Gateway of India Bombay – 2 Photos 1942

Gateway of India Bombay - 2 Photos 1942

Gateway of India Bombay - 2 Photos 1942

Two old photos one is a 1942 photo the other is from 1946 showing the Gateway of India Bombay, now Mumbai. Located opposite the Taj Mahal Hotel, this massive welcome arch was completed in 1924. To commemorate King George V and Queen Mary’s arrival on Indian shores in 1911. He was the first British Monarch to arrive in India. Designed by the British architect George Wittett in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

The Gateway of India was constructed with yellow basalt. In the past, the Apollo Bunder was a pier, for passengers arriving in steamers from abroad. But once the Mumbai harbour became full-fledged and airplane travel gained importance, the Apollo Bunder served no particular purpose. But today the Gateway of India is one of the most iconic landmarks after the Taj Mahal. Also noticeable near the left edge of one of the photos is the statue of Lord Hardinge, Viceroy of India. Click on the photo for better view

Did you know- the Apollo Bunder does not derive its name from the Greek god– but from a local fish, the palla– that used to be landed here in great numbers. 

From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#16)., Tanjore Palace Interior – Old Photo 1890., Cantonment Market In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1914., Buckingham Canal In Chennai – Old Print 1922.

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