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Colonial architecture of Mumbai

Colonial architecture of Mumbai

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This is architecture reflecting India's colonial past. Built by the British, it is one of the most expensive square kilometre on the planet. The stone used in its construction was brought in from Britain. Only builders with a passion for their trade, and cheap labour, could create such ornate masterpieces which are capable of surviving several millennia!!!! The Indians, in an attempt to salvage national pride, have embarked on a construction project in the Kurla Complex of Bandra in Mumbai...here again, the real estate is out of reach of the majority of Indians. Underscoring the entrenched class system in India. Even the hotels in Kurla Complex, like the Trident is for the upper class only. The photographer was fortunate to present two lectures to business people at the Trident, but the audience was made up of people from the upper class...it left a bitter taste in the mouth for weeks afterwards!!! But, He was happy that he was there to witness such behaviour. As a photojournalist, it provided vital information. PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE: By choosing a high view point, the photographer was able to dispense with the annoying effect of converging verticals.
This is architecture reflecting India's colonial past. Built by the British, it is one of the most expensive square kilometre on the planet. The stone used in its construction was brought in from Britain. Only builders with a passion for their trade, and cheap labour, could create such ornate masterpieces which are capable of surviving several millennia!!!! The Indians, in an attempt to salvage national pride, have embarked on a construction project in the Kurla Complex of Bandra in Mumbai...here again, the real estate is out of reach of the majority of Indians. Underscoring the entrenched class system in India. Even the hotels in Kurla Complex, like the Trident is for the upper class only. The photographer was fortunate to present two lectures to business people at the Trident, but the audience was made up of people from the upper class...it left a bitter taste in the mouth for weeks afterwards!!! But, He was happy that he was there to witness such behaviour. As a photojournalist, it provided vital information. PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUE: By choosing a high view point, the photographer was able to dispense with the annoying effect of converging verticals.

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Published by: Ramoutar (Ken) Seecharran on Oct 10, 2010
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