Cathedral Cities of Spain

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Dodd, Mead, 1909 - Cathedrals - 358 pages

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Page 52 - ... supported a third. Pendant pyramids cluster everywhere and hang suspended apparently from nothing. In the fertility of his imagination the designer surpassed anything of the kind that went before or has since been attempted. Truly the verses of a poem copied on to the azulejos are well set.
Page 48 - Alpuj arras district, the last abiding place of the conquered Moor. Further on the mass of the Sierra Aburijara bounds the horizon, west of it is the town of Loja, thirty miles away, buried in the dip towards Antequerra. To the north is Mount Parapanda, the barometer of the Vega, always covered with mist when rain is at hand. . . . Now turn and look behind. Right up into the blue sky rise the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada.
Page 98 - ... liveliest street in the north of Spain. On either side of the central promenade, under the shade of stately plane trees, are the carriage drives. The broad walk itself is thronged, especially in the morning, when marketing is done, with an ever-changing crowd. Boys distribute handbills, dog fanciers stroll about bargaining with dealers, itinerant merchants cry their wares. A family of father, mother, and children cross the stream of promenaders, followed by a pet lamb. Acquaintances meet and...

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