Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425

Volume 17, New Series, February 21, 1852

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 21,658 / 70 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 47.6
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 478
Added to site: 2005.10.24
mnybks.net#: 11717
Genre: Periodical
Excerpt

I have as yet said scarcely anything of the ducal palace and church of San Marco, which are the principal and central objects of Venice. The first is a quadrangular building, with a court in the centre; very peculiar antique architecture, with a double row of arcades both outside and in; the whole having a strikingly Oriental character. In front, and at one side, is a pavement, forming the principal open space in Venice; the haunt, of course, of many loungers of all characters; and distinguished by the two well-known pillars, one of which bears the lion of St Mark. The interior of the palace presents a succession of grand old halls, the scene of the court-glories of the ancient doges. One, called the Sala del Maggior Consiglio, is 154 feet long by 74 broad. It has a dais at one end, on which the throne must have been placed; and over this a picture of Paradise by Tintoretto, covering the entire end of the room--of course 74 feet long--being thus the largest picture ever painted on canvas

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 425 by Various Authors - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Astounding Stories, June, 1931
by Various Authors
The Botanical Magazine v 2
by William Eleroy Curtis

See more popular titles from this genre.