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Ceylon. Coast S. of Colombo

Photograph of a view along a palm-fringed beach,
probably at Mount Lavinia in Sri Lanka, taken by A.W.A.Plate
& Co c.1900. Mount Lavinia, situated south of Colombo the
island's capital, was originally the residence of the former
British Governor and is now a hotel. The fishing boats drawn up on
the sand in the foreground are out-rigger canoes or catamarans
which were originally a raft of three or …