¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 There are two or three peculiar features in this city’s architecture. Every building has a projection like a bay-window extending from the ground to the roof, up the centre of the front, and instead of their walls being plumb they project slightly inward, a diviation [sic] of about a foot- To the right of us, where this Neustadt grows narrower, is a heavy triumphal arch erected 1765 in honor of the entrance of Emp^s Marie Thérése and her husband Francis 1st at the other end of this street we attempt to find the Hofkirche (church of the court) or church of the Franciscans, and after going through several arches and interior courts of the old Palace, got into the Palace chapel a large room with several domed arches and gaudy trimmings having an ornamental side pulpit of many cherubims [sic] and flying figures, all of them silver very expensive- Interesting but not what we sought
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Back again, across the street we find the Hofkirche where the first glance within reveals a style of furnishing quite unique- In the centre of the nave stands an immense sarcophagus of colored marble surrounded by a high iron lattice work— of Emperor Maxmillian 1st [sic] surmounted by his statue in bronze, surrounded on its upper corners by the bronze statues of Justice, Prudence, Power, and Moderation. The sides of the sarcophagus are ornamented by twenty very good bas-reliefs in carrara [sic] marble covered with glass, carved 200 years ago illustrating the history of the Emperor.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 On each side of the tomb is a row of five red marble columns and between these columns in straight rows stand 24 colossal bronze statues made between 1502-1536. On the steps of the choir stand two more on each end, altogether 22 figures. Their ^style of ^ dress and attitudes are stiff, but the detail upon the clothing is scarcely excelled in these days. These statues represent Clovis, Phillipe 1st , Theodoric, Arthur, Godfrey,