These photos seem to all be from Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Others formerly on this page
were mis-identified as Ceylon, but thanks to information provided by
Gehan Pinto, it has
been established that they were taken in Egypt (or at least a country where there are date palms). They have been moved to
their own section.
Negative #8-1: Street scene with taxi or small bus. Sign on vehicle reads "Kandy".
Negative #8-2: Street scene with vehicles parked outside the Grand Hotel.
The sign on the large wagon (not readable in this website version)
is for a merchant, K. Podi Singho, illegible number on Stewart Street,
Slave Island, Colombo.
Gehan Pinto says: " The Hotel in the photograph is actually a local restaurant -- (large restaurants are usually named as Hotels in
Sri Lanka). "
Negative #7-1: Street scene with small streetcar. "Colombo" is part of the streetcar sign.
Negative #7-2: New Kathiresan Kovil (Temple). Gehan Pinto says: " There are three (Hindu) Kovils along Sea Street, but they all belong to the
Kathiresan complex. Some renovations have been made so one of them now is called New Kathiresan.
I've attached a photograph ".
Negative #7-3: Street scene.
Negative #7-4: A view of the Kathiresan Kovil (Temple), Sea Street, Pettah, Colombo.
Negative #7-5: A view of the Jami Ul-Alfar Mosque, 2nd Cross Street, Pettah, Colombo.
Negative #ON-0034-1: HMCS Ontario leaving Trincomalee, Ceylon.
Email Ken Johnson.
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