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1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 150            Potsdam

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 a kind of “turning place,  from whence radiated many avenues, straight as the spokes of a wheel, surrounded by fine statuary.   Looking down these avenues we see in the distance, each way, many large fountains playing.   We choose the avenue to the left, towards the tallest jet,  and soon find ourselves in front of a large circular basis,  with “San Souci” on our left,  the fine equestrian statue of Frederick on our right, and before us an immense jet perhaps eight feet in highth.  This basin surrounded by celebrated groups of marble statuary and marble sofas,   furnished a good place for a rest, to stop and admire.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 An attendant informs us that the regular highth of this jet is 120ft but the wind today prevents ,  wetting the walks too much for promenaders.  These jets are forced by an 82 Horsepower engine  and are only played on Sundays. So you can perhaps make a good guess as to the day of the week we chose for our excursion and why.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 1 While the magnificent “new Palace” was built for “buncomb”[sic] at the close of the seven years war, to show their enemies the great riches still possessed by the Prussian state, (although it must have lightened, very much, the public purse to do it)   this “Sans Souci” and surroundings were made for comfort and pure enjoyment.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 We were much disappointed to find the Palace closed against curiosity seekers,   it being occupied by the Dowager Queen who is not over liberal.   It is only celebrated in its reminiscences of Frederic the Great.  Contains a portrait in his 56th year, said to be the only one for which he sat, and his

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