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Vienna | John Stoddard's Lectures



Vienna. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleVienna - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-Vienna
Vienna is one of the oldest cities of Europe. When St. Petersburg was a swamp, and Berlin a straggling village on a sandy plain, Vienna had been for centuries a powerful metropolis, standing as Mosc...
-Vienna. Part 2
On The Old Bastions. It would perhaps be injudicious to make a minute comparison between this and the Parisian boulevards. The latter are more animated, and, in the neighborhood of the Avenue de l'...
-Vienna. Part 3
A Corner Of The Ringstrasse. The University. The Royal Theatre. On leaving this church, I exclaimed to my companions, Surely there can be nothing else upon this promenade approaching in magn...
-Vienna. Part 4
A Viennese Railway Station. The Palace Of Justice. Viennese Shops. One practical result of making streets beautiful and artistic is that they become places of enjoyment for the citizen. It is...
-Vienna. Part 5
The Loggia Of The Opera House. The Entrance. Austrian Soldiers Passing The Museum. The Maria Theresa Monument. Between these great museums intervenes a square, adorned with flower-beds, co...
-Vienna. Part 6
The Graben. Clad in Hungarian costume, and wearing the iron crown of St. Stephen on her beautiful head, she entered the hall with slow, majestic tread, and stood before the throne. There, holding b...
-Vienna. Part 7
The Strausses were born in Vienna, and the Austrian capital, therefore, proudly claims them as her own. Their works, although popular the world over, are specially enjoyed in Vienna; and if the waltz ...
-Vienna. Part 8
Schwartzenberg Park. But, at last, the beautiful transparent shell of innocence and trust, in which she had lived for nearly twenty years, was rudely shattered at a blow, and she was suddenly thrus...
-Vienna. Part 9
The Belvedere Palace. Behind the Heroes' Square stands the Imperial Palace, which is not so much one enormous edifice as a collection of buildings that has been gradually growing and adding to itse...
-Vienna. Part 10
St. Charles' Church. The Augusta Bridge And Rudolph Barracks. It is an interesting fact that near the field of Austerlitz - where Napoleon, in 1805, gained over Austria and Russia one of his mos...
-Vienna. Part 11
As the interior stretches away into sombre immensity, the figures on these columns, half discerned and half divined, seem like the ghosts of former worshipers who, in past centuries, have knelt upon t...
-Vienna. Part 12
Watering The Streets. Looking from my window, one morning, I could have fancied that a multitude of monstrous mushrooms had sprung up from the pavement in a single night; for one of the migratory m...
-Vienna. Part 13
The Church Of The Capuchins. The Crypt Of The Capuchins. Allusion has been made to the effect which the death of her husband produced on Maria Theresa. The end had come so suddenly that he had b...
-Vienna. Part 14
The Wien. The Elizabeth Bridge And St. Charles' Church. Strolling one day beside this river, we saw an illustration of the fact that whatever the Germans attempt to do, they usually do with thor...
-Vienna. Part 15
The Gateway To The Barracks. Entrance To Prater. Were half the power that fills the world with terror, Were half the wealth bestowed on camps and courts, Given to redeem the human mind from err...
-Vienna. Part 16
Schonbrunn. In The Park Of Schonbrunn. Schonbrunn And The Gloriette. The Gloriette. It is well that we cannot foresee the future. Call no man happy before his death. What, for example, ...
-Vienna. Part 17
But there are other souvenirs at Schonbrunn than those connected with Napoleon. On my first visit, in 1874, as I was standing near the obelisk in the park, I suddenly saw approaching me, on horseback,...
-Vienna. Part 18
Maximilian. Carlotta. Who does not recall the story of Blondel, the English monarch's favorite minstrel, who, having vainly sought him for many months, came here at last, and sang beneath these ...
-Vienna. Part 19
To a reflective mind, the surface of this river seems like a magic mirror, which, touched with but a breath of imagination, will reveal the shadowy hosts, whose bones have long since whitened in its d...









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