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Identifier: gri_spanishameri00chil
Title: The Spanish-American republics
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: Child, Theodore, 1846-1892
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Publisher: New York, Harper & brothers
Contributing Library: Getty Research Institute
Digitizing Sponsor: Getty Research Institute


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city to which all Chilian eyes are turned, and to which allChilian fortunes sooner or later find their way. This fact is mani-fested by the number and splendor of the private houses, the greatquantity of private carriages, and the animation of the elegant andleisured movement in the streets. Santiago, with its steeples and towers and its wooded hill of SantaLucia, lies towards one end of a broad plain, hemmed in by mountainswhich are always visible, closing the perspective of the streets, andrisine in grand silhouettes, even more beautiful in winter than insummer; for then the mountains are covered with a mantle of snowwhich reaches within a few metres of the plain, and there ceases in asharp line, marking the limit of the temperate air. The climate isdelightful; rain falls only during the four winter months; the meantemperature in summer is 70° Fahr., and in winter 520 Fahr.; dayafter day for weeks together the thermometer scarcely varies, and the io: THE SPANISH-AMERICAN REPUBLICS.

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CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, SANTIAGO. sun shines in a clear sky with a constancy that conduces to fillingthe soul with placidity and contentment. The plan of the town isthe usual rectilinear chess-board arrangement of uniform cuadras, orblocks, with a grand central square, and an avenue, or alameda, ofoverarching trees. On one side of the plaza are the cathedral and theArchbishops palace; on the other the Miinicipalidad, or town-hall, aswe should call it, and the post-office ; and on the two remaining sidesportales, or arcades, with shops on the ground-floor. The architect-ural monuments of the plaza call for no special commendation, ex-cepting the post-office, which is conveniently arranged on a NorthAmerican model, and served by obliging ladies and by male clerks,the latter as morose and obstinate as post-office employes in Latincountries generally appear to be. The plaza is the centre of all themovement of Santiago, the terminus and starting-point for the tram-ways, the great station


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