Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"I went into the main plaza, which is a beautiful square, shaded by orange-trees, and fianked on two sides by the picturesque front of the Cathedral and the Government Palace" B. Taylor #QotD

2014.12.14-IMG_3144"I went into the main plaza, which is a beautiful square, shaded by orange-trees, and fianked on two sides by the picturesque front of the Cathedral and the Government Palace."

Bayard Taylor, El Dorado; or, Adventures in the Path of Empire (2 vols, New York, 1850), p. 281

Bayard Taylor (1825-1878) was an American poet, literary critic, translator, and travel author. He published a couple of books on Egypt which is where I'd first heard of him when writing my book on Egyptian travel accounts, Nile Notes of a Howadji (1992).

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