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CALENDARS

Architecture Calendars
Architecture Calendars




BOOKS ABOUT CITIES & URBAN PLANNING

The City in History
The City
in History:
Its Origins, Transformations, & Prospects


Sticks & Stones
Sticks & Stones


The City Shaped
The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History


Cities of Tomorrow
Cities of
Tomorrow


Preserving the World's Great Cities
Preserving the World's Great Cities


Understanding Architecture
Understanding Architecture


City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction




Teacher's Best - The Creative Process


Cities of the World Educational Posters & Prints “E...-F...-”
for social studies classrooms, home schoolers, theme decor for office and studio.


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Contemporary and historic cities ~

Edinburgh
Edmonton
Eleusis

Ephesus
Essen
Evora

Florence
Frankfurt
Freetown
Freiburg



Royal Botanic Gardens, River Forth and the Church of St. Paul, Edinburgh, Scotland, Photographic Print
Royal Botanic Gardens, River Forth and the Church of St. Paul,
Edinburgh, Scotland,
Photographic Print

(55º56'58"N 3º9'37"W)

Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom.

There is evidence of human habitation at the site of Edinburgh since the Bronze Age. By the 12th century AD a castle built on the remains of an ancient volcanic site marked the city. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Famous people associated with Edinburgh: Francis Maitland Balfour, Joseph Black, James Boswell, James Clerk Maxwell, Alexander Graham Bell, Charles Darwin, David Hume, James Hutton, John Napier, Roderick Murchison, Arthur Conan Doyle, J. K. Rowling, Adam Smith, Sir Walter Scott, Muriel Spark, Marie Carmichael Stokes, Robert Louis Stevenson.


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Photographic Print
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada,
Photographic Print

(53º34'0"N 113º31'0"W)

Edmonton, the capital of the Canadian province of Alberta, and the second largest city in after Calgary, is home to North America's largest mall, West Edmonton Mall .


Eleusis, Greece, Giclee Print
Eleusis, Greece,
Giclee Print

(38º2'0"N 23º32'0"E)

Eleusis (Eleusina) is best known for having been the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries, one of the most famous religious events of the ancient Greeks.

Today Eleusina is a major industrial center, with the largest oil refinery in Greece.

Notable people associated with Eleusis include Aeschylus.


Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey, Eurasia, Photographic Print
Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Anatolia, Turkey, Eurasia,
Photographic Print

(38º2'0"N 23º32'0"E)

Ephesus was an ancient Greek city, and later a major Roman city, located on the west coast of Asia Minor, near present-day Selçuk, Izmir Province, Turkey.

During the Classical Greek era Ephesus was one of the twelve cities of the Ionian League and the site of the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

In the Roman period (1st century BC), Ephesus had a population of more than 250,000 makinge it one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean world.

Ephesus was an important center of Early Christianity, with Paul living and writing in Ephesus (the book of Ephesians) and one of the Seven Churches of Asia (Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamon, Thyatira, Philadelphia, Laodicea, Sardis).

Notable people associated with Eleusis include Heraclitus.


Herr Krupp's Factory in Essen, Germany, Giclee Print
Herr Krupp's Factory
in Essen, Germany,
Giclee Print

(51º27'3"N 07º0'47"E)

Essen, in the central part of the Ruhr area in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, historically was a coal and steel center associated with the Krupp family iron works.


Praca do Giraldo and Outdoor Cafes, Evora, Portugal, Photographic Print
Praca do Giraldo and Outdoor Cafes, Evora, Portugal, Photographic Print

(38º34'15"N 7º54'20"W)

Evora, Portugal's history dates back more than two thousand years, ranging from the Lusitanians, the Romans, the Visigoths, and the Moors.

Evora flourished at the crossing of several important routes. Pliny the Elder called the town Ebora Cerealis describing the surrounding wheat fields.

Notable people associated with Evora include Fernandes de Quiros.

Most Ancient European Towns Network: Argos, Beziers, Cadiz, Colchester, Cork, Evora, Maastricht, Roskilde, Tongeren, Worms.


Skyline Including Duomo and Tower, Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Photographic Print
Skyline Including Duomo and Tower, Florence, Tuscany, Italy,
Photographic Print

(43º47'0"N 11º15'0"E)

Florence, Italy, on the Arno River, is known for its history and its importance in the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture.

Notable people associated with Florence include: Leon Battista Alberti, Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, the Brownings, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, da Vinci, Giotto, Donatello, Taddeo Gaddi, Galileo, Ghiberti, Robert Lowell, Machiavelli, Medici, Florence Nightingale, Raphael, Savonarola, Evangelista Torricelli, Vasari, Amerigo Vespucci.


Barge on Water & Skyline, Frankfurt, Germany, Photographic Print
Barge on Water & Skyline, Frankfurt, Germany, Photographic Print

(50º6'42"N 8º41'9"E)

Frankfurt am Main (Frankfort on the Main), is located on a ford on the river Main, the German word for which is “Furt”.

One of the mainstays of Frankfurt's economy are trade fairs, and book trade fairs have been held in Frankfurt since 1478.

The city's medieval center was bombed and destroyed in WWII.

Famous people associated with Frankfurt: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Countess Maria d`Agoult, Anne Frank, Otto Hahn, Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Arthur Schopenhauer, Clara Schumann, Bettina von Arnim, Heinrich Hoffmann.


Muslims Praying in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Photographic Print
Muslims Praying in Freetown,
Sierra Leone, West Africa,
Photographic Print

(8º29'4"N 13º14'4"W)

Freetown is the capital and largest city West African country of Sierra Leone. It is a major port city on the Atlantic Ocean.

Freetown, founded by African Americans who migrated from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone in 1792, is the oldest capital to be founded by freed American slaves (Monrovia, Liberia in 1822).

Notable people associated with Freetown: Edward Wilmot Blyden


Freiburg Minster, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe, Photographic Print
Freiburg Minster, Freiburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, Europe,
Photographic Print

(47º59'0"N 7º51'0"E)

Freiburg, located in extreme southwest Germany, lies at the foot of the Schlossberg (large hill) and straddling the Dreisam river.

Freiburg was founded in 1120 as a free market town (frei=free+burg=town), at a junction of trade routes connecting the Mediterranean and North Sea regions and the Rhine and Danube Rivers.

Freiburg is noted for its university, as a wine center, and tourist haven for visitors to the Black Forest.

Famous people associated with Freiburg: Hannah Arendt, Desiderius Erasmus, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Walter Kaufmann, Berthold Schwarz, Hermann Staudinger, Edith Stein (Saint Teresia Benedicta of the Cross), Max Weber.


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