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By Martin Liu

What makes Hong Kong a funky position to paintings, reside and stopover at? One half is cultural. Hong Kong's background as a loose overseas port and hub, without alternate boundaries, has created a desirable atmosphere within which Cantonese and chinese language tradition mixes simply with Western tradition and affects. strolling the streets of the busiest districts, you notice humans from far and wide global, listen diversified languages spoken, and notice interactions happening during the language (or indicators) of least resistance. the opposite half has to do with Hong Kong being the fast-moving, lively urban, the place humans like to paintings and play demanding. viewers profit specifically from the latter. As you will see that during this consultant, Hong Kong has eating places and bars, and the amenities so you might store til you drop, to check any urban on this planet. Hong Kong is sleek and modern evidently, following and atmosphere the most recent tendencies. yet continuously no longer a ways within the historical past are the traditions and tradition of outdated China. For either locals and viewers, this fusion is what makes Hong Kong such an proposal.

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With the best architects and engineers of the day, he planned a new city, improved the water supply and sewerage and created beautiful parks. Some avenues were named after French generals. 1861 Garnier designs new Opera House 1860 1863 The nudity in Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe causes a scandal and is rejected by the Academy (see pp144–5) 1864 1862 1867 World 1870 Napoleon’s Exhibition wife, Eugénie, flees Paris at threat of war 1868 1866 1863 Credit Lyonnais bank established 1862 Victor Hugo’s epic novel of Paris’s poor, Les Misérables, published 1868 Press censorship relaxed 1870 Start of Franco- Prussian War 3 6 I N T R O D U C I N G PA R I S The Belle Epoque Art Nouveau pendant The Franco-Prussian War culminated in the terrible Siege of Paris.

French Furniture and objets coins are no longer d’art from the Middle minted here, but Ages to the present the old mint still century are arranged makes medals which in period rooms at the are on sale. Stamps Musée des Arts Décoratifs. are on show at the Musée de la Poste. The The Musée d’Orsay has a large collection of 19thhistory of postal services is century furniture, notably also covered, as are all Art Nouveau. A superb aspects of philately old example of Louis XV and new, with tem(1715–74) and Louis porary shows on Candelabra in the XVI (1774–93) current philatelic Galerie Royale furniture and design.

Chocolate Pot By the 18th century, bourgeois families could afford tobacco, tea, chocolate and coffee from Asia and the New World. WHERE TO SEE ENLIGHTENMENT PARIS The district around the Rue de Lille, the Rue de Varenne and the Rue de Grenelle (p187) has many luxurious town houses, or hôtels, which were built by the aristocracy during the first half of the 18th century. Memorabilia from the lives of the great intellectuals Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are in the Musée Carnavalet (pp96 –7), along with 18th-century interior designs and paintings.

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