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  • 中文系列名:勇闖天涯
  • 英文片名 :Globe Trekker Season 16
  • 英文系列名:DC Globe Trekker
  • 电视台 :Discovery Channel
  • 地区 :美国
  • 语言 :英语
  • 时长 :约 52 分钟/EP
  • 版本 :VHS / DVD
  • 发行时间 :????

Globe Trekker transports viewers to unforgettable destinations through its stunning photography and spirit of adventure. In each episode, we send our charismatic hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro, Zay Harding, Megan McCormick, Brianna Barnes, Holly Morris, Judith Jones and more off the beaten path to soak up the local culture, sample the cuisine and revel in breathtaking vistas. Globe Trekker’s motto? “living as the locals do!”

Explore your favourite Globe Trekker episodes by using the drop down menu below to find out more about your favourite series or show.

Most people descend upon the Cote D’Azur in search of sun, sea, fine wine and fine dining but the Riviera isn’t just a holiday destination for sun- worshippers. The region also presents the traveller with an extraordinary art trail once touched by the greatest artists of the modern era: Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso, Paul Signac, Pierre Bonnard, Fernand Leger, Marc Chagall and even the avant garde poet, Jean Cocteau all made the French Riviera their home. The most remarkable fact is that it is here that they produced some of the masterworks which changed the face of art as we know it.

Presenter, Kate Comer seeks out the favoured haunts of these great artists, taking in the sun and peerless blue skies, the rugged mountains and sublime coastline that attracted these iconoclasts to the Riviera, along the way.

Kate starts her journey in Arles, Provence, the Roman town turned into a refuge by expressionist Vincent Van Gogh. She locates the artist’s yellow house which he shared with his friend Paul Gauguin and traces his descent into madness at the asylum better known as theHotel D’Esprit de Dieu.

Remaining in Provence, Kate visits the birthplace of modern art: Aix, where Paul Cezanne gave impressionism its indelible stain when he painted the jagged peak of its Mont Sainte Victoire. She joins an art class and they follow the great man’s footsteps to the limestone quarries of Bibemus where they paint its luminescent stone, in Cezanne’s honour.

From Aix, Kate travels down to the Riviera, to the village of Cagnes Sur Mer, where 300 days of sunshine a year and a brilliant light caught the affections of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, who bought a farmhouse in the village and transformed it into his Impressionists’ studio. Kate interviews Deputy Mayor Roland Constant in the farm’s olive orchard and discovers how Renoir continued to paint masterpieces even when he was crippled with arthritis.

Kate then travels to Vallauris, near Antibes where Pablo Picasso became immersed in pottery and in gratitude to the town’s benevolence to him, he painted the vaults of its chapel with themes of war and peace. Kate tours the chapel by torchlight assisted by a guide Mireille, before snaking her way a few miles east to the glass-blowing town of Biot, home of modern master Fernand Leger.

Kate then drives into Antibes and parades the seafront following an art trail which leads her to the actual locations where Claude Monet and Picasso painted studies of the town’s landmark,Castle Grimaldi.

Next to Nice, where the Modernist master, Henri Matisse spent the last years of his life. Unbeknownst to many, Matisse was a keen rower at the port’s Club Nautique, spending days in creative contemplation out on his canoe. Matisse almost found God in the twilight of his years and inspired by the love of a Dominican nun, he built a simple chapel in Vence, some 7 miles away, and it’s here that Kate concludes the man’s exceptional story.

A stone’s throw away in Vence’s sister town, Saint Paul, Kate pops into the Colombe D’Or hotel. Today it’s a refuge for rich and famous celebrities looking for discreet relaxation but legend has it that a poor and hungry Pablo Picasso once traded paintings for meals and lodging.

The Fondation Maeght gallery, also in Vence, houses dazzling works by Alexander Calder, Georges Braque, Picasso, Joan Miro, Renoir, Raoul Dufy and Marc Chagall. These masterpieces were obtained by the canny art collector Aime Maeght during this extraordinary, creative time in art history.

