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The Causeway across the Vaigai River [Madurai]

The Causeway across the Vaigai River [Madurai]

Photographer: Tripe, Linnaeus

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1858

Shelfmark: Photo 953/1(6)

Item number: 95316

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the causeway across the Vaigai river in Madurai, Tamilnadu, is part of a collection entitled 'Photographic Views in Madurai ' (Madras, 1858) and was taken by Linnaeus Tripe in 1858. The view is taken looking along the causeway towards the gopuras of the Meenakshi Sundareshvara Temple. ''This forms the main entrance to the town of Madura from the North. It is 133 yards in length. The stone pillars at the sides are about ten feet high...''

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