River of Golden Sand, Vol. 2 of 2
Liczba stron: 490
Wydanie: 2018 r.
Dostępność: aktualnie niedostępny
Excerpt from River of Golden Sand, Vol. 2 of 2: The Narrative of a Journey Through China and Eastern Tibet to Burmah, With Illustration and Ten Maps From Original Surveys<br><br>In this there are eight bastions, four being pierced by gates. It is now three and a half miles long by about two and a half miles broad, the longest side lying about east-south-east, and west-north-west, so that its compass in the present day is about twelve miles. A stream, about thirty feet wide, runs through the city from west to east parts of this are embanked with perpendicular revetments on either side.<br><br>At one point it is spanned by three bridges close together, each of stone with a single arch. The one in the centre has at one time evidently been larger and of more importance, for on the other side of the road that lies between the water and the houses, almost buried in the buildings, there is a stone lion with his back to the brook. This has clearly been the former end of the bridge, so that the houses must have advanced some yards since this was built. This bridge, which is near the southern gate of the im perial city, probably led in former days to the broad street spoken of by Martini.<br><br>The city is well laid out, the streets, straight and at right angles to one another, well and carefully paved.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.