A Neighborhood Guide to Washington, D.C.'s Hidden History by Jeanne Fogle

By Jeanne Fogle

Get off the nationwide Mall and luxuriate in 9 strolling and using excursions of Washington, D.C.'s ancient neighborhoods.
Discover the hidden heritage of the nation's capital with stories of political intrigue, scandal, romance and tragedy.
Experience the ignored architectural and cultural treasures in such neighborhoods as Georgetown, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Mount Vernon Square.

Owner of A travel de strength Jeanne Fogle leads her readers throughout the hidden websites and heritage of Washington, D.C.'s neighborhoods. fascinating sketches via Edward Fogle and classic pictures accompany every one journey, casting a brand new mild at the urban. viewers and native alike can be stunned and overjoyed via the discoveries that may be made past the monuments.

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From 1865–70, Florence was the nation’s capital. With the final unification of Italy in 1870, however, the centre of power returned to Rome. Leopoldo and Family Leopoldo I, later Emperor Leopold II of Austria, introduced many reforms, including abolition of the death penalty. Galileo explains The Church his theory of gravity. rejected Galileo’s discoveries. Livorno Harbour Livorno became a free port in 1608: ships from every nation were granted equal docking rights, and the resulting influx of Jewish and Moorish refugees contributed to the city’s prosperity.

The contest itself is a test of ancient battle skills and the teams represent the town’s three traditional historic divisions, which are known as terzieri or thirds. Marksmen come forward and try to shoot down a mechanical falcon, tethered on a wire, with their crossbows. Great precision is required to hit the target and the whole contest is imbued with intense terzieri rivalry. Renaissance finery at the Falcon Contest in Massa Marittima I N T R O D U C I N G F L O R E N C E A N D T U S C A N Y 41 THE HISTORY OF FLORENCE AND TUSCANY T uscany is rich in historical of the role they played in the monuments.

Grey sandstone and white plaster contrasts radically with the rich surface ornamentation of late medieval architecture. T U S C A N Y Humanist Scholars By studying a broad range of subjects, from art to politics, the Humanists fostered the idea of Renaissance man, equally skilled in many activities. Pienza Duomo (1459) Pope Pius II’s plans for a model Renaissance city at Pienza (p226) were never fully realized. David (1475) A favourite Florentine subject (see p77), Verrocchio’s bronze emphasizes David’s youth and vulnerability.

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