Monday, April 4, 2011

Monochrome mania

Built at the major road junction in Ballard Estate, this war memorial commemorates two British and one Italian employees of the Bombay Port Trust who fell during the Great War (1914-1918) as well as the contribution made by the Port Trust in the British war effort.
A brass plaque reads:-

"In the Port of Bombay in the Great War 1914-1918
1,870,000 troops and personnel embarked and disembarked at the docks
3,046 transports and 668 hospital ships were dealt with at the docks. The first transport left Bombay on 21 August 1914.
2,073 troop and hospital trains were railed over the Port Trust Railway.
2,228,000 tons of military stores were shipped from the port.
494 Government ships used the Port Trust dry docks."

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16 comments:

  1. Your mono shots are always so superb! This one is another great example! Love it!

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  2. That's quite a view! It looks very European.

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  4. Very interesting piece of history! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Brilliant start to this week!

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  5. awesome.. shot!!

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  6. Just WOW! Simply beautiful!

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  7. How cum you haven't shot anything related to cricket...i would much expect that from you during the World Cup Euphoria :))

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  8. awesome. somehow buildings in b&w bring out the glorious years they stood through! :))

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  9. Wonderful photography, I love that lamp!
    Léia

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  10. That's quite a memorial. And yet again you combine fine photography with a fascinating bit of history.

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  11. I really like your monochromatic photo - it gives it a feeling of time and history!

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  12. hmm very nice :)great information!!

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