Statue of Progress at the top of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,Mumbai 6/2012

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and historic railway station which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways in Mumbai, India. Designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and Indian (Mughal and Hindu) traditional buildings, the station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Bombay to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria.

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Comments (7)

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on October 9, 2012

Nice shot of this statue--like 1--AnaM

F. Zaman on October 10, 2012

Ana,thank you

Jarda_M on January 18, 2013

L2 Very nice photo.
Greetings from Czechia,

F. Zaman on January 21, 2013

Jarda_M, many thanks

Arvindkumar Srivasta… on February 5

This is not statue of Queen Victoria. It is statue of Progress . Statue of Queen used to occupy a nice bellow Clock , but now that space is vacant and it was removed sometimes in 1990s but nobody knows where that statue has been kept.

F. Zaman on February 6

Arvindkumar Srivasta… ,thank you very much . A correction note is being followed.

F. Zaman on February 6

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : CST's dome of dovetailed ribs, built without centering, was considered as a novel achievement of the era. The interior of the building was conceived as a series of large rooms with high ceilings. It is crowned by a high central dome, which acts as the focal point. The dome is an octagonal ribbed structure with a colossal female figure symbolizing Progress, holding a torch pointing upwards in her right hand and a spoked wheel in her left hand. The side wings enclose the courtyard, which opens on to the street. The wings are anchored by monumental turrets at each of their four corners, which balance and frame the central dome.

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Photo taken in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 10, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
    • Taken on 2012/06/11 13:46:08
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 49.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash