View of Victoria Terminus, BMC & Horse Trams Bombay, 1895 Photo
This rare panoramic 1895 photo shows a spectacular view of the Victoria Terminus, BMC, and horse trams in Bombay (Mumbai). An uncommon wide-angle photo of the Victoria Terminus and BMC junction. The beautiful Victoria Terminus (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus) was completed in 1888.
The Municipal Corporation Building, now BMC (Brihan Mumbai Municipal Corporation) was completed in 1893. Both the buildings were designed by the gifted F W Stevens. Frederick William Stevens was a Bombay-based English Architect who worked for the British colonial administration in India.
This captivating view of the Victoria Terminus and BMC also shares a view of the once charming trams of Bombay. Shown are the Horse-drawn trams that lasted until 1907 after which electric tram arrived on the scene. Remarkably, the lengthy covered platform of the station can be seen on the left.
Did you know – we must admit the foresight of the British for the creation of roads, streets, and boulevards being wide even before the arrival of automobiles.
Past posts – 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#17)., Parsi Fire Temple Mumbai – Old Postcard 1905., Making Of The Mullaperiyar Dam – Old Print 1895., Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Loop, Old Photo 1890.