In no part of the world does the coconut palm attain such perfection and beauty as in Ceylon and nothing is more enchanting to the eye than a grove of this useful tree.
Indian Art. Paintings and Niellos. The richness and harmony of the Oriental style. Ornaments on a bow, dagger, sheath of a sword, weapons.
The marshes near Hatagala, in the neighbourhood of Hambantota, are often as attractive to the naturalist as to the sportsman. Travel in Sri Lanka, 19th century.
The bungalow of Mr. Crüwell, a coffee planter in Laymastotte near Happootella-pass, which has been built in a very picturesque situation at the foot of bold crags.
Chinese pictures: notes on photographs made in China by Isabella Lucy Bird. The great imperial stone road planted with cedars sealed with the Imperial seal.
The silence of the tropical rainforest on the ascent to Adams Peak in Sri Lanka and the almost complete absence of animal life.
Nothing can surpass the graceful groups of palms, reflected on the mirror-like surface of the water.
This beautiful butterfly is called by Europeans in Ceylon by the various names of Floater, Spectre, and Silver-paper Fly, as indicative of its graceful flight.
One cascade of many others in the rainforest near Lemastota, located at an altitude of about 3000 feet above sea level.
This view, taken on the shore opposite Galle, shows a very characteristic feature of the coast vegetation.