Thursday, June 6, 2013

David Sassoon Library, Mumbai

The David Sassoon Library is located in the Fort Area of Mumbai and it is the first building constructed in this area in the Southern part. 



A group of young mechanics and foremen of the Royal Mint and Government Dockyard established a museum and library for mechanical models and architectural design, in 1847, and this led to the creation of the Sassoon Library. Sir David Sassoon, contributed majorly for the cause and this was completed in 1870.



It has Venetian Gothic styled structure and is built using yellow Malad stone.  Above the entrance portico is a white stone bust of David Sassoon.



It is the oldest living Library and Reading rooms that is still in use in Mumbai. It houses a large collection of very rare old books. 

33 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Nice captures. Great post.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

great info and photos

thanks

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice building with a wonderful facade.

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aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice clicks

ladyfi said...

Wonderful architecture.

Sridharan said...

Must feel nostalgic to stand inside such a structure..

Lowell said...

It is a wonderful building with stunning architecture. I'd love to visit and spend some time looking through all the collections!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I can only imagine how lovely it would be to be a scholar reading in that beautiful building.

mary kiss said...

wow such a lovely architecture. Awesome!

Kim,USA

Sylvia K said...

Great captures for the day as always, Rajesh!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Photo Cache said...

love the edifice. i also love anything that has arched detailing.

eileeninmd said...

I would like to explore this library and the old books. Thanks for sharing, wonderful shots.

Karen said...

What a beautiful heritage building.

Al said...

That's a spectacular library, very impressive. Ours look boring in comparison.

Indrani said...

Great shots! Grand facades.

Leovi said...

Yes, I would visit this beautiful library, great photos!

Irene said...

Impressive building .... great shots!

sceneoftranquility said...

a good reminder of the colonial past.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Beautiful Building!

George said...

It's marvelous that this grand old building is still used as a library.

Pietro Brosio said...

Wonderful architecture indeed!

Gillena Cox said...

nice ones, Have a good weekend

much love...

JM said...

Fabulous buildings!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating the grand old structure.

MyMaracas said...

It looks like a temple of learning, a fitting place for rare old books. I could spend many a happy hour in there.

P.N. Subramanian said...

The colonial buildings have their own charm.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great attention to decorative detail in the architecture! Love the highlighted brickwork round the arches!

Jeevan said...

Great knowing about this library come museum! Excellent architecture

Prasad Np said...

Wonderful building and that too for a good cause...

Aparna Anurag said...

good capture :-)

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Great capture !

AmitAag said...

Grand old building wonderfully captured!