Journal Of A Tour In Europe

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byCarrie Frances Butler Thwing

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... found us wandering amid the delightful fine arts collection of the South Kensington Museum. It was so cold that I was forced to come home before spending half the time we wished. It is a museum exquisitely arranged and containing beautiful things enough to turn one's head. The afternoon I stayed in for repairs and mended my clothes. The most delightful day spent in England was that which we passed at Cambridge, Wednesday, August igth. An express train landed us without a stop upon the banks of the Cam. A hansom drove us at once to Girton. The building is attractive upon first view. Only two stories high, it stretches out wing upon wing catching all possible air and sunshine. If only Vassar buildings could have been erected on such a principle! Everything seemed pleasant and the air of the place was refined and scholarly. The bath-room, bed-room and sitting-room of a suite were cosy and comfortable. The library, a pleasant room, contained a choice though not extensive collection of books. The recitation rooms looked thoroughly feminine in their blue felt rugs and blue table spreads. Driving back to the city we were left at King's Chapel, that beautiful church for which Cambridge is famed. In it we found it was difficult which to admire more, the stone pillars and arches worked into the most delicate fan tracery in the roof, the wood carvings of the screen or the exquisite windows with their chaste designs and rich colourings. Its general architecture is that of the latest perpendicular Gothic slightly influenced, noticeably in the screen, by the renaissance. From King's Chapel we went to the University library where, through the courtesy of a graduate who happened to be drawing books, we were admitted to the rooms and alcoves. This...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... found us wandering amid the delightful fine arts collection of the South Kensington Museum. It was so cold tha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217911269

ISBN - 13:9780217911269

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