19th Century Flora Fountain Intersection Bombay, 1890 Photo

19th Century Flora Fountain Bombay, 1890 Photo

An 1890 photo with a spectacular view of the 19th-century Flora Fountain and intersection in Bombay (Mumbai). Flora Fountain seems to have looked magnificent in its early years. Horse-drawn trams and horse carriages busily on their run. Shady trees lining the road appear to add a special appeal to the scene.

Flora Fountain lies at the intersection of Esplanade Road (M G Road) and Hornby Road (D N Road). One side of the road looks watered, this was so that no dust was raised since there was no metalling of the road at the time. The Dadahbai Naoroji Road leads to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Station (formerly VT).

Read more History and prominence of Flora Fountain and Hutatma Chowk, Fort, South Mumbai

Did you know – during the conservation of the fountain a chamber was discovered sealed with concrete. In addition, there was a complex system of water engineering that was found. 

Past posts – Raja Ravi Varma’s Inspiring Models – 3 Postcards 1900., US Navy Sailors In British Era Bombay, 1942 Postcard., City Fair & Royal Visit To British Era Bombay, 1883 Print.



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11½ x 9½ inch

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Bourne & Shepherd