Friday, February 22, 2013

Skywatch friday

 

The Rajabai Tower in the Fort campus of Bombay University, against a clear grey sky. This tower was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott who modeled it on the Big Ben of London. It was built between 1869 and 1878. The entire cost was borne by Premchand Roychand and named after his mother Rajabai who was blind and the bell chimes of this tower helped her know the time for dinner which she had to have before sunset as per her religious belief.

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56 comments:

  1. Beautiful tower and the pale skies make a great backdrop!

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  2. Lovely Tower . I love watching this whenever I am in town .

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  3. I come here to breathe a great culture, and am never disappointed



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  4. Neat capture--the festoons give the context of the country--else it can be blurred across geography

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  5. "clear grey sky". :) I like the usage.
    Mine is similar.

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  6. That is one beautiful clock tower! I love that you told the history behind it! That's what I love about blogging...I learn so much! Thanks for sharing this!

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  7. What a gorgeous tower! And a great story too.

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  8. Beautiful picture...as always!:)

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  9. Those little specks of birds add to the picture....

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  10. wow, thank you so much for sharing this info! and a lovely photograph as usual!

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    1. Thank you Debajyoti. Pleasure to share!

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  11. The picture is bringing out intricacies of design well. Beautiful shot.

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  12. Nice picture with beautiful backdrop.

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  13. Lovely!! I passed through this imposing structure several times while living in Mumbai...it looks regal! Great shot!

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  15. Hari Om
    I love structure and this is teeming with it. The colour of the bunting is drawing out the hues of the brick work. Superb!

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  16. Beautiful tower and thanks for sharing those insights with us. :)

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  17. Great Shot. The clock still rings despite its age. One thing that has been maintained will on the Mumbai University Campus

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  18. It is obviously time for your Friday shot with the birds! And you outdid yourself! Beautiful.

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  19. Imagine having to build something of such intricacy. One piece placed wrongly and the impression would suddenly be very odd.

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  20. I know I know when it was clicked. :)

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  21. This is a nicely composed shot....

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  22. I love how you´ve framed the tower. Well done!

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