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Cantonment Gardens, Rangoon 8814

Cantonment Gardens, Rangoon 8814

Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 88/1(4)

Item number: 8814

Length: 21

Width: 27.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Cantonment Gardens, Rangoon (Yangon), in Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in the 1890s. The gardens were situated within the military cantonment which lay to the north of the city, immediately to the south-west of the Shwe Dagon Paya, and were among several public gardens and parks in Rangoon. They were planned in 1854-56 by William Scott of the Calcutta Botanic Gardens and laid out by the city’s Public Works Department. This is a general view looking along the small lake in the gardens towards the spire of the Shwe Dagon on the northern skyline. A gilded stupa, the pagoda can be glimpsed from all over Rangoon due to its elevated position on Singuttara Hill.

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