TURN RIGHT AT THE FOUNTAIN by George W. akes

TURN RIGHT AT THE FOUNTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of a series of ""walking tour"" articles in the New York Times presents planned walks in fourteen cities in Britain and on the Continent. The countries are those most tourists visit, the cities those visitors primarily interested in European history, art and culture will we want to see, the sections the most fascinating and delightful, the author tells us. Each walk begins at a well known place in the city and s diagrammed in an accompanying map-sketch. In Britain there is London, divided into The City"" -- West, ""The City"" -- East, Westminster, Chelsea and Kensington; Oxford; Cambridge; Edinburgh. On the Continent, there is Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Bruges, Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, Vienna, Munich, Geneva. Paris, with walks on the Right Bank, Quartier Invalides, and Left Bank; Rome with walks in the Old City, the Renaissance City, to the Via Veneto, and across the Tiber; Geneva with walks in the Old Town and on the Lake Shore receive fullest attention. The comments on sites are straightforward, the nod to edification seconded by stop-to-shop or eat suggestions of a random nature. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, and these recipes for rambling are author-tested, a fact that may encourage the expectant ambler. This does not provide an overall view of the cities visited, but holds to the pedestrian lot of the tourist with limited time to spend.

Pub Date: June 3rd, 1963
Publisher: Holt, Rinehart & Winston