Aerial Views Of The Gateway Of India In Bombay – 2 Photos 1930

Two rare 1930 aerial photo views of the Gateway of India in Bombay. The 1st photo shows the aerial view from the seaside and the 2nd from the shoreside. The magnificence of the Gateway of India is seen in the 1st photo. The empty space in front of the monument was the parade ground.

Ceremonial parades were held here in British times. British viceroys including a sovereign were either officially welcomed or sent off from this vast parade ground. Some of them were King George V, Prince of Wales Edward in 1875, Viceroys, etc. Including the departure of the last British Battalion in 1948.

Visible on the right are some of the iconic landmarks. The Royal Bombay Yacht Club, the Bombay Docks, Cotton Green, and so on. On the left side would be the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel (not in the picture). The view from the shoreside shows the Yacht Club’s residential annexe. It is the big building shown on the left row. Partially visible on the right is the Taj Mahal Hotel’s corner dome. Click on the photo for better view.

Did you know – Apollo Bunder where the Gateway stands was reclaimed from the sea.

From the collection – Drawing Of The Hiding Of The Taj Mahal In WWII., Madras Harbour & Masulah Boats, 2 Old Postcards 1900., Dead Monarch And The New, Glimpse of British India In 1910., Images Of Hyderabad Vol II- Book Album.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.

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