File:Greatest wonders of the world (1906) (14582800590).jpg

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Original file(2,416 × 1,648 pixels, file size: 496 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)

Summary[edit]

Description
English:

Identifier: greatestwonderso00sing (find matches)
Title: Greatest wonders of the world
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Singleton, Esther, d. 1930
Subjects: Curiosities and wonders Landscapes
Publisher: New York, The Christian Herald
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress

View Book Page: Book Viewer
About This Book: Catalog Entry
View All Images: All Images From Book
Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book.

Text Appearing Before Image:
is is a partof the subject more mournful and less sublime; but suchas neither the poet nor the philosopher should disdain toregard. This morning we departed on the promise of a fine day,to visit the glacier of Montanvert. In that part where itfills a slanting valley, it is called the Sea of Ice. This val-ley is 950 toises, or 7,600 feet above the level of the sea.We had not proceeded far before the rain began to fall, butwe persisted until we had accomplished more than half ofour journey, when we returned, wet through. Chamouni, July 25th.We have returned from visiting the glacier of Montan-vert, or as it is called, the Sea of Ice, a scene in truth ofdizzying wonder. The path that winds to it along theside of a mountain, now clothed with pines, now intersectedwith snowy hollows, is wide and steep. The cabin ofMontanvert is three leagues from Chamouni, half of whichdistance is performed on mules, not so sure footed, but thaton the first day the one I rode fell in what the guides call a
Text Appearing After Image:
MONT BLANC AND CHAMOUNI 13 mauvais pas^ so that I narrowly escaped being precipitateddown the mountain. We passed over a hollow coveredwith snow, down which vast stones are accustomed to roll.One had fallen the preceding day, a little time after we hadreturned: our guides desired us to pass quickly, for it is saidthat sometimes the least sound will accelerate their descent.We arrived at Montanvert, however, safe. On all sides precipitous mountains, the abodes of unre-lenting frost, surround this vale: their sides are banked upwith ice and snow, broken, heaped high, and exhibiting ter-rific chasms. The summits are sharp and naked pinnacles,whose overhanging steepness will not even permit snow torest upon them. Lines of dazzling ice occupy here andthere their perpendicular rifts, and shine through the drivingvapours with inexpressible brilliance : they pierce the cloudslike things not belonging to this earth. The vale itself isfilled with a mass of undulating ice, and has an ascent suf-

Note About Images

Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.
Date
Source https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/14582800590/
Author Internet Archive Book Images
Permission
(Reusing this file)

At the time of upload, the image license was automatically confirmed using the Flickr API. For more information see Flickr API detail.

Flickr tags
  • bookid:greatestwonderso00sing
  • bookyear:1906
  • bookdecade:1900
  • bookcentury:1900
  • bookauthor:Singleton__Esther__d__1930
  • booksubject:Curiosities_and_wonders
  • booksubject:Landscapes
  • bookpublisher:New_York__The_Christian_Herald
  • bookcontributor:The_Library_of_Congress
  • booksponsor:The_Library_of_Congress
  • bookleafnumber:31
  • bookcollection:library_of_congress
  • bookcollection:americana
Flickr posted date


Licensing[edit]

This image was taken from Flickr's The Commons. The uploading organization may have various reasons for determining that no known copyright restrictions exist, such as:
  1. The copyright is in the public domain because it has expired;
  2. The copyright was injected into the public domain for other reasons, such as failure to adhere to required formalities or conditions;
  3. The institution owns the copyright but is not interested in exercising control; or
  4. The institution has legal rights sufficient to authorize others to use the work without restrictions.

More information can be found at https://flickr.com/commons/usage/.


Please add additional copyright tags to this image if more specific information about copyright status can be determined. See Commons:Licensing for more information.
Checked copyright icon.svg This image was originally posted to Flickr by Internet Archive Book Images at https://flickr.com/photos/126377022@N07/14582800590. It was reviewed on by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the No known copyright restrictions.

File history

Click on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time.

Date/TimeThumbnailDimensionsUserComment
current08:48, 25 September 2015Thumbnail for version as of 08:48, 25 September 20152,416 × 1,648 (496 KB)SteinsplitterBot (talk | contribs)Bot: Image rotated by 90°
06:24, 24 September 2015Thumbnail for version as of 06:24, 24 September 20151,648 × 2,422 (500 KB) (talk | contribs)== {{int:filedesc}} == {{information |description={{en|1=<br> '''Identifier''': greatestwonderso00sing ([https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=default&fulltext=Search&search=insource%3A%2Fgreatestwonderso00sing%2F fin...
  • You cannot overwrite this file.

There are no pages that use this file.