The next in Lonely Planet's Spotter's Guide series reveals more than 100 locations of classic moments from famous films and TV series. How many scenes can you tick off? Films featured range from La Dolce Vita in Rome to Gladiator in Morocco. and TV series' settings include Game of Thrones in Dubrovnik and The Bridge in Scandinavia, all selected by a film critic. Find the locations near you and be the star of your own show!
The movies take you places: cinema is a mode of transport. In just 90 minutes, you can be whisked all the way around the globe - perhaps with a dotted red line marking your progress on a map as you go. Some films take you even farther, out of this world and to other galaxies far, far away.
And conversely, there are some places that can transport you into the world of a movie. If you want to feel like James Bond, try going to James Bond Island. In a Holly Golightly mood? Have a danish pastry and some coffee outside Tiffany's in Manhattan. Or want to feel like Rocky? Then run up the steps to the Philadelphia Museum and put your hands in the air like a champ when you get to the top.
This book is about the real-world places that provided the backdrops and settings for some of our most memorable collective dreams. Some of these locations played themselves and others were dressed up to look like somewhere else. But they all added texture and colour and weight to the visions of our best TV- and film-makers.
Who needs CGI when the real world looks as fabulous and varied as this?
Susi Prescott had it all. A large, busy family, a school teaching job she loved, a home on Sydney's leafy North Shore. But with the sudden demise of her thirty-year marriage, her world crumbles. To the surprise of everyone, especially herself, Susi makes a momentous decision. She packs up her former life and moves to the city of Arequipa in Peru, where she starts working at Colegio Elohim, a struggling school at the foot of the Andes. She plans to reinvent herself, to do some good, to heal. Arequipa teases with contrasts: colonial elegance ringed by sprawling slums; worldly affluence alongside grinding poverty; intellectuals decrying corruption and sexism; while the joy of song and dance transcends all barriers. Susi learns valuable lessons about hardship and injustice; about turning disaster into opportunity; about the nature of conflict and forgiveness. She may even learn how to fall in love again ...
Discover the street art scene in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and 39 other cities around the world through vivid photography. From Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics to amazing murals, this insider's guide provides practical details and maps of where to find secret stashes of street art, and introduces key artists, festivals and locations.
Street art is now present in almost every city, town and village in the world, from Aachen to Zwolle. Its true audience is measured in the billions. And given that the first record of homo sapiens painting on walls is thought to date back around 40,000 years, it's surprising that street art has taken so long to flourish.
Today, the proliferation of legal walls and organised festivals around the world makes it possible to encounter thought-provoking, transformative art in the most unexpected of places.
This visual guide to the world of street art takes in the scene in over 40 cities and includes interviews with some of the most prolific and well-known street artists, including Blek le Rat, FAILE and Faith47. And with hundreds of locations plotted and a special focus on 15 of the world's most incredible street art festivals, this guide will help you discover artworks hidden in plain sight around the world.
