Monday, February 18, 2013

Flora Fountain, Mumbai

The magnificent Flora Fountain is located at the Fort area in South Mumbai at one end of Dadabhai Naoroji Road. This is very close to other historic monuments like High Court, Victroa Terminus. 



This beautiful fountain was designed by R. Norman Shaw. This architectural marvel was sculpted by James Forsythe in 1864. It was built in the honor of Sir Bartle Frère, the Governor of Bombay. 





This Neo Classical and Gothic architectural fountain has been carved elegantly using portland stone.



This is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture, and depicts the Roman goddess Flora which is the ‘Goddess of Abundance’.


Even though if do not get to see the water jetting out of the fountain, it is still a delight for architects and photographers.


I had been to this place by strolling down the road from Church Gate another historic monument. 

45 comments:

Sridharan said...

Very nice..!

Gayle said...

How beautiful. If I can't travel, at least I can visit other places through blogging friends. Thank you for the tour.

Cloudia said...

You are surrounded by the world's history!


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Team G Square said...

Lovely pictures

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Never seen this. This is very beautiful. This time when I go to Mumbai make it a point to visit.

Lowell said...

That is, without a doubt, the most magnificent fountain I've ever seen. Outstanding!

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely photos of the fountain. It is a nice one.

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Jeevan said...

Very beautiful photos and the fountain looks so elegant!

eileeninmd said...

Rajesh, it is a beautiful fountains. Love the photos. Thanks for sharing another piece of your history.

BunnyKissd said...

Lovely!

Mama Zen said...

How gorgeous!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful fountain and terrific captures, Rajesh!! Have a great week!

Carver said...

The fountain is very beautiful.

Pietro said...

Wonderful and interesting fountain indeed. Great architecture and sculptures!

ladyfi said...

How very lovely!

Akshay Kumar G said...

Beautiful and elegant structures. Loved the shots. :)

Zuzana said...

What a lovely structure, truly very ancient roman looking, rather than the usual style from your parts.;)
Have a great week,
xoxo

Al said...

Nice shots of an amazing fountain. I can't imagine how much work went into those carvings!

Gary said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

anthonynorth said...

So many varied styles in your country. wonderful.

Wanda said...

Just stunning. If I could travelt he world...this would be one of the stops I would surly make. And since that will not happen...thanks for taking me there with our photos.

Roger Owen Green said...

that's FABULOUS! fine flowers

Joe Todd said...

Very impressive

Marie said...

It's a lovely monument...kind've incorporates the east and the west!

Luna Miranda said...

this looks European. it's beautiful.

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Leslie: said...

Fabulous!

Leslie
abcw team

George said...

This is a beautiful fountain, even without water flowing. The details are amazing.

Genie Robinson said...

WOW! What an awesome sculptured fountain. I am wondering if it still carries water. I can just imagine the beauty of the streams of water flying down towards the bottom. genie

ewok1993 said...

well made fountain, very appealing to the senses.

Joy said...

It must be the biggest fountain I've seen, shame there is no water but the greenery and flowers look nice against the portland stone.

Spiderdama said...

Oh WOW, what a great fontaine! Just beautiful details and so big. I will never see anything like this in my hometown:-)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Always fascinating photography ! Lovely ^_^

magiceye said...

Beautifully captured

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Lovely...

w0rkingAth0mE said...

Beautiful shots look like I'm near the place :) came from RT2

Indrani Ghose said...

Great captures! Such artistic sculptures.

MaiThreeBoyz said...

that's a beautiful masterpiece. Happy ABC Wednesday.

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

So beautiful. I love statues and fountains. Blessings, Debbie

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating the beautiful fountain.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I am always fascinated with your entries, lovely India!


Playing catch up again with F entries..
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A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Wonderful pictures..Great architecture :-)

D. Prabhu said...

Nicely captured, Beautiful :)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Lovely photographs..:-)

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Nice one :)

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Puru@ShadowsGalore said...

Its a beautiful work of art :)