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  • Joe DiStefano, Clay Williams 111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss

    Staggering ethnic diversity, rich cultural history, and a robust arts scene make Queens one of the most exciting destinations in all of New York City. See and taste the world, travel back in time, and experience nature all without leaving the confines of Queens.
    Home to immigrants from Azerbaijan to Vietnam and points in between Queens is truly a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Eat your way through China, Malaysia, Romania, and visit a Tibetan dumpling speakeasy—no passport necessary. Visit the birthplace of religious freedom in America and then tour local Hindu, Thai and Korean temples. Marvel at migratory birds and terrapins and visit the oldest tree in New York City.
    Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time resident, you’ll find 111 hidden places in Queens. The most majestic of New York City’s borough’s is yours to explore and discover.
     

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  • Christine Izeki, Björn Neumann 111 Places in Tokyo That You Shouldn't Miss

    Tokyo is a city that enshrines the past and the future, where the Far East meets the Western world. Time and again throughout its history, the city has been afflicted by natural disasters. Yet, despite total destruction, it has risen up again and again like a bamboo shoot in the wind. Thanks to the latest construction methods, today’s new buildings withstand even the strongest earthquakes and typhoons. But even without the influence of natural forces, the city constantly changes and renews itself.
    With this exceptional travel guide by Christine Izeki and Björn Neumann, you can easily explore Tokyo Metropolis from unusual vantage points, far away from the crowded tourist tracks. The authors take you to unknown nooks and green oases in the middle of the concrete desert. They reveal where Japanese teens meet up and where the hippest cafes can be found. This guidebook is for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo from a different perspective while enjoying unique discoveries and the authentic culture of this international city.
     

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  • John Dean, Allison Robicelli 111 Places in Baltimore That You Must Not Miss

    There is possibly no city in the United States as misunderstood as Baltimore, and yet there are few that can match it in majesty. One of the oldest Great Cities of America, Baltimore is profoundly rich in history and culture. But its character is not only derived from its past: Charm City’s present and future belong to the thousands of artists and innovators who call it come. Baltimore is full of adventure and surprises. You’ll visit the site of one of the most notorious scenes in cinematic history, and a candy shop that birthed a legendary R&B group. You’ll hear music performed by future classical music stars, grab a bite at the last old-fashioned Polish smokehouse on the East Coast, and spend a day on a street art scavenger hunt. You will find 111 hidden places in Baltimore, whether it is your first time visiting or your 20th time, and even if you have been here for a lifetime. The city is yours to discover.

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  • Sybil Canac, Renée Grimaud, Katia Thomas 111 Places in Paris That You Shouldn't Miss

    You think you know Paris inside out? Then let yourself be surprised by this book! Written by three true connoisseurs, it tells you the secrets of the city. Curiosities, secret gardens, unknown museums, arts centers or very special hotels - with this book you discover Paris off the beaten path, its hidden treasures, its legends, its stories.

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  • Amy Bizzarri, Susie Inverso 111 Places in Chicago That You Must Not Miss

    Chicago. City of the Big Shoulders. What started off as a small fur-trading settlement is today a bustling metropolis. Once considered the “hog butcher of the world,” “stacker of wheat,“ and “player with railroads,” Chicago’s colorful past remains hidden in the nooks and crannies of this wonderful windy city.  Adventures await, from the glamourous to the gritty: Sip dirty martinis in an elegant, underground, 1920’s bank vault. Paddle a kayak down the infamous Bubbly Creek of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. While away an afternoon in a salt cave, or smoke a classic cigar in the oldest family-run tobacco shop in the U.S. Snorkel a 32-acre, limestone sheet shoal, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Midwest. Dine outdoors in a 23rd floor, Beaux-Arts cupola overlooking the Chicago River.  Whether you're an out-of-towner or a diehard Chicago dweller who thinks you’ve seen it all, these 111 hidden places are waiting for you to seek out and enjoy.

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  • Rosalind Horton, Sally Simmons, Guy Snape 111 Places in Cambridge That You Shouldn't Miss

    What do movable dolls’ eyes have to do with a Catholic church? Where could you meet Plain Bob Maximus and Surprise Major? Why does just one person know where Oliver Cromwell’s head is buried? And where is a dog a very large cat? The answers to all these questions lie in Cambridge, which combines the magnificence of a medieval place of learning with the dynamism of a high-technology hub. Tens of thousands of visitors flock to Cambridge every year, to see the colleges, go punting on the river, and shop. But there is much more to Cambridge than its university and Silicon Fen. Over the centuries, town and gown together have transformed this city, which was an inland port until the 17th century. Eccentricity is something of a Cambridge tradition, and the town seems to delight in taking its visitors by surprise, whether that’s with a huge metal time-eating grasshopper, May Balls held in June, sculptures that dive into the ground feet first, or a museum that makes a feature of broken pottery. You will find these and many more curiosities in this book.

