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In this travelogue of Ceylon, the first stop is Colombo, the capital and chief seaport of this island nation. A lighthouse at the end of the main street is the chief landmark. The port is filled with a mixture of modern vessels and traditional man propelled vessels. A short train ride from Colombo is Mount Lavinia, one of the country's most popular pleasure resorts. The next stop is the Peradeniya Gardens, the highlight of which is a magnificent avenue of majestic royal palms. Another botanical item of interest in Ceylon is the manufacture of rubber and the abundance of rubber trees in cultivation. The final stop is the city of Kandy. Its primary attraction is the Temple of the Tooth. Traditional island ways dominate life in this city, including the sight of bathing elephants after their afternoon work shift. Written by Huggo

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Waltz of the Flowers
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TravelTalks
2 June 2013 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Seeing Ceylon (1952)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another good entry in James A. FitzPatrick's TravelTalks series. This time out we travel to Ceylon where we see the main harbor where all sorts of ships are shown. From here we visit the pleasure resort of Mount Lavinia and it's beautiful blue waters. Also seen are some Budist temples, Peradeniya Gargens and some native jugglers doing their thing. Overall this is another good entry in the series as once again we're given some nice history about the location but also several great visuals. There's no question that the Technicolor really brings to life various scenes and especially the waters at Mount Lavinia. The blue waters really jump off the screen in glorious detail. Another fun segment deals with the rubber tree plantations and we even get to see how the rubber is taken. Fans of the series will certainly be entertained as we get the typical mix for our eyes and ears.


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