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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 124 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 124
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Venice, Italy  Went to Mirano to see the glass industry -- in a gondola -- the waters of the lagoons lying smooth and shimmery in the sun, a slight haze, a warm day, the towns rising out of the water, white flocks of water-fowl resting on the water. Lace manufactories galore. We were constantly greeted with: "You like to see the lace-making. 150 girls make the lace". In its trade aspects Venice is a cheap circus town. Its narrow streets are lined with callers for each store who accost you every time you go by. If you make a purchase ::::::::: March 9, 1906.  of 30 centimes postal picture cards they smile and bow each time you pass thereafter. The idea of the "Midway Plaisance" in our fairs in the U.S. is taken from a town with strong Oriental features like Venice. You "trade", i.e. bargain for everything. But its canals are a delight. We went to the Teatro Rossini and heard Il Trovatore with a corp of splendid voices and a fine orchestra of 50 pieces. It was glorious. I can't say too much for the stars or the chorous. Everyone pays 1.50 L. to get in. Then you stand or buy an orchestra seat or a box. We
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