We push past the colourful chaos and Frida Kahlo merchandise to find the city´s tastiest tacos and the retailers breathing new life into classic crafts. Quesadillas sizzling on street corners outside cosy coffee shops; mariachi in sequined sombreros serenading late-night revellers; tower blocks casting long shadows over baroque churches and Aztec ruins studded with cacti. Mexico City simultaneously conforms to every stereotype and challenges every preconception with shameless self-assurance. Unconventional, ever-changing and utterly beguiling, this megalopolis is an endless parade of sights, sounds and smells. It somehow manages to feel intimate despite its gargantuan size but good guidance is still essential - and this is where the Monocle Travel Guide to Mexico City steps in. We lead you to our favourite mural-splashed buildings and the best places in which to practise your salsa - ending up in a dimly lit mezcal bar or two for good measure. If you´re going to pay a visit to the Mexican capital, this is a good place to start. All that´s left to do is dust off your dancing shoes and join the fiesta. Órale, amigos! The magazine Monocle covers the world with its network of bureaus in New York, Toronto, Zurich, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Tokyo, and Singapore. It also employs more than 30 dedicated correspondents-in cities from Bangkok to Bogotá, São Paolo to Stockholm-as well as a team of on-the-road reporters based out of its headquarters in London. This team´s deep understanding of cities and all they have to offer has now been compiled in The Monocle Travel Guide Series.
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.
The first pop-up book on Florence. Dario Cestaro´s spectacular drawings and paper architecture reveal Florence and its treasures in a pop-up book telling the city´s history with straightforward texts and interesting facts. This fascinating journey in colored pages shaped into Florence´s most celebrated landmarks will help even younger children to recognize the main buildings: the cathedral with its famous ogival dome; the Palazzo Vecchio with its great tower and crenellated walls; the Palazzo Pitti, once the Medicis´ majestic ducal residence; the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge over the Arno with its historic craft shops; the Church of Santa Croce, which contains tombs and monuments to many illustrious persons (Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo).
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.
This handy pocket-sized guide is packed with ideas for things to do in in London, and includes a sturdy pull-out map to help you navigate with ease: everything you need for a perfect day out. From exploring the city´s history at the Tower of London to admiring gleaming treasures at the British Museum - discover the essential sights of London with this great-value, concise travel guide and map. Inside London Pocket Map and Guide: - Compact format - about the size of a mobile phone - means you can slip it in your pocket on a day trip or short stay - Easy-to-use pull-out map shows London in detail, and includes a Tube map - Colour-coded area guide makes it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Illustrations show the inside of the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace - Colour photographs of London´s museums, architecture, shops, cathedrals and more - Covers Westminster, Piccadilly, Soho, Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Holborn, Smithfield, Southwark, Chelsea, Regent´s Park and more On a longer break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide London for a more in-depth guide to the city. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
This handy pocket-sized guide is packed with ideas for things to do in in Florence, and includes a sturdy pull-out map to help you navigate with ease: everything you need for a perfect day out. From strolling along the Ponte Vecchio to exploring magnificent art on display at the Uffizi - discover the essential sights of Florence with this great-value, concise travel guide and map. Inside Florence Pocket Map and Guide: - Compact format - about the size of a mobile phone - means you can slip it in your pocket on a day trip or short stay - Easy-to-use pull-out map shows Central Florence in detail - Colour-coded area guide makes it easy to find information quickly and plan your day - Illustrations show the inside of the Duomo, Santa Croce, San Lorenzo, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Siena Duomo - Colour photographs of Florence´s museums, architecture, shops, cathedrals and more - Covers Florence City Centre, Oltrarno, day trips in Tuscany and more On a longer break? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Florence and Tuscany for a more in-depth guide to the city and surrounding area. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK´s highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world´s leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
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.