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By Alison Fortier

ISBN-10: 1467119032

ISBN-13: 9781467119030

Big apple is a urban of superlatives. It has the most important inhabitants, maximum wealth, broadest range and so much stylish museums within the kingdom. With that comes an awesome background. This journey of ny is going past the normal guidebook to provide viewers and citizens alike an opportunity to stroll again in time alongside the streets of new york. George Washington took his first oath of workplace at the steps of Federal corridor. viewers can nonetheless dine on the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historical St. Pauls Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to attractive skyscrapers, the town celebrates its personal background and that of the kingdom. sign up for writer Alison Fortier as she strains the heritage and historical past of Americas greatest city.

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CUT FLOWERS FROM DUTCH NURSERIES As consumers have become increasingly demanding, the number of flower species and varieties is constantly on the rise. Consumer tastes vary from place to place: in France, gladioli are very popular, whereas in Great Britain, it is lilies and The chrysancarnations. In Asia, tulips themum are in great demand. A small (Chrysansample of the flowers grown themum) originated in commercially in the The iris (Iris) China. Netherlands is shown here. flower and bulb are in demand.

The 80 Years War ended in 1648 with the Peace of Münster. Johan van Oldenbarnevelt Statesman Johan van Oldenbarnevelt and the Count of Nassau, Prince Maurits, Prince were the main Maurits Dutch figures in the conflict with Holland’s Spanish rulers during the 17th century. Three-Master Ship These top-of-the-line 17th-century Dutch merchant ships required only a small crew. 50 I N T R O D U C I N G T H E N E T H E R L A N D S The Golden Age (SPOJOHFO The 17th century was for the north of Holland a time of unprecedented flowering in trade, art (see pp26–7) and science.

The lilac The carnation (Dianthus) is loved as a spray. The rose (Rosa) is known as “the queen of flowers”. 32 I N T R O D U C I N G T H E N E T H E R L A N D S THE NETHERLANDS THROUGH THE YEAR T Zomercarnaval in Rotterdam, are he Netherlands has much to much more modern. Many of the offer in the way of holidays, events are held to honour navigafestivals and other events. tion and fishing, such as Flag The choice of cultural events is Day (Vlaggetjesdag), held each greatest in summer – several May in Scheveningen.

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