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  • Justin Postlethwaite 111 Places in Bath That You Shouldn't Miss

    The magnificent, historic city of Bath – home of sweeping crescents in honeyed stone, restorative thermal waters, and beautiful boutiques – is no stranger to those seeking to explore its manifold obvious charms. But for the more inquisitive there are also countless hidden gems to discover, intriguing stories to hear, and unique personalities past and present to get to know.

     

    In these pages you’ll take a bespoke detour off the well-beaten path to unearth unexpected treasures: from secret statues and characterful pubs to artists’ studios and Georgian ballrooms, from memorials paying homage to lesser-known figures who left their indelible mark on the city to treats for foodies and fashionistas.


    Make your own gin, weave a scarf, tell the time with a stylish personal sundial, play shove ha’penny, bind your own book… or head beyond the city fringes, just a short hop by bike, punt, barge, or steam train, for a fresh perspective on this picture-perfect metropolis. If you’re a first-timer, frequent visitor or native who has “seen it all” here are 111 things you never thought you’d see – and mustn't miss – in Bath.

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  • Matěj Černý, Marie Peřinová 111 Places in Prague That You Shouldn't Miss

    Prague means countless art treasures from every epoch. Prague means Velvet Revolution and the Prague Spring. Prague means heroes like the one-eyed Jan Žižka and Václav Havel. By the way, did you know that once there was a bed behind bars in the apartment of a former president? Yet, Prague is much more than its legends and stories. Everybody who has been to Prague has been exposed to its magical suction. This book shows you a different side of this wonderful city and takes you to 111 hidden corners and nooks. The authors will tell you unheard of and amazing stories that will make you smile and make you an insider, so that you can chat with locals later over a glass of Gambrinus. Look behind the façade of a fascinating city - since Prague means genius loci, myth and city of love.

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  • Laurel Moglen, Julia Posey, Lyudmila Zotova 111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss

    “In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.” — Denzel Washington
    For more than a century, seekers of sun and celebrity from around the world have flocked to this sprawling metropolis on the Pacific, which Dorothy Parker once described as “72 suburbs in search of a city.” But beyond the red-carpet reputation and Tinseltown trappings is a west coast wonderland teeming with unexpected cultural experiences, iconic architecture, gorgeous open spaces, quirky museums, hidden vistas, unconventional art, and obscure stories about the starlets, moguls, personalities, and players who have made Los Angeles their playground. This unusual guidebook explores 111 of the city’s most interesting and unknown places and experiences: wander a serpentine path in a spiritual quest of your own making; channel your inner cowboy at a tried and true honky tonk bar; pay homage to the Dude at the bungalow where the big Lebowski lived; turn your car tires into musical instruments on the country’s only “musical” road; sleep with the ghosts of Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin; view a constellation of stars more vivid than anything Hollywood Boulevard has to offer. From the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, Angelenos and vistors will fall in love with the real Los Angeles. Adventures beckon. Surprises await. Just imagine how much more scintillating your dinner-party storytelling will be…
     

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  • Kathrin Bielfeldt, Jürgen Bürger, Raymond Wong 111 Places in Hong Kong That You Shouldn't Miss

    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.

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  • Gillian Tait 111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn't Miss

    Englische Originalausgabe


    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.

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  • Sharon Fernandes 111 Places In New Delhi That You Must Not Miss

    Now the political and cultural mecca controlling the pulse of India, the vibrant metropolis of New Delhi has been ruled by many powerful empires and seduced many powerful rulers over the centuries. With a history that stretches back to ancient times, there are stories and memories embedded in every crevice and corner of the city. This unusual guidebook invites readers on an adventure beyond the well-mapped and best-known landmarks to explore New Delhi’s most hidden pleasures and unravel its most shrouded mysteries. Walk the byzantine lanes of Old Delhi, offer alcohol to a god, savor a biryani made by the emperors’ cooks, meet the sitar maker to the Beatles, visit India’s oldest toy shop, and gaze upon the abandoned statue of a legendary queen. From tales of perfumers, emperors, and quaint local characters to bustling streets, legend-filled ruins, and ever-changing landscapes, discover the true essence of one of the most fascinating and evolving cities on the planet.

