¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 centre of which is a colossal group of Neptune and Thetis in the shell, a masterly work of art. Its fine effect is now dimmed by age and a scarcity of water, leaving the rusty moss grown basis above. The basin shows a lack of care.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Potsdam has a population of over 40,000, is the second Royal residence of Prussia, hansomely (Sic) situated on the Havel which forms a Lake beside the city, has many hansome [sic] residences and is indebted to Frederick the Great for its prosperity.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 In the 5 P.M. train, back to Berlin, one seat is vacant in our compartment, and at the last moment the conductor thrusts in a tall fine looking young man who we think eyes us rather closely for a stranger, but when to our astonishment he introduces himself as Charles Gordon of Cleveland we immediately “soften” and shower him with questions and mutual comparisons. Regret to hear that we shall not be able to meet his family Father Mother and Sister, who are at Carlsbad away from our route.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The war excitement demands, have resulted in the closing of many places of amusement, rendering the city very dull. “Gardens” usually meldious [sic] with Brass-Bands are now all deserted. Wagners Gallery of fine paintings is also closed.
¶ 7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The public attention is entirely engrossed by the nations deadly struggle. Their “latest news”, are the dispatches from the King at the head of the army, which the Queen reads, to the people from the balcony opposite the statue of Frederick the Great, and after