Known as a diverse and exciting continent, Europe is home to some of the most interesting cities in the world. Secrets of Europe is full of incredible photographs of the most fascinating cities, including those attractions that can’t be missed as well as the quiet streets, charming cafés and quaint gardens that are harder to find when we travel somewhere new. This stunning volume takes you on a journey starting in the west with perfect quintessential Parisian cafés and the Eiffel Tower, through London with a look at Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral. Other highlights include Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, tulips at the flower market in Amsterdam and Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. The book then moves through the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and the Mediterranean, and Central and Eastern Europe as the perfect inspiration for future travels. The ancient Parthenon in Athens, the majestic Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral in Florence and the Grand Canal in Venice evoke a truly historical atmosphere and are mixed in this book with busy restaurants and the buzz of everyday contemporary life on European streets. Also showcased are the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona, the Colosseum in Rome and the Royal Palace in Madrid, as well as museums and spectacular sculptures and architecture throughout Prague, Budapest and Vienna. From the rocky Lefka Ori mountains of Crete to the colorful, bustling Grand Bazaar market in Istanbul, there are so many perfect spots in Europe to explore. The cities in this book are brought to life by stunning images alongside text filled with interesting facts and historical curiosities.
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About the Author
Gordon Kerr was born in Scotland and gained a degree in History of Fine Art from Glasgow University. He worked in bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time writer. Since then he has written more than thirty books including works on Impressionism, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. He has a wife and two children and lives in Hampshire and South-west France.