Bridge on the Marqual Canal, 1864
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296 x 239 mm. Probably by Bourne, no. 815. View looking along the canal towards the bridge, a stone construction with a low wooden house running along its length. The banks of the canal are lined with buildings of wood and stone and Kashmiri boats can be seen on the water in the background, ‘The city, especially that portion of it on the right bank of the river, is intersected by narrow canals, the purpose of which is to afford a convenient mode of transit for the cucumbers, singaras, water-melons, and other produce from the floating gardens on the lake. These narrow waterways are crowded with little boats distributing their vegetable burden through the city ... Some of the views on these narrow canals are very picturesque. They are overhung with four, five, and six-storied wooden houses, which are generally built on props and leaning, some one way and some another, spanned in several places with a single-arched stone bridge dark and hoary, the whole here and there relieved by vines and creepers clinging to the lattices or climbing over the roofs and bridges’, (B.J.P., 4 January 1867, p. 5).
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