Places--buildings, neighborhoods, landmarks, and cultural and commercial institutions--help define a city's unique character, its "sense of place." This is the key concept behind Placenotes , a wholly new type of travel book that features the "one of a kind" places that make a city distinctive. Placenotes guides you to places where you can experience the authentic culture of a city. For visitors, these are the "must see" places. For residents, Placenotes offers the perfect opportunity to become deeply acquainted with the places that distinguish their city from all others-an opportunity to invest in the life of the place. Not a conventional travel book, Placenotes are sets of individual cards that describe forty-five to fifty-five unique places in a featured city. The front of each card has a color photograph that captures the spirit of a particular place. The back of the card tells the story of the place, often with commentary by a local expert. It also provides all the practical details people need to plan their visit. A city map, index of places, and key to symbols come in each set of Placenotes . The cards are contained in a sturdy box with a lid that snaps shut with invisible magnets.Charles W. Moore Center for the Study of Place Staff is the author of 'Placenotes santa Fe', published 2006 under ISBN 9780976649359 and ISBN 0976649357.