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One of the roads near Kandy with lovely waterfall, Ceylon.

One of the roads near Kandy with lovely waterfall, Ceylon.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 234/(14)

Item number: 23414

Length: 26.2

Width: 21.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph with a view looking along a road, an overhanging rock in the middleground and a waterfall beyond, taken in the 1870s near Kandy in Sri Lanka by an unknown photographer. Kandy is in the central hills, on the Mahaweli river. Although monks meditated in caves by the river-banks from ancient times, the city was founded in about the 14th century. It became the capital of Sri Lanka from the reign of Vimaladharmasuriya (ruled 1592-1604) and remained so until the country was taken over by the British in 1815. Photography was introduced to Sri Lanka in the 1840s and by the end of the 19th century was practised extensively, both local and foreign artists recording the many facets of the beautiful island.

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