In these colleges the professors contrive new rules and methods of agriculture and building, and new instruments, and tools for all trades and manufactures; whereby, as they undertake, one man shall do the work of ten; a palace may be built in
a week, of materials so durable as to last for ever without repairing.
Another old chateau in the neighbourhood, built in
the fourteenth century by Jean de Belmont, was also abandoned, so that that part of the country was very little inhabited.
More than once, while on my journeys, I found that there was no provision made in the house used for school purposes for heating the building during the winter, and consequently a fire had to be built in
the yard, and teacher and pupils passed in and out of the house as they got cold or warm.
As to the form of private houses, those are thought to be best and most useful for their different purposes which are distinct and separate from each other, and built in
the modern manner, after the plan of Hippodamus: but for safety in time of war, on the contrary, they should be built as they formerly were; for they were such that strangers could not easily find their way out of them, and the method of access to them such as an enemy could with difficulty find out if he proposed to besiege them.
A clay and pebble wall, built in
1853, surrounded the town; and in the principal street were the market and several hotels adorned with pavilions.
The chariot passed through the outer gates into a fine arched chamber built in
the thick wall, and through the inner gates into the streets of the Emerald City.
The Lion House, built in
1926, was in extreme disrepair when purchased by the present owner.
This hotel, dramatically perched on a spit of land in Waterton Lakes National Park, was built in
1927 to look not unlike a giant Swiss chalet.
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