Download PDF by DK Publishing: California (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

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ISBN-10: 1465412123

ISBN-13: 9781465412126

DK Eyewitness shuttle consultant: California will lead you directly to the simplest sights California has to supply and gives the insider commute guidance you wish, no matter if you're benefiting from the nightlife or exploring historical cities and museums.

Fully illustrated, it covers the entire significant towns and points of interest, from la, southern California, and the nationwide parks to San Francisco and the bay quarter to California wine state, the north, and extra. DK Eyewitness commute consultant: California explores the tradition, historical past, structure, flora and fauna, shores, and scenic walks and drives. You'll locate 3D illustrated cutaways and ground plans of the entire must-see attractions, in addition to highway maps and trustworthy info for buying round. Plus, this guidebook is choked with finished listings of the easiest motels, eating places, retailers, and nightlife in every one zone for all budgets.

With countless numbers of full-color images, hand-drawn illustrations, and customized maps that brighten each web page, DK Eyewitness commute consultant: California really indicates you this country as nobody else can.

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He moved to California in 1861 and began to produce epic natural panoramas, especially of the stunning Yosemite Valley (see pp492–5). His work not only attracted new visitors to the West Coast but also helped win Yosemite its national park status in 1890. Even more popular was William Keith (1838–1911), a Scotsman who spent 50 years portraying the state’s virgin wilderness. At that time, cities and people may have seemed comparatively pale inspirations. Yet Gilded Age California (see pp54–5) could not now be fully understood without such talents as William Hahn (1829– 87), a German immigrant who captured life in nascent San Francisco; Grace Carpenter Hudson (1865–1937), renowned for her portraits of coastal natives; and William A Coulter (1849–1936), who recorded maritime scenes.

This ecologically friendly vacation-home community on the Northern California coast began as a cluster of condominiums by Moore Lyndon Turnbull Whittaker in 1965. In sharp contrast is the Salk Institute, in La Jolla (Louis Kahn, 1959–65). State-of-theart laboratories of poured concrete flank a bare travertinepaved plaza; a symbolic meeting place that links the continent and the ocean. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is currently being expanded. Mario Botta’s existing building from 1995 has a cylindrical skylight reaching up from stacked, top-lit galleries.

August San Francisco Marathon (late Jul or early Aug). Old Spanish Days Fiesta (early Aug), Santa Barbara. Spanish markets, a carnival. San Mateo County Fair (early– mid-Aug), Thousands of attractions. Horse racing. Nisei Week (mid-Aug), Japanese festival in LA’s Little Tokyo. Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance (mid-Aug). Classic automobile show. California State Fair (mid-Aug– early Sep), Sacramento. Everything from star-studded entertainment to pig races. Bigfoot Days (end Aug/early Sep), Willow Creek.

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