Galignani's new [afterw.] illustrated Paris guide (1827, 39, 44), 53-55, 60, 63, 64, 79-94

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Page 564 - Paix, at the opposite extremity, along the whole of the central facade, and measuring 239 feet in length, 35 feet in width, and 43 feet in height. It is lighted by 17 large arched windows, which correspond with arches on the opposite wall, filled with mirrors ; sixty Corinthian pilasters of red marble, with bases and capitals of gilt bronze...
Page 208 - On the left is another altar, dedicated to St. Ferdinand, and corresponding to it on the right is a marble group representing the Prince on his death-bed, and kneeling at his head is an angel in fervent supplication, as if imploring the divine commiseration on the sufferer. The monogram MO reveals that this beautiful "spirit" was the work of his deceased sister, the Princess Marie, who little thought for whose tomb she was executing it ! The remainder of the group is by Triquetti, after a drawing...
Page 337 - the wise men"; 5, the Massacre of the Innocents, 6, the Flight into Egypt; 7, the Presentation in the Temple; 8, Christ in the midst of the Doctors; 9, the Baptism of Christ ; 10, the Marriage of Cana in Galilee...
Page 149 - Great advantages are offered in the study of special pathology, hospitals being set apart for patients afflicted with diseases of the skin, those peculiar to infancy and old age, scrofula, calculus, syphilis, and mental derangement; and perhaps in no other country will the student have equal opportunities of observing these affections. A. season may indeed be well spent in Paris at the Hospital St. Louis, one of the largest in Europe, chiefly dedicated to cutaneous and scrofulous diseases.
Page 142 - ... of every kind, bills of exchange, other bills, and all engagements to order or to bearer, gold and silver bars, national and foreign coin, and diamonds, with a charge for keeping, according to the value of the deposit, which cannot exceed an eighth...
Page 577 - Mansard. It is in the Italian style, consisting of one story, and two wings, united by a long gallery pierced by seven arcades, and fronted with magnificent coupled Ionic columns and pilasters in Languedoc marble. The wings are ornamented in a similar manner. It is separated from the avenue leading to it by a fosse in masonry. The visitor is first introduced...
Page 334 - The high altar was pulled down in 1789, but under the empire it was re-erected, and such of the works of art as could be collected were restored. The lateral chapels of Notre Dame were formerly remarkable for their splendour, the walls being covered with marble, or finely-carved wainscoting, and containing sumptuous tombs belonging to noble families. These were stripped of their riches in 1793 ; many of them, however, have been repaired.
Page vi - Many persons have opened tables-d'hdte and boarding-houses, under cover of which card-playing to a considerable extent is carried on in the evening, and the unwary visitor may be easily inveigled to play, and to lose sums to a large amount. They are frequented by persons of both sexes, of fashionable exterior, but of very indifferent character.
Page 560 - In the middle of this gallery is the entrance to the Salle des Croisades, a series of five splendid rooms in the Gothic style, forming a gallery of pictures relating to those interesting periods. The ceilings and walls are covered with armorial bearings of French knights who fought in the Holy Land ; the 3d room, bisected by a series of three arches, contains colossal pictures of battles fought during the crusades. The first picture to the left on entering is executed in Beauvais tapestry, from the...
Page 38 - Great regularity is observed in the numbering of houses. In the streets parallel to the Seine the numbers follow the course of the river ; in those perpendicular to it or nearly so, the lowest number begins at the extremity nearest the Seine. In either case the even numbers are to the right, and the odd ones to the left of the visitor following the course of the river, or turning away from it.

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