Colonial Architecture Project

Photos of European colonial architecture around the world

by Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada

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Poonamalie Lock

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Canal built 1826-1832. Oldest continuously operated canal system in North America. UNESCO World Heritage Site, inscribed 2007. Poonamalie is Tamil for "cat hill" and the name was probably given to this site by a royal engineer who had earlier been posted in India, near Madras.

Gauvin Alexander Bailey
canal, lock, UNESCO
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