Dec 12, 2008

Calcutta. The Eden Gardens 1885

Photograph of Eden Gardens in Calcutta, from an album of 62 views of India and Ceylon. The print is unsigned but probably by Johnston & Hoffmann. Eden Gardens was named after Emily and Fanny Eden, the sisters of Lord Auckland, Governor-General of India from 1836-1842. This view looks across the lake towards the Burmese Pagoda erected in 1856 and brought to Calcutta from Prome, in Burma, by Lord Dalhousie, the then Governor- General. Eden Gardens is now the home of Calcutta Cricket Ground.