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.
- The ultimate insider's guide to Silicon Valley- Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides- Part of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 250 titles and 1.5 million copies in print worldwide- Appeals to both the local market (more than 3 million people call Silicon Valley home) and the tourist market- Fully illustrated with 111 full-page color photographsSilicon Valley has become the Mesopotamia of the Digital Age, built on cycles of innovation and disruption, monstrous ambition, and a steady supply of labor and capital. Yet for all that's known about companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook - and the personas behind those companies - the culture of Silicon Valley remains elusive and contradictory, even to many locals. This unique guidebook, written by longtime local Floriana Petersen, takes you on an insider's tour of 111 cool, offbeat, and very compelling places that offer insight into the evolving character of Silicon Valley. Visit the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford to see drawings done by Leland Jr. Stanford, after whom the university was named after his death at age 15 in 1884. Sit at the Rosewood Hotel bar to witness the mating habits of venture capitalists. Go to the [email protected] Festival to listen some of the best chamber music to be found anywhere in the country. Enjoy the Stanford Powwow, a festival to celebrate some of the great American Indian tribes of Northern California. Visit Steve Job's final resting place, or spend an afternoon at the Hakone Japanese gardens. Explore the Filoli Estate, a living testimony to the wealthy families who used the Gold Rush to build the infrastructure that has become Silicon Valley.
The ultimate insider's guide to Los Angeles Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides '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... »In Los Angeles, everyone is a star.« - Denzel Washington Seit mehr als einem Jahrhundert strömen Menschen auf der Suche nach Sonne und Prominenz in die riesige Metropole am Pazifik. Doch findet sich hinter dem ganzen Glamour ein unerwartetes Wunderland, in dem es von beeindruckender Architektur, hinreißenden Parks, schrulligen Museen, versteckten Aussichtspunkten, unkonventioneller Kunst und unbekannten Geschichten über Starlets, Filmmogule und Playboys nur so wimmelt. Laurel Moglen has worked for NPR stations in Los Angeles and created podcasts for organizations and companies including Travelocity covering what to do, see, and eat in cities around the US. Understanding the nuances of what gives a place its identity is her passion, and nowhere is it more fascinating, complicated, and mercurial than in Los Angeles, her home for 20 years. Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt Laurel Moglen hat für freie Radiosender in Los Angeles gearbeitet und Podcasts für Organisationen und Unternehmen produziert, darunter auch für die Website »Travelocity«, die Tipps für Restaurants, Sehenswertes und Ausflüge in verschiedenen amerikanischen Städten gibt. Ihre Leidenschaft ist es, die Besonderheiten zu sehen, die einem bestimmten Ort seine Identität geben, und genau das ist nirgendwo faszinierender als in Los Angeles, wo sie seit 20 Jahren lebt. Julia Posey ist in Los Angeles geboren. Sie arbeitete in der Musikbranche, beim Radio und in ihrer Jugend sogar bei der Müllentsorgung. Heute ist sie Autorin, Künstlerin und Designerin. Sie lebt mit ihrem Ehemann, den Söhnen, einem Hund und einer Katze auf einem der letzten verbleibenden Olivenhaine der Firma Lindsay im Highland Park. Lyudmila Zotova's photographs have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Yahoo News, and Eater, and she is the photographer of the book 111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss (Emons Publisher, 2015). Zotova is an alumnus of The Art Institute of California-Orange County and resides in San Diego, California. Lyudmila Zotovas Fotografien wurden im »Wall Street Journal«, in den »Yahoo News« und »Eater« gezeigt, und sie ist Fotografin für das Buch »111 Shops in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss« gewesen, das 2015 im Emons Verlag erschienen ist. Zotova ist Schülerin am »The Art Institute of California-Orange County« und wohnt in San Diego.
