Route To Malabar Hill From Back Bay Bombay, 1890 Photo
An 1890 photo of the route to Malabar Hill from Back Bay in Bombay (Mumbai). This route to Malabar Hill is probably the Walkeshwar Road now. In the background is the view of the raw virgin Back Bay. Two fishing boats are anchored on its placid waters.
The curved shoreline is dotted with dwellings and buildings. Which would later metamorphose into a concrete jungle completely transforming the landscape to beyond recognition. The shoreline would be developed into the now famous Marine Drive and promenade. With Chowpatty Beach and Girgaon on the northern end and Nariman Point on the southern side.
Did you know – the Hanging Gardens of Malabar Hill in Mumbai are famous for the water reservoir that lies beneath. The massive reservoir was built in the 1800s due to a shortage of drinking water.
Past posts – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#16)., Robert Bristow’s Cochin Harbour, 3 Photo PCs 1947., View Of Bombay Fort & Harbour – Old Print 1840., Temple Arts of Kerala, Old Book 1982.