Entry of the King of Prussia into Königsberg: the procession at the Grune Thor - from a sketch by our special artist, 1861. 'The wide streets of the Vorstadt [in what is now Kaliningrad] do not extend beyond the Grüne-bridge over the River Pregel, which there forms the entrance into the old city, on the city side of which the first building is the Exchange, on platforms in front of which were collected the mercantile men of the town and their families, whose appearance gave every evidence of comfort and of wealth. In the river, both above and below the bridge at this point, the vessels that are employed in the trade of the place were moored, and, as their yards were manned and they were gaily decked out with colours, the scene was much enlivened there. Among the most conspicuous of these vessels were the Prussian steamer Der Preusse and the English screw-steamer Zealand'. From "Illustrated London News", 1861.
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