Above London

Above London Above London Visitors to England who marvel at this lush land on their first incoming flight now have a volume to treasure forever Here are the famed gardens the majestic estates the granduer of cen

  • Title: Above London
  • Author: Robert Cameron
  • ISBN: 9780918684103
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Above London Visitors to England who marvel at this lush land on their first incoming flight now have a volume to treasure forever Here are the famed gardens, the majestic estates, the granduer of centuries of architecture Along with Robert Cameron s areial photographs Alistair Cooke s text is brimming with the raconteur s characteristic wit and insight The pictorial eAbove London Visitors to England who marvel at this lush land on their first incoming flight now have a volume to treasure forever Here are the famed gardens, the majestic estates, the granduer of centuries of architecture Along with Robert Cameron s areial photographs Alistair Cooke s text is brimming with the raconteur s characteristic wit and insight The pictorial essay begins at the Thames and follows the history of the beloved city well into the countryside.

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    1. There are many picture books of London, so why am I recommending this old one? Not for the pictures, though they're fine, but for the captions. Picture book captions usually are mundane. "Here's Big Ben." But the ones in this book were written by Alistair Cooke, and they're tightly packed nuggets of history and architecture, dotted with apt quotes you haven't read before, full of personalities and conflict. All phrased with the urbanity and wit for which Cooke was famous. Especially if you miss [...]

    2. There’s something fascinating about aerial views of cities we are familiar with, the new perspectives on familiar buildings and monuments and street intersections. Here, you can see not only the precincts of Parliament and Westminster Abbey but even the huge mass of soccer fields at Hackney Green. Seen from the air, the architectural unity of places like Mayfair and Kensington Palace are evident. My only complaint about this book, actually, is that it isn’t more up to date!

    3. A good read of the aerial photos of various areas around London in late 1970s, esp. if compared with the Google Map in the modern days side-by-side!

    4. I obviously love this book. The only complaint is that it was published in 1980 and I wish it was updated.

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