valleys comparatively broad and level, well cultivated. The lower hills red with houses - red brick and red tiled. More oaks in Prussia, fewer elms, less thrifty. Trees more complete, faultless, thrifty, uniform in growth without a dead limb or twig, the tallest near [illegible]. Mostly elms, lovely avenues as well as roads. In Paris, the Bois del Bologne gives a fine [illegible] Ground and many parks more remarkable for their fine statuary than trees and shrubs and flowers, though these also are finer for the air they have to breathe. The grounds around Versailles are grand in most every way. The gardens are green and extensive about the Palace, but it is the forest with spacious lawns with bosky avenues radiating from many centers, etc. We also wandered through the park and picturesque buildings of Trianon where Queen Antoinette played dairymaid. June 28. Berlin. Around evening of 25th at the Kaiserhoff - imitation of Palace Hotel, San Francisco. 26th, wandered through the wild-like Humboldt Park in A.M. In P.M. took train to Baumskiil of _____ a very large nursery
Original journal dimensions: 9.5 x 16 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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