Almost overnight railway lines sprawled across the United States, quickly assuming a key role in America´s rapid growth and development. Linking these lines that crisscrossed the map were the stations themselves, the very centerpieces--physical and metaphorical--of civic and cultural life in America. They were backdrops to commonplace comings and goings as well as public lecturers and evangelists, rallies and wartime troop movement; outposts of Western settlement; staging grounds for presidential whistle-stop tours; and destinations for a new class of tourists that arose at the turn of the twentieth century. Reflecting a vast range of shapes, styles, and sizes, their architectural diversity defined them nearly as much as their hallowed place in American history.Organized by region, Railroad Stations: The Buildings That Link the Nation captures all their expressions, from modest to glorious. Here are rugged Western depots, ghost-town stations in the Plains, an art deco masterpiece in Ohio, and grand urban landmarks. Also showcased are related features such as waiting rooms and concourses, some with lavish displays of artwork; elegant details including cornices, cupolas, campaniles, and clock towers; adjacent train sheds and hotels; carriage shops and roadhouses; baggage carts; and much, much more. In over 600 striking archival plans, drawings, maps, and images--many from panoramic and aerial perspectives, and taken by such noted photographers as Jack Boucher, Jack Delano, and Jet Lowe--the stories of railroad stations big and small are charted, a visual feast of images chronicling the history and stylistic character of one of our nation´s most iconic building types. An online portfolio showcasing all the images is available for browsing and downloading. The portfolio also offers a direct link to the Library of Congress´s online, searchable catalogs and image files.
In Town Center, players build a city in particular, the town center. They add cubes on their personal board and try to arrange them as best as possible in order to score the most victory points. Each cube represents a different type of module. Flats, shops, offices, generators, lifts, car parks, town hall can be built and stacked during the course of the game. Each module generates influence on adjacent land and on cubes directly below or above.Each round, players will gain two cubes of different colors through a non-random mechanism, build them on their game board, then eventually stack them in order to make towers according to the building rules. If the players have done their job well, some modules will be able to evolve, becoming bigger in three dimensions. The last phase is an income phase in which players gain money from the shops and parking lots if they are supplied with electricity.The bigger and higher your city is, the more victory points players will have at the end of the game, which lasts ten rounds but do not forget to provide electricity to all your flats, shops, and lifts to make them more efficient.
Metro Cowboys, Tiny Elevators, Trusting The New Patisserie... Paris, I´ve Grown Accustomed To Your Ways continues the saga begun in Me, Myself and Paris, humorist and writer Ruth Yunker´s account of her forays into life in Paris, part time tourist, part time resident. In Paris, I´ve Grown Accustomed To Your Ways the training wheels have come off. Ms. Yunker negotiates the exquisitely charming, but impossibly exacting, City of Light with a new sense of ease, and an increasing sense of feeling right at home. She revels in the amber warmth of Angelina´s chocolate Eden on a cold November day. She zeroes in on, after six visits, her favorite arrondissement in which to rent her apartment... the fifteenth, just so you know! She shops in Montmartre with aplomb, and still does not climb up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. She sees passionate love in unexpected places out on the streets of Paris. She watches cowboys riding the metros, and considers the sweet life of a lemon as it rolls out of her apartment door. A little boy in St. Suplice wins her heart. The concierge at the apartment on rue Vaneau does not. She discovers there are rules for finishing one´s plate in restaurants. But there are no rules for which pain rustique will make the very best toast every morning. In Paris, I´ve Grown Accustomed To Your Ways, Ruth Yunker delves deeply to discover what makes the heart of Paris sing, and emerges more in love than ever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Yunker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/006827/bk_acx0_006827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Where is the new centre of London´s fashion industry? Where are the funkiest retro shops? Which streets are best if you want to escape from the chain stores? What´s the best way to experience the retail of madness of Oxford Street? What´s happening to London´s traditional tailors and gentleman´s outfitters that you should know about? The mp3cityguides guide to shopping in London is a new and easy to use guide to London´s shops. We start in Notting Hill by telling you how best to explore the market and where to find antiques, food and second hand clothes. We then tell you the history of the King´s Road from Mary Quant´s Bazaar to the arrival of the Sex Pistols and point out where you can still find interesting shops amongst the chains. Knightsbridge might be choked with traffic but the mp3cityguides´ London Shopping Guide will show you where you can window shop in peace. We then move onto the West End and pick out the best individual shops. Savile Row is changing with traditional tailors becoming more open to new customers and funky new tailors opening shops on the Row. We´ll also show you where you can get the best shirts in Jermyn Street. The market and the Piazza are what most people think of if you say Covent Garden but the best places to shop in Covent Garden are not the most well known. The shops in Neal Street and Seven Dials offer cutting edge design and are great if you´re looking for labels, clothes and accessories that are out of the ordinary. Bermondsey and the area around the Oxo Tower are also great places to find interesting and exciting new designers and retailers - we´ll tell you which ones to look out for and show you where they are with our unique edit-it-yourself pdf London shopping guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000021/sp_mpcg_000021_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Heart of ParisWelcome to La Maison des Sorcieres, where the window display is an enchanted forest of sweets, a collection of conical hats delights the eye and the habitus nibble chocolate witches from fanciful mismatched china. While in their tiny blue kitchen, Magalie Chaudron and her two aunts stir wishes into bubbling pots of heavenly chocolat chaud. But no amount of wishing will rid them of interloper Philippe Lyonais, who has the gall to open one of his world famous pastry shops right down the street. Philippe´s creations seem to hold a magic of their own, drawing crowds of beautiful women to their little isle amidst the Seine, and tempting even Magalie to venture out of her ivory tower and take a chance, a taste...a kiss. Parisian princesses, chocolate witches, patissier princes and sweet wishes - an enchanting tale of amour et chocolat. