#INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum was commissioned in 1855 as a treasure house for decorative’s and industrial arts. The oldest museum of Mumbai located in Byculla was renamed as Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in 1972 to honor Dr. Bhau Daji Lad (1824-74, an Indian physician and scholar).
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The National Museum of Indian Cinema was inaugurated by the Honorable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 19th January 2019.
This museum is set-up in two buildings –
‘Gulshan Mahal’ a 19th century structure which houses the classical history and the early years of motion pictures…from silent era to the talkie movies. Continue reading “BOLLYWOOD MUSEUM – PHOTO BLOG”
The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located in Forbes Street (renamed as V.B Gandhi Marg) behind Kala Ghoda square in Fort, Mumbai. The Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue is the oldest sephardic synagogue in the city (Sephardi or Sephardic are Jewish ethnic group originally from Sepaharad, Spain.)
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An exhibition to commemorate 300 years of ST. Thomas Cathedral is organised at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya – CSMVS (Formerly called as Prince of Wales Museum). Marking the Tercentenary celebrations of ‘The Living Cathedral’, a month long exhibition digs into the archives of the cathedral and brings out the lesser know artefacts to the people. Continue reading “EXHIBITS OF ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL”
The island city of Mumbai (previously called as Bombay) has over hundred churches safeguarding the strong religious culture and history of our society. Some churches were raised during the Portuguese era between sixteenth and seventeenth century. And when the Britishers took over from the Portuguese in the later half of seventeenth century, a number of churches were commissioned during their rule. With an increasing english speaking population in the city, the need to have a place of worship was felt by the rulers. This lead to the commissioning of Saint Thomas Cathedral at Fort, Mumbai. Continue reading “ST. THOMAS CATHEDRAL: 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS”
Camp Nou is the largest football stadium in Europe with a seating of 99,354. ‘Camp Nou’ used by the catalan people means ‘New Field’ in english. The home stadium of FC Barcelona club was inaugurated in 1957. Originally the stadium was named ‘Estadi del FC Barcelona’ but later changed to ‘Camp Nou’ through a fan poll. Unlike other stadiums, the Camp Nou is owned by a group of individuals who are responsible for the stadiums affair. Continue reading “CAMP NOU TOUR, BARCELONA”
The Palace of Versailles in Paris is a symbol of beauty, elegance and luxury. Situated to the west of the Palace are the Gardens of Versailles (Chateau De Versailles in french).
The Versailles garden spreads over eight hundred hectares of land. Immaculately designed, the garden encloses incredible sites that add to the splendour of Versailles. These include, the Orangery, the Grand Canal, the Fountains and Estate of Trianon. Continue reading “GARDENS OF VERSAILLES, PARIS”
During our visit to Paris in 2017, we went to the Louvre Museum to take a selfie with Mona Lisa!
Actually, a group of seven of us sat together during morning breakfast and planned an itinerary on how we should spend our free day. We were on an official three day trip and had limited time at our disposal. ‘Louvre Museum’ was the unanimous choice and we thought of covering it by lunch. Continue reading “SELFIE WITH MONA LISA AT LOUVRE MUSEUM, PARIS”
On our official trip to Paris in may 2017, i along with a group of six other colleagues decided to take a boat ride on the seine river. This was our first visit to the Eiffel Tower or ‘tour Eiffel’ in french. Named after Gustave Eiffel, the wrought iron lattice tower is on the Champs de Mars, Paris. Continue reading “SEINE RIVER BOAT RIDE, PARIS”