Monday, October 31, 2016

Victoria Terminus, Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) formerly known as Victoria Terminus at Mumbai is the 19th century heritage structure. It was built to  to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. 



The terminus is one of the first construction that made use of industrial revolution technology merged with the Gothic Revival style based on late medieval Italian models.



This style made use of color and ornamentation that is compatible with the Mughal and Hindu architecture of the subcontinent.



The facades present the appearance of well-proportioned rows of windows and arches.


This is the highlight among the city's historic buildings. From across the street one can admire all its quirky ornaments. 


19 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I would probably stand and stare at that beautiful building for hours (probably the crowds would run over me as I stared ;>))! There is so much to see -- thank you for showing the closeups of the details and the lion! (I think that's what it is.)

Maria Parenti-Baldey said...

I love historical buildings. They don't build them like they used to. Their architect is so creative and unique.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is truly an very ornate building. The dome has so many decorations. I like the smiling/laughing lion

Al said...

That is a spectacular building - it makes everything here look boring by comparison.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics

Lady Fi said...

Amazing architecture!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Nice pictures...

Gattina said...

At the first glance it looks like the St. Pancras Station in London ! Must say it's well copied with some exotic touches !

Melody Steenkamp said...

beautiful !

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Layne Gerald Wade Cutts Hansen said...

excellent.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Interesting architecture, it could only be conceived in India!
There is a lightness to the Victorian Gothic.

Roger Owen Green said...

Victoria was so cool.

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Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Wow! Hard to believe this fantastic building was built to commemorate the Queen. Hope it is something residents can take advantage of. #OurWorldTuesday

Amit Agarwal said...

Awesome building wonderfully captured!

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In vietnam same same this !


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Jeevan said...

Excellent coverage on the marvelous structure! I get to see more details in your photos.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very beautiful clicks.

bookworm said...

That is some of the most impressive architecture I've ever seen. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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