Thursday, October 08, 2015

One or two views of forest scenery, in which the large trees are covered with orchidaceous and other plants, some of them in full blossom, are remarkably striking #QotD

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Besides the collodion portraits, I obtained a number of interesting views of natural objects and scenery with waxpaper, most of which I succeeded in bringing home as illustrations of the rich and novel forms of vegetation, as well as the general beauty of the country. One or two views of forest scenery, in which the large trees are covered with orchidaceous and other plants, some of them in full blossom, are remarkably striking. (p. 159)

From Three visits to Madagascar during the years 1853--1854--1856: Including a journey to the capital; with notices of the natural history of the country and of the present civilization of the people by William Ellis

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