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and I timed its de^s^cent at six seconds. said to be over 800
years old. She let down a little board holding four lighted candles
showing subterranean passages, which she says lead from the
well to different towers in the city, 3 miles in all, and that the
wall was ten years in the making-
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The old town wall formerly had 365 towers, of which there are said
to be 100 still remaining but we did not see so many.
No modern architecture worthy of note, everything was antique-
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We next drove to the church of Notre-dame behind which, in
the “Goose Market” stands a small fountain in bronze, a farmer
holding a goose under each arm spouting water, celebrated for
its age and originality. I saw a duplicate of it in the flowing
“Elizabeth brunnen” at Hombourg.
xxxxx. The original stands in
a large stone urn surrounded by
an iron fence, seems to be
guarded with much care.
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Thence into the large
antique store of Herr-Pickert-
At the entrance we stand awaiting
the unlocking of the street door, at
our ringing of the bell- A single
window beside the door contains
a few vases and oddities, but
no name, no sign, or other thing
to indicated that it is a store.
Herr Pickert himself opens the [-Goose Fountain-]