obstruction to traffic


August 20

on Tuesday

They finished filling in the foundations on this side, in the Piazza de' Tornaquinci. And all this time they were demolishing the houses, a great number of overseers and workmen being employed, so that all the streets around were filled with heaps of stones and rubbish, and with mules and donkeys who were carrying away the rubbish and bringing gravel; making it difficult for anyone to pass along. We shopkeepers were continually annoyed by the dust and the crowds of people who collected to look on, and those who could not pass by with their beasts of burden.

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The moon was in the last quarter that night.





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