Downstream from the island of Bukkur, and separated from it by a short stretch of river, is the pretty little island of Sat or Sadh Belo.
Postmarked Allahabad, December 23, 1910 and addressed to Mrs. Annie Edlich, Wilmersdorf–Berlin, Meckenburgische Str. 73, German: "Dec. 22nd, 1910. via Brindisi. My dear wife. By Parcel Post you will receive to [two] little Children bags.
Edward Buck, Shimla's Raj chronicler wrote that "the Telegraph Office, a handsome structure which stands by close below [the Post Office], is on the site of the old station library house 'ConnyCot' which was removed to the Town Hall in 1886" (Simla
"Peshawar City was important in Graeco-Buddhist times and its coppersmiths' bazaar must have started then," wrote Randolph Holmes, proprietor of the studio which published this postcard in a later memoir, Between the Indus and Ganges Rivers. "The
"Vast indeed have been the changes that have occurred in Calcutta during the past few decades," writes Allister Macmillan in Seaports of India and Ceylon, "but none has been more remarkable than that represented by the Grand Hotel, which occupies an
Almost invisible in this painted scene are the two men near the center, half-hidden markers of scale, secret rewards for the perceptive postcard viewer.
According to Hobson-Jobson, the word gymkhana "is quite modern, and was unknown 40 years ago. The first use that we can trace is (on the authority of Major John Trotter) at Rūrkī in 1861, when a gymkhana was instituted there.
The Urdu text and number suggests that this postcard was made from what was originally a carte-des-visite. Joachim Bautze in his essay Umrao Jan Ada: Her carte-de-visite describes how this form of identification on images was a common practice among
The significance of Buddhism in Burma [Myanmar] reflected in a landscape dotted with pagodas. Shwegyin is close to the Indian border on the western side of Myanmar.