Anne," cried Mary, still at her window, "there is Mrs Clay, I am sure, standing under the colonnade
, and a gentleman with her.
And twice a day I should go down in a Bath chair to the Colonnade
to drink the waters.
Kenge gave me his arm and we went round the corner, under a colonnade
, and in at a side door.
Like mice we scampered past the great schoolroom, with its gable snipping a paler sky than ever, and the shadows melting even in the colonnade underneath.
We had a look in the colonnade - I thought I heard him - and that gave us no end of a hunt for nothing.
The eye was, for a long time, wholly lost in this labyrinth, where there was nothing which did not possess its originality, its reason, its genius, its beauty,--nothing which did not proceed from art; beginning with the smallest house, with its painted and carved front, with external beams, elliptical door, with projecting stories, to the royal Louvre, which then had a colonnade of towers.
Between la Courtille and Saint-Laurent, your eye had already noticed, on the summit of an eminence crouching amid desert plains, a sort of edifice which resembled from a distance a ruined colonnade, mounted upon a basement with its foundation laid bare.
resembles the laws of Minos,--it is called in architecture, "the Messidor"** taste;--the Paris of Napoleon in the Place Vendome: this one is sublime, a column of bronze made of cannons;--the Paris of the Restoration, at the Bourse: a very white colonnade supporting a very smooth frieze; the whole is square and cost twenty millions.
It is true that the architect was at a good deal of trouble to conceal the clock face, which would have destroyed the purity of the fine lines of the façade; but, on the other hand, we have that colonnade which circles round the edifice and under which, on days of high religious ceremony, the theories of the stock-brokers and the courtiers of commerce can be developed so majestically.
The dark-complexioned men who wear large rings, and heavy watch-guards, and bushy whiskers, and who congregate under the Opera Colonnade
, and about the box-office in the season, between four and five in the afternoon, when they give away the orders,--all live in Golden Square, or within a street of it.
At the British Museum the pigeons were crooning among the shadows of the grimy colonnade
, and the stalwart janitors looked less stalwart than usual, as though their medals were too heavy for them.
There was a kind of portico or colonnade outside, and this obstructed even the little light that at the best could have found its way through the small apertures in the door.
Barnaby, quite unable to think, or to speculate on what would be done with him, had been lulled into a kind of doze by his regular pace; but his stopping roused him; and then he became aware that two men were in conversation under the colonnade, and very near the door of his cell.
The facades of the 27-story office tower, which are detailed with swags, wreaths, lion heads and frets, are clad in Vermont granite, and defined by Ionic colonnades
and Doric columns that recall the Athenian Parthenon.
In twelve large, exquisitely staged, and sumptuously shot tableaux, a motley cast of performers--characters include Columbine, the Lover, the Trickster, an ex-gladiator Strong Man, the Poet, and a little girl--moves through dilapidated tennis courts and nouveau-riche colonnades
, poolside bacchanals and sylvan executions on a pilgrimage to the sea.