Travel Films; Being Pen Pictures Of Europe by Hugh JohnstonTravel Films; Being Pen Pictures Of Europe by Hugh Johnston

Travel Films; Being Pen Pictures Of Europe

byHugh Johnston

Paperback | February 9, 2012

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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.1913 Excerpt: ... IN OLD SCOTIA We are in Scotland, the land of the thistle, the heather and the fern; the land of oatmeal and barley cakes; the land of claymores and tartan plaids; the land of philosophers, poets and great men. We had a taste of Scotch weather in the "Modern Athens," as picturesque and charming Edinboro' is called. It had been raining from the time we left the north of England; but had cleared as we entered the metropolis, so that our first afternoon and evening were pleasant enough. But next morning, when we were to give the entire day to sight-seeing we were treated to a regular downpour of rain. However, this did not dampen our spirits, for our carriage was covered, and we started for Calton Hill. We missed the magnificent views of the city and surrounding landscape which this spot commands, Arthur's Seat, Salisbury Craig, the shores of the Firth of Forth and the Port of Leith. But we saw the observatory, the monument to Playfair, the mathematician, Dugald Stewart's monument, Nelson's monument, the National monument, commemorating Waterloo and intended to be a copy of the Parthenon at Athens. Lower down is the monument to Burns, where one gets a striking view of the quaint gables and myriads of chimney pots hundreds of feet below. Our next drive is to the Palace of Chivalry and Romance, Holyrood, the residence of the ancient kings. It is of interest chiefly on account of Mary Stuart, the beautiful, brilliant, hapless queen. How each room seemed to unfold its tragic story. There are Lord Darnley's rooms, Queen Mary's apartments, the audience-chamber where she had her stormy interviews with Knox; the bedroom with its canopied bed and mouldering finery; and the private supper room, the scene of the palace's great tragedy. You are shown the spot where the It...
Title:Travel Films; Being Pen Pictures Of EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217647081

ISBN - 13:9780217647083