Chowpatty Seaface From Malabar Hill – Old Photo 1960
This is an old 1960 photo with a view of Chowpatty Seaface from Malabar Hill, Bombay, now Mumbai. Chowpatty beach adjoins Marine Drive at the northern end, both are parts of the Back Bay. Marine Drive’s extensive dramatic curved line along the waterfront, in the late evening, when the glittering streetlights around the graceful curve of Back Bay, makes a beautiful sight.
Little wonder that it is nicknamed the Queen’s Necklace the whole curve of the road bejeweled with an unbroken chain of lights. The quaint apartment buildings visible at the distance were constructed by the British in the 1930s and 40s. For residential purposes and are now considered iconic art deco buildings of Mumbai. The following print shows a view of a virgin Marine Drive in 1900. Click on the photo for better view.
Did you know- Chowpatty Beach area was reclaimed from the sea by the British. Lakdi Bunder was situated here where wood for the various textile mills and for cremation purposes would be supplied from here.
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