View of Harbour & Parry’s Corner From Lighthouse – 2 Pcs 1900 

madras harbour


parry's corner

Panoramic view of the harbour and Parry’s Corner from the Lighthouse in Madras (Chennai). The panoramic view is seemingly from the High Court Lighthouse. Gives a sweeping view of the Harbour, and the Parry & Co’s establishment from where the famous Parry’s Corner got its name. The view includes the twin towers of the Madras GPO and a portion of the Esplanade.

On the left and partially visible lies George Town. Notable is a lone city tram trundling to its destination. In the foreground, not pictured here, before the Esplanade is the Fort St George. It was the first British Fort in India. The Madras Port’s railway yard is clearly visible on the second postcard. The Madras harbour at a later date would be massively expanded to accommodate bulk carriers and cruise ships. It is today one of the busiest ports in India after Bombay Port.

Did you know – that George Town was previously called Black Town, after the Visit of the Prince of Wales in 1905, the future King George, it was renamed George Town in his honour.  

Past posts – Oil Painting of Bunch of Roses British India, 1940., European Woman British Era Bangalore, 1877 Photo., Flying Boat/Seaplane Service In British India, Old Print 1948., British Indian Railway Push Trolley – Old Postcard 1905.

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, stock photos, or taken from other sources.