By Gary Kamiya
Cool, grey urban of Love brings jointly an exuberant mix of private perception, deeply researched historical past, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an remarkable portrait of San Francisco. every one of its forty nine chapters explores a particular website or intersection within the urban, from the powerful Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the hovering sea cliffs at Land's End.
This new angle captures the exhilarating event of strolling via San Francisco's chic terrain, whereas whilst tying that have to a historical past as rollicking and unpredictable because the urban herself. From her absurd beginnings because the such a lot far away and moth-eaten outpost of the world's such a lot vast empire, to her on the spot status throughout the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by means of earthquake and fireplace to her perennial embody of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the town by means of the Bay has continually a trajectory as wildly self reliant because the untrammeled ordinary forces that created her.
This bold, eclectic, and wonderfully written e-book attracts on every thing from on-the-ground reporting to vague educational papers to the author's 40-year existence in San Francisco to create a wealthy and insightful portrait of a mystical nook of the realm. whole with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this good-looking package deal will sit down with ease at the brief shelf of putting up with books approximately locations, along E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker within the City.
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Com. Eurail agent. com. British passes. com. com. Oﬃcial Eurail agent, with wide range of regional and one-country passes. com. Travelling by ferry is sometimes the most practical way to get around, the obvious routes being from the mainland to the Mediterranean islands, and between the countries bordering the Baltic and Adriatic seas. There are countless routes serving a huge range of destinations, too numerous to outline here; we’ve given the details of the most useful routes within each chapter.
Eurail agent. com. British passes. com. com. Oﬃcial Eurail agent, with wide range of regional and one-country passes. com. Travelling by ferry is sometimes the most practical way to get around, the obvious routes being from the mainland to the Mediterranean islands, and between the countries bordering the Baltic and Adriatic seas. There are countless routes serving a huge range of destinations, too numerous to outline here; we’ve given the details of the most useful routes within each chapter. 