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.
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. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1542303579701 accessed: 11 June, 2023
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|music for a fête||performed by two bands|
|Date/Time||12 October, 1820, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, outdoors, in public|