Round the World in Silence

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Greaves, 1911 - Voyages around the world - 230 pages
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Page 33 - The campanile and tribune were almost entirely destroyed during the siege of 1849. If the church is closed, visitors ring at the door on the right (25-50 c.).
Page 93 - ... seems to me) the same picture as Polo's two lines. In the valley of Nishapur, again (we quote Arthur Conolly) : '"This is Persia !' was the vain exclamation of those who were alive to the beauty of the scene ; ' this is Persia !
Page 51 - I do not know what would have become of me if I had not had the good fortune to catch the measles from a family with whom I was spending Sunday in another town.
Page 26 - to raise the loftiest, most sumptuous, and most magnificent pile that human invention could devise, or human labour execute.
Page 233 - THE BRAIN BEHIND THE PEN." Lessons in Graphology. Illustrated. By Edith Macomber Hall, MSG Paper, $1.50 net "THE STRANGE STORY OF AHRINIZMAN.
Page 132 - It stands on a hill, and is reached by a long flight of steps, at the foot of which are two giant leogryphs, H M o •"1 w tn BURMESE SHRINK with red tongues lolling from their wide-open mouths.
Page 83 - Trimurli, in the S. wall, facing the N. entrance. It is 19 ft. in height, and the faces are between 4 and 5 ft. long. It is the representation of Siva, who is the leading character in all the groups of the cave. The front face is Siva in the character of Brahma, the creator ; the E. face (spectator's left) is Siva in the character of Rudra, the destroyer ; and the W.
Page 37 - We drove along the Appian Way as far as the tomb of Cecilia Metella, that huge circular structure with which we are all familiar from the numerous photographs.
Page 197 - July 13th to 15th, when the spirits of the dead are supposed to return to earth, the graves are lighted up with lanterns.
Page 217 - ... pillar opposite the main entrance and, beside it, of a conch shell atop a smaller column, indicate that in this case the deity is worshipped primarily as Vishnu. The structure of the temple is reminiscent of the Kasthamandap in Kathmandu's Durbar Square and, similarly, the Dattatraya Mandir is said to have been built from the wood of a single tree. Its original purpose is unclear, but a further parallel with the Kasthamandap is suggested by those who argue that it was built as a pilgrim's rest...

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