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Hidden City

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quot;,Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great street... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

quot;,Sir, if you wish to have a just notion of the magnitude of this city, you must not be satisfied with seeing its great streets and squares, but must survey its innumerable little lanes and courts.", Such was Samuel Johnson's advice to his companion Boswell, and more than two centuries later his advice is still just as valid. To a great degree the real London - the fascination of extraordinary goings-on during its long history, of famous Londoners past and present, and of some of its finest and most diverse architectural treasures - is often to be found not in its more famous streets and squares but in the small and obscure places which so many of us simply miss. David Long uncovers these forgotten locations and brings to life their fascinating history in his own inimitable style.

Autorentext

David Long is the author of a number of popular and well-regarded books on the capital, including Spectacular Vernacular: London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings and a sequel entitled Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places.



Klappentext

Foreword by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael Bear The streetscape of London's historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City's busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Most are ancient survivors dating back to medieval times or earlier, their colourful and evocative names recalling old taverns, trades and City traditions. Others commemorate individuals associated with the seemingly unstoppable rise which has seen the area around an old Roman wharf become the global financial powerhouse that London is today. Maintaining that position means that few of these old rights of way have escaped the attention of developers, but their survival rate has been surprisingly good. Because of this, hidden behind the glass, steel and stone of the banks and big business, these little corners continue to bear witness to nearly 2,000 years of British history.



Zusammenfassung
Foreword by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Michael BearThe streetscape of London's historic square mile has been evolving for centuries, but the City's busy commercial heart still boasts an extensive network of narrow passages and alleyways, secret squares and half-hidden courtyards. Most are ancient survivors dating back to medieval times or earlier, their colourful and evocative names recalling old taverns, trades and City traditions. Others commemorate individuals associated with the seemingly unstoppable rise which has seen the area around an old Roman wharf become the global financial powerhouse that London is today. Maintaining that position means that few of these old rights of way have escaped the attention of developers, but their survival rate has been surprisingly good. Because of this, hidden behind the glass, steel and stone of the banks and big business, these little corners continue to bear witness to nearly 2,000 years of British history. David Long is the author of a number of popular and well-regarded books on the capital, including Spectacular Vernacular: London's 100 Most Extraordinary Buildings and a sequel entitled Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Hidden City
Untertitel: The Secret Alleys, Courts & Yards of London's Square Mile
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EAN: 9780752480329
ISBN: 978-0-7524-8032-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: The History Press Ltd
Genre: Diverses
Anzahl Seiten: 160
Veröffentlichung: 30.11.2011
Jahr: 2011
Untertitel: Englisch