Spectacular View of British Era Bombay, 1900 Photo

Spectacular View of British Era Bombay, 1900 Photo

A 1900 photo with a spectacular view of British Era Bombay (Mumbai), the view is from the Malabar Hill. The stunning sight shows the Back Bay waters with its almost circular coastline. The undeveloped Chowpatty Beach area looks indefinably beautiful in the foreground. With quaint tiled houses and spattering of shady trees.

At the south end of this paradise are the silhouettes of the famous colonial structures. Which include the Rajabai Clock Tower, Bombay High Court, Bombay Secretariat, etc. Still further down would be the Colaba Causeway which leads to Colaba. The famous Marine Drive and its promenade were not constructed until 1915. Buffering the Marine Drive Promenade would be the future site of the art deco buildings (built in 1930). Today this art deco building cluster is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Read more The Making of Marine Drive.

Did you know – out of the seven islands the H-shaped island where the Back Bay is located was called Bombay.  

From the collection – Rural Life In India Watercolour Painting By N. Mukherjee., Biplane At Cochin Air Base WW2, 2 Old PCs 1942., New Harbour Works At Madras or Chennai – Old Print 1880., Maharaja Of Travancore’s Elephants & Sunbeam Car.

Photo Details

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Photograph Size -

6 x 4 inch

Photographer -

unknown British