Victoria Monument by andycoleborn

Victoria Monument

According to my wife... This is the only thing worth seeing in Calcutta...! A little harsh I'd say but it is probably the only building that is in near perfect condition...

British government money was not used in its construction at all. Rather, the British Indian states, along with the individuals who wanted some favours from the British government, were the main contributors towards the cost.

On the death of Queen Victoria in January 1901, Lord Curzon, who was then Viceroy of India, placed before the public the question of setting up a fitting memorial to the Queen. He suggested that the most suitable memorial would be a "stately", spacious, monumental and grand building surrounded by an exquisite garden.This was to be a historical museum where people could see before them pictures and statues of men who played a prominent part in the history of this country
This is a stunning picture. Beautiful reflection.
November 5th, 2013  
Stunning reflection, brilliant capture
November 5th, 2013  
Wow -- brilliant reflection! The image is just beautiful as well.
November 5th, 2013  
this is absolutely fantastic shot.....
November 5th, 2013  
Quite beautiful!
November 5th, 2013  
Wow amazing shot, fantastic capture with a awesome reflection
November 5th, 2013  
Awesome shot
November 5th, 2013  
awesome image.. although the lead off line to the right does make it feel like the image is slightly tilted
November 5th, 2013  
Stunning reflection
November 7th, 2013  
fabulous shot. wonderful composition.
November 13th, 2013  
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