Q: Can you identify this ancient Ceylon photo , give us its location and history?
Victoria Statue seen in queens house grounds was later moved to the Museum Grounds
I took this picture 2or 3 years ago
Queen’s House Set in about 4 acres of land, the residence gained further attraction when Governor Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon (1883-90) laid out the Gordon Gardens at his own expense in honour of Queen Victoria’s golden jubilee celebrations in 1887. The Gardens boast of an amazing variety of trees and a marble statue of Queen Victoria which was removed from the gardens in 2006. Gordon Gardens was a public park opened to the public until 1980 when it was made part of the President’s House and today off limits to the public.
Photography/Publisher: M.B. Uduman