The world’s great cities are some of humanity’s most enduring artifacts and are a continual source of fascination and attraction. Visitors of every background and every motivation – pilgrims, migrants, traders, conquerors, aesthetes, journalists or tourists – have vividly recorded their impressions and encounters as they sought to understand and describe what they found on arrival.
In this talk, Peter Furtado will look at what makes cities – from Athens and Damascus to New York and Berlin – 'great'. He also considers what visitors, from Pausanias and Ibn Battuta to Mary Shelley and Simone de Beauvoir, have seen, felt and written about what happened when they arrived.
This lecture includes a complimentary drink and is followed by a book signing
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-09-23 00:00 2019-09-23 00:00 Europe/London Great cities through travellers’ eyes In this talk, Peter Furtado will look at what makes cities – from Athens and Damascus to New York and Berlin – 'great'. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/09/23/great-cities-through-travellers-eyes-210939 The British Museum,Great Russell Street, London,London,London