A Satchel Guide for the Vacation Tourist in Europe

A Satchel Guide for the Vacation Tourist in Europe

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...feet high, from which (as from the Terrace, formerly the churchyard) there is an extensive and beautiful prospect. The Castle, once the episcopal palace, now the council hall of the canton, was built in the 13th century, but has been repeatedly altered. It is worth visiting for the view it commands. The Cantonal Museum contains natural history collections, with lake-dwelling relics, etc. The summer-house in which Gibbon finished his great work in 1787 stood in a garden which now belongs to the Hotel Gibbon. The Montbenon is a delightful promenade in the suburbs, and the Signal (a half-hour walk) is a famous point of view. Geneva is at the south end of the Lake, from which the Rhone here emerges, dividing the city into two parts, which are connected by eight bridges. In the midst of the stream is the little Rousseau's Island, which is a pleasant promenade with a statue of Rousseau by Pradier. The Quays and the Jardin Anglais afford delightful walks, with varied views of the lake and the Alps. The Cathedral is a Romanesque structure of the nth century with the "modern improvement" of a Corinthian portico; the interior has suffered less from alterations. The Monument to the Duke of Brunswick is costly and elegant. The Hotel de Ville/the Arsenal, the Academic Museum (geological and natural history collections, antiquities, etc.), the Public Library (founded by Bonnivard in 1551, and rich in autographs of Calvin, Beza, Luther, Melanchthon, etc.), the Rath Museum (picture gallery), the Russian Church, the new Theatre, the Botanic Garden, the Alpine Garden, etc., may also be mentioned. Rousseau was born at No. 40 Grande Rue. Pleasant excursions from Geneva are to Mornex, a favorite summer resort, 7 miles from the city (omnibus, 1.30/h); and to...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236608895
  • 9781236608895