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From Bombay to Mumbai – In Pictures

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From Bombay to Mumbai – In Pictures

Post by Admin on Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:44 pm

From A Sleepy Koli fishing hamlet to the financial capital
of India, Mumbai has come a long way. The Portugese who were its earlier
occupants gave it its name – ‘Bom Bai’ or ‘The Good Bay’. Initially an
archipelago of 7 islands, this port city rose to prominence after the
British East India Company deemed it fit for trading and shifted base
from Surat. After a series of reclamations and massive construction
efforts, Bombay became what is it today – A mega metropolis. Join us in
capturing this iconic journey, through seamless images of the past &
the present.

The Reclamation

The Archipelago and Its reclamation: The 7 islands of Colaba,
Mazagaon, Old Woman’s Island, Wadala, Mahim, Parel, and Matunga-Sion,
underwent a series of reclamations, forming the island city of Mumbai
that we see today.


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]The seven islands

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]After Reclamation

Gateway of India

The former pier of Apollo Bander, now replaced by the ever popular
Gateway of India, a 26m high archway built to commemorate the arrival of
King George V and Queen Mary.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Apollo Bunder

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Gateway of India

Churchgate Railway station

Bombay was a walled city and Churchgate, now called Veer Nariman
Street was one of of three wall gates. It is now home to a new and
revamped Churchgate railway station.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Old Churchgate Station

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Old Churchgate Station

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Churchgate Station

Victoria Terminus

Where gothic meets mughal. This lovely railway terminus building
Victoria Terminus, now called the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, was built
in 1887 and is the busiest railway station in India.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Victoria Terminus

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Asiatic Town Hall

This iconic library founded in 1830 and is known to house
some very rare book editions, including one of only two known original
copies of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Asiatic Society

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Asiatic Society

Bombay University

Iconic. Mammoth. Ancient. One of the oldest public universities in
Maharashtra, the University of Mumbai is a landmark structure and is
home to the famous Rajabai Tower.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]University of Mumbai’s Fort Campus in 1870s. Rajabai Clock Tower was completed in 1878.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Completed Rajabai Tower and University Hall

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Mumbai University

Bhendi Bazaar

The market with the curious etymology. This area was north of
Crawford Market and the British referred to it as “Behind the Bazaar”.
The natives picked this up as “Bhendi Bazaar” and the named stayed
since.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Bhendi Bazaar 1880s

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Bhendi Bazaar

Crawford Market

One of South Mumbai’s most famous & busiest markets where even
dogs, cats & endangered species are sold. The architecture is
predominantly a blend of Norman & Flemish styles.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Crawford Market

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Crawford Market

Bhayander Bridge

Built over the Bayander creek and connecting Bayander to Naigon this
bridge was so short that very few navigation vessel could pass through.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Bhayander Bridge

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Bhayander Bridge

Colaba Causeway

A land link between Colaba & Old Woman’s Island, this commercial
stretch of road was the first to host horse-drawn tram cars.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Colaba Causeway

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Cafe Mondegar, marking the beginning of Colaba Causeway, with Taj Hotel in the background

Colaba Sea Face

All roads lead to the sea. Leading away from the bustling causeway
are tiny perpendicular roads which lead to the serene Colaba seafront.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Colaba Sea Face

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Colaba Sea Face

Dadar Station

The station that has terminals on both sides and has an odd penchant
for starring in many Bollywood movies, owing to the mammoth number of
local trains that pass through.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Dadar Station

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Dadar Station

High Court

Inaugurated in 1862, Gothic Revival & early English
style architecture were the inspirations behind this magnificent
building.


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Mumbai High Court

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Mumbai High Court

Flora Fountain


Standing tall in Martyr square, this ornate fountain with the Roman
Goddess Flora standing atop its restless waters, was built in 1864 to
commemorate Sir Bartle Frère, the then Governor of Bombay.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Flora Fountain, 1904

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Flora Fountain

Malabar Hill

Situated at a height of 50 metres, it is the highest point in South
Mumbai and boasts of being one of the most upmarket residential areas in
Mumbai. It is also home to the Walkeshwar Temple, founded by the
Silhara kings.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Malabar Hill

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]View from Malabar Hill

Marine Drive

This iconic 4.3-kilometre-long boulevard is a C-shaped 6 lane
concrete road overlooking the Arabian sea, and is home to some of the
best art deco architecture in the city.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Old Marine Drive

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Marine Drive

Lamignton Road

Called the IT hub of Mumbai this sleepy stretch from yesteryear is
now transformed into a busy thoroughfare near Grant road station.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Lamington Road

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Lamington Road Street View

Oval Maidan

Measuring 22 acres in area, this recreational ground is
situated in the heart on South Mubai and overlooks many famous landmark
like the Bombay High Court, & University of Mumbai.


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Oval Maidan

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Oval Maidan

Parsik Tunnel

Once the third largest tunnel in Asia, the Parsik Tunnel is the first
railway tunnel to be built in India and is 1.3 Km in length.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Parsik Tunnel

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]A train entering Parsik Tunnel

Cuffe Parade

Cuffe Parade was named after T. W. Cuffe of the Bombay City
Improvement Trust and was built mostly on reclaimed land. The Cuffe
Parade of today is swanky & upmarket with some of its buildings
reaching up to 30 storeys high.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Cuffe Parade

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Cuffe Parade

Port of Mumbai

Is built natural deep-water harbor in the southern portion of the
Ulhas River estuary and is primarily used for bulk cargo. The harbour
spreads over 400 square kilometres.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Port of Bombay, 1890′s

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Port of Mumbai

Elphinstone Circle


Found in the Horniman Circle Gardens, and was completed in 1872, this
iconic heritage building housed many luxury brands and leading
publication, Hermes and The Times of India to name a few.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Elphinstone Circle

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Elphinstone Circle

Yacht Club

The Royal Bombay Yacht Club was founded in 1846 in the Colaba Area,
when the British took to Sailing as a sport in India. The Yatch club
sits pretty, overlooking the Gateway of India & the Bombay Harbor.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Yacht Club

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Yacht Club

Wilson College

One of the oldest colleges in India, the Wison built in
1832, is a structure built in Victorian Gothic style and is known for
elevated first floor classrooms with teakwood trusses.


[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Wilson College

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Wilson College

Mumba Devi Temple


Dedicated to the Goddess Mumba, a local incarnation of the Devi, the
Mumba Devi Temple is a six century old structure and is responsible for
giving Mumbai its name. Mumbai is a combination of ‘Mumbā’ and aī,
Marathi for “mother”.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Mumba Devi Temple

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]Mumba Devi Temple
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