< Last Photo   << Last Chapter                Notes on the Geography of Places: Burma / Myanmar: Rangoon / Yangon         Next Chapter >>   Next Photo > 
   

Notes on the Geography of Burma / Myanmar: Rangoon / Yangon: Photo 1

world pictures Burma / Myanmar: Rangoon / Yangon

The British moved the capital of Burma here from Mawlamyine (Moulmein) in the early 1850s. Under the direct supervision of Lord Dalhousie, they laid out a network of gridded streets along the Rangoon River. The result was a paragon of geometry, with superblocks measuring 800 by 850 feet and rimmed by major avenues. The longer dimension was to accommodate a 50-foot street bisecting the superblocks, which were then each trisected by 30-foot streets to create narrow but long blocks. Like street patterns around the world, this one proved ineradicable: you see it here, 150 years after Dalhousie.

View: tiny * small * medium * big * biggest Photo Size

Back to Burma / Myanmar: Rangoon / Yangon chapter

Short link for this page: http://www.greatmirror.com?justpic=3443


www.greatmirror.com Web   
 

* Argentina * Australia * Austria * Bangladesh * Belgium * Botswana * Brazil * Burma / Myanmar * Cambodia (Angkor) * Canada (B.C.) * China * The Czech Republic * Egypt * Fiji * France * Germany * Ghana * Greece * Hungary * India: Themes * Northern India * Peninsular India * Indonesia * Israel * Italy * Japan * Jerusalem * Jordan * Kenya * Laos * Kosovo * Malawi * Malaysia * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia (Pohnpei) * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * The Netherlands * New Zealand * Nigeria * Norway * Oman * Pakistan * Peru * The Philippines * Poland * Portugal * Romania (Transylvania) * Senegal * Singapore * South Africa * South Korea * Spain * Sri Lanka * Sudan * Syria (Aleppo) * Tanzania * Thailand * Trinidad * Turkey (Istanbul) * Uganda * The U.A.E. (Dubai) * The United Kingdom * The Eastern United States * The Western United States * Oklahoma * Uzbekistan * Vietnam * The West Bank * Yemen * Zambia * Zimbabwe *
go back to previous picture go to next chapter go to next picture go to previous chapter page