The Dream City, Paul V. Galvin 
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  ACROSS WOODED ISLAND, NORTHEAST - The three men at the railing in this picture stand at the southernmost part of the gondola-landing before the Woman's Building, and survey a charming scene that includes the north pavilion of the Japanese Ho-o-den, or Phoenix Temple, the Government Building, the house on the island, in which the Japanese lived, the Fisheries and the Cafe de la Marine. The low central circular structure is the east pavilion of the Fisheries, which should be remembered as containing the most beautiful, surprising and artistically arranged exhibition of living fishes that was ever seen in America. In a broad fountain at the centre, cat-fish, muskallonge and sturgeon were visible, and some of them were five feet long. Around this inner lake a wall of glass offered to the visitor a study of the king-crab, who lived under a tortoise's shell, and was in his own body a set of paddles; of the shark-like fish, with mouths set far back; of the flat-nosed fish; of the Galapagos turtles, the cats, bulls, sturgeons and other large creatures. But the visit of visits at the Fair was the entry into the outer circle or tunnel, where a circle of many scores of brilliantly-lighted aqueous apartments carried the eye from the funny burr-fish to the toad-fish, the flounder, the eel, the gold-fish, silver-fish, trout, and above all, to the sea-grottoes, where the anemone blossomed into animal life and whispered the dearest secrets of the great deep.
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