WILTON HOUSE stands upon the site of the old Abbey, which, with the surrounding estates, was granted by Henry VIII., soon after the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539, to William, first Earl of Pembroke. Wilton is famous for its landscaped park and magnificent interiors.
Amoy town and harbour seen from Kalangsu (Gulangyu) Island in 1874. Fuh-kien (Fukien), China.
Guangji Bridge (Chaozhou). Kwangtung province, China around 1870. Illustrations of China and its people by John Thomson.
The one shown here stands on the right bank of the Han river, near Chao-chow-fu, and, like all the best examples of such edifices, the whole ground structure up to the first story is composed of stone.
The occupation of Macao by a grant from the head of the celestial empire to the Portuguese, as a reward for their services against the pirates infesting the islands at the mouth of the Canton river, took place on or about the year 1586.
The main source of the popularity and vitality of ordinary religious pilgrimages in all parts of the world seems to be this, -that they are among the few mundane activities in which keen physical and mental enjoyment may coexist with an exhilarating sense of religious fulfillment.
This is the port which is exhibited in the present view, and the lofty mountain beyond its entrance is the Neritos of Homer. Views in Greece by Edward Dodwell. London, 1821.
Miniature of the Breviary of Cardinal Grimani, attributed to Marciana Biblioteca of S.Marc, Venice. Fifteenth century.
St. Michael’s Mount (Cornish: An Garrel Los y ‘Cos) is a tidal island on the southwestern tip of England.
Oriental and Sacred Scences, from notes of travel in Greece, Turkey and Palestine by Howe Fisher.