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FROM MEXICO TO MORELIA.

Saxon can make no improvement on the style of architecture in its suitability to the climate and the exclusive lives of the people. But there is often seen a free admixture of every known order of architecture, for in a newly finished building we saw the Doric, Corinthian, Pompeian, Romanesque, and Spanish. The interior decorations were exclusively in the gorgeous Pompeian.

To the stranger the most attractive points in the prevailing architecture

 
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MONUMENT TO MORELOS—"CALLE REAL".

 

are the portales, those inviting retreats along the sidewalks, and the aqueducts, which may be seen for miles, with their high, massive arches, through which one catches glimpses of blue sky, lofty mountain peaks, and peaceful valleys, animated with charming pastoral scenes.

The city has stately proportions and attractions that are peculiar