Virtuoso Traveler - February/March 2018 - 25
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Three destination photo books that zoom in on icons of everyday life.
Raquel Puig's Doorways of Paris pays
homage to the Instagrammer's adopted
home by focusing her camera lens on its
most enchanting entryways. Francophiles
(GRÀFICA DE LES RAMBLES) PRINCETON ARCHITECTURAL PRESS
can embark on an imaginative journey
through the City of Light via hundreds of
beautifully photographed doors, thoughtfully organized by arrondissement. $17,
When the U.S. embargo made it impossible
After cataloging vintage signs around Italy
to get parts for their cars, Cubans got cre-
and Paris, graphic designer Louise Fili turns
ative. The resulting fleet of cleverly preserved
her sights to the labyrinthine streets of Bar-
automobiles fills the pages of Cuba Cars:
celona's ancient Barri Gòtic (Gothic Quarter)
Classic Cars of the Caribbean by Rainer
in Gràfica de les Rambles: The Signs of
Floer and Harri Morick. Gorgeous imagery of
Barcelona. The travelogue offers a loving
these "Yank tanks," along with street scenes
look at the Catalan city's most imaginative
and landscapes, provides a snapshot into the
signage, from intricate mosaics to embel-
island's colorful culture. $27, amazon.com.
lished placards. $40, papress.com.
Smaller is better.
Float down the Amazon, the Ganges, the Mekong, and
the canals that feed France's wine country aboard small,
intimate riverboats and barges, and disembark to explore
the riverside towns and remote villages on foot or by bike.
For more information, contact
your Virtuoso travel advisor.