The contents of this volume are the result of two visits to Paris. The first when Louis Napoleon was president of the Republic; and the second when Napoleon III. was emperor of France. I have sketched people and places as I saw them at both periods, and the reader should bear this in mind. I have not endeavored to make a hand-book to Paris, but have described those places and objects which came more particularly under my notice. I have also thought it best, instead of devoting my whole space to the description of places, or the manners of...
My Stay at Paris and My Departure for Strasburg, Where I Find the Renaud--My Misfortunes at Munich and
My Sad Visit to Augsburg
At ten o'clock in the morning, cheered by the pleasant feeling of being once more in that Paris which is so
imperfect, but which is the only true town in the world, I called on my dear Madame d'Urfe, who received me
with open arms. She told me that the young Count d'Aranda was quite well, and if I liked she would ask him
to dinner the next day. I told her I should be delighted to see him, and then I...
This volume is neither a diary nor a narrative. To have given it either of these forms, each of which has its
obvious advantages, would have extended it beyond all reasonable limits. It is simply a selection from my very
full memoranda of a series of visits paid to different parts of France during the year 1889.
These visits would never have been made, had not my previous acquaintance with France and with French
affairs, going back now--such as it is--to the early days of the Second Empire, given me reasonable ground to
hope that I might get some touch of the actual life and...
Appointment by President Harrison. My stay in London Lord Rothschild; his view of Russian treatment of the
Jews. Sir Julian Goldschmidt; impression made by him. Paris; the Vicomte de Vogue; funeral of Renan; the
Duke de la Rochefoucauld. Our Minister, William Walter Phelps, and others at Berlin; talk with Count
Shuvaloff. Arrival in St. Petersburg. Deadening influences: paralysis of energy as seen on the railways; little
apparent change in externals since my former visit; change wrought by emancipation of the serfs.
Improvement in the surroundings of the Emperor.
The scientist Jean Marey completed the first working model of
a film camera in 1888 in Paris. That year, Edison visited Marey and
watched his films. In 1891, Edison filed an American patent for a film
camera, which had a different moving mechanism than the Marey
camera. In 1890, the Englishman Friese Green presented a working
camera to a group of enthusiasts. In 1893 the Frenchman Georges
Demeney filed a patent for a camera. Finally, the Lumière brothers filed a
patent for their type of camera and for projection in February 1895. In
December of that year they gave the...
His plans would soon be altered, though. A second concert promoted by Dona Laurinda attracted the
attention of the São Paulo modernist artists; in it, Villa-Lobos presented his most aesthetically
‘daring’ works, such as the Quartetto Simbolico and the piece A Fiandeira for solo piano, clearly
inspired by Debussy’s music. Villa-Lobos’s ‘modernity’ – a Debussian ‘modernity’ – meant he was
the only composer invited to present his works at the São Paulo Modern Art Week.