Sri Lanka (nation)
Found in 1242 Collections and/or Records:
A view showing the factory of Joseph Fraser's estate at Matale. This slide is a duplicate of another in this box but has a contradictory caption. Maskeliya and Matale are situated at almost opposite edges of the central tea-growing area of Ceylon, Maskeliya on the slopes of Adam's Peak in the south and Matale in the north.
A view showing a European standing among tea plants with estate buildings in the background. The man in the foreground is presumably Frederick H. Fraser who took over the running of the property from his father, Joseph, who had arrived in Ceylon in 1872 and become part proprietor of the Matale Estate in 1886.
A view showing the ruins of a small Hindu temple with an Englishman posed in front of it.
A view showing an unidentified verandahed bungalow.
A group portrait of eight young Singalese girls.
A poorly defined view showing the resthouse on the banks of the great artificial reservoir south west of Trincomalee.
A view looking across the vast artificial reservoir towards wooded hills on the far shore. These tanks, like the Minneriya Tanks were built by King Maha Sen, circa 335 AD.
A view showing a party of Europeans and Sinhalese in a wooden canoe on the shores of the Tank.
A view showing a wooden canoe in the shallow water of the Tank.
A view from the road of this attractive little bungalow with tiled roof.
A view showing two Europeans and two Sinhalese on a wooden catamaran on the shore of the Minneriya Tank, one of the vast inland reservoirs built by Maha Sen in the third century AD. Minneriya lies a few miles north-west of the ruined city of Polunnaruwa.
A view looking across Nuwara Eliya Lake towards distant mountains.
A view showing a European and two Sinhalese caddies on the golf course at Nuwara Eliya.
A front view of the Grand Hotel, Nuwara Eliya: 'There are few hotels in the East which command the advantages of this well-known hostelry. It is situated 6,200 feet above sea-level, in a magnificent climate, and in close proximity to golf-links which are said by experts to be the best east of Suez. The hotel stands on 17 acres of ground, and there are 7 acres of kitchen garden, whilst there is a private dairy pleasantly situated on high land.' (Wright 1907, pp. 832-833).
A view showing a family group seated in the shady part of a garden.
A view showing two unidentified Europeans carrying shotguns and three Sri Lankan servants.
A view of the rest house at Polonnaruwa, a verandahed bungalow on a small incline.
A view looking across a wide curving river towards distant mountains.
A rather indistinct view showing cattle in a field.
A view showing the ruins of the Jetawanarama temple with a large statue of Buddha (lacking a head) on the rear wall: 'The Jetawanarama is 170 feet long by 80 feet wide, with a height which must have been ... At least one hundred feet. The walls, built of red brick and coated with chunam [cement or plaster], are twelve feet thick, and the two huge columns flanking the entrance are almost awe-inspiring (Williams 1950, pp. 146-147).
A view showing an unidentified ruin and various statues.
A view looking across the overgrown foundations of buildings towards a modern bungalow, probably the rest house.
A view looking towards the Kiri or Milk dagoba: 'so-called from its white coat of protective chunam [cement or plaster] ... To me it was the most beautiful, perhaps because it was the most simple of all the legacies of the past at Polonnaruha, and it is easy, looking at it, to reconstruct the perfection of the original, snow-white, surmounted by the hti and the spire of gold which we know it possessed.' (Williams 1950, page 147).
A view showing an unidentified temple standing atop a small but steep hill and surmounted by a conical tower.