Marine Drive & Art Deco Buildings Bombay – 2 Postcards 1940s

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Two 1940s postcards of the Marine Drive and Art Deco buildings in Bombay (now Mumbai). One of the postcards depicts the famous landmark of Marine Drive with the Art Deco buildings on one side and the Back Bay and Promenade on the other. The other postcard titled Queens Road Bombay, shows the same Art Deco structures on the left, and the Western Railway line in the center. With a large ground on the right side.

The Back Bay waters although not pictured in this postcard lie on the right side of the ground. The outlines of the High Court, Rajabai Clock Tower, and Secretariat towers maybe recognized in the far distance. The Western Railway line (formerly BB&CI) leads up to the Churchgate Terminus, near Colaba.  The Art Deco style first spawned in Bombay during the British era in the 1930s. It is today a notable heritage feature in Mumbai generally for residences, office structures, theaters, and so on. So much so that, today Mumbai is considered to have the second-most Art Deco buildings in the world, after Miami.

Did you know – that Art Deco at the time was considered a modern and sophisticated style. It utilized the style of rounded corners and streamlined designs. Interestingly influenced by the designs of airplanes, ships, trains, and automobiles in the 1930s.

Past posts – Raja Ravi Varma’s Inspiring Models – 3 Postcards 1900., High Court, Rajabai Tower & Secretariat, 1900 Photo., Lord Curzon Flamboyant Viceroy Of Indi a, 1903 Print., British Indian Empire 1903 Vintage Map.