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A Tour Of Crete
Crete lies between the parallels of 35 degrees and 36 degrees, not much farther removed from Africa than from Europe, and its climate, consequently, is intermediate between that of Greece and that of Alexandria.
The Colossal Ruins Of Cnossos
The ruins [of the Cnossos palace] lie at the east of the high road, in a deep valley. Their excavation has been very complete and satisfactory.
From whichever side our traveler draws near to Corfu, he comes from lands where Greek influence and Greek colonization spread in ancient times, but from which the Greek elements have been gradually driven out.
The morning atmosphere was delicious, and we could well believe that the climate of Rhodes is the finest in the Mediterranean, and also that it is the least exciting of cities.
Mt. Athos
Beyond Thasos is the Thracian coast and Mt. Pangaus, and at the foot of it Philippi, the Macedonian town where republican Rome fought its last battle, where Cassius leaned upon his sword-point, believing everything lost.
Greenwich Village - The History Of A City Square
The history of old New York reads like a romance. There is scarcely a plot of ground below Fourteenth Street without its story and its associations, its motley company of memories and spectres both good and bad, its imperishably adventurous savour of the past, imprisoned in the dry prose of registries and records.
Greenwich Village - The Green Village
And as you cannot go a step in the Village without seeing something picturesque so you cannot read a page of the history of Greenwich with-out stumbling upon the trail of romance or adventure.
Greenwich Village - The Gallant Career Of Sir Peter Warren
Peter Warren, fighting Irish lad, venturesome sailor, sometime Admiral and Member of Parliament, and at all times a merry and courageous soldier of the high seas, falls heir to as pretty and stirring a reputation as ever set a gilded aureole about the head of a man.
Greenwich Village - The Story Of Richmond Hill
I had passed on Downing Street one house at least which looked as though it had been there forever and ever, but just here it was most commonplace and present-century in setting, and the roar of traffic was in my ears.
Greenwich Village - Tom Paine, Infidel
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman...
Greenwich Village - Pages Of Romance
In the resolute spirit of another Andor Andorra, the Village of Greenwich maintains its independence in the very midst of the city of New York—submitting to no more of a compromise in the matter of its autonomy than is evolved in the Procrustean sort of splicing which has hitched fast the extremities of its tangled streets to the most readily available streets in the City Plan.
Greenwich Village - Restaurants, And The Magic Door
What scenes in fiction cling more persistently in the memory than those that deal with the satisfying of man's appetite? Who ever heard of a dyspeptic hero? Are not your favourites beyond the Magic Door all good trenchermen?
Greenwich Village - Restaurants, And The Magic Door - Part II
It would be impossible to give even an approximately complete inventory of the representative places of the Village. I have had to content myself with some dozen or so examples,—recorded almost haphazard, for the most part, but as I believe, more or less typical, take them all in all, of the Village eating place in its varied and rather curious manifestations.
Greenwich Village - Villagers
The real villager's life is better balanced. He produces written words of value, or material objects that offer utility and delight. He sings his songs. He has a good time.—From the Ink Pot (a Greenwich Village paper).
Greenwich Village - And Then More Villagers
And I think the new Greenwich Village Theatre is going to be one of their most resonant mouthpieces!
Greenwich Village - A Last Word
Many a place gets into your mind and creates nostalgia when you are far from it. But Greenwich Village gets into your heart, and you will never be quite able to lose the magic of it all the days of your life.
The Rim
THE unexpected happens at the Canyon. Surprise, wonder, amazement are looked for, but one hardly counts upon fear. In common with the average visitor, upon arrival you hurry up the steps from the station, pass along the front of the hotel, and go out at once to the Rim for a first view.
Magnitude And Scale
AT first we cannot see things here at the Canyon for their vastness. The mind keeps groping for a scale of proportion—something whereby we can mentally measure. Standards of comparison break down and common experience helps us not at all.
Canyon Carving
THE great size of the Canyon has given rise to many odd theories regarding its origin. It is difficult to convince people that anything so huge could result from ordinary causes.
Arena Making
THE bed of Hermit or Shinumo Creek, with its tributaries, is more or less typical of every canyon in the Plateau Country. The creeks are fed by the small arroyos, and the arroyos, in turn, by side swales and washes.
The Great Denundation
IT is matter of common knowledge that the general reader does not care to have his story interrupted by too much information, scientific or otherwise. He looks for entertainment rather than instruction, and at the Canyon is perhaps quite willing to forego geology except in elementary and homceopathic doses.
The Canyon Walls
THE first five hundred feet of wall at the Canyon is called the Kaibab limestone. It can be seen exposed in cliff form anywhere under the Rim. It belongs to the late Carboniferous period* and shows shell life in many of its exposures.
Buttes And Promontories
THERE are probably few, even among the doubters, who regard the buttes in the Canyon as of volcanic origin. Some of the tepee-shaped ones look not unlike volcanic cones, but there is no igneous rock or ashes in their make-up.
Bright Angel And Hermit Traits
THE tourist in the valley is always plagued with a desire to climb the mountain that lifts before him, and here at the Canyon, where he is virtually on the mountain's top, he is tormented with a wish to go down to the River five thousand feet below.
Other River Trails
THERE are a dozen trails down to the River from the South Rim, but the hotel talk revolves, almost exclusively, about Bright Angel and Hermit. The mule and the guide are easily obtained for these well-worn ways, but there is little enthusiasm or eagerness about a trip down Boucher or Bass or Hance Trails.
The Colorado
At the mouth of Hermit Creek, where you come out, there is swift water. The creek has thrown huge boulders into the River just here, has cut a deep trough in the channel, and lodged some of the largest of the boulders amid-stream.
Night In The Canyon
On moonless nights the Canyon depth is only a gloom. There may be a purple sky with stars over-head, but it can be seen quite as well from El Tovar as from Hermit Camp.
Rim Views
THE lower platforms with the Granite Gorge and the River may prove interesting playgrounds for a few hours, but as the days pass by you begin to cast longing eyes at the Rim.
Grand And Desert View
People come here to see the Canyon—to look down. But they should also look up. For the sky here, as elsewhere, is the crowning feature of landscape. Out of it comes light, light the creator of all things visible, light of which the beautiful blue is only a broken and dispersed fragment.
From Dawn To Dusk
DAYS and weeks can be given to Desert View without exhausting the scene or the interest. You are away from the hotel and the crowd, and can see things like a lone eagle from your point of rock.
The Tusayan Forest
A WEEK at the Canyon may suffice to exhaust not only one's adjectives but also the keenness of one's appreciation. The imagination perhaps lags and does not rise along the perpendicular walls as on the first day.
The Cliff-Dweller
ALONG the Rim, and back from it in the Tusayan Forest, one frequently sees at the present time mounds of scattered stones, with perhaps indications of old walls, or trenches now half-filled with earth, leaves, and pine-needles.
The Discovery
EVERY one in the southwest knows that the first white people to come into the Plateau Country were the Spaniards. They came up from Mexico, led by Coronado, and are sometimes referred to as the conquistadores.
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