The Atlas of Dream Places

The Atlas of Dream Places : A Grand Tour of the World's Best-Loved Destinations

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The Atlas of Dream Places is a lyrical journey in words and photographs to more than 30 of the best-loved places around the world. This magical grand tour is divided into five sections that include castles, palaces, ruins touched by the hand of history, and cities and landscapes of romance and outstanding beauty.These locations reflect the passing of time and the rich variety of cultures throughout the world. St. Petersburg still evokes Russia's imperial past in its palaces and canals, largely created by Peter the Great. Charleston in America is forever marked in history as the place where the first shots of the Civil War were fired on April 12, 1861. Petra, fabled city cut out of the rose-red rock of a hidden valley in Jordan, lay undiscovered by the world at large until the early 19th century. In the Caribbean city of Havana on the island of Cuba, associated with the writings of Ernest Hemingway and Graham Greene, an air of enchantment pervades the Spanish colonial houses, churches, and small alleys. And Britain's Lake District, with its rolling hills, streams, and lakes, is as inseparable from the Romantic poets Wordsworth and Coleridge as Naples and its glorious sweeping bay is from Virgil and Dante.Special feature spreads take you on a number of classic dream journeys. Cruise down the Nile; steam across Europe in the most luxurious train, the Orient Express; stroll along the Romantic Road and wonder at Bavaria's fairytale castles; ride with a camel train along the Silk Road from China to the Mediterranean; or follow in the footsteps of Livingstone in darkest Africa. And to fire the imagination further, there are more than 100 other dream places listed in a special section at the back.show more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 231.14 x 289.56 x 25.4mm | 1,383.45g
  • Rand McNally & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • 0528837745
  • 9780528837746

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