+ The Modern City
hundred and twenty miles of trees in the most dazzling, riotous bloom, each marshalled under its own kind.
The neighbourhood of the lakes is becoming more and more the resort of the wealthier classes. Villas,
the pink acacia in bloom
many of them of considerable beauty, have sprung up of recent years in large numbers ; and the descendants of those merchants who met a century ago on the main wharf of Rangoon to converse and transact business now pass the cool of the morning and evening in their country houses at Kokine.