Below are some photographs taken in Old Britain … AKA India during the British rule. Most of these photographs are taken in South India concentrated on Thanjore (Thanjavur – derived from Thanjai oor/ Thanjai nagaram). These photos are taken by the British and were found in a British museum library (அரிய புகைப்படங்கள்).These were snapped during the late 1700’s and 1800’s .
These were the manors that the middle class lived in
The nanthi (bull – vehicle of Lord shiva) is depicted in this photograph, taken at The Big Temple (Periya Kovil)
Behind a palace
Canon used during the war – this is seen even today (beerangi medu).
This canon is known as one of the largest canons in the world.
The architecture of The Big temple (Periya kovil)
Behind a Chozha palace
Thiruvaiyaru Kaveri aaru (Kaveri river)
Gopuram (steeples) raised above the rooftops of manors
I found all of these photographs on facebook shared by a friend and thought this would be a good share on my blog.
I went recently (December 2010) to Tanjore and have taken some photographs and will share this below.
I apologise for the photograph quality, these were taken with an Iphone.