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Clark Linden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/013651/bk_adbl_013651_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Historical and cultural walking tours of Europe´s finest cities. Dynamic, cosmopolitan, and just a little bit decadent, Berlin is one of the fastest-changing cities in Europe. We´ll talk you through its remarkable and often troubled history and show you the vibrant, creative Berlin of today. We start at the magnificent Reichstag and talk about its war-torn history - and its exciting modern incarnation. We then direct you round to the Brandenburg Gate, where we explain not only what you´re looking at but we also put this historic symbol of Germany into context. Afterwards, we pay a visit to the new Holocaust Memorial, explain the thinking behind it - and reveal why it´s proved to be so controversial. We then wander down Unter den Linden, hear about what the name means, and take a short detour over to Checkpoint Charlie.Then we take in the impressive architecture of Bebelplatz but also talk about the most shameful episode in the square´s history - and point out the simple but moving memorial to that awful event that so many visitors miss. After the glorious Berlin cathedral, we finally we arrive at the TV Tower, and we´ll tell you why it was such an embarrassment to the Communist regime that built it. We´ll also tell you about the coolest bars, restaurants and shops, and show how the past, present, and future converge and sometimes clash in the Berlin of the 21st century. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Simon Harry Brooke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/mpcg/000005/sp_mpcg_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the first time in the history of our planet, more than half the population - 3.3 billion people - is now living in cities. City is the ultimate guidebook to our urban centers - the signature unit of human civilization. With erudite prose, this unique work of metatourism explores what cities are and how they work. It covers history, customs and language, districts, transport, money, work, shops and markets, and tourist sites, creating a fantastically detailed portrait of the city through history and into the future. The urban explorer will revel in essays on downtowns, suburbs, shantytowns and favelas, graffiti, skylines, crime, the theater, street food, sport, eco-cities, and sacred sites, as well as mini essays on the Tower of Babel, flash mobs, ghettos, skateboarding, and SimCity, among many others. Acclaimed author and independent scholar P. D. Smith explores what it was like to live in the first cities, how they have evolved, and why in the future, cities will play an even greater role in human life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Crossley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009534/bk_adbl_009534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this tour of Paris´ Left Bank, you´ll experience: the white hot center of Paris where writers, artists, and musicians come to create; St. Germain des Pres, the oldest church in Paris; the history of massacres and martyrs; chic shops and naughty novels; the art of the cafe; the history of what happened to the heads of Notre Dame´s statues; Roman ruins beneath the Cathedral; a hidden jewel of a Renaissance courtyard; window shopping to the pulse of Jazz; a stroll through a marvelous morning market; a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower; a walk on the street where the guillotine was perfected; the joy of eating French fries in the student quarter; Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker, Ben Franklin, and the Empress Josephine; a secret entrance to the Louvre; a soaking in Impressionists and Existentialists, intellectuals and revolutionaries. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ijou/000006/sp_ijou_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Grenfell Tower fire broke out on 14th June 2017 in North Kensington. Over 150 homes were destroyed, and there were more than 70 casualties. With such extensive destruction, it’s hard to remember what it looked like before. One year on, this audiobook honours the Grenfell community and how its residents banded together through adversity. Gaby Doherty witnessed the fire firsthand; her husband, Revd. Dr. Sean Doherty, a Church of England minister, was the first clergy person on the scene. Good things can arise from harrowing adversities. Gaby and her husband live in a flat nearby The Tower, and she lost friends in the fire. Gaby’s account will make you understand what it was like living in North Kensington and how even the smallest gesture can change lives. In the aftermath of the fire, the community came together and raised aid efforts. God was seen in their actions, inspiring hope in what felt like a once futile situation. This book stems from personal experience of the impact of the fire. It features the testimony of locals, residents of the tower and those who came to help as well as on and by the community that experienced it, and the amazing stories of hope that followed in its wake. Grenfell Hope will help listeners understand what it was like living in North Kensington before and after the fire. It will help engage the listener with poverty issues, to examine attitudes to the poor and to consider how even small gestures in everyday life can change local communities. In the desperate situation of the fire, God was at work in people’s hearts, bringing hope in tiny gestures that mounted up to something enormous. Hope that couldn’t be ignored or even contained. Hope sprang out all over the country. About the author: Gaby was born a farmer’s granddaughter who, from the age of 5 to 18, lived on a farm in rural Somerset, with the nearest shops three miles away. Her experience of life was limited to the West Country,... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gaby Doherty, Alex Tregear, Neil Gardner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lbrk/000606/bk_lbrk_000606_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s a new way to do tourism: listen as you walk at your own pace. This Audiotour gives you the same benefits of a tour guide but in audio format, telling you amazing stories about the city, its places, and its characters. Just press Play and follow the route on the map - it´s never been so fun and easy. Hamburg is marked by the towers of its churches, and you can discover aspects of the city´s history in every one of them. Or you can get to know the sophisticated and elegant side, in Jungfernstieg, along the Alster. Beyond, Warehouse City and its 100 years of history also welcome you. Behind its thick walls are stocks of high-quality goods: coffee, tea, cocoa, spices, snuff, and the world´s largest oriental-carpets store. But Hamburg also offers something very different from a typical port: Gothic architecture, museums, and gourmet food. And very nearby, the city of the future: Hafen City. We´ll take you through St. Pauli, the number-one neighborhood for entertainment. Here, there are shows for adults and sex shops; however, there is also an endless variety of discos, bars, and intensive cultural activities. Come and enjoy a unique route with only the best attractions. Let our best guide accompany you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Dann. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/snus/000006/bk_snus_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.