Thursday, October 25, 2012

Central Telegraph Office, Mumbai

The Central Telegraph Office in Mumbai is one of the oldest monuments in Mumbai. Located on the Veer Nariman Road, Marine Lines in the olden days it was General Post Office.


Built in 1869, this heritage structure was designed in medieval Italian style by James Trubshawe. 


The interesting features are wide bracketed eaves, the two towers with steeply pitched roofs, between which there is a portico like structure.

This place is close to other monuments Flora Fountain, High Court.

39 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Pretty building!

Al said...

That's an impressive building, especially for a telegraph office!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fascinating "antebellum" building with amazing architecture !

Manu Tyagi said...

good one

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Visited Mumbai many times, but never seen this one...next time will try to visit this place...Thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Grand architecture.

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice clicks.

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Jeevan said...

The building looks great! Wish they are taken care with due.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

VaishVijay said...

Perspective of the 1st shot increases the ambiance of the GPO!

krishna said...

really nice info. so many times i passed this building, during my stay in bombay. but i didn't know the details of this building. thanks for the info.

Gary said...

What a fascinating mix of architecture,you have. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

I do love those clear, blue, blue skies, Rajesh! Terrific captures for the day! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

Pearl Maple said...

that was a great era for beautiful buildings

Tara R. said...

A fascinating building. The architecture is very beautiful.

premdaily said...

very interesting architecture.

Photo Cache said...

the facade is pretty fetching.

Genie said...

Rajesh...This is a beautiful building, but it actually looks to be a modern structure when compared to the ancient ones you I am so used to enjoying on your blog. It definitely looks Italian. You blog is always such a treat for my eyes. genie

Magia da Inês said...

°º✿♫ Belo monumento, com uma arquitetura majestosamente trabalhada.
°º✿ Beijinhos do Brasil.
º° ✿♥ ♫° ·.

Carver said...

That's a very beautiful building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful structures as always Rajesh. Thanks for sharing.

Barb said...

Such different architecture than you usually photograph, Rajesh. That was one big post office!

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

a beautiful building, indeed! what a wonderful architecture!

Leovi said...

Stunning photos. I love.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful building, the first image is curious showing the old architecture in front and some modern antenna towers in the background.;)
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

ladyfi said...

What an impressive building!

George said...

This is a beautiful old building. I'm glad it has been so well maintained.

Lowell said...

Would they call this "Italianate style"?

It is a delightful building and very impressive!

Gowri Mohanakrishnan said...

This is a Bombay that is beautiful! Cannot think of it as anything but Bombay!Lovely light and colours.

Cafe au lait said...

Lovely skies!

My entry.

vinishashah said...

nice click

Rajesh said...

Thank you all appreciating the grand architecture.

Gemma Wiseman said...

An incredible structure for a post office! Most impressive! It looks like a grand mansion!

Lighthousegal said...

Beautiful building. Wonderful photos.
You post such beautiful photos of the most amazing structures. It is always a pleasure visiting your blog.
Happy Sunday!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Has a very British look about it!

Shadowy Webs

MyMaracas said...

Best. Post Office. EVER.

Chubskulit Rose said...

The details are beautiful!

allresourceupdates said...

Lovely Architecture Indeed.. :D

D.Nambiar said...

What a striking structure!