The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) Building aka the MCGM Headquarters is located in the Fort area of Mumbai, opposite to the CSMT railway station – which is a UNESCO world heritage site. Both these iconic landmarks were designed by the British architect Frederick William Stevens, who worked for the British colonial government in India.Continue reading “HERITAGE WALK INSIDE THE BMC HEADQUARTERS”
Of all the museums I have visited so far, Blades of Glory is the ‘Smallest’ yet the ‘Biggest’.
Sounds like a googly?
Don’t call for a ‘DRS’ as I will shed more light on this. Continue reading “BLADES OF GLORY CRICKET MUSEUM”
When U.S President Barack Obama accompanied by the first lady Michelle Obama visited the Mahatma Gandhi’s house ‘Mani Bhavan’ in 2010 he quoted “Gandhi is a hero not just to India, but to the entire world”. Obama, an ardent admirer of Gandhi had written this in a visitors book at Mani Bhavan. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO MANI BHAVAN – GANDHI MUSEUM”
The Bunker Museum is located inside Raj Bhavan – the official residence of the governor of Maharashtra. The underground structure built during the British rule was used for defense and to fire cannons at the time of war. Continue reading “BICYCLE RIDE TO THE BUNKER MUSEUM”
#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).Continue reading “VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM”
18th April was declared by UNESCO as the ‘International Day for Monuments and Sites’ in 1983. Also know as the ‘World Heritage Day’, the aim of UNESCO is to create public awareness about the monuments and sites and the necessity to conserve, protect and restore them. It is not limited to the sites listed by UNESCO but concerns all cultural heritage monuments, places and landscapes of international, national and local significance.
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”