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Panoramas of Portugal: A Travel Photo Art Book
作者 Laine Cunningham
出版社 Sun Dogs Creations
ISBN 9781946732491
分類 Geography & Travel > Other
價格 HK$161.00
 
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Cheap plane tickets are great to grab, especially when airfare is such a large part of the travel budget. Travelers can get more out of their vacation from accommodations to tours by starting with this pictorial introduction compiled with an artist's perspective. The view from the hotel or the hostel and every daytrip navigated with a local map will mean so much more after exploring Panoramas of Portugal.

Portugal has a long and varied history. After being invaded and settled by groups as old as the Pre-Celts and the Romans, struggles continued with Visigoths and other Germanic people. In 711 CE, the nation was firmly established.

Portugal is perhaps best known for being the first truly global empire. Its maritime exploration during the early part of the Age of Discovery, the 15th and 16th centuries, provided an influx of wealth through the spice trade. The Joanine era saw more than spices ship through her ports. Gold, wheat, copperware, cloths, tools, wine, and horses were all traded.

Then came centuries of turmoil. From the 17th through the 19th centuries, wars, the loss of colonies, and a lack of participation in the Industrial Revolution saw the nation decline. Then a significant earthquake triggered destruction, fires, and a tsunami that almost completely destroyed Lisbon.

Today Portugal is a striking place for tourism with unique architecture, a sunny climate, and Mediterranean culture. The cuisine is renowned, and fresh seafood spiced with chili and black peppers, saffron and olive oil can be found at inexpensive restaurants.

Travel tips and facts about wildlife, food, rental cars, camping, adventures, travel and tourism, cultural tours and more are easy enough to find on travel sites like Expedia or Travelocity. Entire trips can be planned using guidebooks like those from Lonely Planet. Now an artist's perspective can enhance trip planning.

Visitors to Portugal can expand their knowledge base with an artist's view of Lisbon, Amadora, Cabo da Roca, Sintra, and Cascais. Prepare yourself for Sao Jorge Castle, Belem Tower, Bairro Alto, Alfama, the Carmo Convent, Fado and the nightlife, and that red roof cityscape with the forty full-color photos in Panoramas of Portugal.


About the Author:

Laine Cunningham is an award-winning novelist. Her career as an artist takes her around the world for extended stays that support research and writing. She enjoys sharing these special times with readers through the Travel Photo Art series.


"What Laine Cunningham provides in this brief but poignant book is ... a sense of background for a refreshed knowledge...." Grady Harp, Hall of Fame Top 100 Reviewer

"I thought this book would be a quick read, but I found myself lingering, absorbing the message of each story before moving on to the next." Dena Harris, Author

"Audacious and timely ... rich in mystery, culture, and a questioning of identity." EA Fow

"This is a book that speaks to the heart. If you enjoy reading and learning about different cultures, [this] is the book for you." JT Banks, Author

"Memorable and brilliant. I feel fortunate to have discovered this great piece of writing and thank Laine for introducing me to the Australian outback." William Fitzgerald, Reviewer




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