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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 80 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 80
Naples, Italy  effect against the yellow, gray  white and red tones of the stone walls than you might suppose. I went on in the night to Rome, arriving there at midnight. The Eternal City! Ah, maybe! but the only impression I had was of a great number of railway tracks, sidings, curious looking Italian coaches and engine houses. How absurd to be traveling into Rome in a railway carriage -- but more comfortable than in a war-chariot.  A most jolly German family occupied the same compartment with me and we laughed and talked at a great rate. Arrived at Naples at 7:00 this morning. ::::::::: Feb. 14, 1906.  Naples is most beautifully situated the view from the Hotel Bertolini being very fine. It is truly on a bay, not a land-locked harbor and is inferior to San Francisco Bay decidedly, save for Vesuvius which always dominates the landscape and gives a great sense of mystery to the view.  Glasgow is a pretty rough town, especially on the water front of the Clyde; Genoa is a great sea-port; but Naples beats them all. It is the most populous city in the middle Mediterranean region and its populatin is tougher and more careless of public appearances and decency than any seaport I ever visited. Cabmen crack their
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