On The Wing Through Europe, By A Business Man [f.c. Sessions]

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrancis Charles Sessions

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...lover of the beautiful to break the command against covetousness; also Napoleon's sword, with the hilt of solid diamonds, all making a display of precious stones not equaled in the world. The buildings containing the exhibits of the different nations front upon the Rue des Nations, down which we now pass. As specimens characteristic of the respective styles of architecture of the different countries of the world, they are, in chaste-ness and elegance of design, a study and a wonder. Japan shows a small Buddhist temple; the Chinese adopt a style of building characteristic of the Celestial empire; Spain, of Moorish architecture; Persia, Tunis and Morocco present a beautiful minaret. Says a French writer, " The fa9ade of the United States building is one of those wooden structures which the settlers of the interior erect." I hope not, if Ohio is in the interior. It is a showy, gilded-looking building, covered all over with shields. On these shields are emblazoned the coats of arms of the thirteen original States, and also that of the District of Columbia. The building would attract attention, certainly, but by no means represents our style of architecture. We should call it altogether too The American Section. 145 " Frenchy." We could not, however, pass without taking off our hats to the old flag, with its stars and stripes floating in the breeze. Here is a grand opportunity to study the productions in art, science and industry of England, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Russia, China, Turkey, and, indeed, of every nation on the globe. Though ignorant of their different tongues, we can enjoy and appreciate the wonderful results of the unceasing progress of the world, as represented here. Naturally, we first find ourselves in the...

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...lover of the beautiful to break the command against covetousness; also Napoleon's sword, with the hilt of solid...

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

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ISBN - 10:021726753X

ISBN - 13:9780217267533

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