Great cities through travellers’ eyes

 
 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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

Age: 16+

Cost: £15


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website

2019-09-23 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

See more events on the same day or today, tomorrow or rest of Sep


Location

The British Museum,

Great Russell Street, London,
London,
London,
WC1B 3DG

Google Map of The British Museum

Nearest tube and train stations to The British Museum

Northern
Central
Piccadily
Central

Home > What's on in London > 2019 > September > Monday, 23rd September 2019 > This event