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Jerusalem and the Holy Land (Eyewitness Travel Guides) Paperback – August 20, 2007
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...beautifully presented information -- Anthea Gerrie The Jewish Chronicle --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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And when you do see those sights, it is like meeting an old friend. Your joy in the place is founded on recognition not just the excitement of being at that spot.
More about these wonderful guides: while the maps are great; the number of places described enough to keep a native busy a life time and the specifics--times when open and such--are phenomenal; and the thoughtful editing (divisions into sections--nitty gritty you-need-to-know-this stuff spot on--while all this is place, it is the illustrations that amaze.
That's it there! These guides are beautiful.
The double page illustrations will ready you to enjoy the places of greatest interest and import. You'll know what works to look for in museums to nooks and apses to study in palaces and cathedrals.
And all of this rendered in color and on art stock normally found in very expensive publications. Here I'm thinking of actual artbooks (now costing a mint) or a magazine like Architectural Digest (which is thick with ads but still costs a lot--"much," not a parcel of land).
But again, it is the visual preparation that Eyewitness guides give that you will find most rewarding. And again, you are walking into a new world but you enter recognizing it as you might a very good friend last seen a very long time agol
The Hebrew phrases in the book are helpful. My only suggesting would be to add a few basic Arabic phrases as one will encounter many Arab shopkeepers.
I hope to return to Israel in a few years an will again purchase a DK Eyewitness Travel book.
I LOVE the pictures and illustrations. The information on pricing and events is as up-to-date as the most recent edition. However, most of the stuff doesn't change from edition to edition because once something is over a thousand years old another year doesn't make any difference.
Since this is the Jerusalem book, I can only add that this one like all the others is a must read - cover to cover - BEFORE one steps on the plane. A great introduction to the "must see and must do" of the city and country in question