Cleopatra s Needle Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original sit

  • Title: Cleopatra's Needle: Two Wheels by the Water to Cairo
  • Author: Anne Mustoe
  • ISBN: 9781852279844
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the PBeginning on a blustery April morning at Cleopatra s Needle on the Thames Embankment in London, Anne Mustoe set out on another of her phenomenal lone cycle rides this time to the Needle s original site at Heliopolis in Egypt She set herself the challenge of journeying wherever possible near to water via the Seine and the Rhone, then alongside the Burgundy canal, the Po and the Venetian Lagoon Leaving Europe, Ms Mustoe entered a very different terrain the dusty and at times chaotic world of the ancient near east Countries such as Turkey, Syria and Lebanon and, not least, Egypt itself, the site of the final waterway the evocative Nile Her incident packed journey made this the best and worst of rides Woven in with fascinating and educational information regarding the history and culture of every point en route are also accounts of outrageous misfortune Undaunted by roads and bridges washed away by freak floods robbery in the backwater of Bari an old knee injury flaring up and, worst of all running out of whisky in a Muslim land, this pioneering ex headmistress on a bike soldiered on in true British spirit to reach her destination.A delight for aspirant and seasoned travellers alike.

    Cleopatra s Needle Cleopatra s Needle London All You Need to Know One of obelisks named Cleopatra s Needle, the other two being in Paris and New York City Turns of the name Cleopatra s Needle is a bit of a misnomer as all three were already a years old by the time of Cleopatra This one Cleopatra s Needle The Story Behind the Obelisks Cleopatra s Needle is the name shared by three ancient Egyptian obelisks one in New York City, one in London, and one in Paris However, each comes from a different Egyptian site and none may have been built in honor of Cleopatra. Cleopatras Needle, The Embankment, London Cleopatra s Needle stands on the Thames Embankment close to the Embankment underground station Two large bronze Sphinxes lie on either side of the Needle These are Victorian versions of the traditional Egyptian original The benches on the Embankment also Cleopatra s Needle How an Egyptian obelisk ended up by The name Cleopatra s Needle is shared between three Egyptian obelisks the London one s twin in New York City and a third in Paris which came from a completely different site in Egypt. Cleopatras Needle Facts, Structure, Height and Dimensions Cleopatras Needle in London is one of the ancient Egyptian obelisks The other two are situated in Paris and New York respectively In London, the Cleopatra s Needle is built in the City of Westminster. Cleopatra s Needle Great London Landmarks Cleopatra s Needle Cleopatra s Needle is the name given to each of three giant granite obelisks that are sited in London, New York and Paris The first two form a pair and the French one is part of a pair with one that remained in Egypt The London and New York columns were commissioned by Thutmose III in BC and erected in Heliopolis, About Cleopatras Needle Exclusive Needlecraft Kits Cleopatra s Needle has worked with the Courtauld Gallery in London to create The Bloomsbury Group Collection, The Harbour View Gift Shop in the Falkland Islands to design and manufacture the Falkland Island Penguin range Launched in August were two kits commissioned by Highgrove Enterprises one of Prince Charles s charities The designs are based on original artwork of Highgrove House Cleopatra s Needle, London Cleopatra s Needle, London Cleopatra s Needle in London is one of three similarly named Egyptian obelisks and is located in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges It is close to the Embankment underground station It was presented to the United Kingdom in by the ruler Cleopatra s Needle, London A View On Cities One of Three Cleopatra s Needle There are three obelisks known as Cleopatra s Needle the first one was installed in Paris at the center of the Place de la Concorde The other two are located in New York in Central Park and London, on the Embankment near the Victoria Embankment Gardens.

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    1. The inspiration behind this journey is for Anne Mustoe to travel from the site of Cleopatra’s Needle on the Thames in London to the place in Egypt where the original monument came from, Heliopolis. Once again she would travel alone on her bike and to add to the challenge would follow the course of rivers and seas where possible. Her journey will take through four European countries and across the Alps before crossing the Adriatic and heading down towards where Europe meets Aisa; Turkey. The la [...]


    2. My second journey with Anne Mustoe. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as her first but it's still a great journey well told.


    3. My 2008 bookcrossing review:Finished this one today. It was pretty interested - perhaps not the most engagingly written travel book I've ever come across, but it was all right. She was completely mad though - one of these old tally-ho English women. Visiting Cleopatra's Needle in London, she suddenly thinks, yes, what I need to do is cycle from London to the Nile along waterways as much as possible. As you do. Oh, and her bike it had a name!!! Condor. Dearie me. But oh, I am jealous. How nice to [...]


    4. This isn't my favourite Anne Mustoe. Preferred her first book, the Lone Rider? Lone Ranger? Anyway that one! They all make me wanna buy a bike and a waterproof cape and leave though. Have resisted the urge, so far.



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