Photographing the Dolomites

A Photo-location and Visitors Guidebook
Author: James Rushforth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905163
Category:
Page: 352
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PHOTOGRAPHING THE DOLOMITES is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. The Dolomites in northeastern Italy is one of the world¿s most photogenic mountain ranges and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The areas tall limestone spires and towers are surrounded by high alpine meadows and pastures rich with flowers, all accessed by panoramic paths and high mountain passes. Fast flowing streams cascade down to medieval villages and churches in the valleys. Italy¿s Pale Alps are internationally renowned for their beautiful landscapes, warm alpenglow light and rich photographic opportunity. FEATURING 52 locations and over 450 beautiful photographs. Detailed topographic maps, directions, and co-ordinates for each location. Location accessibility notes. Best time of day and year including seasonal highlights. Sun compass. Photographic tips and techniques. Special advice on long exposures for astro photography. Visitor information. INCLUDING Mountains, spires, towers and dramatic peaks, mountain passes, alpine pastures and flower meadows, woodlands and forest, streams and rivers, waterfalls and lakes, wildlife, villages and churches, castles and monasteries, historical war sites, Tyrolean culture, alpine sports, festivals and events.

Photographing Scotland

A Photo-Location and Visitor Guidebook
Author: Dougie Cunningham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905170
Category:
Page: 592
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PHOTOGRAPHING SCOTLAND is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. If you are a keen photographer who can¿t miss a sunrise or are on holiday using a mobile phone camera, this guidebook will take you to the most beautiful and photogenic places in Scotland. In this extensive photo-location and visitor guidebook, award winning Scottish photographer Dougie Cunningham explores and describes the most beautiful places in Scotland to visit and photograph. From Glencoe to Glen Torridon, Skye to Shetland, Callanish to Cairngorm, this guidebook reveals the islands and mountains, glens and lochs, rivers and coastline and visits ancient stone circles, fortified houses, medieval castles, crofts and peel towers. The classic views are included and many more lesser known and hidden gems amongst the Lowlands, Highlands and Islands of this spectacular country. Also included are photographic tours of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a handy list of the best Scottish whiskey distilleries to visit. This book is divided into five sections LOWLANDS, EASTERN HIGHLANDS, WESTERN HIGHLANDS, WESTERN ISLES ¿ Inner and Outer Hebrides, THE FAR NORTH ¿ including the Orkney & Shetland Isles.

Photographing the Peak District


Author: Chris Gilbert,Mick Ryan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905156
Category:
Page: 480
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If you are a keen photographer who can¿t miss a sunrise or are on holiday using a mobile phone camera, this guidebook will take you to the most beautiful and photogenic places in the Peak District. PHOTOGRAPHING THE PEAK DISTRICT is a photography-location and visitor guidebook. The Peak District is a beautiful upland area at the southern end of the Pennines stretching from Ashbourne in the south to the M62 in the north. The northern Dark Peak is an area of wild heather-clad moorland lined by gritstone edges and boulders that contrast with the limestone plateau and deep dales of the White Peak. Cut by sparkling rivers, populated with beautiful villages, a rich industrial heritage and home to Chatsworth House and Haddon Hall, the UK¿s first national park has photographic opportunities around every corner, all year round. FEATURING - 150 locations including all the classics - 750 photographs - Detailed maps, directions and co-ordinates for each location - Best seasons and time of day to visit - Sun compass - Accommodation and best pubs - Roadside and short walk locations - Longer photographic walks - Accessibility information.

Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

50 winter routes
Author: James Rushforth
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624361
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 280
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Guidebook to 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Dolomites. The routes, which carry an Alpine (and when appropriate, a Volo/Toponeige) grading, range from 5km to 18km, taking between 2 and 7 hours to complete. The routes are based in and around areas such as Canazei, Arabba, Corvara and San Martino, taking in stunning scenery, quaint villages and enchanting mountain vistas. Clear route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K mapping and photo topos, together with information such as total ascent and descent (as well as aspect), expected duration of route and equipment required. Also provided is invaluable practical advice on things such as mountain safety and navigation, equipment, transport options to, from and around the Dolomites, ski passes, accommodation and more. Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the Dolomites offer endless winter escapades. Those who venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry (whether by ski or by shoe) will discover a veritable winter wonderland.

