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Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera   By: (1849-)

Odd Bits of Travel with Brush and Camera by Charles M. (Charles Maus) Taylor

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Odd Bits of Travel

with

Brush and Camera

by

CHARLES M. TAYLOR, JR.

Author of "Vacation Days in Hawaii and Japan" and "The British Isles Through an Opera Glass," Etc., Etc.

Profusely Illustrated by the Author

Philadelphia

GEORGE W. JACOBS & CO.

103 and 105 South Fifteenth Street

Copyright, 1900, by GEORGE W. JACOBS & CO

TO MY WIFE

Preface.

In almost every walk of life, even among artists and photographers, we find those who are enthusiasts, and who work with such ardor and perseverance as to overcome all difficulties; while there are others who seem to desire the hard and rough places smoothed down, and the obstacles removed from their pathways. In writing this volume, it has been my purpose to enlist the attention of both of these classes, and to bring before the ardent worker as well as the ease loving, but no less interested, follower of art, places and scenes that afford unusual attractions for the brush and camera.

It might truthfully be said that in one's city may be found innumerable subjects of interest to both the amateur and professional artist; but change of food, scene and atmosphere is beneficial to both mind and body, and it is ofttimes wise to pass to new scenes and broader fields of observation.

The places described herein are not linked together by proximity of location and follow no regular line of travel; but are selected from various lands and from among widely differing peoples, for the sole purpose of locating scenes that teem with paintable and photographic subjects. I have endeavored to select nooks and corners where the artist and photographer will have suitable accommodations, and where the country with its fresh, pure air, and wholesome food may build up the health, while at the same time an opportunity is afforded for filling the portfolio with delightful bits of scenery and characteristic figure studies. It has also been my aim to tell of countries and places comparatively easy of access, and where those of limited means may find satisfactory accommodations.

At times I digress in my pictorial descriptions and offer some Bits of personal experience that have befallen me upon my journeys, which I trust may prove of interest and perhaps be of service to others travelling through the same places. It is with these purposes in view that the following pages have been written, and my hope is that they may serve to guide other lovers of the beautiful to some of the attractive spots and fascinating views which I have attempted to describe in these ODD BITS OF TRAVEL.

Philadelphia, 1900. C. M. T., JR.

CONTENTS

PAGE SCENES OF THE PRESENT AND RELICS OF THE PAST

Passing Vessels The Ocean Sudden Changes Taking Photographs The Landing Stage at Liverpool New Brighton In the Country Liverpool by Night Salvationists Old Taverns Chester An English Home Relics The Cathedral The River Dee Leamington The River Leam Warwick Castle An Old Mill Through Kenilworth, Coventry and Stoneleigh "The King's Arms" Nature's Pictures 15

LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF LONDON LIFE

The Shadow Side The Slums The City by Night Vice and Misery "Chinese Johnson's" Opium Den The "Bunco" Man An English Guard "The Grand Old Man" Caution to Tourists Great Cities by Night The Seven Dials Derby Day The Tally Ho Old Robin Hood Inn Epsom Hill The Races Exciting Scenes Side Shows The Close of the Day 57

SCENES IN THE GAY CAPITAL

Dover to Calais Paris The Gay Capital by Night Boulevards Life in the Streets Champs Élysées Place de la Concorde Arc d'Etoile Place Vendome Louvre Opera House Palais Royal Church of the Invalides Versailles Notre Dame Jardin Mabille The Madeleine The Pantheon The Banks of the Seine French Funeral Ceremonies La... Continue reading book >>




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