¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 feet of house foundations and rotting piles covered with filth, emits a very offensive odor. The atmosphere is damp when the sun sets and the sleepless inhabitants, singing, jabbering, and pounding all night, add to the discomforts of our stay, but when we are upon the Adriatic, or the Grand Canal, gliding along lazily in a nicely cushioned Gondola with pleasant weather we forget our objections. Still we cannot recommend Hotel Danieli for comfort or elegance.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Many people, including Mrs. Doggett are charmed with Venice, but we are quite willing and ready to leave this evening for Trieste. After 6 oclock dinner I take my family and the Castles’ luggage in a gondola to the little steamer anchored in the bay, while the latter spend the Evening visiting their relatives at Hotel Europa-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The 150 canals and the shallow lagoon divide Venice into three large and 114 small islands, containing 15000 houses, and the canals are crossed by 378 bridges nearly all stone of one single steep arch entirely for foot passingers [sic].