A celebration of and practical guide to Europe's areas of incredible natural beauty. Step into a world boasting hilltop coastal villages, frozen Arctic landscapes and sweeping mountain ranges - and discover the 60 most breathtaking national parks, as well as itineraries for experiencing their top sights and activities. The beautiful hardback includes: * Suggested itineraries for long and short visits * The essential activities for every season * Awe-inspiring landscape photography * How to get to each park and where to stay * Illustrations of local wildlife to look out for Europe's national parks are incredibly diverse - and that's what makes them so special. They protect areas of coast, high-altitude peaks in the Pyrenees and Alps, and even parts of the frozen Arctic, and include wildlife from Carpathian squirrels and fin whales, to peregrine falcons and polar bears. Setting out to choose Europe's top 60 national parks was no easy task, so we called on our expert writers and well-travelled editors. We asked them to tell us which parks provide the best experiences and why. The final selections were those that offered something truly unique, often an enthralling mixture of stunning natural beauty, incredible wildlife, fulfilling activities, local culture and, occasionally, a compelling history too. We hope the following pages inspire you to explore more of Europe's wild and wonderful spaces. Includes 60 national parks: * Abisko * Abruzzo * Aiguestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici * Arcipelago di La Maddalena * Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park * Dolomiti Bellunesi * Berchtesgaden * Black Forest * Brecon Beacons * Cairngorms * Carpathian * Cinque Terre * Connemara * Curonian Spit * Dartmoor * Donana * Durmitor * Ecrins * Etna * Gauja * Golfo di Orosei e del Gennargentu * Hardangervidda * Hohe Tauern * Hortobagy * Jostedalsbreen * Jotunheimen * Killarney * Kornati * Lahemaa * Lake District * Lake Skadar * Lemmenjoki * Loch Lomond and The Trossachs * National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades * Nordvest-Spitsbergen * Ordesa * Oulanka * Paklenica * National Park * Peak District * Pembrokeshire Coast * Peneda-Geres * Picos de Europa * Pirin * Plitvice * Port-Cros * Pyrenees * Retezat * Sarek * Saxon Switzerland * Sierra Nevada * Slovensky Raj * SnA|fellsjokull * National Park * Snowdonia * Swiss National Park * Tatras * Triglav * Valbona Valley * Vatnajokull * Vikos-Aoos National Park * Wadden Sea About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
Paris - City of Love, City of Light, City of Flowers. From elegant floral boutiques to lively flower markets to glorious blooming trees and expansive public gardens, flowers are the essential ingredient to the lush sensory bouquet that is Parisian life. With beautiful photography, Paris in Bloom transports and guides readers on a stunning floral tour of the city, and provides a simple guide to the best flower markets and seasonal walking tours. Timeless in content, Paris in Bloom is a book for Paris lovers to savour again and again, one to keep on the nightstand to conjure fond memories of their first visit and inspire dreams of the next.
The city long-adored for its medieval vestiges, old-timey brasseries, and corner cafes has even more to offer today. In the last few years, a flood of new ideas and new residents has infused a once-static, traditional city with a new open-minded sensibility and energy. Journalist Lindsey Tramuta offers detailed insight into the rapidly evolving worlds of food, wine, pastry, coffee, beer, fashion, and design in the delightful city of Paris. Tramuta puts the spotlight on the new trends and people that are making France's capital a more whimsical, creative, vibrant, and curious place to explore than its classical reputation might suggest. With hundreds of striking photographs that capture this fresh, animated spirit, The New Paris shows us the storied City of Light as never before.
The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK was not born in the city. He grew up in a small remote village on the edge of the jungle in East India, and his childhood as an untouchable was one of crushing hardship. He was forced to sit outside the classroom during school, would watch classmates wash themselves if they came into contact with him, and had stones thrown at him when he approached the village temple. According to the priests, PK dirtied everything that was pure and holy. But had PK not been an untouchable, his life would have turned out very differently. This is the remarkable true story of how love and courage led PK to overcome extreme poverty, caste prejudice and adversity - as well as a 7,000-mile, adventure-filled journey across continents and cultures - to be with the woman he loved.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE. When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city's most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.
'I have come to thank dark places for the light they bring to life.' Thomas Cook has always been drawn to dark places, for the powerful emotions they evoke and for what we can learn from them. These lessons are often unexpected and sometimes profoundly intimate, but they are never straightforward. With his wife and daughter, Cook travels across the globe in search of darkness - from Lourdes to Ghana, from San Francisco to Verdun, from the monumental, mechanised horror of Auschwitz to the intimate personal grief of a shrine to dead infants in Kamukura, Japan. Along the way he reflects on what these sites may teach us, not only about human history, but about our own personal histories. During the course of a lifetime of traveling to some of earth's most tragic shores, from the leper colony on Molokai to ground zero at Hiroshima, he finds not darkness alone, but a light that can illuminate the darkness within each of us. Written in vivid prose, this is at once a personal memoir of exploration (both external and internal), and a strangely heartening look at the radiance that may be found at the very heart of darkness.
