Notes on the Geography of Sri Lanka: Kandy: Colonist Life: Photo 6
Because Kandy was the commercial center for a very substantial plantation economy, its downtown was highly developed in the colonial period. The Temple of the Tooth can be seen in the left distance; in front of it is the green area the British called the Esplanade. Then the hotels and stores and banks begin. The bit of white plaster under a tiled pyramid in the lower center is still the main police station; even closer to the camera, at the lower right margin, you can see the top of a Hindu temple gopuram.
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