Evening Over Lake Gregory and Nuwara Eliya #8

Evening Over Nuwara Eliya & Lake Gregory #8 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com

“Lake Gregory is one of Nuwara Eliya’s most striking features, filling the southeastern end of the valley like a small Scottish loch. The lake was created in 1873, when Sir William Gregory ordered the damming of the Thalagala Stream. This flooded the swamps at one end of the valley and allowed the expansion of the town at the other. In 1881, CJR Le Mesurier, the assistant government agent for Nuwara Eliya, stocked the lake with trout, and the descendants of those doughty colonial fish may still be caught and eaten to this day. In 1913, the waters of the lake were channelled down a tunnel to the Blackpool hydro-power station which still supplies the town’s electricity.”

One of the many shots of this beautiful lake that I took for my story, The Nuwara Eliya Season in Spring that didn’t make the final cut for the April 2017 issue of Serendib, the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines.

  • 600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6@18mm,13s,f/8,ISO100

 

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