Travel Volume 24

Travel Volume 24

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... sun shafts shot their beams of golden light, illuminating in the predominating red and blue of the ceiling, gleaming in reflections from carved side wall and tapestry of gold, touched brilliant notes of red in the hangings and shone in a wonderful turquoise green from the marble pilaster, then cooled where below a canopy the altar glistened in an accent of dull blue and silver. Beneath me, under this chapel pavement. was the crypt of the Grand Masters, and in a marvel of color design their escutcheons and memorial tablets cover the floor in mosaics. like the rich colorings of a series of Oriental rugs. Among the names inscribed is that of Sir Oliver Starkey, the only Knight not a Grand Master here immortalized. In the writings on the memorial tablets which cover the floor of the nave and chapels is the whole history of the Knights. In the course of time Britain may relinquish this island fortress to other hands, the great war may bring some sudden change, but naught can efface the effect of Malta's epoch under the flag of the threefold crosses of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Patrick, which will ever be cherished by the nation of the Eight-Pointed Cross. But the ancient walled cities of its sires will exist for many epochs to come, to flaunt from bastion or parapet the flag of whatever nation they serve and will stand a unique and marvelous monument to herald to the world the story of the wonderful romance of Malta and of the Knights of the Order of St. John. PROGRESS IN TRANSPORTATION (Continued from page 40) between the Brooklyn Borough Hall and Coney Island during the past summer and autumn. These two busses differ chiefly from the Fifth Avenue stages in the fact that they are electrically propelled instead of burning more

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  • Paperback | 202 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791002
  • 9781236791009