Wednesday, September 29, 2010

1950-BOMBAY


AMBASSADOR HOTEL





88187908, Getty Images /Hulton Archive
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Queen's Road, Mumbai

Caption:A view of Queen's Road on Back Bay, Bombay (now Mumbai), with Watson's Hotel on the right, circa 1950. (Photo by Three Lions/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Date created:01 Jan 1950
DURING BRITISH RULE OF INDIA ,INDIANS HAD RESTRICTED ENTRY TO SOUTH BOMBAY (FORT AREA) AS A SECURITY MEASURE ,AFTER THE FIRST INDIAN REBELLION AGAINST BRITISH 1857.ALSO POPULATION WAS LOW,DUE TO REPEAT STARVATION /FAMINE AS A POLICY TO CONTROL PEOPLE



GPO(POSTOFFICE)



FLORA FOUNTAIN WAS A TAXI STAND -SEE THE OLD TAXIS CHEVROLET/FORDS/AUSTINS











71662848, Getty Images /Hulton Archive
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Tata Power

Caption:The Tata hydro-electric works in the Bhor Ghats, Bombay, providing electricity for the whole city, circa 1950. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Date created:01 Jan 1950










BOMBAY-DADAR-PORTUGESE CHURH -BEFORE DEMOLITION AND REPLACED BY A GROTESQUE BUILDING IN 1950'S


You might also like SEE THE NEW "MODERN"CHURCH MADE AT THE SAME SITE BELOW
THE CATHOLIC PRIEST OF THAT TIME BECAME ENARMOURED WITH "AMERICAN"(MODERN) ARCHITECTURE;DESTROYED THE CENTURIES OLD CHURCH AND MADE THE NEW GROTESQUE CURCH
IT WAS NOT HIS FAULT ,PEOPLE ALSO HAD NO KNOWLEDGE OF CONSERVATION OF BUILDINGS/NATURE/ETC TILL 1980 .NOW CONSERVATION IS THE MANTRA/PASSION/FASHION ALL ROLLED TOGETHER

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The city of Mumbai was much beautiful before as compared to today.