1895 Print over 100 years old Kandy Lady Hortons Walk (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.172.

Entitled – Kandy. View from Lady Horton’s Walk. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Kandy. – The journey from  Colombo to Kandy is 72 miles by rail, and the road lies through some of the finest scenery in the world.

This town lies 1,680ft. above the sea level, and contains 22,000 inhabitants.

It is beautifully situated on the banks of a miniature lake, overhung on all sides by hills.

A road called Lady Horton’s Walk winds round one of these hills, and on the east side, which is almost precipitous, looks down on the Valley of Dumhera, through which the Mahawelli Ganga rolls over a channel of rocks.

In a park at the foot of this acclivity is the pavilion of the Governor, one of the handsomest buildings in India – not less from the beauty of its architecture, than from its judicious adaptation to the climate.

Serpents are numerous here, especially the cobra and carawala.

Here also is found the large black scorpion, as big as a crayfish.

The first mention of Kandy as a city is at the beginning of the fourteenth century, when a temple was built there to contain Buddha’s tooth and other relics.

The Dalada, or Sacred Tooth, by the way, was first brought to Ceylon a short time before Fa Hian’s arrival in the year 311.

It was conveyed hence by a princess of Kalinga, who concealed it in her hair.

In 1560 the Sacred Tooth was discovered by the Portuguese, and it was taken to Goa by Don Constantine de Braganza and burnt with much ceremony.

Just outside Kandy are three interesting Buddhist temples, built amid huge boulders of rock.

Another beautiful excursion from the town is taken to the cacao plantations, on the banks of the Mahawelli Ganga.

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original and not a photocopy.

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