Thursday, March 15, 2012

G.P.O, Bangalore

G.P.O (General Post Office) in Bangalore is a very well known landmark in Bangalore. It is the central post office which caters to the postal need so people of Bangalore through its branches through out the city.

The design of GPO building is a mixture of traditional and modern architecture. The podium and the sides of the building are of fine chiseled stone masonry with huge pillars and corridors in the front. The central hall has an imposing height of 28 feet.

The building has three domes, cast in R.C.C. and veneered with stones. Two of them are small and one on the above the front side of the building is very huge.

In Oct 1988, Govt of India released 4 stamps on monumental postal buildings. One of them was on Bangalore G.P.O.



42 comments:

Team G Square said...

Wow , nice pictures and some really interesting information .

Cloudia said...

Indigenous architecture anywhere is a noble expression of place such as here!


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DeeBee L. said...

It is a fine architecture!

Lowell said...

And I thought this was another temple! It's quite magnificent for a government building! Love that first photo especially...

Bibi said...

Would be a pleasure to go into a post office like this one.

Jeevan said...

I think I passed this building when visiting Bangalore last year. Nice knowing about it!

joo said...

It is a very interesting building!

ladyfi said...

A wonderful dome!

Carletta said...

The architecture is very intricate!
Nice shots!
Thanks for sharing.

nonizamboni said...

Beautiful building. Is the older part British influenced? Its always nice to be honored with a stamp too. Nicely done!

Pietro said...

Beautiful building, it looks also very functional. Wonderful the stamp too.

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies and what an impressive post office!! I love the stamp, too! Terrific captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Great looking building, although I like the temples better. Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful building.

Regards and best wishes

Laura said...

lovely shots Rajesh.

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Rajesh!Well done!Have a nice weekend!

ewok1993 said...

very interesting. it's a pity that our postal department is losing so much money because people aren't using the postal service like they used to.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a pretty sky in the first photo, Rajesh.
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Magia da Inês said...

Arquitetura imponente.
Boa noite!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.

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Carver said...

That's a magnificent looking post office.

Kim, USA said...

Very lovely!

SWF

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, Rajesh! Thanks for sharing.

Al said...

What a beautiful post office, ours are all generic modern buildings.

Theanne said...

a beautiful building!

Ebie said...

The blue tint of the the sky is a great accent for those clouds!

Liza said...

Beautiful shots. Happy sky watching.

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Leovi said...

Nice photos, yes, a beautiful building with a dome.

VaishVijay said...

the 2nd shot is interesting!

Sujatha Sathya said...

ah! the number of times we cross this building in a month!
didnt know some of the facts about it though

alicesg said...

Nice to have have stamps with the beautiful building. Have a nice weekend.

George said...

This is a magnificent building. It's very appropriate that it was honored by being an image on a stamp.

Pat said...

That is a lovely building, and I like the composition of your first one, with the dome of the roof against the pretty sky.

Anya said...

Wonderful building
in a wonderful place :-)


Nice to be back again ;)

Ann said...

like the postage stamp, most of our post office have died.

eden said...

Beautiful building. Great shots.

thomas said...

A nice building for a GPO.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Interesting -- and quite different from the older (much older) architecture we usually see here Rajesh!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

This GPO building came up in the eighties. Before that GPO was housed in an old British style bungalow - unfortunately that heritage building was demolished to make way for the present GPO.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for the appreciation.

Arumugam Easwar said...

wow! an engineering marvel indeed.

D.Nambiar said...

That's a grand landmark, actually; One that we forget to look at when we busily pass by.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciation.