RAMBLES BY LAND AND WATER

RAMBLES BY LAND AND WATER

by B.M. Norman
     
 

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CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.

PAGE
VOYAGE FROM NEW ORLEANS TO HAVANA.--DESCRIPTION
OF THE CAPITAL OF CUBA, 21

Introductory remarks, 21
Departure from New Orleans, …  See more details below

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CONTENTS


CHAPTER I.

PAGE
VOYAGE FROM NEW ORLEANS TO HAVANA.--DESCRIPTION
OF THE CAPITAL OF CUBA, 21

Introductory remarks, 21
Departure from New Orleans, 23
Compagnons de Voyage, 24
Grumblers and grumbling, 24
Arrival at Havana, 25
Passports.--Harbor of Havana, 26
Fortifications.--Moro Castle, 27
The city, its houses, &c., 28
An American Sailor, 29
Society in Havana, 30
Barriers to social intercourse, 31
Individual hospitality, 32
Love of show, 33
Neatness of the Habañeros, 34


CHAPTER II.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS OF HAVANA.--THE TOMB OF COLUMBUS, 35

The Tacon Theatre, 35
The Fish Market, 36
The Cathedral 36
Its architecture--paintings--shrines, 37
Decline of Romanism, 38
The Tomb of Columbus, 39
The Inscription, 40
Reflections, 40
Burial, and removal of his remains, 41
Ceremonies of his last burial, 41
Reception of remains at Havana, 42
The funeral procession, 43
The Pantheon, 43
Mr. Irving's reflections, 44
Plaza de Armas, 44
A misplaced monument, 45
Statue of Ferdinand VII., 45
Regla--business done there, 46
Going to decay, 47
Material for novelists, 48


CHAPTER III.

THE SUBURBS OF HAVANA, AND THE INTERIOR OF THE
ISLAND, 49

Gardens.--Paseo de Tacon, 49
Guiness, an inviting resort for invalids, 50
Scenery on the route.--Farms--hedges--orange groves, 51
Luxuriance of the soil, 52
Sugar and Coffee plantations, 52
Forests and birds, 53
Arrival at Guiness.--The town, 53
Valley of Guiness, 54
Buena Esperanza, 54
Limonar--Madruga--Cardenas--Villa Clara, 55
Hints to invalids, 55
Dr. Barton, 56
Splendors of a tropical sky, 57
The Southern Cross, 58


CHAPTER IV.

GENERAL VIEW OF THE ISLAND OF CUBA, ITS CITIES,
TOWNS, RESOURCES, GOVERNMENT, &C. 59

Political importance of Cuba, 59
Coveted by the nations, 60
Climate and forests, 61
Productions and Population, 62
Extent--principal cities, 63
Matanzas.--Cardenas,

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013043466
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
08/23/2011
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
153 KB

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