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Temple near waterfall, Simla.

Temple near waterfall, Simla.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: Photo 222/(6)

Item number: 2226

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a temple near waterfall, Simla from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Samuel Bourne in 1863. In the 19th century the area around Simla was favoured by the British because it ideally suited their Victorian taste for the romantic pastoral. It was chosen owing to its pleasant climate and spectacular views of forests of pines, firs and cedars and rows of snow capped peaks disappearing in the distance. These picturesque images represent some of photographer Samuel Bourne’s best work.

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