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THE NEW UNION STATION AT PITTSBURGH, PA., AS EXECUTED

DANIEL H. BURNHAM, ARCHITECT

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SIR MOSES EZEKIEL, SCULPTOR What should have been an unalterable point of contact structurally and sentimentally, looks misplaced on account of the lack of skill shown in designing the pedestal.

An inspired conception, rendered with artistic elegance, is reduced to a faint echo, and the eloquence it should breathe forth is muffled by a discordant setting. The author of the Declaration of Independence; the Liberty Bell, (emphasized by allegorical figures representing Liberty, Justice, Equality, and the Brotherhood of Man) a pedestal, a speaker's stand, and a courthouse. This was the proposition, and a more symmetrical theme could not have been asked for Had it been organically treated, these elements would have blended into a complete and harmonious picture.

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A FOCAL POINT IN STUTTGART

This is no artistic compromise, but the happiest arrangement of the kind we know of.

Without considering the style, it represents one of those rare compositions in which art and nature have been combined to establish a prominent point of interest inseparable to the site.

It terminates a long level walk in the rear, and a steep inclined vista in the foreground, down which the water used first in a drinking fountain falls in numberless cascades after having been used decoratively as shown above. It is a masterly composition in which every step, bench, and baluster plays a symmetrical part.

A TOURAINE GARDEN

BY WETHERILL P. TROUT

WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR

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HATEAU D'USSE, is its greatest charm : secluded from the modern
one of the most in- world, this old pile stands, as in bygone days, a
teresting castles in mighty power. Its setting and surroundings are
Northern France, is superb, and while lacking the marvelous sites of
situated between Asey Chaumont and Amboise, yet its arrangement is
le Rideau and Chi- unique among the palaces of Touraine.
non. It is built on The original structure was erected in the
the side of a thickly fifteenth century, and was planned with an open
wooded hill, with the court one hundred feet square, surrounded by
quiet river Cher at its tall buildings on three sides, and on the fourth
feet.

by a high protecting wall (since demolished),
The old chateau which faced the river.
is less familiar to us In the sixteenth century the Espinay family
than many of its day gained possession of the place and rebuilt many
and generation. Ten portions, but preserved the circular keep.

miles of farming coun- The pavilion on the west connecting with the try must be traversed to the nearest railway sta- main building by means of a gallery, and the tion-hence its obscurity. But this very isolation beautiful little Renaissance chapel (now smarting

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