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The Liquid Continent: Venice (Armchair Traveler) (Armchair Traveller) [Hardcover]

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In the second volume of his travelogue trilogy The Liquid Continent Nicholas Woodsworth journeys to Venice. On the train, outside Alexandria's main station a young fellow traveller challenged him: You say you like old places. I think maybe you like nasty, shabby places, places with bad reputations. Perhaps that s why you like run-down ports - people can do things there they can t do in nicer places. So that was it I was off to wallow in the mire of Levantine sinkpits. Clearly I was failing to capture my companion's imagination. But at the same time he wasn t altogether wrong. I was drawn to down-at-heel places with seedy reputations. They had their own sort of romance. ... Some of them may be shabby now, I admitted. But in the past there was nothing like the ports of the eastern Mediterranean. I looked at the scuffed-up, threadbare street outside the window. Two thousand years ago Alexandria was one of the greatest cities in the world, a place of luxury and learning. My friend closed his eyes and emitted a mock snore and a whistle. It wasn t the only one. Take Istanbul, the capital of an empire that stretched across half of Asia and Europe. Or what about Venice, home of the most powerful merchant fleet in the Mediterranean? Do you call that shabby? Those are the places I ve come to see. A long time ago they were sophisticated, complex cities, but sophisticated and complex in ways we ve forgotten about. I think maybe we shouldn t have. At the mention of the Italian city in the lagoon my companion's face brightened. Why not just fly straight to Venice? he suggested. That way you can bypass all the dumps between here and there. I shook my head. I m going overland, I said. There are other ports inbetween, maybe not so great but just as old. I don t want to miss them either.

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Pages   282
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 1" Height: 6.5"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Mar 15, 2008
Publisher   Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN  1905791453  
ISBN13  9781905791453  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Nicholas Woodsworth was born in Ottawa, Canada in 1953 and grew up in a diplomatic family in Africa and Asia. He became the Financial Times Africa Correspondent in the late 1980s, and was the Weekend FT's staff travel write4r from 1989 to 2003. He lives with his wife in Aix-en-Provence.

Nicholas Woodsworth was born in 1953.

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