Excursions In Denmark, Norway And Sweden (1-2); Including Notices Of The Public Opinion In Those Countries And Anecdotes Of Their Courts

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780217472210
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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CHAPTER V. FIRST DAYS IN COPENHAGEN. Best streets—Modest palaces—Equestrian statues—Great square— City of silence — Rampart-walk — Sea-view — Market-place — Streets of the old town—Churches—Thorvaldsen's statues in the Church of the Virgin—Jews' Synagogue, and forms of worship—Holiday walk in the gardens of Fredericksberg—Conduct and appearance of the lower classes—Girls of Amak—Appearance of the better ranks in the theatre—Love of theatrical amusements—Dancing illustrations of national history. The landing-place was so densely crowded with people of every rank that we had difficulty in making our way through them. Aided, however, by the black lackey of one of the hotels, all of which had sent servants and carriages to wait the steamer, we fought a passage to the custom-house, and escaping from it in a few minutes, proceeded by one of the principal streets, called the Amaliengade (Amelia-street), which commences close by the pief. The houses in this quarter are of plain architecture, but being generally new and lofty, they impress the new-comer favourably regarding the city he is entering. The streets are also regular and tolerably paved; were they a little wider one might say that this, the new part of Copenhagen, resembles the plainer portion of the modern Edinburgh. The general regularity at least recals that fair city; but when the details are looked into, the comparison is all in favour of the Scottish capital with its ample foot-pavements and well-guarded "areas." Halfway down, the street is broken by a little octagonal place (we sadly want an English word for this French one, or the Italianpiazza, either of which can be employed in a more general sense than our untracta- ble square). This place, known as the Amalien- platz, is principally formed of small quiet pal...
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