Mary Berry in River Arno, Florence - 12 October, 1820, at night

from Diary of Mary Berry, 12 October 1820, page 230:

In the evening the French Minister’s fête for the birth of the Duke of Bordeaux. He had the Quays of the Arno illuminated on both sides, from the Pont de la Caraca to the Pont de Trinita, by posts supporting three lamps, all white, in the form of a lily; and upon the river four large boats, illuminated in the same manner, rowing about two bands of music. All this produced a charming effect; but the exterior of the fête was more brilliant than the interior.

cite as

Mary Berry, Diary of Mary Berry, 12 October 1820. In Lady Theresa Lewis, Lady Theresa Lewis and Lady Theresa Lewis (ed.), Extracts of the Journal and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the Year 1783 to 1852, volume 3 (London, 1865), p. 230. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: River Arno, Florence


Mary Berry
Author, literary hostess, Playwright

Listening to

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music for a fĂȘte performed by two bands

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 October, 1820, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:39:40 +0000
Approved on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 11:12:18 +0000