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Old February 18th, 2006, 01:35 AM   #1
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Colonial Architecture - Bombay, India

Hi!

Bombay, now Mumbai, has a fine collection of colonial buildings. I am posting some pics which I took during my first visit.



Beautiful houses at the Appollo Bunder, facing the Arabian Sea near Gateway of India.



The Taj Mahal Hotel.



Facing west from Gateway of India.



Chhatrpati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus, originally the terminus of Great India Peninsular Railway)



The Corporation of Mumbai



Facing Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus from Mumbai Corporation.















Hutatma Chowk with Flora Fountain





Horniman Circle



Mumbai Police Headquarters





Jahangir Art Gallery




Institute of Science




University of Bombay





Churchgate (Western Railway Headquarters)
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:23 AM   #2
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Nice photos.
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Old February 18th, 2006, 02:31 AM   #3
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Qué bonitas construcciones, siempre he querido ver ciudades coloniales Inglesas, sólo he visto Españolas y Portuguesas.

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Old February 18th, 2006, 04:48 AM   #4
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nice architecture

really monumental
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Old February 18th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #5
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Wow, I have a very different view of the city now.
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Colonial architecture is much prettier than the garbage they put up nowadays in india and pakistan. If only they could use their heritage in their current designs instead of trying to (poorly) mimic souless dubai!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 01:23 PM   #7
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Victoria Terminus is amazing!
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Old February 18th, 2006, 10:25 PM   #8
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Colonial architecture is much prettier than the garbage they put up nowadays in india and pakistan. If only they could use their heritage in their current designs instead of trying to (poorly) mimic souless dubai!
True "Indian" design is far too intricate and costly to reproduce on large scales, and would not work to my knowledge in making skyscrapers since you are not supposed to use steel and other materials/methods. And the result of a fusion between modern and old in one design almost *always* turns out bad from my experience.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:03 PM   #9
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amazing photos. looks like a great city.

Sad though with those name changes, though, where Bombay and Calcutta have been replaced by Mumbai and Kolkata.

Apparently Delhi could soon be Dili and India itself may be next for a name change.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 05:31 PM   #10
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Beautiful!

Where did these names come from anyway? Was it just misheard? Does the name India mean anything?
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Old February 19th, 2006, 06:19 PM   #11
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Hey Chronicsurfer, thanks for setting up this thread.. the pix are beautiful and I
LOVE Colonial architecture.
Let us know if you want to expand the thread to have others include pix of
Colonial architecture elsewhere in the world, for comparison. In the meantime,
here is an old Colonial statue of King Edward VII from Delhi, India, that now
rests in a park in the heart of Toronto!

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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #12
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top notch designs!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 01:27 AM   #13
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To Taller, Better, Sure! Please do. It would be great to see such buildings.
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