Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Challenge - TIME (Hourglass, Clock, Sundial, Calendar, Wristwatch, Old, Young, Aging,...)

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The Rajabai Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai, India. It is located in the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai. The tower stands at a height of 85 m (280 ft). Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, an English architect, it was modelled on Big Ben, the clock tower of the UK houses of Parliament in London. The foundation stone was laid on March 1, 1869 and construction was completed in November 1878. The total cost of construction came to Rs. 2 lakhs (Rs. 200,000), a princely sum in those days. This entire cost was defrayed by Premchand Roychand, a prosperous broker who founded the Bombay Stock Exchange on the condition that the tower be named after his mother Rajabai.
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34 comments:

  1. Beautiful tower and a superb capture as always! Enjoyed reading the history! Thanks!

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  2. A princely pinnacle!


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  3. Its a clean capture. And love the title, i mean the examples...of time :)

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  4. I liked this picture very much - the tower is beautiful and so are the surroundings !

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  5. Thanks for the beautiful picture and history of the tower .Have a great Thursday !

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  6. A very interesting piece of history! Iconic indeed!

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  7. Wow now here is some trivia about the famous landmark of my mother city I really dint know!!!
    And Thanks for this educating bit and refreshing my memories of the beauiful sights of mumbai!!!!
    :D

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  8. Like the old and the new standing side by side i.e the new stock exchange building and our old University building :) I feel proud to belong to this University and will be a miniscule part of its ancient History. Great subject and a beautiful shot too!!

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  9. superbe ce paysage et cette clock tower elle est magnifique

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  12. Lovely tower... its a nice Summit.....

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  13. It's a beautiful clock and superb contrast betwinn clocktower and the modern building behind it!

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  14. Lovely place, the tower is huge and I like a lot the clock!
    Léia

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  15. Beautiful shot and thank you for the info!

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  16. Nice capture and colors are so beautiful. You must be having a very good camera. :)

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  17. church gate- one of my favorite places in Mumbai...

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  18. A very impressive building. Certainly, must be a landmark.

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  19. gr8 pic of an equally gr8 monument :)..tats y i luv town!!

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  20. Excellent shot, thanks for the lovely post.

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  21. Shows that architectural beauty is timeless :)). Contrast with the skyscraper behind!!

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  22. Mumbai through your lens is beautiful.. when I go there, I don't find it as attractive ;)

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  23. love the victorian tower. excellent composition

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  24. It's a beautiful tower and I also like the contrast to the building in the background as well as the composition.

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  25. Stands tall, majestic and magnificent! and well captured !

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  26. love the victorian tower. excellent composition

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