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  • Peter de Figueiredo, Julian Treuherz 111 Places in Liverpool That You Shouldn't Miss

    Englische Originalausgabe


    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. Und kommen Sie dem Liverbird, der der Stadt ihren Namen gab, ganz nah. Schlendern Sie über einen Dachgarten voller wilder Blumen und lassen Sie sich vom weltweit teuersten Buch und dem größten Backsteingebäude der Welt beeindrucken. Entdecken Sie 111 ungewöhnliche und skurrile Orte, die Sie in dieser Stadt nie vermutet hätten.

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  • Chris Titley 111 Places in York That You Shouldn't Miss

    Englische Originalausgabe

    Englische Originalausgabe

     

    What sort of curious place would give its shortest street the longest name? Or build a dazzling gold-lined dome – and hide it from view? The same mixed-up metropolis that was once the capital of England – and also birthplace of its most infamous terrorist… Even if you were the world’s most imaginative storyteller, you couldn’t make York up. The city is stranger than any fiction. But to find its oddities and secrets you’ll need to step off the beaten tourist path and explore its footstreets and alleys, known locally as snickelways. Be warned, the journey might throw up a few dark moments, from the Bitchdaughter Tower to the spikes upon which traitors’ heads were impaled. Yet you’ll also encounter the traces of many local colourful characters, from an Oscar-winning actor to a dastardly plotter, from assorted stone cats to a rather rude ghost. You can browse the shops in the street that inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley and tour remarkable retailers like Duttons For Buttons and the Banana Warehouse, which sells pretty much everything – except bananas; or celebrate in the city that hosted Britain’s first Christmas and is home to Ulph’s Drinking Horn. With 2,000 years of history to discover, there is a surprise around every corner – if you know where to look….

     

    Welcher kuriose Ort gab der kürzesten Straße den längsten Namen? Wo feierte man das erste Weihnachtsfest Englands? Und wieso kann man im Banana Warehouse (fast) alles kaufen – nur keine Bananen? York ist seltsamer als jede Geschichte, die man sich ausdenken kann. Wenn Sie seine Kuriositäten und Geheimnisse entdecken wollen, müssen Sie sich abseits der Touristenpfade bewegen. Aber Achtung: Die Reise könnte ein wenig schaurig werden! Besuchen Sie den Bitchdaughter Turm. Oder die Pfähle, auf die die Köpfe von Verrätern gespießt wurden. Finden Sie die Spuren der vielen lokalen und schrägen Charaktere – vom Oscar-Preisträger über eine Reihe von Steinkatzen bis hin zu einem ziemlich ruppigen Gespenst. In einer Stadt, in der es über 2.000 Jahre Geschichte zu entdecken gibt, versteckt sich hinter jeder Ecke eine Überraschung – wenn Sie wissen, wo Sie hingucken müssen. Dieses Buch verrät es Ihnen.

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  • Frank McNally 111 Places In Dublin That You Must Not Miss

    Once the second capital of the British Empire, Dublin is a city of monumental architecture with a history both glorious and tragic. But it's also a city brimming with humanity: home to a friendly, gregarious people, who love to hear and tell stories. The combination has arguably produced more great writers per capita than any other place on earth. And yet, as any Dubliner can tell you, the great writers didn't know the half of it. This unique guide leads you behind the granite facades and postcard-perfect pictures to explore the heart and soul of the city through all its eccentricities and foibles. Encounter a whiskey-soaked windmill guarded by St. Patrick or visit a shrine for lovers with the relics of St. Valentine; pay your respects to the grave of a much-decorated four-legged war hero or stop in for a pint at a haunted pub called the Gravediggers; discover a House of the Dead on an island you can reach on foot or explore a literary micro-museum where everybody buys soap. 111 Places in Dublin takes you on an intimate, insider's tour of the Hibernian metropolis, at the end of which, you'll be an insider too.

