John Muir


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Only the palms on these rocks seem strange. The celebrated Sugar Loaf, perhaps about two thousand feet in height, as seen from the top of the cog railroad, is most wonderfully formed. It is indeed a very striking rock from any direction. The base is like the Yosemite dome in color, concentric structure and form; a truly wonderful counterpart of Yosemite dome. After descending the Corcovado I sauntered along the Praia Flamingo. Many Sunday family groups were enjoying themselves in the beautiful gardens, while many were speeding past in automobiles on the fine road around the Bay, enjoying the cool evening. Boys and young men playing ball. Children nicely dressed running gracefully around the gardens and statuary and the monuments. Magnificent scenery, from here as well as from the mountain top, from which nearly all the Bay is outspread in sight. It is very extensive and full of islands like the harbor of Sitka.

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Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.

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