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Touring Gotham's Archaeological Past: 8 Self-Guided Walking by Diana diZerega Wall

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By Diana diZerega Wall

This pocket-sized guidebook takes the reader on 8 jogging excursions to archaeological websites during the boroughs of recent York urban and provides a brand new approach of exploring town in the course of the wealthy heritage that lies buried underneath it. Generously illustrated and replete with maps, the excursions are designed to discover either precedent days and sleek space.

On those excursions, readers will see the place archaeologists have found facts of the earliest New Yorkers, the local american citizens who arrived at the least 11,000 years in the past. they'll find out about thousand-year-old buying and selling routes, sacred burial grounds, and seventeenth-century villages. they are going to additionally see websites that demonstrate information of the lives of colonial farmers and retailers, enslaved Africans, innovative warfare infantrymen, and nineteenth-century resort keepers, grocers, and housewives.

Some excursions carry readers to renowned vacationer points of interest (the Statue of Liberty and the Wall road district, for instance) and current them in a brand new mild. Others heart on locations that even the main pro New Yorker hasn't ever seen—colonial homes, a operating farm, out-of-the-way parks, and distant beaches—often offering appealing and unforeseen perspectives from the city’s significant shoreline.

A social gathering of latest York City’s prior and its current, this specified e-book will intrigue every body attracted to the town and its historical past.

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The Royal Festival Hall (1951) was the Festival’s centerpiece and is still a landmark (see p190). Telecom Tower (1964), at 620 ft (189 m) high, dominates the Fitzrovia skyline. held in London 1952 George VI dies; his daughter Elizabeth II accedes 1950 1955 The Lloyd’s Building (1986) is Richard Rogers’ Post-Modernist emblem (see p161). Minis became a symbol of the 1960s; small and maneuverable, they typified the freewheeling mood of the decade. 1948 Olympic Games 1945 1977 Queen’s Silver Jubilee; work starts on Jubilee Line Underground 1960 1965 of Britain End of World War II 1970 1975 1980 1971 New London 1951 Festival 1945 Today Bridge built 1954 Food rationing, introduced during World War II, abolished 1963 National Theatre founded at the Old Vic 1982 Last of the London docks closes THE HISTORY OF LONDON  35 Youth Culture With their new mobility and spending power, young people began to influence the development of British popular culture in the years after World War II.

Bartholomew-the-Great p167 St. Bride’s p141 St. Clement Danes p140 St. George’s, Bloomsbury p130 St. James, Garlickhythe p146 St. James’s, Piccadilly p92 St. Magnus the Martyr p154 St. Martin-in-the-Fields p104 St. Mary-le-Bow p149 St. Mary-le-Strand p120 St. Mary Woolnoth p147 St. Pancras p132 St. Paul’s Cathedral pp150–53 St. Paul’s Church p116 St. Stephen Walbrook p148 Southwark Cathedral p178 Temple Church p141 Westminster Abbey pp78–81 Westminster Cathedral p83 50  INTRODUCING LONDON London’s Best: Parks and Gardens Since medieval times, London has had large expanses of green.

Berkeley Square is open but barren. Green Park offers shady trees and deck chairs, right in central London. The Inns of Court provide some pleasant havens: Gray’s Inn gardens, Middle Temple gardens, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Grosvenor Square is one of London’s Sunken garden at Kensington Palace Green London In Greater London there are 1,700 parks covering a total of 67 sq miles (174 sq km). This land is home to some 2,000 types of plants and 100 bird species that breed in the trees. Trees help the city to breathe, manufacturing oxygen from the polluted air.

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