Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Victoria Memorial Kolkata

Victoria Memorial is one of the top Tourist Destinations in India. Victoria Memorial is located in kolkata.

About Victorial Memorial Kolkata

The Victoria Memorial of Kolkata India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also has a title of Empress of India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction in kolkata. This memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to another Famous tourist destination Belfast City Hall.

Victoria Memorial Kolkata

Design of Victorial Memorial Kolkata

Victoria Memorial was earlier asked to design the building in the Italian Renaissance style, Emerson was against the exclusive use of European styles and used Indo-Saracenic style for this building, incorporating Mughal elements in the structure. Vincent Esch was the superintending architect while Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens in this building. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs Martin Company of Calcutta.
Victoria Memorial Kolkata

Built between 1906 and 1921, Victorial Memorial is one of the majestic white marble building at the southern end of the Maidan and is surrounded by a sprawling garden. A black bronze Angel of Victory, holding a bugle in her hand was placed at the apex of the dome above this Memorial. It is fixed to its pedestal with ball bearings and so acts as a weathercock when the wind is strong enough. Mr. A. C. Mitra, Bengal Engineering and Science University-alumnus, was Engineer-in-Charge in the construction project of the Victoria Memorial.


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