¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Vienna is bles^s^ed with many hansome parks and gardens throughout the city, several of them private containing a music and drinking hall on the principle of our American Dutch lager-beer gardens, but much more elegant. The Kursalle is a fine piece of architecture in a large hansome garden. And around these parks are the most elegant buildings, stores, Palaces, and public buildings. Since the war of 1866 the Nobbs have more confidence in the liberality of their Gov^t and are spending their vast wealth in hansome edifices to the glory of Vienna. There are an endless number of hansome palaces for this multitude of Princes Arch Dukes, Grand Dukes, +c far in excess of any other city.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 2 We wanted to hear Strauss’ great orchestra, and was advised to hear him on Sunday evening. It was at an elegant music-hall. 60 instruments, fine music, but no better than Thomas of Boston and instead of sacred music, we were treated with “the Carnival of Venice.” Waltzes, Polkas, +c. Entrance fee 25 cts