About Road Works

Road Works is a blog dedicated to providing book information suitable for travel. I found when traveling that the experience is enriched enormously if I read books–fiction and nonfiction–set in the geographical area. In fall 2011, when starting this blog, I focused on travel in France and Italy primarily as I lived in these countries.  As this blog has evolved, I found that it’s intermittent.  In 2011-2012, I lived away from home the entire year; since then, I travel when the opportunity arises–which I try to do as often as possible. And I’m always on the look out for good reads set in specific locations with stories that help illuminate the settings. Good travels and better reading!


4 thoughts on “About Road Works

  1. Just found your site due to ann Barry’s book. I love 6months a year for 22 years in Veyrier du Lac….. Are you coming back to st jorioz? Thanks for other books and a great Ida for travelers..

  2. This is such a great website! I’m sure I’ll use it when traveling in future. Meanwhile, I’m very interested in the Pope’s map in the Lisbon Marine Museum in your May 2015 post. Are those photos from a book, and if so, which one? Or did you take them yourself? I’m interested, among other things, in whether the map is painted on the wall, or whether it was brought there from somewhere else – and if so, if it’s on canvas or what? Thanks! Anne

    • The photos of Henry the Navigator and the Pope’s map are from the maritime museum. In the picture of Henry, the map is visible on the wall behind him. Thank you!

      • I’m looking for a higher-resolution image of the photo. I’m an artist who creates/uses maps, and I’m curious about the 3-dimensional effect around the edges of the continents (and the pictures within them) in the Pope’s map. That’s why I was asking whether you took the photo yourself or if it’s in a book I could look at. If you took the photo, would you be willing to email it to me?

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