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  A CHARMING WATER VIEW - If we consider the diversity of beautiful and novel architecture, it is possible that we shall consider this view, from the Woman's Building, to have been the most pleasing offered among the many vistas of the Fair. The four chief edifices are the main pavilion of the Fisheries, the Cafe de la Marine, the Swedish Building and the Brazilian Building, beginning at the right. None of these structures could have been spared from the park, and few visitors looked on the details of the Fisheries, Swedish and Brazilian Buildings without renewed expressions of interest and surprise. We see only a portion of the remarkable architectural invention of Henry Ives Cobb on the right, for the east and west pavilions of his Fisheries are out of the lines of vision, and they added intrinsically to the value of his spectacle. The spires of the Cafe accentuated the region, and visitors who were determined to know what country the building belonged to, often made peace by eating dinner there in the name of all nations. The Swedish Building was triangular in form, and built entirely of wood. It was on this account tabooed by the insurance men, who thought staff a less inflammable substance, and it was entirely closed during the last weeks of the Fair. It boasted the most remarkable architecture in the park, and was made in Sweden on eclectic ideas. The Brazilian Building was magnificent and hospitable.
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