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The 2nd Defile near Bhamo

The 2nd Defile near Bhamo

Photographer: Watts and Skeen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 430/15(36)

Item number: 4301536

Genre: Photograph

Photograph from the Curzon Collection taken by Watts and Skeen in the 1890s in Burma (Myanmar). This view shows the imposing scenery of cliffs and wooded hills and the relatively calm current of Burma’s great river, the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady), which flows south from its source in the mountainous north of the country through a series of defiles or narrow gorges. The Second Defile is south of Bhamo at Sinkan, in Burma’s most northerly state of Kachin. It is shorter and not so constricted as the river’s other defiles, with its narrowest stretch over 100 metres wide. A sampan, a small boat used along coasts and rivers, is moored in the foreground.

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