Kate returns to Antibes and visit’s the Riviera’s famous Art Deco monument, the Belles Rives hotel, the summer home of F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda, a party playground for Pablo Picasso and a jazzy venue for Louis Armstrong and Josephine Baker. Built by American railroad tycoon Frank Jay Gould, the Belles Rives became a beacon to the rich and powerful who had money to spend on art!

To end her journey, Kate seeks out the lavish lifestyle enjoyed by the rich patron and canny art collector. She hires a car and takes the winding corniche roads to Le Cap Ferrat, the exclusive peninsula of the King Leopolds, Hollywood film stars like David Niven and the Rothschild banking family. Beatrice Rothschild was probably the world’s greatest art collector at one time, so Kate takes a stroll around her magnificent Villa Ephrussi - a peek into a privileged world that no longer exists.

Zay Harding explores the colonial history of the State of Victoria in Australia.

Starting in the Grampian Mountains, he meets the original inhabitants: the Aboriginal people. He then heads to the gold rush towns of Ballarat, Bendigo and Stawell, where he pans for gold, takes part in a Chinese Dragon Festival, and runs the country’s most famous footrace – theStawell Gift.

Zay cycles along the Great Ocean Road, taking in the famous Shipwreck Coast, before heading to Melbourne to explore the city’s grand Victorian arcades and architecture.

Then he heads back into bush country for the Ned Kelly trail, where he investigates the history of Australia’s most notorious outlaw, from Kelly’s birthplace in Beveridge to his place of execution at the Old Melbourne Gaol.

Finally, Zay explores the roots of the founding of a new country.

In this Globetrekker special, Zay Harding treks along five of Australia’s greatest hikes, which showcases the country’s incredible landscape, nature and pioneering history.

Zay starts at Mount Bishop and Clerk in Maria Island, and goes on to hike the the six foot track in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Mount Gower on Lord Howe Island and Lamington National Park in Queensland.

Along the way he encounters the country’s most exotic wildlife such as the spiny echidna and the wombat, experiences the most spectacular views and treks through the country’s most historic regions.

In this Globe Trekker Special, Zay Harding travels across Northern France and Belgium, visiting key World War One locations on the Western Front.

Zay’s journey starts in the town of Meaux, 25 miles from Paris, the closest that the German army came to capturing the French capital, and the site today of the newly opened Museum of the Great War.

Moving on to the Aisne region, Zay visits the Confrecourt quarries, remarkable for a rock-cut chapel and many other historic carvings made by French troops who sheltered here, just behind the front lines, between 1914 and 1918.

Zay-Harding-Tries-on-a-100-year-old-gas-maskAt Ypres in Belgium, location of many of the war’s bloodiest battles, and site of the first use in 1915 of the terrible new weapon of poison gas, Zay tries on British and German gas masks from a remarkable private collection.

Back in France, Zay visits Verdun, where the war’s longest all-out battle took place in 1916, at the cost of around 300,000 French and German soldiers’ lives. At the centre of the battlefield, a vast cathedral-like ossuary houses the bones of 130,000 of the soldiers whose bodies have never been identified.

Just a few miles from Verdun, at the hill of Vauquois, the most important battles took place underground. Zay explores a warren of tunnels dug by the French and Germans, in which over 500 massive mines were detonated, obliterating the village that once stood on top of the hill.

Zay-Hareding-in-VerdunneElsewhere, British troops fought alongside a large number of troops from Commonwealth countries. Zay visits Fromelles, where a mass grave of Australian soldiers was recently discovered; they have been reburied in the first Commonwealth War Graves cemetery created since World War Two.

Near Cambrai, Zay is shown one of the First World War’s most remarkable relics, a massive intact tank that was unearthed in recent years in a local field.

Another new weapon that made a big impact in the war was the aeroplane. Zay visits an airshow near Paris to see World War One planes in flight.

One of the most important factors that led to Germany’s defeat was the late entry into the war of the USA. Zay visits the battlefield along the St Quentin canal, where US troops broke through the German front lines in autumn 1918.

Finally, at Mons in Belgium, Zay visits the poignant St Symphorien cemetery, where some of the last of the 10 million soldiers to die in the war are buried, including a Canadian who was killed just two minutes before the ceasefire.

