Dec 4, 2016

Picturesque Bridge over the Rungnoo below Ging - Darjeeling 1865

Picturesque Bridge over the Rungnoo below Ging - Darjeeling 1865
Photograph of a bridge near Ging, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. Samuel Bourne's photographs display a compositional elegance which appealed to Victorian notions of the ‘picturesque’; strategically framed landscapes of rugged mountain scenery, forests, rivers, lakes and rural dwellings. Bourne chose his routes with care, planning his itineraries based on the latest maps, the locations of renowned geological features, glaciers, high passes, the sources of major rivers, unusual land forms with fossils and places of archaeological note.