Watering of South Parade Road Bangalore, 1907 PC
An interesting 1907 photo postcard that shows the watering of Parade Road (M G Road) in Bangalore, now Bengaluru. Fascinatingly the watering is done with the help of a water tanker-laden bullock cart. Since motorized vehicles were not too common then, it appears using a bullock cart was a practical mode. The picture is of the South Parade Road, now MG Road in Bengaluru. One of the best-known landmarks of the city. Apart from being a shopper’s paradise, the movie halls, cafes and promenades made it a very fashionable address. The British-era Bangalore Cantonment is very close by.
Bengaluru like Chennai once had wide streets in the British era days, but not anymore because of the rapid growth of the city. Located on the Deccan Plateau, Bengaluru has the most pleasant climate almost all year round. Many Europeans frequented the place for its cool climate. It was at one time nicknamed the garden city of India and probably still is. Also shown in this old postcard of Bangalore’s South Parade Road watering are rows of white gated compounds. Apparently the entrance to the grand big bungalows of its time. Click on the photo for better view
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Did you know- the shopping area near South Parade ground (M G Road) was once called Blackpally.
From the collection- British Family In Bullock Cart – Old Postcard 1900., Tiruchirappalli Rock-Fort – Old Photograph 1870., Man Singh Palace Gwalior – Old Print 1872., Antique Painting of Madras Fort St George