¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 without touching, darting between laden freight boats of all sizes coming lazily from opposite directions, always skillfully and composedly while our inexperienced eyes watch anxiously for the expected collision-
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Venice claims about 4000 gondolas, and their blackness is in consequence of a law passed in the 15th century putting a stop to the annoying competition in gay colored outfits.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 We are forming an opinion pretty rapidly about the beauties of Venice but we’ll wait a little further examination before giving it. We emerge from these dark aqueous roads at the right of our Hotel, under a bridge on the promenade, around into the Adriatic before the Hotel- Thence through a narrow low passage between stores, very unlike a grand Hotel entrance, into a glass roofed court within, thence by ups and downs and many turns to our rooms on the first floor facing the sea.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 It would require a volume to give the ups downs crooks and turns to reach the Dining room on our floor, still the Hotel is well furnished and frescoed. It was anciently the Palace of the Doge Nani Moncinego. Their multitude of rooms were for changes from Summer to Winter apartments as we go from one house to another, and for the whole family of each servant.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 In front of this Hotel is the Molo, or Grand promenade (MoloRiva Degli Schiavoni) about have dozen squares long. A good deal for Venice, but a very little for another city- where the whole city of all classes may be found, to see and be seen, mixed with sailors of various nations from the harbor, which harbor is now, however