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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 the grounds towards the house or “Chateau”  about an eighth of a mile distant
overlooking the lake several hundred feet below.      The grounds
are hansomely cultivated with beautiful varieties of Evergreens one of
which, the Araucaria was quite new to us.     The land is rolling,
affording a half moon pond at the left, below, where the aquatics
luxuriate in greenish oily water.   Hansom flower beds, and luxurient
foliage, inclosing [sic] about ten acres, makes this a delightful place.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 We walked down to the front lawn to the brow, of the long sloping hill
leading to the lake, covered with grape vines in which were peasants
gathering grapes and crushing them into their large casks upon the wagons.
Through the lower edge, parallel to the shore, runs the Railway and
telegraph, still nearer the water were clusters of cottages and green
velvet lawns.   then the beautiful lake.  the villages and mountains
upon the opposite shore, up and down, so clearly visible-     although
Altogether one of the most extended, varied, and charming landscapes
that I have yet seen.                         The Chateau is built of white
fine sandstone resembling marble,  both front and rear being
ornamented with clusters of flowers and fruit standing out in bold
relief fine specimens of carving-      A chain xxxx stretched
across the terrace openings forbid a near approach to the windows
but we caught glimpses of statuary and pictures-      The
Greenhouse was not large but the plants were select- one, new to me, with
large leaves and roots descending from the branches was named Philodendron.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 At the gate we requested to inscribe our names on the Register
and thats all, except that the “Baron” bought his title for money.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 From the chateau we retrace our road a short distance then branch
off into the country to the right, descending- through a long antique

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