Monday, July 20, 2015

Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Vadodara

Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery located at Sayajibaug in Vadodara is one of the finest museums in the country. Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III founded this museum in 1887 and it was opened to the public in 1894.



This museum resembles Victoria & Albert and Science Museums of London. The building on the lines of Indo-Saracenic architecture was designed by Major Charles Mant and R.F. Chisholm.



It showcases a rich collection of art, sculpture, wood carvings, Akota bronzes. The picture gallery has diverse works of art from both India and abroad, including works by British painters J. M. W. Turner and John Constable, a gallery of Tibetan art, and a collection of Mughal miniature paintings. Here one can also see The Egyptian mummy and skeleton of a blue whale. 



31 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I used to live in Baroda as a kid...museum used to be our fav place :) I never took any pictures there though...

Mary Cromer said...

Always very interesting architecture when I visit, Happy week~

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful museum, the building, sculptures and carvings are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, enjoy your week!

Cathy Keller said...

The relief on the building is beautiful! Thank you for sharing these wonderful images!!

Linda H said...

The Indian architecture is simply amazing! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful place, Rajesh, and so much beauty!! Terrific captures as always!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great new week!!

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Again, such an interesting post! Love that last photo and the details you captured.

Photo Cache said...

the building is so beautiful. red bricks and sandstone?

Chandra Eswaran said...

Wow - what a beautiful building, Rajesh!
You do get around :)
The statues are very nice.
If you ever get a chance, will you please post any Tibetan pieces you may have photographed?
Thanks.
Have a Great Week!!
Peace :)

Barbara Martin said...

The statue of Ganesha is inspiring.

Haddock said...

We are fortunate to have some good Museums in India (and most of them from the pre British era)
I have yet to go to Gujarat.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This sounds like an interesting museum to visit. There was a US TV program on this past weekend that showed many of Turner's paintings. He had a unique technique that was before his time -- very impressionistic.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Beautiful!

LifeRamblings said...

Beautiful. It looks wonderfully preserved.

Jeevan said...

The museum building itself holds interesting architecture! Sounds like a worth visited place.

ladyfi said...

It's a lovely building!

Melody Steenkamp said...

Impressive building, and photos too.

Maybe someday i'll travel there... time will tell ;-)

Have a nice day!

Thank you for this pleasant entry.

♫Mel☺dy♫ (ABC-W-team)

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful building and great shots.
MB

Deepika said...

Nice clicks!

Roger Owen Green said...

that place, using a B word, is BIG!

ROG, ABCW

Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil said...

I love the statue of Ganesha! My friend George brought me a tiny Ganesha from his trip to India, and it sits on top of the base of my computer. I have always loved elephants as well, so this is perfect. Thanks, Rajesh! I have been scarce of late but am happy to be back. Amy

Leslie: said...

I was thinking it looked like something you'd see in England when you wrote that it resembles the Victoria & Albert. Beautiful...

Leslie
abcw team

Al said...

Nice photos - that's an imposing building!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

So charming and interesting.

Wandering Wren said...

Looks a very majestic building Rajesh!
Wren x

Ira PT said...

A visual treat!

indah nuria Savitri said...

I bet it is filled with fantastic objects :)

Yogi Saraswat said...

Beautiful Images !!

Easwar Arumugam said...

A structure that cherish being antique

ArchanaC Kapoor said...

Wonderful images!