Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ABC Wednesday - J

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Jehangir Art Gallery at Kala Ghoda. It is one of the foremost and oldest art gallery of Mumbai. It was founded by Sir Cowasji Jehangir and built in 1952. Managed by the Bombay Art Society, the entire cost of this mansion was donated by Cowasji Jehangir. The gallery was designed by G.M.Bhuta for G.M. Bhuta & Associates. A mammoth institution in itself, its history is linked with the renaissance of Indian art. The complex also has the popular cafe of Samovar, which is reminiscent of the 70's socialist culture. It also houses Natesans, the country's oldest licensed antique dealers. Entry is free.

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26 comments:

  1. Looks like a marvelous art gallery! Terrific capture for the J Day!

    Sylvia
    ABC Team

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  2. Art is SO important to a culture, or ought to be.

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Wow, thats superb .ek dum Jakas.

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  4. Would sure be fun to tour that Gallery.

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  5. My favourite place.
    Not visited for a long time. Now that I have started painting, I will enjoy visiting more than ever.

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  6. What a place that must be. Quite a crowd gathered there - would be fun to spend some time there, to be sure. Thanks for a great post!

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  7. belle photo et toute cette foule !

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  8. Something I believe in is the free entry to galleries and museums - kudos to Mumbai for doing this!

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  9. Never visited this gallery though I've been to Mumbai a few times. Did you enjoy your visit ?

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  10. A great contribution to J-day! I am glad it carries the name of the man responsible for its being. What was the source of his great wealth and interest in art?
    HelenMac, ABC Wednesday team

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  11. Very cool! I love that entry is free.

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  12. What a beautiful take on J!

    Come and see the Joys of our Lives, have a lovely day!

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  13. It's a beautiful building, and seems to be very popular!

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  14. I like the wavy entrance. A great gift, as indeed is the free entry.

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  15. It is such an interesting photo from the warm, colorful people in front to the colder, wavy concrete overhang. I also liked your Mumbai in motion at the bottom.!

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  16. I tried visiting this place during my visits to mumbai but never able to make it!!!


    Heard that this place is paradise for photographer!!!!!!

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  17. Great name connected with display of art work!!

    My J Post

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  18. Amazing, a place that I would love to visit for sure!
    Léia

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  19. I tried visiting this place during my visits to mumbai but never able to make it!!!


    Heard that this place is paradise for photographer!!!!!!

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