Royal Lakes Rangoon at eventide 7521021
Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Royal Lake at eventide in Rangoon (Yangon), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier during the 1890s in Burma (Myanmar). This view looks westwards across the Royal Lake in Dalhousie Park (now Bogyoke Aung San Park), towards the Shwe Dagon Pagoda on the horizon. Dalhousie 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 still waters reflect the parkland scenery and the spire of the Shwe Dagon in a picturesque vista which was a popular subject for photographers in Rangoon. The celebrated gilded stupa of the Shwe Dagon was visible from all over Rangoon due to its elevated position on the summit of Singuttara Hill.