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Royal Lakes, Rangoon 8812

Royal Lakes, Rangoon 8812

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

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 88/1(2)

Item number: 8812

Length: 20.7

Width: 27.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Royal Lake in Dalhousie Park at Rangoon (Yangon), Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in the 1890s. This view looks across the lake towards a wooden bridge, with two Buddhist monks in the foreground. The buildings on the skyline are probably the European Infantry Barracks. Dalhousie Park (now Bogyoke Aung San Park) was created in the mid-19th century by the British to plans drawn up in 1856 by William Scott of the Calcutta Botanic Gardens. It was laid out around the Kandawgyi or Royal Lake, one of two lakes in northern Rangoon to the east of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda. Its picturesque vistas were a popular subject for photographers in Rangoon.

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