Thursday, July 30, 2015

Treasure Spots of the World

Walter B. Woodbury - Treasure Spot of the World (1875)

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Before vacation season is completely gone here's a book with some trip suggestions.  The Mosque at Cordova, Tintern Abbey, an ice cavern, the Bridge of Sighs, Bangkok, the Sphinx, Cairo, Niagara Falls - take your pick.  Each spot gets a photo then about three to four pages of text that tend a bit more towards encyclopedia facts than travel brochure enthusiasm which is a tad disappointing from one of the high eras of travel literature.  Still it manages to promote their treasure spots so if you go send a postcard.