Sexy, passionate and sophisticated, Buenos Aires is one of South America’s most alluring cities and the perfect place for Globe Trekker newcomer Judith Jones to find her feet…or should we say Tango heels!

Made up of distinct districts known as barrios, Buenos Aires offers something for everyone and, with the help of the oldest metro system in South America, Judith sets out to explore as many sides to this city as possible.

Presenter-Judith-Jones-dancing-the-Tango-in-BocaFrom the grand, Parisian style city centre to the multi coloured tenements of the historic Boca district and just about everything in between, Judith uncovers a breathtakingly beautiful city with a rich and multi-faceted culture.

Judith gets the Argentine take on Evita outside the Casa Rosada, enjoys a sultry tango lesson at her hotel and explores the overflowing antique markets of the bohemian barrio of San Telmo. She learns the secrets of Buenos Aires high society at Recoleta Cemetery and takes in the sites, sounds and smells of the countryside at the Gaucho street fair in the cities meat packing district.

But nothing compares to her night on the tiles at one of Buenos Aires’ trendiest Tango clubs where the cities sense of style and passion shine. But Judith’s adventure doesn’t stop there.

On two day excursions from the city Judith takes a ferry across the Rio del la Plata to the picturesque Uruguayan village of Colonia and flies west to the region of Mendoza, famous for its wine (it is home of the much forgotten French Malbec grape now synonymous with the Argentine region) and breath taking mountain scenery.

After international sanctions were lifted in 2012, Myanmar has been put to the top of travel destination lists and it has quickly become the hot new place to visit. Closed off to the world for centuries, this is a fascinating country which is as warm and welcoming as the ruling military junta were harsh and oppressive. Megan McCormick dives in to the heart of the country to get the low down.

Schwedagon Pagoda with MeganMegan starts her journey in Yangon where she explores the juxtaposition of modern life and Myanmar’s colonial past, so prominent throughout the country that some people still refer to it as Burma.

She finds out more from Yangon Heritage Trust founder, Thant Myint-U. Before she leaves this city, she can’t resist the pull of the glittering Shwedagon Pagoda, the most revered Buddhist temple in the country.

Flying to the centre of the country, she visits popular Inle Lake where she discovers just how diverse the country really is. Contrary to popular belief, the Padaung women Megan meets don’t seem to mind at all that they are being paid to draw in the tourists… provided foreigners actually respect their choice.

Next, she heads north to the town of Hsipaw where she visits a Shan Palace and uncovers a tribal rivalry dating back centuries. Chatting to the current resident, Fern, she realises that people still bear scars from the recent dictatorship.

Megan takes a bumpy train journey to Mandalay, stopping briefly at the British hill station of Pyin-oo-Lwin. In Mandalay she discovers a city devastated by WW2 and reinvented by the Chinese. Getting to the cultural heart of this city, Megan visits the golden Mahamuni Buddha, tries her hand at the dying art of puppetry and opts for evening entertainment in the form of the Moustache Brothers, only to realise that the recent politics of this country pervades everything, even comedy.

Mindat-Munn-women-with-Megan-McCormickLeaving Mandalay Megan heads far from the main tourist destinations and into the Chin State where she meets the tattooed Chin women.

A tradition dating back to at least the 8th century, these women once tattooed intricate designs on their faces as protection. Now they see it as a form of beauty.

Land sprinkled with thousands of temples and stupas is Megan’s next stop on her journey. Bagan was once capital of the Kingdom that fully integrated Buddhism into the country.

Myanmar now has the highest proportion of Buddhist monks in any Buddhist country. Megan meets her guide Min Min and they explore this incredible landscape by horse & carriage.

Megan heads to the Rakhine State for her final stop. After a brief stop in the town of Thandwe she takes a boat to the ultimate beach destination, Ngapali Beach.

Brianna Barnes travels to Switzerland to uncover some of its more unexpected sights. Her journey starts in French-speaking Geneva, home to international organisations such as the United Nations HQ and CERN. Here she finds out just how cutting edge science at CERN is. Travelling by train to the lakeside town of Vevey, Brianna visits Charlie Chaplin’s house and enjoys a drop or two of locally made Swiss wine.

