Travel; A Series of Narratives of Personal Visits to Places Therein Famous for Natural Beauty or Historical Association. [

Travel; A Series of Narratives of Personal Visits to Places Therein Famous for Natural Beauty or Historical Association. [

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...before us like a sea. We were now on a level with the tops of the mountains; the climb had been steep and somewhat long. Before us lay an immense panorama of green, smiling valley and verdant, fertile plain, and far-off wooded hills. Villages reposed here and there; streams ran their course. It is one of the most striking and most varied values in the Black Forest. Now we began to descend into the valley; a long pass, steep as the ascent had been. Cows and goats browsed on the hillsides, looking like flies clinging to a wall, mere animated dots in the landscape. Down and down we went; first overhanging the valley, then gradually reaching the level, and leaving the tops of the hills far, far above us. The road was now long and circuitous, shut in by the mountains. We passed way-side villages, small and primitive, where wood-choppers kept time to the sound of the rushing stream. The Angenbachtal. now left behind, was certcinly one of the most delightful, one of the most primitive and refreshing in the Black Forest. Whether traveling by carriage, or on a walking tour, it will equally enchant those who are fortunate enuf not to pass it by. To the pedestrian especially it presents attractions. From this varied and beautiful valley we issued on the interesting but less striking Wiesental. 24. From Schdnau we started for Badenweiler, the landlord begging me to return next year for the purpose of doing 1 or 2 valleys which now had to be neglected; valleys, said he, as beautiful as the Wehratal or the Angenbachtal. Above all, to ascend the Belchen with its magnificent panorama. If I did not care to walk, he would provide a horse. I was now taking my last drive in the Black Forest, and a gray shadow rested upon it. In spite of the shado, this last drive...show more

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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640462
  • 9781236640468