Victoria Memorial : The Victoria Memorial is one of the popular tourist attractions in Calcutta. It is a majestic structure which is made with white marble. The structure was constructed during the British Empire in the memory of Queen Victoria. Hundreds of tourists who visit Calcutta come to the Victoria Memorial.
The Victoria Memorial in Calcutta was built in the period between 1906 and 1921. It is located in the Maidan area and is surrounding by a sprawling garden and a small lake. The whole structure made up of marble makes it a great sight. There is a beautiful black bronze Angel of Victory which holds a bugle in her hand is situated at the apex of the dome atop the Memorial.
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Nicou (106187) 2013-08-18 2:00
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe ce Victoria Mémorial quelle coupole, quelle architecture et vue sueprbe mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
Miguel82 (14584) 2013-08-18 2:42
One of the best known landmark of Kolkata, Fabbs
Victoria memorial has common design with Durban and Belfast's monuments
Good framing and sharpness
snunney (73000) 2013-08-18 3:10
A fine point of view on this magnificent monument. I like the lively atmosphere and, more especially, the pleasant soft light and colours. Well constructed symmetrical composition.
Noel_Byrne (13642) 2013-08-18 4:36
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite structure, immense and grandiose, and full of wonder for anybody who admires architecture. The dome reminds me of St Pauls in London, while the smaller domes around it have a distinctly eastern flavor to them. I see the statue of the queen in the centre as well, and wonder why she is always seated? I have seen statues of her in Glasgow too, and it was the same thing! Beautiful place though, and a classic shot.
Sergiom (45810) 2013-08-18 4:51
Un très bel immeuble mais qui semble pencher sur la gauche quelque peu. J'aime beaucoup les oiseaux qui virevoltent autour de l'ange au sommet du dôme.
ikeharel (44279) 2013-08-18 5:41
The impressive Victoria Memorial facade picture, show well the decorated facade and dome, with smaller turrets and statues.
Fine chosen the POV, with many people / tourists visit the place, and gave the pic. extra vivid colors.
Good clarity under the mild light that prevailed on day taken.
Have a nice week ahead,
Didi (51361) 2013-08-18 8:01
Good point of view but the picture is a little bit dark
I have done a difficult WS
holmertz (31516) 2013-08-18 8:16
Although this is a fairly conventional postcard-like photo, taken from straight up front, the composition gives a perfect idea of the size and style of the building. The people at the front add small colourful details and the trees with their dense branches frame the façade very nicely. You have also handled the light very well.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-08-18 10:06
A nice composition Farhat..good color, light and good clarity..good details..well taken.
siudzi (27865) 2013-08-18 11:42
Wow! What a special monument and architecture you have visited and photographed! Really unique and amazing work. Like the symmetrical composition you used to provide us with its beauty. Well observed and taken. TFS.
pajaran (41931) 2013-08-18 12:28
Vrlo interesantan tekst o Victoria Memorial, sa datim podacima.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana stara arhitektura i trenutak sa posetiocima.
A very interesting article on the Victoria Memorial, with the given data.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful old architecture and demonstrated moment with visitors.
All the best.
marabu61 (5879) 2013-08-18 23:51
Now this building can't deny its british heritage, so clasical is the architecture. Well framed with the two trees on either side and the crowd of people add a great sense of scale to the building.
have a good week
Fis2 (77162) 2013-08-19 0:50
Curious object, beautiful architecture.
Good frame and colors.
aloyho (6798) 2013-08-19 0:55
An interesting architecture and a legacy for the future generations. Making a backup copy of this on film will definitely holds its memory even longer. Your choice of a formal composition gave this building the grandeur it deserved. I have a feeling that there is a very slight tilt to the left, but it can easily be corrected. Lovely shot.
ourania (18918) 2013-08-19 7:23
this is a very imposing and impressive memorial and you are presenting it with great clarity in spite of the difficult lighting conditions due to the time and the weather. I'm sometimes wrong with observations of this kind but I think that there's a slight tilt to the left. I like the chromatic tones and the atmosphere, romantic and melancholic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
UlfE (14146) 2013-08-19 8:20
Very nice photo. The colour tones are very attractive and the composition is great. I study the architecture with great interest. Looks very European but there are also some elements that look more Indian. TFS and have a nice day!
