Thursday, June 28, 2012

Town Hall, Bangalore

Bangalore has several structures that showcase architectural styles of different eras. Some of these buildings have still survived rapid growth and modernity in the city. They have managed to retain their charm among new structures.



Town Hall built on 1935 in European classical Greco-Roman style is one such gem. A flight of steps lead to the entrance porch resting on Tuscan columns. The foundation for this building was laid by the then Maharaja of Mysore, Sri Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar and construction was supervised by Dewan of Mysore province, Sir Mirza Ismail.

36 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

very informative post...

Fun60 said...

This classical type of architecture would be at home anywhere in the world. Then you notice the colour of the stone.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Charming indeed! I love the balconies on the second floor and the arches. It's such a grand scale!

Jeevan said...

Agree with you on its exist! Great compo on the building.

Sushma Harish said...

Our own bangaluru:-)

George said...

This is a very imposing building. I really like the light you've captured in this photo.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Marvelous and magnificent structure.

Al said...

Nice shot - I love older buildings in a modern city.

Lowell said...

Now that is an attractive town hall...and gives the appearance of solidity and strength!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful building and such lovely, peaceful skies! Great capture for the day, Rajesh! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Laura said...

lovely architecture.

Gary said...

A beautiful Town Hall. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Steffi said...

Great and interesting photo,Rajesh!Have a nice weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for sharing your photo collection with Sky Watch Friday, always something interesting going on in your part of the world

Photo Cache said...

you'd think you're in europe and not asia with this style.

My sky is here

vincibene said...

Beautiful!

Carver said...

Great shot of the town hall.

Diane AZ said...

The town hall looks beautiful in that lighting. How nice that the building retains its original styling.

Meoww said...

Never been inside this place but passed by several times. Didnt know its history. But, no doubt, an impressive and magnificent piece of architecture

Jim said...

Great building.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Zuzana said...

Indeed, this building looks very European.;))
Have a nice weekend,
xoxo

Liza said...

Beautiful capture. Happy sky watching.

My Sky.

Leovi said...

Yes a nice building with Greco-Roman influences. Pretty picture.

ladyfi said...

Lovely light in this shot.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Standing since 1935 with regal confidence that inspires trust. Lovely to see!

jewaicious said...

What a lovely capture of beautiful architecture.

Kelly said...

It's an interesting building and definitely not like the architecture I've seen on your blog in the past.

eden said...

Great post and beautiful photo.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You certainly know your nation's buildings, and always give excellent commentary.

Three Shadowy Ants

chubskulit said...

Grand!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Looks like a Greek/ Roman building.

mysay.in said...

i have seen this building :)
Nice capture Rajesh !

allresourceupdates said...

Near K R Market.....Nice Capture..

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

beautiful

Panchali said...

Looks so majestic!! Lovely shot!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this structure.