¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The Corso begins on the extreme northern edge of the city where the city wall is passed by means of the “Porta del Popolo”, less than a quarter of a mile to the right of our Hotel. Just within this gate is the large paved opening (not “square” because it is round) called the “Piazza del Popolo” in the centre of which stands an Egyptian obelisk of great antiquity which was brought her B.C. From Heliopolis, and erected in the Circus Maximus, but was removed about three hundred years ago to its present position.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 The tall and immense shaft is a single block of granite covered with Egyptian hyerogliphics [sic] so deeply cut as to be still very distinct. The pedestal stands on a platform ascended by steps on every side, and on the four corners of this platform are four large Lionesses spouting water into large granite basins below, and it was a funny sight during the recent inundation when that Piazza was traversed by boats to see the Lionesses steadily spouting into the lake-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 On the right of the gate is the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and on the opposite side the Barracks of the Popes guards. On the west side of the Piazza (left) is a circular wall in the centre of which is a large fountain of Tritons and Neptune. On the opposite side of the Piazza is the same kind of structure with River Gods and Minerva-