Panoramic View of Fort St George In British Era Madras, 1890 PC

Panoramic View of Fort St George In British Era Madras, 1890 PC

An old 1890 postcard shows a panoramic view of Fort St George in British-era Madras, now Chennai. Fort St George is encompassed by a barren landscape. The barrenness was kept for a reason, it was to get a clear sight of the enemy from the top of the fort’s walls in case of an attack. On the left is the sea. The River Cooum is shown in the far background flowing like a white ribbon.

Although not visible the area on the right side slightly beyond the point of this image would be the Madras Central Railway Station. The earthen road shown in the foreground probably would be the Fort Road. The Madras High Court would likely be in the foreground again not pictured here. This view was apparently shot from the top of the tall 2nd lighthouse in Madras.

Did you know –  the fort initially consisted of a rectangular enclosure with four bastions. But was gradually expanded and strengthened during the 17th and 18th centuries. To protect it from the armies of the French, Dutch, the Mughals, and the Marathas.

Past posts – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#1)., Bombay Electric Tram At Flora Fountain, 1925 Photo., Bandra Near Bombay – Old Print 1882., Nostalgic Cars In The 1930s Mumbai, Old Photo.

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