Reminiscences of Berlin during the Franco-German war of 1870-71

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byShephard Thomas Taylor

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... in the way of scenery or anything else in fact. There was a neglected wilderness-like look about the place, whilst the collection of animals was one hardly worthy of a large city like Berlin. After a time a new director, or curator, was appointed, a certain Dr. Bodinus, an able scientist and shrewd man of business as well, who soon furnished the public with very substantial proofs of his being emphatically the right man in the right place. In a comparatively short space of time he effected quite a revolution in the appearance of the grounds, and, what was still more remarkable, he indirectly brought about a similar transformation in almost every other Zoological Garden in Europe. His intelligent mind comprehended the fact, that only by making the gardens the fashionable resort of the upper and middle classes, could he gather in that golden harvest, so essential to him in carrying out his ambitious undertakings. He, therefore, gave firstclass open-air concerts twice a week, viz., on Tuesdays and Saturdays, which, in conjunction with good beer, coffee, and other refreshments, soon attracted a vast number of visitors, and made the Zoological Gardens the rendezvous of all the fashionable world in Berlin. The proceeds of these entertainments he devoted to structural and other improvements. The old houses disappeared one after the other, and were replaced by more elegant and imposing substitutes. The carnivorous animals were furnished also with out-door cages, in which the public could see them to much better advantage than heretofore, and which, therefore, added greatly to the interest of the place. The removal of the elephant to his new and stately mansion, was an exciting event, as the Colossus had already sent two human beings to their account, and there wa...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885. Excerpt: ... in the way of scenery or anything else in fact. There was a neglected wilderness-like look about the place, whilst the collect...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852750

ISBN - 13:9780217852753

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