¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The “Duomo or Cathedral, the “Baptistery” a circular domed building, and beyond these three the “Campo Santo” a long series of buildings enclosing a square for cemetery purposes- Each building is a marvel of skill, an elaboration of marble work most wonderful. The cathedral was completed nearly 800 years ago. A local guide speaking understandable english met us at the door and proceeded at once to business. The end next to the leaning tower, is the rear, and in the vestibule are two bronze doors, large, made in Pisa 650 years ago, covered with pannels [sic] of bas relief figures- rather rude designing- The interior is wonderfully elaborate in white and black marble ornamentation form of a latin cross. 208 columns of various sizes, gilded roofs- a side alter of silver, costing 35000 scudi (dollars), fine sculpture after designs by Canova. The high alter [sic] elaborate in marble and lapis-lazuli, above it on the dome an immense mosaic of christ sitting between Mary and Jno [sic] the Baptist, columns form Jerusalem- A few hansome tombs and sarcophagii [sic] along the sides, finely carved stalls.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Near the centre hangs the celebrated bronze lamp or chandelier which is said to have ^by its swaying^ first suggested to the great Galileo the idea of the pendulum, and its consequences.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The approaching night-fall hurried us through at a much more rapid rate than was desirable. Before we left, the buzzing lot of priests who had been saying over their roles together for a long time behind the high alter [sic], hurried away in different directions like schoolboys just out of school, brushing past us up among the holy alters [sic] as though we were not worth noticing