[Cantonment Gardens, Rangoon.]
Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Cantonment Gardens, Rangoon (Yangon), in Burma (Myanmar), probably 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 view along a path in the gardens, lined with palms along one side, looking towards the spire of the Shwe Dagon seen faintly in the distance. A gilded stupa, the shrine can be glimpsed from all over Rangoon due to its elevated position on Singuttara Hill.