Swiss-Boy-in-the-mountainsHeading to the alpine village of Riederalp, Brianna finds herself immersed in a dung-pulverising game of golf before hiking the gruelling Gemmi Pass to cross the Alps and their linguistic divide from Leukerbad to Kandersteg.

She then heads to Interlaken where, instead of doing a spot of paragliding, she enrols in the local performance of William Tell. It’s an incredible feat of drama – an open-air theatre complete with 100+ local actors, horses, cows and even a few goats.

From the lakes of Interlaken, Brianna travels to the medieval capital of Bern where she finds herself face-to-face with a child eater (ok, so it’s just a fountain) and confused by equations at the Einstein Museum.

Switzerland is famous for being neutral, but they do have an army and enough bomb shelters for 114% of the population. Brianna meets ex-military who used to be in the bicycle regiment and she finds out that the country was aggressively defensive in WW2. She gets shown around one of their top secret military fortresses on Lake Lucerne.

Brianna-&-Charlie-Chaplin-statueHeading back to the Alps, Brianna delves into the superstitious nature of mountain people. She discovers that the Devil’s Bridge was the major obstacle to crossing the Alps at the Gotthard Pass and it was only after the devil himself apparently built a stone bridge that transport between north and south Europe was revolutionised.

Brianna takes the Glacier Express from the nearby city of Andermatt to Chur, capital of the Romansch speaking part of Switzerland. Here she encounters a beauty contest for old men – an alpine beard competition.

From Chur she travels to Zurich and finds out exactly why Switzerland is so famous for its banking. She ends her journey in the traditional region of Appenzell, where yodelling farmers bringing their cattle down from alpine pastures signifies the end of summer.

Incomprehensible dialects, terrible weather, a grim industrial backwater – these are phrases traditionally used to describe the Northern stretches of England. This Globe Trekker episode puts an end to the myth, as we follow traveller Judith Jones through Yorkshire and Northumberland.

Her journey starts in rural Suffolk on the Eastern board of England – the medieval town of Lavenham, with its quaint timber framed dwellings which were built on the riches acquired from a prosperous 14th century wool trade. Crooked houses are the norm and they were made famous in the nursery rhyme, “There was a Crooked Man”, which Judith whimsically recites as she indulges in a classic English cream tea.

Leaving Lavenham, Judith explores the mighty university city of Cambridge. A tour of King’s College is followed by a romantic punt along the River Cam, where she learns about the university’s proud history and especially, about the poet Lord Byron, who kept a bear in his student dormitories. And then, it’s a long car ride on the A1 road “up north”, to Sheffield, in South Yorkshire.

Sheffield is the steel capital and beer capital of Britain. So our Globe Trekker visits the crucible steel mill the ‘Sheffield Forgemasters’ and pops into Kelham Island to try out a selection of its champion brews, including one dedicated to former President George Bush!

Leaving Sheffield, Judith takes a short train trip to Bradford. Bradford was once a booming industrial textile town which went bust in the 20th century but a large Indian Asian population known for its culinary powers has turned it into the curry capital of Britain. Judith visits the World Curry Festival where she tries out a lethal ‘naga’ – chilly-infused aubergine curry- before continuing to eat her way through an assortment of spicy Asian dishes, which include a very sweet strawberry samosa.

From Bradford, Judith heads to York. She has a nose into the Minster – the largest Norman cathedral in the world – and strolls through the medieval Shambles on her way to investigating the history of chocolate, as York is home to the world famous KitKat chocolate bar.

Crossing the River Tees, Judith beholds Anthony Gormley’s Angel in the North sculpture, which tells her that she is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, another fallen industrial city raised on shipyards and coal . Today Newcastle is a metropolis rejuvenated by new arts centres and an unbridled passion for the local football team.

In Newcastle, Judith enjoys a very large stottie sandwich and goes to the heart of the Geordie dialect by playing a game of ‘Call my My Hoafies’ at the Northumbrian Language Society.

She loses a bet at the Plate Day horse races and travels to rural Chillingham to meet Sir Humphry Wakefield, Baronet of Kendall and Lord of Chillingham castle. She hires a bike and rides the Northumberland coast , taking in Bambrugh Castle and Holy Island along the way.

