Banyan trees are famous for roots that grow straight from their branches down to the earth
[Original caption] Ceylon. Banyan Tree Arch, near Colombo. Beyond the hot and dusty bazaars of Kolupitiya the road runs under palms and bread-fruit trees until at Kalutara it reaches a splendid natural archway made by a single banyan tree, some of whose branches have struck root on the opposite side of the park. [end]
The link below show an albumen photograph of the same banyan tree, but taken at a slightly different time.