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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 78 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 78
Pisa, Italy  within the wall like a tunnel, corkscrew-wise. The tower is pretty tall (179 ft. h.) and has such a decided tip (14 ft.) that I got nervous about going round to the off-side for fear I'd spill the blooming thing over. However it didn't topple and will be there a long time doubtless. The view from the top of it over the flat fertile country of the River Arno with the Apennines rising in snowy majesty a few miles away gives one a fine idea of the whole country while a little to the west the Mediterranean shows clearly. For 100 miles nearly we had traveled this flat country next ::::::::: Feb. 13, 1906.  next the sea from which the mountains rose abruptly. It was dotted with towns and villages, everywhere the wonderfully beautiful bell-towers of the churches, square, slender, with a roundish open cupola on top and always full of soft colors. The towns were compact, some set on the mountain sides as if you were looking down on the world, or placed on the top of a hill in the most unlikely situation. Pisa itself is still a walled town, the wall 20-30 ft. high and in exceeding good order. The city is attractive to the eye in its general aspect, the green outside blinds of the windows making a most pleasing
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