Say bonjour to a whole new way of life! Take one French widower, his two young children, and drop a former city girl from Chicago into a small town in southwestern France. Shake vigorously... and voila a blended Franco-American family whose lives will all drastically change. Floating on a cloud of newlywed bliss, Samantha couldn't wait to move to France to begin her life with her new husband, Jean-Luc, and his kids. But almost from the moment the plane touches down, Samantha realizes that there are a lot of things about her new home - including flea-ridden cats, grumpy teenagers, and language barriers - that she hadn't counted on. Struggling to feel at home and wondering when exactly her French fairy tale is going to start, Samantha isn't sure if she really has what it takes to make it in la belle France. But when a second chance at life and love is on the line, giving up isn't an option. How to Make a French Family is the heartwarming and sometimes hilarious story of the culture clashes and faux pas that, in the end, add up to one happy family.
Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality could often be as thrilling: early British travellers on the Orient Express were advised to carry a revolver (as well as a teapot).
In Night Trains, Andrew Martin attempts to relive the golden age of the great European sleeper trains by using their modern-day equivalents. This is no simple matter. The night trains have fallen on hard times, and the services are disappearing one by one. But if the Orient Express experience can only be recreated by taking three separate sleepers, the intriguing characters and exotic atmospheres have survived. Whether the backdrop is 3am at a Turkish customs post, the sun rising over the Riviera, or the constant twilight of a Norwegian summer night, Martin rediscovers the pleasures of a continent connected by rail.
By tracing the history of the sleeper trains, he reveals much of the recent history of Europe itself. The original sleepers helped break down national barriers and unify the continent. Martin uncovers modern instances of European unity - and otherwise - as he traverses the continent during 'interesting times', with Brexit looming.
Against this tumultuous backdrop, he experiences his own smaller dramas, as he fails to find crucial connecting stations, ponders the mystery of the compartment dog, and becomes embroiled in his very own night train whodunit.
It is difficult to think of a more quintessential symbol of the British countryside than the British Hedgerow, bursting with blackberries, hazelnuts and sloes, and home to oak and ash, field mice and butterflies. But as much as we might dream about foraging for mushrooms or collecting wayside nettles for soup, most of us are unaware of quite how profoundly hedgerows have shaped the history of our landscape and our fellow species. One of Britain's best known naturalists, John Wright introduces us to the natural and cultural history of hedges (as well as ditches, dykes and dry stone walls) - from the arrival of the first settlers in the British Isles to the modern day, when we have finally begun to recognise the importance of these unique ecosystems. His intimate knowledge of the countryside and its inhabitants brings this guide to life, whether discussing the skills and craft of hedge maintenance or the rich variety of animals, plants, algae and fungi who call them home. Informative, practical, entertaining and richly illustrated in colour throughout, A Natural History of the Hedgerow is a book to stuff into your pocket for country walks in every season, or to savour in winter before a roaring fire.
Whilst travelling in Luxor, Edward Wilson-Lee encountered a man who called out to him from the summer shade with lines from Shakespeare's Macbeth: 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...' Unable to resist the temptation, Wilson-Lee responded with the next line and so began a fascination with unexpected cultural encounters, especially those made memorable by the poignancy of discovering beauty out of place.
Shakespeare may have heard of Luxor (although he would have known it as Thebes) but it is unlikely that he imagined his lines ever being spoken there, close by the feluccas sailing on the Nile and the acres of pharaonic ruins beyond.
This radical, breath-taking book combines travel, history, biography and satire in an ode to Shakespeare. Wilson-Lee teaches Shakespeare at Cambridge but grew up in East Africa and Shakespeare in Swahililand explores Shakespeare’s global legacy like no other book before it. In these pages explorers stagger through Africa's interior accompanied by Shakespeare; eccentrics live out their dreams on the African Savannah with Shakespeare by their side; decadent emigres, railway labourers, Indian settler communities, African intellectuals and rebels all turned to Shakespeare and adapted his plays to fit their needs.
The book examines how Shakespeare influenced the first African leaders of independent nations, Cold War intrigues and even Che Guevara.With its extraordinary sequence of stories and momentous travels from Zanzibar, through Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan, this literary adventure throws high culture and the wild together in celebration of Shakespeare's legacy as a poet of the world.
A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic places on Route 66 and the stories of the people who conserve them, preserve them, and infuse them with vitality.