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  • Gordon Streisand 111 Places in Miami and the Keys That You Must Not Miss

    Englische Originalausgabe


    Miami and the Keys are the cultural and geographical gateways to the United States; where Latin American culture gracefully blends into North America, and land embraces the sea. This unusual guide leads you along the fulcrum that is Miami and the Keys, laden with world-class architecture, sandy beaches, pristine waters, nightclubs, and trendy hotels. Beneath the well polished surface lies a history and culture that strays far from the conventional, bubbling up through unexpected places like a coral fortress built for a spurned lover, a divey laundromat that serves the sweetest café con leche you’ve ever had, or an enclave of houses built on stilts in the midst of the ocean. Lose yourself in a glass rainforest. Glide over the mysterious waters of the Everglades. Visit your own desert island. Drink the sweet nectar of the Cuban coffee gods. Venture into the “other” Miami, beyond the glitz and glamour, steeped in natural beauty and deep-seeded tradition. See why Ernest Hemingway called the Keys his home. Though teeming with tourists, there are still plenty of hidden gems to be unearthed, you just have to know where to look…


    Miami ist bekannt für Genuss und Dekadenz, Kunst und Architektur der Weltklasse, weißsandige Strände, angesagte Clubs und Hotels. Aber hinter dieser auf Hochglanz polierten Fassade findet man eine außergewöhnliche Geschichte und viel Kultur. Lernen Sie das andere Miami in seiner natürlichen Schönheit und in seiner tief verwurzelten Tradition kennen. 111 versteckte Orte dieser sonnenverwöhnten Region warten darauf, entdeckt zu werden. Man muss nur wissen, wo man sie findet ... 


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  • Beate C. Kirchner 111 Places in Florence and Northern Tuscany That You Must Not Miss

    Ins Englische übersetzte Originalausgabe

    Ins Englische übersetzte Ausgabe

    Wo findet die offizielle Meisterschaft im Käsewerfen statt? Wo wird dem Attentäter des Königs ein Denkmal gewidmet? Und wo kann man einen doppelten Sonnenaufgang sehen? Das Buch führt zu 111 überraschenden Orten in Florenz und im Norden der Toskana.

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  • Floriana Petersen, Steve Werney 111 Places in San Francisco That You Must Not Miss

    Fotografien von Steve Werney

    San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colorful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighborhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the center of what was once California’s first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West.


    San Francisco ist die Heimat von Träumers und Pionieren, von Hippies und Hipstern. Die Stadt glänzt mit einer bunten Geschichte und weltbekannten Sehenswürdigkeiten. Aber sie ist auch eine Fundgrube von ungewöhnlichen Orten und versteckten Kuriositäten. Wussten Sie zum Beispiel, dass man den besten Blick auf die Bucht von einem Friedhof aus hat? Oder dass es eine Treppe gibt, die Sie aus den Tiefen des Ozeans in die Höhen des Weltraums führt? Folgen Sie den Spuren der Beat-Poeten, der Rock-Ikonen und der literarischen Rebellen. Autorin Floriana Petersen zeigt Ihnen das andere, das wahre San Francisco abseits der bekannten Pfade. 


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  • Jo-Anne Elikann 111 Places in New York That You Must Not Miss

    New York, New York – a crazy quilt of evolving neighborhoods, trends, and tastes, and home to natives and newcomers of every nationality, ethnicity, and outlook. New York City’s history and grand ambitions live in every street, park, and hidden alleyway. This unusual guidebook invites the adventurous and curious to explore a wildly diverse selection of little-known places, including: a trapeze school, a giant Buddha in a former porno theater, a Coney Island sideshow, Louis Armstrong’s home, a Central Park croquet court, a Gatsby-era speakeasy, and a secret balcony where slaves worshipped 200 years ago. Play chess with the masters on a Midtown office-tower wall; have a pint at a legendary prizefighter's hangout in Soho; whisper messages across a crowded train station. Unexpected and quirky, most of these destinations are so under-the-radar they’ll astound even longtime New Yorkers who thought they knew it all!


    New York, New York ... Die Stadt, die niemals schläft, ist nicht nur eine Welt für sich, sondern die ganze Welt in sich - ein Mix aus sich ständig wandelnden Vierteln und Heimat Alteingesessener wie Newcomern jeglicher Nationalität und Mentalität. Dieses Buch lädt Neugierige ein, unbekannte Orte zu erkunden, so etwa einen gigantischen Buddha in einem Sexkino, Spelunken der Gatsby-Ära, das Haus von Louis Armstrong, chinesische Vögel im Freien, Geheimtipps hungriger Hipster, den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort für Flüsterbotschaften oder einen Balkon, auf dem vor 200 Jahren Sklaven beteten. Dermaßen überraschend und schräg sind die Ziele unserer Reise durch die Stadt, dass selbst New Yorker staunen, die dachten, sie kennen hier alles!


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