¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 each terrace or available spot having something interresting to arrest and rest us as we ascend, tropical plants, rare species of Ducks in a little pool below a grotto. Aviary of pigeons and parrots under a cliff, a pen holding two or three wild boars, a chamoi tied upon a projecting cliff, an old pelican tethered on a grassy bed near the walk standing very quietly and dignified while the group of boys are trying to tease him, a cataract from the adjacent mountain brought underground and exposed here for a space of ten feet then mysteriously disappears-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 From our summit we look down upon the little park and promenades where we left our carriages, called the “Passeggiata della Acquasola”. On Sundays this Piazza presents a gay scene of promenaders perhaps twenty thousand, much elegant dressing, for beyond the style one would suspect from a casual view in the streets, a brass-band and fountain adding to the gaiety of their interresting noises- We were somewhat surprised to learn that the manufacturers of velvets are represented in only two stores and these stores having only a small variety notwithstanding Genoa’s reputation for velvets.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 By reference to the map the principal store (No 1) about twenty feet square, stands just behind Hotel de France and the other store (x) still smaller, is opposite to it with no assortment worth looking at. Still our ladies are well satisfied with their bargains. Just opposite to the best velvet store stands the store (No 2) where I bought an elegant “Camels hair shawl”-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 These stores are in a cramped little dark locality where we managed to squeeze our carriage through the narrow turns compelling the numerous pedestrians to fall back into doorways. Around there also, are a great many jewelry stores, the most elegant of the city, some of them with immensely valuable goods