||ON THE SOUTH LAGOON - The engraving, beside
giving a study of the four-oared swan-beaked gondola (there were
usually but two oarsmen to each boat) depicts the eastern termination
of the South Screen or Colonnade, and the western facade of the
Agricultural Building. We barely see the circular base of the obelisk and lion-fountain which accentuated
this region, and besides looking though the columns on the Live Stock
Amphitheatre, may note garlanded Corinthian pillars at the end of the
Colonnade and their rich effect, as if decked for a triumph. It was
from the Colonnade that colored lights were thrown on the MacMonnies'
Fountain. The Agricultural Building may be profitably observed.
Here was a Corinthian porch, "Pilio" Pediment and Ceres bas-relief, with mural painting.
Between the arches may be seen two of the sixty Zodiacs, holding
their signs. Under the upper cornice are two of the sixty copies of
Abundance, as caryatides. On the corner is one of four copies of the
Four Races. Lower, at the left, is one of
four copies of the Four Seasons; and further at the left are copies
of the four groups each of a man with oxen, and a man with horses.
All these were made under direction of Philip Martiny. At the
water-side are two of E. C. Potter's bulls. The admirable manner in
which exotic plants were grouped in corners, and otherwise placed,
should be remarked.|