33 BASICS GETTING AROUND Prague 1hr 40min 1hr 25min 100 Kraków 3-4hr, 5hr 20min 2hr 45min, 4hr kilometres Strasbourg 10 mi n, Vienna 3hr 45m i Bratislava 1hr 2hr 15min, 3hr 4min Ljubljana Venice Koper 2hr 35min Szeged Pécs Zagreb Trondheim Timişoara 2hr 30min, 2hr 16min Rijeka 6hr 40min, 8hr 15min 0 Debrecen 3hr, 3hr n Maribor Bled 1hr 15min Milan Košice 2hr 30min, 4hr Budapest Graz Zermatt 7–8hr in–6hr, in 10m 5hr in, 30m hr 3 2hr 4hr 35 min 5hr 15min Innsbruck 5hr 15m 2hr 2hr 40min, 30 m in Zürich 5hr 20m in 1hr Bern 2hr 30min Brno in 5m r4 4h Salzburg 55min Geneva 4hr 20min 2hr 45 min in 3hr 30m Munich Basel 1hr 45min Ostrava Plzeň 2 8h r 0 500 kilometres 7hr, 10hr Bergen Oslo 7 hr 4 0 m Stavanger 2hr 40min–3hr, 3hr 20min NORTH SEA 4hr 20min, Galway Dublin 1hr 25min 1h r 6hr 30min 40 m Antwerp Brussels Maastricht 2hr 15min, 5hr 15min 1h Paris Luxembourg Frankfurt City SEE INSET ABOVE LEFT V 3 hr Strasbourg mi 10 min n 9hr 2 hr 2 0 n 6hr 30 min in 0m r3 Rennes in, 15m 4hr 0min 3 9hr 6hr, Brest c 5hr 25mi Berlin 4hr Bruges 2hr 15min 5 hr Szczecin in Rotterdam 3hr 5hr Plymouth Groningen Amsterdam London r Gdánskk Hamburg Cardiff ATL ANTIC OCEAN 35min 1hr 1hr 30min, 1hr 30min SEE INSET ABOVE RIGHT 3hr 25min e Malmö 4hr 45min 2hr 10min, 4hr 45min 2hr 5min, Copenhagen Odense 10hr 2hr 50min 4hr 25min Århus 3hr 3hr Manchester Cork 30 8hr Gothenburg Frederikshavn 5hr 50min, 5hr 45min n 40mi 6hr min 5 3hr 40m in Edinburgh Belfast m Stockholm 4 hr 2hr 15min, 4hr 50min 2hr 35min, 3hr 30min in 4hr N 5hr 15min r, 3h hr 12 9hr 8– I hr 5h 40mi r n, 0m in C 6hr r, Naples Sardinia 6h 4hr Marrakesh A Dubrovnik 3hr 30mii Palma MEDITERRANEAN SEA Algiers Tunis Sicily 11 h r Ibiza Mostar SE TI AT 8 hr 3 RI Rabat 5 5h hr r Split Rome Palermo Casablanca 0m AD Algeciras 7hr 2 Banja Luka 5hr 50min 6hr 50min Corsica / Alicante Tangier Venice 4hr 30min Barcelona / Nice 0 Zagreb Rijeka 0min 1hr 3 Marseille 3hr 25min–4hr, 8 hr 6hr 2hr 35min Florence 3 Seville Milan 1hr 45min Pamplona Madrid hr, 3hr 30min, 3hr Lyon 7hr 30 min 3hr , 2hr 35min, 3hr 30min Lisbon Faro Zürich Bordeaux 7hr Porto 3hr, 4hr Munich in 5hr 40m 2hr Santiago de Compostela 3 34 1h 6 GETTING AROUND BASICS Nordkapp 0 14hr Tromsø 100 kilometres Groningen Rovaniemi Rotterdam Amsterdam 2hr 20min, 4hr 12min 10hr 20min, 2 8h r Bruges 2hr 35min 2hr 40min, 2–3hr Antwerp 1hr 13hr 25min Brussels 1hr 30min Maastricht Joensuu 0m in n , 3hr mi 4 4hr 0 1 7h r 2hr, 2hr 30min 3hr 40min 9hr Turku r 6 hr Tallinn mi n , 15h r hr , 30 8hr SEA 13 5hr in IC 16hr, 17hr Rīga Moscow 35min 1hr 7hr 5hr BA 4hr LT 40m in 45m 10hr enburg r 9h 7– 1 2– 1 4 h Stockholm n 40mi 6hr min 5 3hr Luxembourg City St Petersburg Helsinki r 30min, r 30min Vilnius Gdánsk Minsk , 6 hr 5 hr czecin hr 6 5hr 25mi lin n 3hr 10 min 6hr Warsaw INSET VE LEFT Kyiv Kraków 0min, Zagreb Timisoara 7hr 2 8hr 3 0mi n 11–3 0hr 0min 5–6 h Banja Luka r Sarajevo SE A Dubrovnik 3hr 30min 7hr 8hr, 3hr, 3hr 45min Mostar Tbilisi Podgorica Shkodra Skopje Tirana h BL ACK SEA Bucharest in Split C Belgrade m 9hr 15 8hr, 9hr in 15m 5 5h hr r 2hr 30min 2hr Yerevan Varna Sofia 6–7hr, 5hr 30min Burgas Plovdiv İstanbul 3–5hr 3hr 5hr 45 m 5hr 30 in, min Corfu / 11hr AEGEAN SEA Athens 7–8 hr 2hr ), Ankara 10h r Thessaloníki 4hr – 7hr, 6hr (+ Pogradeci 6hr 30m in r Bitola 6hr 40min İzmir 7 hr Antalya JOURNEY TIMES BY TRAIN & BUS 35 36 BASICS ACCOMMODATION By plane Most European countries now have at least one budget airline selling low-cost ﬂights online, and invariably undercutting train and bus fares on longer international routes.
Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco by Gary Kamiya