Panoramic Views of Fort Mumbai – 2 Postcards 1900

flora fountain junction

Two 1900 postcards show panoramic views of the Fort area in Bombay (Mumbai). The first postcard gives a wider view of the Flora Fountain area in Fort. The second shows a closer view that includes the Oriental building and other landmarks. The Rajabai Clock Tower and the Harbour are seen on the right. Historically, the Fort area was the fortified walls at the southeastern end of Bombay Island.

It is important to stress that until the land reclamation (1830s) Colaba and Bombay were two separate islands. With another island in between them, that was known as “Old Woman’s Island.” The general boundaries of the Fort included the areas between Apollo Gate and the Gateway of India in the south. The area of Bazaar Gate in the north, and the area between Church Gate in the west. Click on the photo for better view.

See the Fort on the island of “Bombay” and Aerial View of Flora Fountain Mumbai, 2 Old Postcards.

Did you know- the Bombay Castle was built in 1668. By 1723 a fortification wall was built around the developing town. The wall was demolished on the orders of then Governor Sir Bartle Frere in 1865. 

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