Photographing North Wales: A Photo-Location Guidebook


Author: Simon Kitchin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905118
Category:
Page: 288
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Author and local North Wales photographer Simon Kitchin describes over 100 locations and several hundred viewpoints for the reader to visit. Each location chapter starts with an overview describing historical, literary, geological, and natural history features including the photographic potential of a location.

The Dolomites

Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata
Author: James Rushforth
Publisher: Rockfax Limited
ISBN: 9781873341971
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 496
View: 2387
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Located in northern Italy, the 'Pale Alps' contain climbing of every shape and size. The area is particularly renowned for its via ferrata, cabled routes pre-dating the Great War. This guide covers everything you need for a climbing trip, regardless of ability.

The Great Dolomite Road - Bolzano to Cortina


Author: Enrico Massetti
Publisher: Enrico Massetti Publishing
ISBN: 1312663650
Category: Travel
Page: 47
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This guide leads you in a drive on the Great Dolomite Road, from Bolzano to Cortina d'Ampezzo, going through Karneid, Nova Levante, Carezza Lake, Passo di Costalunga, Vigo di Fassa, Pozza di Fassa, Campitello di Fassa, Canazei, Pecol, the Fadaia Pass, Pieve di Livinallongo, Col di Lana, Falzarego Pass, Valparola Ridge, Cinque Torri, and the Tofana. It includes color photos and descriptions of the attractions of all the localities touched, as well as maps and travel info. It is ideal for use on your smartphone, it contains many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants that are at the location described. There are active links to the review pages; you can use them if you have an active Internet connection, but, if you don’t, you have the basic information ready: the name, address and telephone number are included in the guide together with the review. P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }

100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go


Author: Susan Van Allen
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
ISBN: 1609521226
Category: Travel
Page: 456
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Imagine creating an Italian dream vacation with a fun-loving savvy traveler girlfriend whispering in your ear. Go with writer Susan Van Allen on a femme-friendly ride up and down the boot, to explore an extraordinarily enchanting country where Venus (Vixen Goddess of Love and Beauty) and The Madonna (Nurturing Mother of Compassion) reign side by side. With humor, passion, and practical details, this uniquely anecdotal guidebook will enrich your Italian days. Enjoy masterpieces of art that glorify womanly curves, join a cooking class taught by revered grandmas, shop for ceramics, ski the Dolomites, or paint a Tuscan landscape. Make your trip a string of Golden Days, by pairing your experience with the very best restaurant nearby, so sensual delights harmonize and you simpply bask in the glow of bell'Italia. Whatever your mood or budget, whether it's your first or twenty-first visit, with 100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go, 3rd Edition, Italy opens her heart to you.

Photographing the Lake District


Author: Stuart Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905101
Category: Lake District (England)
Page: 320
View: 1974
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'Photographing the Lake District' is a comprehensive photographic-location guidebook to the most beautiful places to take photographs in the English Lake District. The book guides the reader to beautiful places and gives advice on how to take the best photographs when there.

Walking in the Dolomites

25 multi-day routes in Italy's Dolomites
Author: Gillian Price
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783624426
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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This guidebook describes 25 hut-to-hut treks in the Dolomites of northern Italy, covering 15 regions including Cortina, Sella, Sesto, Marmolada and Latemar. Ranging from 11.3km to 40.8km and from two to four days, the graded routes are suitable for walkers with a reasonable level of fitness and experience of mountain terrain, and some feature exposed sections which demand a good head for heights. This edition includes a number of treks in less frequently visited rugged districts, as well as the more popular trips, all of which take advantage of the region's network of mountain refuges and efficient public transport system, with the majority of routes accessible by public bus. Detailed route description is presented alongside mapping and stunning colour photography and the guide also suggests alternative access and exit routes, and options for linking routes to create a longer trek. There is plenty of advice to help make the most of a trip as well as background information on the region's geology, plants and wildlife and local cuisine. The Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - are characterised by striking volcanic and sedimentary rock formations. Walking is an ideal way to discover this breathtaking landscape of angular peaks, towering pinnacles and jagged ridges, and the carefully chosen routes in this guide will exhilarate, challenge and inspire.

