Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oriental Building, Mumbai

Oriental Building in Mumbai is one of the first buildings to come up in the Fort area.



Built in 1885, it initially housed the Cathedral School. In 1893, the building was sold to the Oriental Life Assurance Company.



It is a beautiful blend of Gothic and Indian architecture. There are varioyus sculptures on the building that can hold peoples attention.



38 comments:

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Lavender Cottage said...

Interesting building.

Electra said...

What lovely buildings these are. I wish I could visit there. It looks nice and warm!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh
Yes this is an amazing building - built during the Raj I'm guessing.
I love the way you've done your mosaic - what program did you use?
Visiting from Mosaic Monday
Hugs
Shane

travelrage said...

I love Fort, Churchgate and Colaba area too for their old buildings and ancient aura.

Nice clicks.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

old and nice :)

Lowell said...

I could have guessed only an insurance company would have enough money to buy such a gorgeous old building!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful building!! Great captures for the day, Rajesh, as always! Have a great week!!

Carver said...

That's a beautiful building.

Fun60 said...

Another impressive building.

Genie Robinson said...

This is an interesting mix of architecture. Very nice. I like the turrets and the spire. Mumbai must be one fabulous city to visit. There seem to be no end to the wonderful sites. genie

Laura said...

Beautiful architecture Rajesh!

Andrew Fulton said...

I am so amazed to see your wonderful buildings Rajesh..

Photo Cache said...

the architectural details are incredible....always.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a beautiful and ornate building!

Barb said...

I like this ancient architecture in the midst of the city, Rajesh. All those spires!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful architecture!

allresourceupdates said...

Indeed very eye catching Architecture.. :D

Leovi said...

Some nice pictures! Excellent building! I wish a good week!

Roger Owen Green said...

beautiful it is!

ROG, ABC W

Leslie: said...

What an outstanding building! Gorgeous architecture.

Leslie
abcw team

Reader Wil said...

Hi Rajesh! It looks like an English building! Very interesting!
Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

musafiratheart said...

Most of these colonial buildings are now government offices or banks. They should do some restoration with the money they have!

Hildred said...

I am continually impressed with the wonderful architecture in your city - great photos.

photowannabe said...

Beautiful ornamentation on the Oriental building.

Pheno Menon said...

Old is indeed a skill to be reckoned with

PhenoMenon

M. Reka said...

Amazing architecture!

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Al said...

That is spectacular, it looks like a palace.

lotusleaf said...

Great choice for O.

Beth L said...

Love your photos each week - makes me want to visit every place.

LOLfromPasa said...

Wonderful detail. Looks a wonderful place to visit.

Yogi Saraswat said...

nice clicks

T.N Neelakantan said...

Beautiful picture and very interesting information about a building. Thanks.
T N Neelakantan
www.neel48.blogspot.com

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Beautiful & Majestic!

AmitAag said...

Wow! What a building!

Datta Ghosh said...

History captured!

Umamaheswari Anandane said...

Beautiful Architecture!

Maniparna Sengupta Majumder said...

Nice architecture...