Kandy (inhabited place)
Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
Half-plate. Part of a clump of giant bamboos in the Government Gardens at Peredeniya showing both sides of the river - on opposite shore are the experiments grounds(Fisher). [The first Botanic Gardens in Ceylon were established at Slave Island and later moved to Kalutara. They were transferred to their present location in 1813. The photograph shows the giant bamboos on the banks of the Mahawelia Ganga, introduced into the gardens in 1858].
Quarter-plate. Outside a shop in road.
216 x 268 mm. Showing a group posed in front of one of the carved archways inside the temple complex. The figures include a drummer, masked devil dancers and young acolytes.
272 x 208 mm. View from the Pattirippwa (the octagonal building) of the Temple of the Tooth looking along the Esplanade towards Queen’s Hotel at the farther end. The Diamond Jubilee celebrations are in progress, with crowds gathered round the Governor’s pavilion and troops of the Lancashire Regiment beyond. The celebrations took place on June 29th.
276 x 214 mm. View from the same location as Y303B/5, probably taken a short while before the start of the ceremony. On either side of the carpet leading to the Governor’s pavilion is a row of elephants who bowed as Governor Ridgeway passed by. Photograph probably by W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
273 x 213 mm. View from the Esplanade looking towards the Temple of the Tooth, with pavilions and decorations erected for the celebration of Queen Victoria’s Jubilee. See also Y303B/5-6, 79-83. Photograph probably by W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
272 x 212 mm. Showing crowds in the street, with flags and other decorations flying from the houses in the background. Precise location unidentified, but the building in the foreground is possibly part of Queen’s hotel. Photographer unknown, probably Skeen & Co.
270 x 212 mm. Similar view to Y303B/80, but taken from a slightly different angle. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
272 x 213 mm. View looking along Trincomalee Street from the Esplanade, with Queen’s Hotel in the foreground decorated with flags and banners. Queen’s Hotel was established in 1849. See also Y303B/5. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
270 x 215 mm. View showing a road in Kandy lined with decorations and with a large triumphal arch. A similar structure can be seen at Y3022G/18. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
273 x 213 mm. View from the vicinity of the Governor’s stand during the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 29th June 1897, looking eastwards along the Esplanade towards the Temple of the Tooth. A large crowd of spectators, mainly school children, stands in the foreground. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H. Skeen & Co.
270 x 212 mm. View looking along Colombo Street, with bunting, flags and other decorations lining the road way. Photographer unknown, probably W.L.H Skeen & Co.
Printed key to 26 persons in the group.
'A sketch of the constitution of the Kandyan kingdom', the last independent state in Sri Lanka, which had its capital at Kandy, c. 1835, 186 pages; a memorandum on the law of inheritance, 30 pages; rules for administering justice, 25 pages; Sir John Doyley's notes on the Kandyan law of inheritance, 8 pages; Singhalese law of inheritance, etc., 47 pages; and notes on the law of marriage, etc., 30 pages.
278x210mm. View looking along an unidentified street lined with houses and shops.
Half-plate. (Mr Willis, the Director in foreground). [John Christopher Willis (1868-1958), Senior Assistant in Botany, Glasgow University 1894-1896; Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya 1896-1911; Director of the Botanic Gardens, Rio de Janeiro 1912-1915; author of various botanical publications].
Quarter-plate. Negative useless. [No print].
275 x 212 mm. View from the main entrance of the Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Tooth looking along the outside of the carved stone wall towards the Pattirippuwa, the octagonal building housing the Oriental Library. Part of the European Library and Assembly Rooms can be seen in the background.
194 x 140 mm. Close-up view of the upper half of the effigy of the reclining Buddha in the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy.
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