Rick Steves Paris 2017


Author: Rick Steves,Steve Smith,Gene Openshaw
Publisher: Avalon Travel
ISBN: 1631214489
Category: Travel
Page: 780
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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in the City of Light—Paris. With the self-guided tours in this book, you’ll explore the grand Champs-Elysées, the eye-popping Eiffel Tower, and the radiant cathedral of Notre-Dame. Learn how to save money and avoid the lines at the Louvre and Orsay Museums. Enjoy the ambience of Parisian neighborhoods, and take a day trip to the glittering palace of Versailles, or to the Champagne-soaked city of Reims. Then grab a café crème at a sidewalk café and listen to the hum of the city. You’ll see why Paris remains at the heart of global culture. Rick’s candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants in delightful neighborhoods. You’ll learn how to navigate the Paris Métro, and which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.

Trekking in the Dolomites

Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2
Author: Gillian Price
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783622881
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Northern Italy's famous Alta Via long-distance walking routes are spread across the Dolomites, running roughly north to south and reaching as far as the Austrian border. There are six of these routes, and they increase in difficulty: Alta Via 1 has few exposed sections and is suitable for novice alpine trekkers; AV2 is much more challenging, only suitable for experienced alpine trekkers with a good head for heights, while AVs 3-6 have extended via ferrata sections and considerable exposure. AVs 1 and 2 are described in detail in this guidebook. The 120km AV1 is described over 11 day stages; AV2 covers 160km in 13 days and is more strenuous and technical. Overnight stops are at mountain huts or guesthouses. The demanding AV3-6 routes are described in outline. Now a World Heritage Site, the Italian Dolomites make a first-rate trekking destination. There is an excellent network of paths dotted with welcoming 'rifugi' (mountain huts) in stunning locations, and efficient public transport serving key trekking points. Written by an expert in Italian trekking, with information on the fascinating wartime history of the region, plants and wildlife and also practical considerations such as the best time to go, what to take and hut protocol, this guide offers trekkers all the information they need to enjoy the mountains to the full.

Shorter Walks in the Dolomites


Author: Gillian Price
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1852846585
Category: Travel
Page: 270
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Here the traveller obtains a view of the Dolomite Mountains. They are unlike any other mountains, and are to be seen nowhere else among the Alps. They arrest the attention by the singularity and picturesqueness of their forms, by their sharp peaks or horns, sometimes rising up in pinnacles and obelisks, at others extending in serrated ridges, teethed like the jaw of an alligator; now fencing in the valley with an escarped precipice many thousand feet high, and often cleft with numerous fissures, all running vertically. Murray's Handbook, quoted in Gilbert and Churchill, 1864.Nowadays the Dolomites mean a prime holiday destination in both summer and winter with superbly located resorts connected by good roads and equipped for all pockets. An ultra-modern system of space age cable-cars and lifts whisk visitors to dizzy heights in a matter of minutes, extending the range of short routes not to mention easing steep descents. Nature lovers will be delighted by the vast expanses of magnificent forests, high altitude rockscapes and seas of wild flowers. Only a little effort is needed to get away from the 'hot spots' and spend days in solitude on the marvellous network of paths that link hospitable mountain huts.

Rome, Venice, Florence


Author: Dana Facaros,Michael Pauls
Publisher: Cadogan Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 288
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Three of Italy's most famous cities brought together at last. From the majesty of Rome, the romance of Venice, and the art of Florence, Cadogan uncovers every corner of these three spectacular cities.

