Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

During my short visit to Kolkota, the main tourist attraction that I saw was the Victoria Memorial Hall. This building was dedicated as a memorial to Queen Victoria after her death in 1901.

The grandeur of the building is testimony to the wealth of indians and the craftsmanship of the artisans of that period. Designed by Sir William Emerson, the construction was mostly funded by Indian contributors and build with the help of local artisans.

The grand building and sprawling gardens.

The grand building and sprawling gardens.

Guardians of the Gate

Guardians of the Gate

The detailed work on the windows and the Angel of Victory

The detailed work on the windows and the Angel of Victory

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

  1. Hello Rajni, nice to meet you. I’ve been travelling all over your blog and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved your story about your time in Manipal – beautifully written, and your photography is wonderful.
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for following. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer.
    I agree – life, the world, is indeed a wonderland!
    Namaste
    Alison

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