The cornerstone of the Route 66 renaissance is the nostalgia that inspires millions of visitors to seek the authentic 1950s-era American experience. Built on this foundation is a quest for adventure, exploration, and discovery.
Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States that American and international visitors read about without leaving their homes. Route 66: America's Longest Small Town takes the reader on a virtual roadtrip, telling about the highway's legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience.
The reader will be introduced to the road's past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions. Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America's foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.
Pip and Shannon dreamed of living the good life. They wanted to slow down, grow their own food, and spend more time with the people they love. But jobs and responsibilities got in the way: their chooks died, their fruit rotted, and Pip ended up depressed and in therapy. So they did the only reasonable thing – they quit their jobs, pulled the children out of school and went searching for la dolce vita in Italy.
One Italian Summer is a warm, funny and often poignant story of a family’s search for a better way of living in the homes and on the farms of strangers. Pip sleeps in a woodshed, feasts under a Tuscan sun, works like a tractor in Calabria and, eventually, finds her dream – though it’s not at all the one she expected.
Adventure, memoir, storytelling and celebration of all things maritime meet in Waypoints, a beautifully written account of sea journeys from Scotland's west coast. In the book Ian Stephen reveals a lifetime's love affair with sailing; each voyage honours a seagoing vessel, and each adventure is accompanied by a spell-binding retelling of a traditional tale about the sea. His writing is enchanting and lyrical, gentle but searching, and is accompanied by beautiful illustrations of each vessel, drawn by his wife, artist Christine Morrison. Ian Stephen is a Scottish writer, artist and storyteller from the remote and bewitching Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. He fell in love with boats and sailing as a boy, pairing this love affair with a passion for the beautiful but merciless Scottish coastline, an inspiration and motivating force behind his poems, stories, plays, radio broadcasts and visual arts projects for many years. This book will be a delightful and absorbing read for anyone with a passion for sailing and the seas, Scotland's landscape and coastlines, stories and the origins of language and literature.
A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK. In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled this border, on foot and by canoe, to uncover a landscape with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Across this thinly populated line, travelling down hidden pathways and among ancient monuments, Carr encounters a variety of characters who live on the frontier. He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power. The book incorporates Carr's own maps and photographs. It is Garrett Carr's contention that Ireland is more divided than any of us suspected - not in two but in three: north, south and borderland. The third state is opened up in this marvellous book. (Daily Telegraph). Garrett Carr engages a mapmaker's eye and a writer's sensibility to create a great book. (Irish Times).
Many people have the desire to travel with no fixed destination, on a road to nowhere. Martin Kers has captured that longing by photographing desolate landscapes that show a world free from technology and human interference. On a journey narrated by 350 striking images, Kers takes us past the end of the world. In this space, beyond human interference, we find an endless void filled with nature in all its self-sufficient glory. Inspiring quotes by famous authors and thinkers are scattered throughout the book, making it a perfect gift.
Fully revised and updated new edition of this popular Blue Guide, by Sicily resident and tour guide Ellen Grady.While this guide retains the Blue Guides' traditional focus on architecture, art and archaeology, with in-depth coverage of all thesights, both the famous and those off the beaten track, the author is also an expert on the cuisine of Sicily and each chapter contains detailed and up-to-date listings of where to eat and what local specialities to sample. Fully revised accommodation sections are also included, along with information on Sicilian wine.Ideal for on-site use as well as for at-home study and to help visitors plan ahead.
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Quiet Barcelona is the next in a series committed to discovering quiet, intimate places in busiest cities in the world. Designed for both visitors and locals to enjoy, readers will find places off the beaten track, explore enticing museums, and enjoy peaceful gardens. Barcelona is a bustling city, but with a little guidance, explorers will find quiet places to relax, recuperate, have coffee and cake, and unwind. Quiet Barcelona includes 120 places to meet, drink, dine, sleep, read, or wander, each with an evocative photograph and short description.
