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By Jason Roberts

ISBN-10: 0061979945

ISBN-13: 9780061979941

He used to be identified easily because the Blind vacationer -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave alternate in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) grew to become "one of the best wonders of the realm he so sagaciously explored," winning not just over blindness yet crippling ache, poverty, and the interference of well-meaning gurus (his maximum feat, a circumnavigation of the globe, needed to be introduced in secret). as soon as a star, a bestselling writer, and an idea to Charles Darwin and Sir Richard Francis Burton, the charismatic, witty Holman outlived his reputation, demise in an obscurity that has persisted -- until eventually now.

A experience of the World is a spellbinding and relocating rediscovery of 1 of history's such a lot epic lives. Drawing on meticulous study, Jason Roberts ushers us into the Blind Traveler's uniquely brilliant sensory realm, then sweeps us away on a rare trip around the identified international throughout the Age of Exploration. wealthy with suspense, humor, foreign intrigue, and unforgettable characters, it is a tale to evoke our personal senses of awe and beauty.

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The Hermes Villa (1884), a cross between a hunting lodge and a Viennese villa, was commissioned by Franz Joseph for his wife Elisabeth. The interior of the NeoClassical Rasumofsky Palace (1806–7), occupied by the Imperial Geological Institute, can sometimes be seen on special occasions. The Liechtenstein Museum houses the private art collection of the Liechtenstein family (see p111). Frescoed ceiling of the Liechtenstein Museum SUBURBAN VILLAS The Döbling regional museum is housed in the Biedermeier Villa Wertheimstein (1834–5), where the interior is furnished in its original flamboyant and overcrowded manner.

Vienna attracted gifted men and women from all over the empire, as well as traders from Eastern Europe. However, the resulting ethnic brew often resulted in overcrowding and social tension. Franz Joseph EXTENT OF THE CITY 1885 Today Votivkirche (1856–79) p111 Heinrich Ferstel Neues Rathaus (1872–83) p130 Friedrich von Schmidt The Natural History Museum (1871–1890) pp128–9, Gottfried Semper Parliament (1874–84) p121 Theophil Hansen Kunsthistorisches Museum (1871–1890) pp122–7 Gottfried Semper THE SUICIDE OF ARCHDUKE RUDOLF AT MAYERLING In 1889 the 30-year-old heir to the throne was found dead with his mistress Mary Vetsera.

Extra strong. Konsul: Obers: black coffee with a dash of cream. with cream. Mokka: strong black coffee. Kaffeinfreier Kaffee: decaffeinated coffee. Waiter at the Dommayer café you have ordered you are free to occupy your table for as long as you like. A cup of coffee is not cheap, but entitles you to linger for an hour or two and to read the newspapers which are freely available. The grander coffee houses, such as the Landtmann and Central, will also have a selection of foreign newspapers and periodicals.

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