From the Lakes of Killarney to the Golden Horn

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byHenry Martyn Field

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE TYROL AND LAKE COMO. Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Atgnrt 30th. The Rev. Dr. Bellows of New York is to blame--or " to praise "-for our last week's wanderings; for he it was who advised me by no means to leave out the Tyrol in our European tour--and if he could have seen all the delight of these few days, I think he would willingly take the responsibility. The Tyrol is less visited than Switzerland; it is not so overrun with tourists (and this is a recommendation); but it is hardly less worthy of a visit. To be sure, the mountains are not quite so high as Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn (there are not so many snow-clad peaks and glaciers), but they are high enough; there are many that pierce the clouds, and the roads wind amid perpetual wildness, yet not without beauty also for at the foot of these savage mountains lie the loveliest green valleys, which are inhabited by a simple, brave people, who have often defended their Alpine passes with such valor as has made them as full of historical interest as they are of natural grandeur. Innsbruck is the capital of the Tyrol, and the usual starting point for a tour-but as at Ober-Ammergau we were to the west we found a nearer point of departure at Partenkirchen, a small town lying in the lap of the mountains, from which a iourney through Lermos, Nassereit, Imst, Landeck and Mais, leads one through the heart of the Tyrol, ending with the Stelvio Pass, the highest over the Alps. It is a long day s vide to Landeck, but we ordered a carriage with a pair of stout horses, and went to our rest full of expectation of what we should see on the morrow. But the night was not promising; the rain fell in torrents, and the morning was dark and lowering; but "he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap," so with faith we set ou...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1876. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE TYROL AND LAKE COMO. Cadenabbia, Lake Como, Atgnrt 30th. The Rev. Dr. Bellows of New York is to blame--or " to praise ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217216986

ISBN - 13:9780217216982

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