. Gillian Tait was born in Edinburgh, and studied at the University of Edinburgh and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She was employed for many years in the field of fine art conservation, and has written and edited several technical publications. More recently, she has been working as a researcher and editorial assistant, while continuing to indulge her passions for foreign travel and singing. She has lived in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town for the past 30 years. Gillian Tailt, geboren in Edinburgh, studierte an der »University of Edinburgh« und am »Courtauld Institute of Art in London«. Sie arbeitete einige Jahre im Bereich der Kunstrestauration und hat verschiedene technische Publikationen geschrieben und veröffentlicht. Zurzeit arbeitet sie im Bereich Recherche und Redaktionsassistenz, während sie ihren eigentlichen Leidenschaften, dem Reisen und Singen, nachgeht. Seit 30 Jahren lebt sie im Herzen von Edinburghs Altstadt.

111 Places in Poole That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Katherine Bebo

Publisher: Emons Publishers

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Page: 240

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* The ultimate insider's guide to Poole* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 151,000 people call Poole home) and the tourist market (more than 10 million people visit Poole every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsPoole: home to the second largest natural harbor in the world, award-winning sandy beaches, tons of pottery and Ryvita crispbreads. Well, yes - but what else? Loads, as it happens. Poole and its surrounding areas are fit to burst with places to explore, uncover and enjoy. Whether you're a visitor or a local and want to discover where writer H.G. Wells' ashes are scattered, a ghost village that hasn't been inhabited since World War II, a pub chock-full of fossils, the UK's smallest cinema, a 400-tonne rock lobbed by the devil, the location for one of Coldplay's music videos, the best place to buy Sherbet Pips, or a very punctual miniature soldier, this guide will point them out, whisper some fun facts and little-known local knowledge in your ear and hopefully leave you raising your eyebrows and saying, 'Well, I never ...'

111 Places in Lisbon That You Shouldn't Miss

Author: Kathleen Becker

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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* The ultimate insider's guide to Lisbon* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 545,000 people call Lisbon home) and the tourist market (more than 3,5 million people visit Lisbon every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsLisbon, Lisboa... the Portuguese capital stands for colorful tiles and architectural contrasts, the most sunshine hours in Europe and a very special light, for stockfish tascas and cafés, for traditional shops next to postmodern shopping centers. Lisbon is in fact the oldest city in western Europe: even the ancient Phoenicians knew they would always find safe harbor here. Today the city is booming again like no other time since the days of the great voyages of discovery. Foreign investors are buying into it, facades are being surrounded by scaffolding. The goldmine of tourism has created a new international flair, brought jobs and attracted film teams, scrubbing away at the morbid charm of urban decay. Lisbon's lively cultural life now includes a young blossoming street art scene; it is a city with rather reserved, friendly people and an unflustered multicultural identity. With the help of this book, track down the Portuguese soul - and the famous saudade!* The ultimate insider's guide to Lisbon* Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides* Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 300 titles and 1.8 million copies in print worldwide* Appeals to both the local market (more than 545,000 people call Lisbon home) and the tourist market (more than 3,5 million people visit Lisbon every year!)* Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsLisbon, Lisboa... the Portuguese capital stands for colorful tiles and architectural contrasts, the most sunshine hours in Europe and a very special light, for stockfish tascas and cafés, for traditional shops next to postmodern shopping centers. Lisbon is in fact the oldest city in western Europe: even the ancient Phoenicians knew they would always find safe harbor here. Today the city is booming again like no other time since the days of the great voyages of discovery. Foreign investors are buying into it, facades are being surrounded by scaffolding. The goldmine of tourism has created a new international flair, brought jobs and attracted film teams, scrubbing away at the morbid charm of urban decay. Lisbon's lively cultural life now includes a young blossoming street art scene; it is a city with rather reserved, friendly people and an unflustered multicultural identity. With the help of this book, track down the Portuguese soul - and the famous saudade!