Your Guide to the 10 Best of Everything in Tokyo Discover the best of everything Japan's dynamic capital has to offer with the essential, pocket-sized DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide Tokyo with pull-out map. Top 10 lists showcase the best places to visit in Tokyo, from the splendid Senso-ji Temple to the shops and skyscrapers of Shinjuku. Nine easy-to-follow itineraries explore the city's most interesting areas - from buzzing downtown Tokyo to its beautiful parks and gardens - while reviews of the best hotels, bars and restaurants in Tokyo will help you plan your perfect trip. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Discover the rich culture and colourful coastline of one of Italy's most fascinating regions with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Find the world's best pizza in Naples, explore the incredible ruins of Pompeii, and wind along the picturesque villages of the Amalfi Coast. This guide features vivid photography and illustrations, 30 full-colour maps and laminated pull-out map, plus detailed reviews of all the main attractions, including the best things to do in Naples, the must-see towns of the Sorrento Coast and and the shimmering waters of Capri. With insider tips and expert reviews, this comprehensive travel companion will lead you to the very best of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
Discover varied landscapes, stunning beaches and picturesque towns with the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide The Greek Islands. Explore Rhodes' old town with its medieval city walls, visit Crete's spectacular Samaria Gorge and admire the white villages clinging to volcanic cliffs on Santorini. Consider island hopping between the Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands or around the Ionian Islands to find some of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Then find the best things to do in Athens, from exploring the Acropolis to shopping in Plaka. This Eyewitness guide includes fantastic photography and illustrations, plus detailed maps and a selection of the most authentic hotels and restaurants. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Switzerland will lead you straight to the top attractions this country has to offer. Whether you are looking to explore museums, cathedrals and castles or the Swiss Alps, this easy-to-use guide provides information on all the best things to do in Switzerland. Learn about Swiss cheese and regional cuisines and follow tips on everything from shopping and spa resorts to skiing and other outdoor activities. Sights are showcased with superb photography and illustrations, and there are also suggestions for scenic rail, car and ferry journeys and reviews of the best places to eat and sleep. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland showcases the best places to visit in Greece. Explore this historic country, from the top things to do in Athens - such as visiting the majestic Acropolis and the Parthenon - to the beauty of Mount Athos and the bustle of Thessaloniki. Four itineraries cover all the key areas, from Ancient Olympia, to the enchanting Monastery of Osios Loukas and the unspoilt Prespa Lakes. Unique illustrations and floorplans, stunning photography and detailed maps make DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Greece, Athens & the Mainland the essential companion to your trip to the country. You'll find listings for the best hotels and restaurants as well as a definitive guide to the history and culture of Ancient Greece and the modern state. Winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017.
A Personal Guide to the City’s Art and Culture
Everybody has a Venice they love. For the history, for the art, for the sheer beauty of the city. So what is left to be discovered? Quite a lot.
This book is for the art tourist – a growing band of art-savvy travellers who are seeking a more bespoke, original cultural experience. Art insider and Venetian expert, Sophie Ullin, offers up the city’s more discrete, less touristy, but no less fabulous artworks, churches, museums and spaces to give readers a sense of the layers and secrets of Venice.
With a dedicated section of solid gold information on how to do the Biennale – the Olympics of the art world – Sophie takes you by the hand and explains how to navigate this city for the ultimate art experience.
Natural wonders abound in Canada's many provinces, from polar bears in Manitoba to the thundering Niagara Falls in Ontario, skiing in Whistler, sprawling prairies and stunning national parks. Add to that fascinating insights into the culture of native peoples such as the Inuit and M tis, the history of French Canada and bustling world-class cities and it's easy to see the appeal. Be inspired to visit by the new edition of Insight Guide Canada, a comprehensive full-colour guide to this epic country.
This fully updated atlas features clear Collins street mapping of Central London and the surrounding area. Coverage is from Chiswick in the west to Barking in the east, and Hampstead in the north to Dulwich in the south. Scale is 1:20,000 (3.17 inches to 1 mile). Coverage of Central London is at 1:12,500 (5.1 inches to 1 mile). This neat, handy little pocket-sized atlas is an ideal purchase for resident and visitor alike. It has an extensive area of coverage and shows the centre of London at an extra large scale. The Collins maps are exceptionally clear and easy to use with colour coding for roads as well as locations such as shops, hospitals, hotels, schools etc.