Photographing Dorset


Author: Mark Bauer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992905149
Category:
Page: 256
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PHOTOGRAPHING DORSET is a photography-location guidebook that guides the reader to the best places for photography in this beautiful county. Dorset is home to some of the most beautiful photographic locations in the UK. On its 95-mile long Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, you will find the pinnacles of Old Harry Rocks and the famous arch of Durdle Door. Just inland is the 11th century Corfe Castle, the moored boats at Wareham harbour and the rolling hills and villages of Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Walking in the Dolomites

28 multi-day routes
Author: Gillian Price
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1849656649
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 256
View: 3771
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Guide to 28 multi-day walks and treks in the Dolomites. The routes range between 2 to 4 days in length and there are options to shorten or lengthen the routes. The majority are rewarding ring routes or extended traverses linking different valleys. A couple of days at a time are spent traversing the high reaches, with overnight stays in excellent huts. Where relevant, there is cross-referencing to enable walkers to vary or link up more itineraries, not to mention alternative exit or access routes. On the other hand, shorter sections can be cut off for day walks where a return to base is desired. The walks described in this guidebook have been graded for overall difficulty and range from Grade 1 which refers to clear tracks and paths over straightforward terrain, all of which are suitable for beginners, to Grade 3 which refers to strenuous steep climbs with possible exposed stretches and descents involved.

Lonely Planet Italy


Author: Lonely Planet,Gregor Clark,Cristian Bonetto,Kerry Christiani,Marc Di Duca,Peter Dragicevich,Duncan Garwood,Paula Hardy,Virginia Maxwell,Kevin Raub
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1787012018
Category: Travel
Page: N.A
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Italy is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wander through chariot-grooved streets in Pompeii, sample the abundant varieties of wine and olives as you tour Tuscany, or toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Italy and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Italy Travel Guide: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, cuisine, wine, customs Free, convenient pull-out Rome map (included in print version), plus over 136 colour maps. Covers Rome, Turin, Piedmont, the Italian Riviera, Milan, the Lakes, Dolomites, Venice, Emilia-Romagna, Florence, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo, Naples, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, Sardinia and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Italy, our most comprehensive guide to Italy, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for a guide focused on a particular Italian city? Check out our relevant Lonely Planet city guides for comprehensive looks at what each city has to offer; or check out our relevant Pocket guides, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for quick city visits. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition

Exit West

A Novel
Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735212171
Category: Fiction
Page: 231
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In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet -- sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, and are soon cloistered in a premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors -- doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As the violence escalates, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. Exit West follows the couple as they emerge into an alien and uncertain future, struggling to hold on to each other, to their past, to the very sense of who they are.

Frommer's Northern Italy

with Venice, Milan and the Lakes
Author: John Moretti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470619724
Category: Travel
Page: 480
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The Alps: A Human History from Hannibal to Heidi and Beyond


Author: Stephen O'Shea
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393634191
Category: Travel
Page: 304
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A thrilling blend of contemporary travelogue and historical narrative about the Alps from “a graceful and passionate writer” (Washington Post). For centuries the Alps have seen the march of armies, the flow of pilgrims and Crusaders, the feats of mountaineers, and the dreams of engineers?and some 14 million people live among their peaks today. In The Alps, Stephen O’Shea takes readers up and down these majestic mountains, battling his own fear of heights to journey through a 500-mile arc across France, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. O’Shea, whose style has been hailed for its “engaging combination of candid first-person travel writing and absorbing historical narrative” (Chicago Sun-Times), whisks readers along more than 2,000 years of Alpine history. As he travels pass-by-pass through the mountains, he tells great stories of those (real and imagined) who have passed before him, from Hannibal to Hitler, Frankenstein’s monster to Sherlock Holmes, Napoleon to Nietzsche, William Tell to James Bond. He explores the circumstances behind Hannibal and his elephants’ famous crossing in 218 BCE; he reveals how the Alps have profoundly influenced culture from Heidi to The Sound of Music; and he visits iconic sites, including the Reichenbach Falls, where Arthur Conan Doyle staged Sherlock Holmes’s death scene with Professor Moriarty; Caporetto, the bloody site of the Italians’ retreat in World War I; and the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s aerie of a vacation home. O’Shea delves into Alpine myths and legends, such as the lopsided legs of the dahu, the fictitious goatlike creature of the mountains, and reveals why the beloved St. Bernard dog is so often depicted with a cask hanging below its neck. Throughout, he immerses himself in the communities he visits, engagingly recounting his adventures with contemporary road trippers, watchmakers, salt miners, cable-car operators, and yodelers.