Seeing Europe with Famous Authors (Volume 2)

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must have had some lessons in mechanics from his adopted countrymen; for in Paris, the other day, they took several hours to raise the poor little obelisk of Luxor, which would not make a little finger to this Russian giant. THE ...
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Seeing Europe With Famous Authors: Volume 7: Italy, Sicily, and Greece, Part 1

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must have had some lessons in mechanics from his adopted countrymen; for in Paris, the other day, they took several hours to raise the poor little obelisk of Luxor, which would not make a little finger to this Russian giant. THE WINTER PALACEt BY GEN. COUNT VON MOLTKE We set out at nine o'clock to explore tha Winter Palace. It forms a quadrangle with several courts, about the size of the palace in Berlin, but the exterior of the latter is much more imposing; it has one story more and the great dome. The Winter Palace, with all its pillars half inserted into the walls, is decorated with limestone, and painted all over with an ugly brownish-yellow tint. But next to this, and connected by arcades, is the palace of the Empress Catherine, nearly as large as the other, to which she gave the curious name of Eremitage. With this palace and the French house in which we live, the Imperial residence has a front of eight hundred feet. It is said that six thousand people live in it, and tales are told of sheep and even cows that are kept on the roof. It is well known that the Winter Palace was burned with all its treasures of art, and was rebuilt by the Emperor Nicholas within a year. It was necessary to heat the rooms all winter to keepthe mortar liquid for use. A great salon fell through just after the Emperor had left it. The palace stands as finished, another evidence of the Emperor's will. It has a very fine staircase, and is in so far splendid that it contains an incredible succession of grand salons. One is two hundred feet long. The interior decoration is, of course, very faulty. Nearly everything is white and gold, ften only whitewashed walls, but ornamented by olpssal and mostly fine pictures of Russian victories. The obelisk that still stands in the Place de la Concor...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781235735257
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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must have had some lessons in mechanics from his adopted countrymen; for in Paris, the other day, they took several hours to raise the poor little obelisk of Luxor, which would not make a little finger to this Russian giant. THE WINTER PALACEt BY GEN. COUNT VON MOLTKE We set out at nine o'clock to explore tha Winter Palace. It forms a quadrangle with several courts, about the size of the palace in Berlin, but the exterior of the latter is much more imposing; it has one story more and the great dome. The Winter Palace, with all its pillars half inserted into the walls, is decorated with limestone, and painted all over with an ugly brownish-yellow tint. But next to this, and connected by arcades, is the palace of the Empress Catherine, nearly as large as the other, to which she gave the curious name of Eremitage. With this palace and the French house in which we live, the Imperial residence has a front of eight hundred feet. It is said that six thousand people live in it, and tales are told of sheep and even cows that are kept on the roof. It is well known that the Winter Palace was burned with all its treasures of art, and was rebuilt by the Emperor Nicholas within a year. It was necessary to heat the rooms all winter to keepthe mortar liquid for use. A great salon fell through just after the Emperor had left it. The palace stands as finished, another evidence of the Emperor's will. It has a very fine staircase, and is in so far splendid that it contains an incredible succession of grand salons. One is two hundred feet long. The interior decoration is, of course, very faulty. Nearly everything is white and gold, ften only whitewashed walls, but ornamented by olpssal and mostly finepictures of Russian victories. The obelisk that still stands in the Place de la Concor...
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