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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 649 Rome

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 unoccupied is a criminal extravagance. It was chiefly the doings of Alexander 7th in 1656. It is said to have cost $850.000. The pavement alone costing $88,000.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In each semi circle of the Piazza is a large fountain liberally dispensing water and in the centre is the most celebrated Egyptian obelisk brought to Rome by Empr Caligula in Ad 39 and first placed in the Vatican circus, said to be the only one of the kind here which has never been overthrown, and is the one to which I have already referred (at Nice) concerning the difficulties experienced in moving it to its present position and the story of the palms of Bordighera.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At the sides of the steps leading up to the portico of St Peters are the colossal statues of St Peter and St Paul- To the right will be seen the front or a part of the immense museums and galleries of the

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 [-“Saint Peter’s”-]

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