Northbrook Hall(Lalkuthi),Dhaka 2/2011

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Northbrook Hall also known as Lalkuthi (Red House) because of its deep red colour, was originally built as a town hall during the British period. It is situated at Farashgonj road in Old Dhaka, on the north bank of the Buriganga River, Bangladesh.In 1874 Indian Governor Thomas George Baring, Lord Northbrook, who was the Viceroy of India between 1872 and 1876, came to visit Dhaka. So, to make his visit memorable, some eminent Zamidars and affluent citizens of Dhaka donated to build this Town Hall in 1879. In 1880, the Commissioner of Dhaka inaugurated it.Northbrook Hall is an Indo-Saracen building, which is a fusion of Mughal architecture blended with European Renaissance architectural styles. At Northbrook Hall,Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore was honored by Dhaka Municipality and People's Association on7th of February,1926.

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Comments (14)

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on September 26, 2012

Excellent capture of this particular Northbrook Hall--like 1--AnaM

F. Zaman on September 29, 2012

Ana Maria ,thanks

zanot10 - NO VIEWS on September 30, 2012

Very good photo! LIKE!

Greetings Z.

F. Zaman on September 30, 2012

zanot10, thanks

Aggeliki K on October 8, 2012

Thanks for visiting my photos and your comments

Very very beautiful photo


Greetings and good evening

F. Zaman on October 9, 2012

aggeliki ,thanks

amadeus2050 on October 9, 2012

Beautiful architecture. LIKE. Best wishes.


F. Zaman on October 10, 2012

amadeus2050,many many thanks

Ali Raza on October 14, 2012

Great picture!



F. Zaman on October 15, 2012


Excellent photo! Like!

F. Zaman on October 21, 2012

varkos,many many thanks

Masud rana on June 22, 2015

সবাই আপনার প্রশংসা করেসে। কিন্তু ভাই জামান এইটা ওই লালকুঠি না ,যেই লালকুঠির ছবি আপনি দিয়েছেন।দয়া করে ছবিটা ঠিক জায়গায় লাগান। ঐটা হবে North Brook Hall (Lal Kuthi) Farashgonj, ঢাকা

F.Zaman 2 on June 22, 2015

thanks,it was marked by Google. I am doing it soon

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 23, 2012
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    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2011/09/02 11:25:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 40.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash