Ooty or Ootacamund Lake – Old Print 1920s

This is another old print from a book on Ooty or Ootacamund and its lake dating to around the 1920s. It measures 9 x 6 inches. The print shows the artificial lake commissioned by John Sullivan, the first European discoverer of the Nilgiris. Read more about Ooty Lake.  It also shows a view of tiled homes in the foreground with the meadows lying beyond.

Despite the sepia photo print, the picture clearly shows an uncrowded and serenely beautiful Ooty of a once bygone era. Today It shows a different picture altogether more of commercialization and overexploitation. And being littered with plastic waste here and there. Thankfully, the administration has enforced a ban on plastic in the Nilgiris in the recent past.

See my posts- Antique Photograph Ooty Nilgiris Or Blue Mountains (#1).,  Antique Photograph Ooty Town., and Antique Photograph Ooty Steam Loco Train Halt Over Bridge 1909

Did you know- Ooty was the summer capital of the Madras Presidency just like Simla was to Delhi in colonial times.

From the collection- Vintage Postcard Military Prison Trimulgherry.,  Print Residency Lucknow British India.,  Antique Painting of Madras Fort St George.,  Raja Ravi Varma Commemorative Stamp Folder 1971

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.