lousat (64513) 2013-08-19 8:44
Hi Farhat,the perfect point of view for the best simmetric capture,excellents details and exposure,a very very nice building,most famous but always nice to see again! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-08-19 11:27
Beautiful building in the city of Kolkata, a beautiful view, good resolution, very nice view background sky
adramad (31111) 2013-08-19 11:37
Impressive building, shown in a pride in this magnificent POV, all those people we see before, helps us to get an idea of their big proportions, especially in the splendid dome.
Magnifies good brightness and sharpness.
Have a good afternoon.
bona (11208) 2013-08-19 13:02
nice photo of this pretty Memorial. I like this kind of structure in buinding, with a big dome in the center.
Nice crop too. the people give s nice scale.
eldancer1 (20900) 2013-08-19 14:30
Beautiful memorial for a beautiful lady. I like your pov and it has good dof with nice details. Nice to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (5476) 2013-08-19 19:52
This is a magnificent building. You have given it a natural frame with the trees on both sides - a very clever effect. One comment I have is that the photo is tilting a bit to the left. A 1-degree CW rotation should fix it (see workshop).
krzychu30 (12833) 2013-08-20 1:58
beautiful architecture and really successful composition of it!
I like your central POV and the people in front of the building giving good sense of scale for it.
Have a nice day
gildasjan (39622) 2013-08-20 2:12
Belle prise de vue de cette architecture imposante devant ce beau parc de verdure.
jhm (128259) 2013-08-20 3:30
A fine point of view on this magnificent monument, first I thought this is Rome.
Excellent panorama view about these area, with this nice building as subject.
Composition and captured be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
nikkitta (9157) 2013-08-20 13:32
Good capture of the monument that (my idea) being in India has some typical constructions like the small towers (can t remember the name)
Like the way you frame it with the trees at the sides
Like people to add some color
Well done, congrats
josepmarin (56575) 2013-08-21 5:04
the gorgeous architecture of this Memorial, made with white marble, stands out efficiently in your framing.
I like its good contrast with the green of the gardens and the vitality provided by the people who visit this place.
A good light and a vivid colors in spite of the partially cloudy sky.
Well done, it's a nice composition.
jcpix (6766) 2013-08-21 15:36
Don't you just hate it when things won't line up properly...even on firm ground? :) Regardless of any balance concerns, you've presented an attraction worthy of being displayed. An impressive memorial indeed, and I like that you've taken it from such a distance to include the trees on both sides of the frame and the portion of lawn between, which has added color and contrast against the muted tones of the building itself.
This is certainly an instance where the direct, head on point of view serves justice to the subject. Thanks for sharing this view with the soft lighting that adds to the calm and peaceful mood. Enjoy the day ahead.
PiotrF (2380) 2013-08-21 15:50
Nice view of Calcutta and the Victoria Memorial.You have captured the mood of this beautiful place extremely well
Waylim (23416) 2013-08-21 17:46
Not a very typical Indian landscape. This show the influence of the British architecture. Excellent quality photo with good symetrical composition.
pierrefonds (51144) 2013-08-24 16:17
The trees are framing well the memorial. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the Victoria Memorial. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
kato (9657) 2013-08-28 2:17
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Victorial Memorial in colonial time of British Empire. It's harmonized by symmetry and profound structure with the dome. And, it's impressive in bronze statue in central position, too.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-28 23:22
a beautiful photo of this famous Victoria Memorial with spectacular composition, great details and the POV is superb,
ChrisJ (91360) 2013-09-07 4:23
Perhaps a slight rotation to the right so that the central columns are perfectly vertical and the horizontal lines in the architecture are faultlessly straight? Anyway a superb capture of this imposing Victorian era building with good sharpness and excellent colour and good framing overall. The crowd of fg people add scale. Tfs!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (11376)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-18 1:33