Birthplace of Jazz, home to the world famous Mardi Gras, champion of voo-doo and vampires, purveyors of its own distinctive Creole and Cajun cuisines, New Orleans, once owned by France, then Spain, then France again, has a rich history that blends the unconventional with the orthodox to create a cultural collision unlike that found in ny other city. This insiders' guide to New Orleans is shaped by portraits of the less obvious, hidden treasures rarely seen by the 10 million tourists who visit 'The Big Easy' each year. From architecture that housed early jazz musicians and powerful madams; to bars that offer shot-and-a-haircut specials; to emblematic local eateries like Hansen's Sno Bliz and Killer Po'boys; to the best places to buy a chartreuse-colored beehive wig, Civil War cavalry saber, or some swamp-grass gris gris, 111 Places in New Orleans will ensure that you experience the musical, spiritual, historical, edible, and quite often sinful side of America's Most Interesting City. As noted musician and NOLA native Allen Toussaint once said, 'To get to New Orleans, you don't pass through anywhere else.' Sally Asher is a photographer and writer whose images have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and New Orleans Magazine. She has been a photographer for Tulane University since 2008 and frequently lectures about New Orleans' history through the Louisiana State Museums. This is her third book about New Orleans. Michael Murphy has been in the book business for over 35 years. He spent 13 years with Random House, went onto run William Morrow as their Publisher, and then formed his own literary agency Max & Co. He is currently writing a trilogy of travel books about New Orleans for W.W. Norton, EAT DAT, HEAR DAT, and FEAR DAT.
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... Gordon Streisand is a third-generation Miami native whose family has called Miami and the Keys home since the now-dwarfed courthouse was the tallest building in the city. A graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Gordon has been a sportwriter and columnist and enjoys sharing the the lesser-known wonders of his hometown with vistors of all types and ages.
Go off the beaten path to discover 33 weekend getaways in the San Francisco Bay Area; the ultimate insider's getaway guide Features interesting and unusual places not found in traditional travel guides An extension of the international 111 Places/111 Shops series with over 150 titles and 1 million copies in print worldwide Appeals to both the local market (nearly 7 million call the Bay Area home) and the tourist market (over 16 million people visit San Francisco every year) Fully illustrated with 200 color photographsThe epic beauty and romance of northern California has long been a beacon to the most interesting and adventurous pleasure seekers. Follow in their footsteps and blaze a few of your own trails with this guide to the region's best kept secrets. Within two hours of San Francisco a variety of carefree, invigorating, spiritual, pampering, culinary, and exotic experiences await you. Saunter through Sonoma's Serengeti, experiencing giraffes, zebras, and wildebeests in wine country. Get buried alive in mud, enzymes, or minerals and emerge renewed. Shuck your own oysters right at the source, in one of the country's few farms that encourages champagne consumption. Find your inner shaman in a breathtaking land that has been the home to warriors, poets, and healers from time immemorial. Delight your inner child with wine tasting and kite flying, while your child delights in an amusement park devoted to the "choo-choo." Pack your tote, fill up your tank, power down your cell, and get ready to get lost in the wilds and wonders of the greater Bay Area. With 33 off-the-beaten-path getaways from San Francisco to choose from, there's something to sate even the quirkiest yens."
This beautiful and strong island, dubbed the 'European Caribbean', sometimes despised for the gigantic hotel complexes on one beach, sports an enchanting splendor of picturesque and surprising spots in the natives' old Mallorca nearly unknown to tourists. This book thus shows - besides curiosities about better-known sights - locations where apartment houses hang over cliffs, for instance, or where to discover the tracks of the founder of San Francisco, where you can meet the devil, or particularly strong women, and where, perhaps for this reason, a church is standing on its head.
Release on 1897 | by United States. War Department
Author: United States. War Department
Category: Confederate States of America
Official records produced by the armies of the United States and the Confederacy, and the executive branches of their respective governments, concerning the military operations of the Civil War, and prisoners of war or prisoners of state. Also annual reports of military departments, calls for troops, correspondence between national and state governments, correspondence between Union and Confederate officials. The final volume includes a synopsis, general index, special index for various military divisions, and background information on how these documents were collected and published. Accompanied by an atlas.