¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Different colored glass roods were placed together and welded into one cable which at the ends would show a portrait as correct as a painting, and this rod broken in two at any point would show the same portrait at the break. Some of the busts were less than an eighth of an inch in diameter requiring a magnifying glass.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Back again to the “Piazza of St Mark” near our Hotel where we finish up our trade in photographs at the large establishment of Carlo Ponti the cheapest market in Europe. No 52 , near the left corner where we enter. In there, Mr. Castle was happily surprised this PM to find his Sister Mrs. Doggett (?) and husband of Chicago on their way from Vienna to Egypt. This square of St. Mark is 575 ft long and about 200 ft wide, surrounded on the South, West, and North sides by long blocks of stores similar in style and on the East end by St Marks Cathedral and a street opening into it- The finest stores are in this square, the jewellers [sic] making the greatest display. It presents a brilliant scene in the evening when the whole city turns out to promenade in their most fashionable place, chiefly under the arcades in front of the showy windows. The three sides were formerly three Palaces once the residence of the three “Procurators” Three times a week a military band of 50 pieces play there evenings enlivening the brilliant scene.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At 2 PM every day Great numbers of Pigeons cover the pavement to be fed by the citizens. Tradition says the Doge Dandolo was much assisted by Carrier Pigeons in the 13th century in capturing the island of Candia and sent by them to Venice the new of his victory, and their descendents have been carefully attended to ever since.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Venitions [sic] keep a few Horses in the “Public Garden” in the South east corner of the city as a curiosity, but none for work- Venice morally is a pretty hard place. Their cavaliers in short cloaks and wide brim slender hats look too much like brigands. The tide falling three feet, exposing three