The Gallery of Engravings Volume 2

The Gallery of Engravings Volume 2

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...or fortress, which is constructed on an elevation in the very centre of the city, and contains the ancient palace of the tzars, the patriarchal residence, the senate-house, the arsenal, and a vast assemblage of churches, crowded together within a small space. 2. Kitaigorod, which forms a kind of oblong square on the east side of the Krem'l, and is principally filled with magazines, bazaars, shops, &c. It also contains the printingoffice of the Holy Synod, a Greek monastery, and several ancient churches and chapels. 3. Beloi-gorod, containing the University, Bank, Post-office, Mint, Foundry, the Foundling and other hospitals, and the best-looking streets and houses in the whole city. In this division stands the house of the Bible Society, being presented by his Imperial majesty in 1817. It is most conveniently situated in one of the principal streets leading to the Krem'l, and the busy scene of mercantile occupation. This house was formerly that of the State Inquisition; and it is a singular fact, that one of the servants of the Society, afterwards resident in it, was, during a long succession of years, immured in one of its cells. 4. Zemlianai-gorod, which comprises upwards of sixty churches, with a number of palaces and convents, the public cemeteries, &c. 5. Slobodi, the slobodes, or suburbs, and quarters inhabited by German and Tartar settlers. They also contain hospitals, barracks, and monasteries in considerable numbers. The whole is surrounded by an earthen rampart, called the Hammer Kalleshskoivull, in which are not fewer than fourteen gates, forming so many entrances to the city. Each division has anciently been defended by a wall; but in modern times, and more especially since the French era, the walls have fallen into decay, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 3.05mm | 117.93g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620518
  • 9781236620514