Read e-book online A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History PDF

By Jeanne Fogle

ISBN-10: 1596296526

ISBN-13: 9781596296527

Get off the nationwide Mall and revel in 9 jogging and using excursions of Washington, D.C.'s ancient neighborhoods.
Discover the hidden historical past of the nation's capital with stories of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy.
Experience the ignored architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square.

Owner of A travel de strength Jeanne Fogle leads her readers throughout the hidden websites and background of Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods. fascinating sketches by means of Edward Fogle and classic photos accompany every one travel, casting a brand new mild at the urban. viewers and native alike should be stunned and extremely joyful via the discoveries that may be made past the monuments.

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Balcony In town squares, upright struts of timber supporting horizontal beams were used to form porticoes. A shady space was created for people to meet, talk and trade. Stone plinths below upright timbers provide protection from damp. Whitewashed House Houses in the south of Spain – often built of baked clay – are regularly whitewashed to deflect the sun’s intense rays. Andalusia’s famous white towns (see p472) exemplify this attractive form of architecture. Windows are small and few in number, and deeply recessed, in order to keep the interior cool.

Musical competition of 19th-century seafarers’ songs. San Sebastián, one of the most popular resorts on the north coast Summer August is Spain’s big holiday season. The cities empty as Spaniards flock to the coast or to their second homes in the hills. Their numbers are swelled by millions of foreign tourists, and beaches and camp sites are often full to bursting. As the heat starts in the centre and south, entertainment often takes place only in the evening, when the temperature has dropped. In late summer the harvest begins and there are gastronomic The pouring and tasting of cider in Asturias’s Cider Festival fiestas everywhere to celebrate food and drink, from the fishing catches of the north coast to the sausages of the Balearic Islands.

The almond, orange and olive create the three most characteristic landscapes of rural Spain but several other trees provide important crops. Wine corks are made from the bark of the cork oak. Tropical species, such as avocado and cherimoya, a delicious creamy fruit little known outside Spain, have been introduced to the so-called Costa Tropical of Andalusia (see p487); and bananas are a major crop of the Canary Islands. Elsewhere, peaches and loquats are also grown commercially. Figs and carobs – whose fruit is used for fodder and as a substitute for chocolate – grow semi-wild.

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