Sunday, April 17, 2005

Car Nicobar

Nicobar, originally uploaded by Birdiez.

Car Nicobar stilt dwellings 1809 engraved by J.Fittler after a picture by H.Salt (Valentia, 1811). Architectural features of the houses are well adapted to modest storm surges, and the 1881 earthquake resulted in shoreline flooding of the stilts to the floor levels only (Oldham, 1884).

- If I am not mistaken - those look like giant timber bamboo growing!


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