Monday, February 20, 2017

Government Museum Complex, Chennai

The Government Museum Complex in Chennai is a hub of human history and culture. It is located in the neighbourhood of Egmore.



The complex has both old and new sections. Some of the sections in the museum are as old as 1851. Among them, the colossal Museum Theatre is one of the most impressive.



The National Art Gallery, Government Museum, Bronze Gallery, Children Museum are present in the complex.



There are several Cannons at the museum complex.



The fossil trunk displayed here is about twenty million years old. Tree carried by rivers were deposited inland lakes and were transformed into fossil tree trunks by silica replacing the woody matter.

28 comments:

krishna said...

The tree trunk fossil is real fascinating..

Cloudia said...

How I would Love to visit, Rajesh!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful pics.
Keep sharing.

Maggie said...

Morning Rajesh,
this complex looks like a place we would enjoy visiting, so much to see and so much history to absorb. The head of the cannon is very interesting.
Happy MM.
Maggie

Jeevan said...

I truly feel shame for not visiting this place still, living in Chennai. Great capture on the collage of museum

riitta k said...

The Chennai museum is such a beautiful building. Great sunny photos. Happy week.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - such a pretty colour!

Gillena Cox said...

magnificent!!!

have a nice Monday


much love...

Photo Cache said...

I am partial to rounded buildings.

Worth a Thousand Words

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

What wonderful day trip destination

magiceye said...

Amazing pictures!

Thomas Lee said...

Nicely preserved

dhiru guri said...

Interesting capture. The tree fossil is interesting.

Amit Agarwal said...

Great place!

Melody Steenkamp said...

lovely images of an interesting place

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carol l mckenna said...

Lots of lovely buildings ~ the first is my favorite ~ great shots ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That is an incredible museum complex.... one could spend days and days there I am sure. Beautiful building too.

D.Nambiar said...

The theater is the round, red building? It looks great.

Al said...

It looks like a classic old building. We don't have cannons around here, but we do have some huge fossilized tree stumps that I'll be posting about in a few weeks!

Roger Owen Green said...

love that cannon!
ROG, ABCW

Lovely Gishi said...

Very interesting history. The artwork on the cannon is impressive!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Wow! This place is so full of beautiful buildings. Did you enter the museums? #OurWorldTuesday

Uppal said...

Museums reveal so much about human history!

Light and Voices said...

My favorite course in school was history so I really enjoy looking at your blog weekly.

Klara S said...

I love the first picture capture. Amazing colours!

NatureFootstep said...

they certainly know how to create beautiful artwork. :)

AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal said...

Thanks for sharing such beautiful artwork pics :)