¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 which is the largest in the city, the two iron bridges across the Grand canal being light and narrower- The Rialto is 158 ft long 46 ft wide, resting on 12000 piles and its single arch is 74 ft span and 32 ft high, built about 1590 and until 1854 was the only bridge connecting the east and west parts of the city-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Just before reaching the bridge, a large Palace in the right has the Post office sign, formerly the Palace Grimini- A little farther back on the same side are three white fronted plain Palaces joined in a block the centre one is noted as having sheltered the poet Lord Byron in 1815
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We continue our ride beyond the Depot, to the end of this Broadway where it reaches the Sea on the west side giving us an interresting view of the struggles of the many Gondoliers at the train arrival-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 On our way back towards the Rialto Bridge we stop at the Palace Vendramin, one of the largest and best of the renaissance, lately the property of the Dutchess [sic] de Berry who died six months ago, now unoccupied, her Brother keeping, only a few attendants there to show the interior to strangers.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 It has been built and fitted up at great expence [sic]. The frescoes are large and splendid, the works of Giovine, Tintoretto and Bordone. The furniture has been elegant, but the floors are cheerless, polished cement,