¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Every stoppage since leaving Cadenabbia has been many rods from shore, the smallr [sic] trafic [sic] meeting us with the usual style of rowboat, doubtless a matter of economy as the shore must have deep water.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 All of us are charmed with the great number of rich Villas and fine cultivation until we reach Como at 915 A.M. where, passing between two long files of idlers and drivers we enter an Omnibus and contract with the conductor to give us the extra half hour before the Milan train, at the old Cathedral, the principal object of interest here, who’s dome rises conspicuously from the centre of the town.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Adjoining the market and town clock, the exterior is not imposing. Extending from the ground to the roof are four columns of statuary in niches, I counted 39. They look diminutive until you compare them with the people upon the pavement then they are seen to be above life size. Within, the smoky walls, columns, and worn pavement, give a dark effect, but the columns are large and high and the architecture is fine Gothic. The frescoed pannels [sic] of the arched ceilings are in good taste although a little elaborate for a church, give a rich effect, at their great highth-