Taken from the bridge
Artist: Barron, Richard (c.1798-1838)
Medium: Aquatint, coloured
This is plate 4 from Richard Barron's 'Views in India, chiefly among the Neelgherry Hills'. It shows a view from across the lake in Ootacamund. Barron writes that the "small cottages dispersed in the wood are the property of Dr. Glen, an officer on the Bombay establishment, and the Parsees' shops, of which there are two, and one European, are large and good, and any thing, either dress, furniture, or supplies, can be procured, without incurring the unnecessary expense of bringing up what the great change of climate requires."
Most of the biggest shops in Ootacamund were branches of large establishments in Madras, and were situated at a convenient distance from European residences. Amongst the biggest and best-established traders were the enterprising Borah Saits of Bombay.