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Colombo Station, Fort in distance, 1867

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y303A/2

Scope and Contents

212 x 159 mm. View of the exterior of the building from the north west, ‘As a picture, however, the palm must be given to the view from the hill above, in which the Lake, the little islet opposite the Government Factory, the Pettah and the Fort of Colombo form the really beautiful background; a massive group of palms to the left of the foreground fulfilling the exigency of all truly oriental scenes. By way of violent contrast we suppose and to commemorate the primitive modes of conveyance which the railway was framed to supersede, a bullock bandy and a cooly with a load on his head are prominent in the foreground of this picture' p. 5. (Perera, ‘The Ceylon railway’, p. 80, wrongly dated 'in the seventies').


  • Creation: 1867


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Finding aid date

2015-09-08 11:32:54+00:00

Includes index.

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