"Loot the Baedeker
I did, all the details of a time and place I had never been to, right down to the names of the diplomatic corps." - Thomas Pynchon from Slow Learner
Baedeker's were the de facto travel guide for international men of leisure
: "Baedeker’s publications, which covered most of Europe, became so popular that Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany was quoted as saying that he stationed himself at a particular palace window each noon because “It’s written in Baedeker that I watch the changing of the guard from that window, and the people have come to expect it.” Baedeker maps
online. Baedeker books
Are the old ones the best ones?
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 11, 2009 -