Thursday, August 13, 2009

India Map

In a few days from today India will be celebrating the Independence day on 15th of August. This is one of the image of Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore taken long back. In front of the Vidhana Soudha across the road we have High Court. This map of India was drawn on the lawn with small plants in the High Court campus.

Vidhana Soudha & India Map

(Click on the image for bigger view) I had taken this snap from the High Co
urt side by taking both the India map and Vidhana Soudha in the same frame.

In 1957 the Indian Government released stamps on map of India in 11 different color shades.








The above are the few stamps from my collection.

50 comments:

Mitr - Friend said...

Good one...
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Jyothi said...

That's a really lovely pic.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Brilliant! Love it.

Anya said...

Have a nice day
on 15th of August:)

( My grandfather collected stamps he has also from India ;)

Carver said...

What a beautiful place and Happy Independence Day coming up.

Rush said...

i love the map!!!..its a flowerbed defining it na?

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

Stamps are now-a-days rare to meet. Otherwise I remember I used to buy it from the post-office And then a letter with stamps to a friend/relative.
Those were the days.

Protege said...

Very interesting; I always like to look at old stamps.:)
The "India map" on the lawn is a very lovely touch; what is the significance of the balance, if I may ask?

joo said...

It's realy impressive!
Happy Independence Day:)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely shot, lovely place! Happy Independence Day on Saturday!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

clairz said...

I love to visit other countries via Skywatch. Thank you so much for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

Happy Independence Day. Enjoy that day. Happy weekend.

indicaspecies said...

The architecture of Vidhana Soudha is magnificent! I always make it a point to visit the place when in Bangalore. Happy Independence Day in advance Rajesh.

Babooshka said...

Unusual imagery.

Prospero said...

I really like the map idea. Looks great.

JM said...

This shot is fantastic! The map is just perfect.
I used to collect stamps when I was younger and I had many like the ones you show here! :-)

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful shot and stamps.

J Bar said...

Very interesting.
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Hildred and Charles said...

Great shot - happy Independence Day

Regina said...

Beautiful shot.

Kirigalpoththa said...

i have one of those stamps in my collection :)

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Fine picture of a really lovely building. And how clever of you to have saved all those stamps.

Light and Voices said...

Posting stamps and map out of flowers is brilliant!
jfm

Jeevan said...

beautiful shot rajesh :)
I used to collect stamps sometimes back and I have pasted them in a book with details. Nice, and u still collect stamps?

Eric said...

Good shot and creative to do that with plants, very well done!!!

Have a great SWF

Denise said...

A beautiful building and a great photo! I've always enjoyed looking at stamps from other countries. Thank you for including them, very interesting indeed.

Carol said...

Nice shot...I love the map on the lawn...happy independence day.

Mark Kreider said...

I have a few of these stamps in my collection too!

LV said...

What a great stamp collection. The map on the lawn is simply wonderful. Someone really did a lot of work for that. Thanks for sharing such interesting parts of your world.

amatamari© said...

Is truly a photograph from collection!
Beautiful shot and. ..
good Indipendence Day!!!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Nice collection. jai Ho!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

That map is really something. I love it.

Pietro said...

The building and the map of India on the lawn is fantastic!
Great image!

sandeep said...

beautiful india map and a lovely pic

Sujata said...

Very interesting shot!

Sharodindu said...

Great Compopsition!

In the independence day of India, I wish you all the very best!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Beautiful map...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

HI Rajesh:)

Lovely photo. The map of India done with plants is amazing. Many thanks for showing this wonderful map of India.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY RAJESH:)
Joseph

Asta said...

Hi Rajesh,

Beautiful picture!
I love the idea of a country map made this way. That's nice.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! I hope you celebrate it with lots of good food and some good company-:)

Best regards
Asta

sujata said...

great picture, and the stamps are lovely, do you collect stamps? I did when I was a kid, had lots of them and loved the exchanges and all that..but somewhere down the line I lost interest.

Bim said...

Fun and interesting. Happy Independence Day!

Sumandebray said...

I did not realize that there was Indian map done in the landscpape.
Happy Independence Day!

Faye Pekas said...

Happy Independence day :) The map on the lawn is amazing.

Reader Wil said...

It is again an interesting post! Thanks for the piece of history! Thanks also for the visit!

Babli said...

Very beautiful and unique picture you have taken.I liked it very much.Wish you a very Happy Independence Day.

Anna said...

Happy Independence Day! And wow that is interesting garden art. Anna :)

magiceye said...

wonderful capture!

pra said...

That is the best of the sky watch I visited yet!

*Niina* said...

Wonderful! And interesting! Greetings from Sweden and thanks for your visit!

Rajesh said...

Rush, Protege, LV: Thanks, the gardener has done a nice work on the map.

Mitr, Jyoti, Phivos, Joo, Sylvia, Prospero, Luiz, Carver: Thanks for the appreciation.

Anya: Thanks, good to hear about Grand pa had Indian stamps.

Celine, Raji: Thanks, it is one of the magnificent buildings in Bangalore.

Phot Cache, Clairz: Thank you

JM, Kirigalpoththa, Denise: Thanks, good to know about your interest in stamps.

J Bar, Hildred, Regina, Light, Eric, Carol: Thanks for the appreciation.

Jeevan, Sujata: Thanks, I still collect stamps.

Hobo: Thanks, now a days very few people have real interest in stamps.

amatmari, Sucharita, Pietro, Sandeep, Sujata, Shaodindu: Thanks for the appreciation.

Digital, Joseph, Asta, Faye, Anna: Thanks, the gardener has done a nice work on the map.

Turquoise, Bim, Reader, Babli, magiceye, pra, Niina, Babooshka: Thanks for the appreciation.

Suman: Thanks, this was long time ago. I am not sure now.

Mark: Thanks, good to know you still collect stamps.