Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Victoria Memorial

The Victoria Memorial was the palace built for Queen Victoria during the BritishRule in India when Calcutta was the capital city of the British Empire. It is located in the central district of Calcutta surrounded by playground, encircled by green vegetation.

The Victoria Memorial was built by white marble,” dream of marble" and there are many bronze statues and have many valuable paintings. A period museum depicting the times under the British Raj, it is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the main building, the sprawling garden surrounding it and the artifacts in its collection. The Hall has a rich collection of Company paintings and several original paintings of the Daniells.

It is a treasure trove of Raj Relics, offers tree-lined walks in splendid parks, 'lakes' and houses a number of superb statues including that of Queen Victoria. The exhibits include paintings, manuscripts, fire arms, statues, lithographs and furniture.

The photograph was taken by me. I’m a struggling photographer … ;) Its not for sale. :) Hope you like it...

7 comments:

Viks said...

Oh it's a great picture.

O yeah, I live in Canada. Parents are here as well. So basically Canada's home for me.

But obviously Pakistan Rocks ;)

-Viks

Nabeel said...

tell u the truth i didn't know about this .. thanks for the post.

St John Street said...

thanks for all the support and all the best to u this year

Edward said...

my man of many talents. Good for you. Just stopping by to see if you had any more drawings to impress us with.

Mad Guru said...

Nice photo. It's always cool when people share a little info on the places they live or visit on their blogs. Gives the rest of us more places to want to visit!

Graphicanjelo said...

Ahhhhhhhhhh! Gulzi! That's our place man......you made my eyes wet.....I love Kolkata it's really the city of love...i miss ya mom.

Anonymous said...

thanks 4 posting info. it really helped me for my studies! :)