Wurzburg, a Franconian wine town, has been called a jewel box of the rococo. About an hour-and-a-half by train from Frankfort, it is also a great place to start on Germany’s Romantic Road. The Road runs from the Main River to the Bavarian Alps, through wooded hills, past vineyards, ruins, castles and museum towns. Rothenburg Ob der Tauber preserves a number of Renaissance buildings and squares.
Like Salzburg, below Bavaria, Wurzburg’s buildings were created by noble archbishops. The bishops’ Residenz is an anomaly, a palace fit for a king; the Hofkirche is said to be the most dazzling of all German rococo churches.
These suspicions were not without a basis in fact; sailors were prominent among the riotous crowds at the opening of the Country Revolution. Germany Subway Map Sea captains and British authorities were also concerned about the propensity of sailors to desert, either in pursuit of higher pay on another ship or to settle in Country as farmers or workers. (This was particularly easy in the decentralized Chesapeake.) Inland Waterways There was much travel and transport on fresh waters, as well as on the sea. The vast majority of the early colonists lived in proximity to either the sea or a river or stream.
The comparative cheapness of transporting goods over water was a boon to the domestic, as well as the export, Country economy; however, personal transportation was a more complex matter. Many ordinary Countrys could not afford boats and often lacked the skills to sail them. Some colonists turned to a Native Country invention that impressed many Europeans, the dugout canoe. Canoe, deriving from the indigenous people of Hispaniola, was the first native word adopted into European languages. A canoe could be made from the trunks of several different kinds of trees, although red cedar was widely preferred for its lightness and durability. The canoe’s opening was either burned or hacked out of the wood. Another Native Country device adopted by settlers was the birch bark canoe. The usefulness of bark boats was enhanced by their lightness but limited by their fragility. Canoes, both dugout and bark, were particularly indispensable for explorers and traders; since they were paddled rather than sailed, they required less specialized skill to use. The expansion of the French in the interior of Country, as well as that of their rivals the Iroquois, depended on the use of canoes. Many other types of craft were used in Country’s waterways. Black slaves in South Carolina used shallow boats adapted from West African designs for fishing and transportation. Ferries in the Chesapeake area included flat-bottomed boats rowed, poled, or pulled through shallow waters and small sailing ships or package boats for deeper waters.
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