She ends her journey on a boat to the Farne Islands – ancient sanctuary of the monk Saint Cuthbert and present one of the puffin and other sea birds. Judith joins National Trust Park Ranger Will Scott as he counts puffin eggs for his annual census. It’s a task more grubby than anyone can possibly imagine!

Globe Trekker presenter Judith Jones takes us through story of the English building and shows us how it came to be. It’s a journey from the birth of early Christian settlements to the creation of the baroque mansion in the 17th century; of how a Romanesque church became a cathedral, and how a castle became the Englishman’s home.

We begin in a crumbling priory on the island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, as Christianity in England arrives with the teachings of the Saints, Aidan and Cuthbert, in the 7th century. Judith shows us how Cuthbert was sent by Oswald, the King of Northumbria, to convert the natives to Catholicism and how this event opened the floodgates to the arrival of Continental ideas, especially those in architecture – the first being the Roman arch, the triforium and the clerestory window which features in all traditional English churches.

Durham CathedralBut it was not until the 11th century that the English building took off. William Duke of Normandy defeated Harold Hardrada at Hastings and he established a kingdom centred on thick-walled cathedrals resembling fortresses, governed by powerful French prince bishops who were appointed to restore order to the land.

Judith visits Durham cathedral, a Catholic ‘fortress’ settled on an insurmountable hill, where the Gothic ribbed vault was invented and where the square Norman towers became the unmistakable motif of the noble English church.

Though, as we soon discover, it was the Cistercian monastic order in Fountains Abbey in Ripon, Yorkshire, who developed the English Gothic style we see stylized in the Hammer horror and Harry Potter films.

Judith examines the simple functional plans of Fountains abbey and illustrates the Gothic principles of order, light and clarity. To illustrate this new ‘Decorated’ style of building, Judith visits Ely cathedral in Cambridgeshire, where she examines the choir screen and chancel before noticing that the ribbed arch on Ely’s hallowed ceilings have become very ornate by the beginning of the 14th century.

Back in Yorkshire, to the most English building development of them all, (according to the legendary art historian Nikolaus Pevsner) the ‘Perpendicular’ style which see in York’s majestic minster: a horizontal building with rectangular panels and long vertical windows with stone framework called mullions. It’s a feature we see adorning the Houses of Parliament and other national institutions of the 19th century.

Judith continues her journey North exploring the castles that were built to fend off the raiding Scots and given as a reward to the Earls who fought for Henry IV during England’s 100 years war with France. Judith shows us how the castle became a home, fitted out not just for battle but for entertainment and comfortable living.

In Warkworth Castle, Northumberland, we see how Harry Hotspur (Earl Thomas Percy), transformed his castle keep into a waiting room and he turned his soldiers’ barracks into a great hall grand enough to entertain his loyal knights with medieval banquets. The fireplace, often seen in the centre of the room is now set back to the wall. It appears that the concept of the room is arriving.

It was when peace descended on England that the Elizabethan manor house was created. It was equipped with a castle-like moat and it was built of Dutch brick brought over from that 100 years war.

The manor house, like all of England’s buildings, was raised not by educated designers but by masons and carpenters working under the patronage of wealthy Lords and wool merchants of the day. Judith explores Kentwell Hall in Sudbury, Suffolk.

Judith then travels to Burghley House, Lincolnshire, where the Elizabethan house has transformed itself into a stately baroque manor by the end of the 16th century, complete with the new development of a staircase, bedrooms and guests rooms built along a chopped up Elizabethan long gallery. Protestant England was now receiving the Renaissance into her homes.

As the Englishman started taking tours around a Europe energized by the Renaissance, a new vocation was born in the 17th century – that of the architect. Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren were probably the first architects in the country. They were inspired by the teachings of the Italian scholar Andrea Palladio and his written works made architecture the profession of a gentleman.

This leads Judith to her final building – Castle Howard – designed by a playwright Sir John Vanbrugh, whose fantastic designs crowned him as an architect of baroque expertise and picturesque ideals. He sent the English building into the 18th century by looking as much outside the building as within.



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