In addition to its wealth of cultural sights, the European Alps offer a wider range of outdoor recreation than any other similarly sized region in the world. Adventurers of all ages hike hut-to-hut on multi-day treks, skiers slide year-round on glacial slopes, and Sunday walkers stroll forested trails. Bikers loop icy blue lakes, and mountaineers scale up waterfalls and down canyon cliffs. Europeans cherish their wilderness areas, and none more so than the pristine forests of the Alps. Modern adventurers run the gamut from rich to poor, young to old, and native to transient foreigner. So take a look around. That bus driver… This tour guide… Your hotel concierge… They may just be showing you the Europe they think you want to see. Take a moment to ask how they spend their own free time - odds are that each will spend a day outdoors this weekend. Want to know where they go? Soaring to Europe´s loftiest heights, the majestic Mont Blanc nestles in eastern France, anchoring the s between France, the southwestern corner of Switzerland, and the northwestern corner of Italy. The mountain provides a focal point for adventurers in all three countries. Although other Alpine regions in France certainly merit consideration, Chamonix is by far the most convenient for a quick introduction to the French Alps. The cheerful old town sees a steady, year-round stream of sporting tourists who come to enjoy its legendary mountaineering challenges and skiing terrain. The resort of Courmayeur, Italy, lies at the opposite end of the Mont Blanc Tunnel, and the Valais region of Switzerland nestles just over the Col des Montes pass. The region´s vast wealth of natural sights and cultural diversity make it an outstanding option for a quick, looping tour of the Alps. This guide tells you all about the things to do in the area, the hikes, walks and bike trails, where to stay and eat, what to see and do. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chiquito Crasto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022387/bk_acx0_022387_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beautiful and Decorative English and French Engravings and Color Prints of the 18th and 19th Centuries:Including a Group of Important Portraits and Historical Subjects of Early American Interest and a Splendid Group of Rare Sporting Prints in Color, The Anderson Galleries
English and French Furniture, Gothic and Renaissance Tapestries, Valuable Precious-Stone Jewelry, Fine Georgian Silver and a Tiffany Gilded Silver Dinner Service:Miniatures, Paintings, Porcelains, Rugs, a Pair of Fine Sporting Guns by James Purdey and So American Art Association
There are six articles in the April 23, 2007, issue:COMMENT ´´Imus vs. Imus´´ by Nick Paumgarten: Good Imus and Evil Imus fight it out; one side wins.THE TALK OF THE TOWN ´´Liar, Liar´´ by Jeffrey Goldberg: The real man behind The Hoax says the movie´s facts are all wrong.LETTER FROM EUROPE´´Round One´´ by Jane Kramer: The French presidential showdown.THE SPORTING SCENE´´Waiting for Manny´´ by Ben McGrath: Boston´s favorite maverick. THE THEATRE´´Love Among the Ruins´´ by Hilton Als: Eugene O´Neill and David Harrower on the failures of the heart.THE CURRENT CINEMA´´Dearly Departed´´ by David Denby: Lonely Hearts and Year of the Dog. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mundt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/nyer/070418/pe_nyer_070418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I had a hunch we´d be champions! The most unlikely story in the history of sport, told by our greatest football writer. On 25th March 2015, when King Richard III, recently rescued from a municipal car park, was reburied in Leicester Cathedral, his beloved football team had just lost 4-3 to Tottenham Hotspur and were bottom of the Premier League, relegation certainties. With King Richard finally at rest, everything changed for Leicester City. Here, in his own words, King Richard III tells this, the most remarkable sporting story of all time - how 5,000-1 Premier League outsiders became champions: the goals, the games, the dressing-room banter. He gives us the Jamie Vardy story, from prosthetic-limb factory employee to the most celebrated striker this side of the River Soar; Mahrez, the great Muslim dynamo from Algeria, once stuck in the French seventh tier; the dark days of the sex video and the late December wobble; Lords Drinkwater, Albrighton and the great Tinkerman from Italy, all of them heroes of Shakespearean proportions. This isn´t a fairy-tale, this really happened. From the unsanctioned hand of a much-loved Royal, the greatest football book ever written. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Joyce. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002426/bk_hcuk_002426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tour de France is always one of the most spectacular and dramatic events in sports. But the 1998 Tour provided drama like no other. As the opening stages in Ireland unfolded, the Festina team´s soigneur, Willy Voet, was arrested at the French-Belgian border with a carload of drugs. Raid upon police raid followed, with arrest after arrest hammering the Tour. In protest, there were riders´ strikes and go-slows, with several squads withdrawing en masse and one expelled. By the time the Tour reached Paris, just 96 of the 189 starters remained, and of those 189 starters, more than a quarter were later reported to have doped. The 1998 ´´Tour de Farce´s´´ status as one of the most scandal-struck sporting events in history was confirmed. Voet´s arrest was just the beginning of cycling´s biggest mass doping controversy - what became known as the Festina affair. It all but destroyed professional cycling as the credibility of the entire sport was called into question, and the cycling family began to split apart even as, ironically, the 1998 Tour was also one of the best races in years. The End of the Road is the first book in English to provide in-depth analysis and a colorful evocation of the tumultuous events of the 1998 Tour. Alasdair Fotheringham uncovers how the world´s biggest bike race sank into such scandal. He explores its long-term consequences and what, if any, lessons were learned. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080120/bk_acx0_080120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is Switzerland´s second largest city (behind Zürich), with 178,900 residents, and is heavily influenced by its French neighbors to the west and south. Here you´ll find the quintessence or haute école of everything Switzerland stands for in the new century: beauty, wealth, education, international relations, and culture, not to mention romantic scenery at its finest. One aspect of Geneva that is hard to miss is the Genevois´ love of food. In fact, Geneva is home to more restaurants per capita (over 1,100 in total) than any other major city in the world - including Manhattan. A visitor will also note that the Genevois serve an unusual preponderance of organ meat dishes, known as ´´abats´´. Everything from blood pudding - ´´boudin noir´´ - to pickled pigs feet are popular and commonplace here. Geneva has over 30 museums and private galleries, all of which contain prestigious private and public displays of art work, historical documents and cultural highlights. Geneva offers a diverse variety of cultural and sporting events, such as classical music concerts, open-air movies on the lakeshore, as well as various trade fairs. Annually, Geneva is home to the Inventions and New Techniques Fair, a rousing Automobile Show, an International Book and Press Fair and the High Watchmaking Fair. This is based on our comprehensive Adventure Guide to Switzerland, which is close to 600 pages in the print version. Here, we focus on Geneva and the surrounding area in Switzerland´s western portion. Among the many towns described are Lausanne, Montreux, Neufchatel, Fribourg, and Gruyeres. Also included is a detailed introduction with full information about what you need to know when visiting Switzerland. Nestled in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is a feast for the eyes, with azure-blue lakes that shine brilliantly against the greenest slopes of the surrounding Alps. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Zens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037714/bk_acx0_037714_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.