The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 66

The Chautauquan; A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education] Volume 66

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...assurance, "Aqui time su casa," with which even the chance acquaintance is made to feel at home, as in his "own house"--do not seem incongruous as in Spanish cities in closer contact with the outer world. The streets of the city run eastward up the slopes of a wide avenue cut along the sides of the mountain, and are crossed at right angles by others running north and south. The blocks thus formed rise one above another like the benches of a great ampitheater. overshadowed by the peaks Gold figure found Gold figure found 0 at Lake Guatavita at Lake Guatavita Lake Guatavita, showing the cut made by Sepulvada, a rich merchant of Bogata, who in 1562 attempted to drain the lake in order to secure the great treasure supposed to exist at the bottom San Carlos Palace, Bogota, Colombia. The window which shows the memorial stone is the one from which Liberator Simon Bolivar escaped from attempted assassination, September 25, The legend of the Gilded Man. Blowing gold dust over the king 3after his body had been anointed with balsam Monserrate and Guadelupe. On the crests of these peaks stand two massive cathedrals. One wonders why great temples were built in such inaccessible locations, and why, with over thirty more cathedrals and churches in the city, they were needed at all. They can be reached only by pedestrians, and then only after some three hours of hard climbing; no one ever lived near them, and the bleak, icy fmramo beyond is uninhabitable. Like the cross, however, their presence is objectively effective in this very religious community. The city is now well lighted by gas and electricity and is beautified by three large plazas and many smaller parks, in nearly all of which the Bogotanos have erected handsome bronze...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686848X
  • 9781236868480