Victor Jubilee Palace : It is also known as the Cooch Behar Palace and is a landmark in Cooch Behar town , West Bengal. It was designed on the model of Buckingham Palace in London in 1887, during the reign of Maharaja Nripendra Narayan.
The Cooch Behar Palace which is noted for its elegance and grandeur is also protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.Built in bricks in the classical Western style this double-storied structure is rests on a 4 feet 9 inches above the ground and covers an area of 51309 square feet. It is 395 feet in length and 296 feet in breadth. The Palace is fronted by a series of arcaded verandahs in the ground and first floors with their piers arranged in an alternate use of single and double rows.
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SWEETFREEDOM (23438) 2013-07-20 23:08
Majestic building, good details and p.o.v.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-07-21 3:02
love this! A really fascinating looking building, typically Indian and presented here so beautifully. A mesmerising panorama that is quite striking and captivating. Well done!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
Miguel82 (26541) 2013-07-21 4:10
You present a wonderful monument Fabbs, Cooch Behar is remoted place I never been there, the gate of North East area..
Excellent framing and colors, a beautiful garden
Have a nice We
mirosu (15302) 2013-07-21 5:15
Brilliant view to this nice unique palest. I like the nice pastel colors. I love the excellent symmetrical arrangement. Only I'd suggest put it better vertical. Lovely photo. Greetings, Miro
rychem (27999) 2013-07-21 5:22
What an impressive palace! Very attractive symmetric photo, beautiful colors and details
Noel_Byrne (27356) 2013-07-21 7:16
What a breath taking place! As impressive in its size as in its design, and our composition is perfect, leading the eye up the path and into the fine architecture. That's what I call a palace!!
All the best
marina7 (8055) 2013-07-21 12:04
nice view of a beautiful palace. The picture looks like a drawing. I think the greens are oversaturated a bit and there's a slight tilt to the left.
marabu61 (9499) 2013-07-21 14:40
Now that is a palace, really impressive. The pastel colors makes this composition quite timeless, it could have been taken back in the 70ties.
have a good start to the new week
pajaran (54997) 2013-07-21 23:04
Dobar tekst o palati sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i pespektiva, lepo pokazana palata.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the palace with the given data ...
Good composition and pespektiva, nicely demonstrated palace.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
Fis2 (89977) 2013-07-21 23:52
Curious photo from your archive.
I like pastel colors.
jurek1951 (42194) 2013-07-22 0:01
This is an interesting photo of this palace. This palace is well photographed and under a good angle view.
danos (90257) 2013-07-22 0:42
nice the panoramic view of the Victor Jubilee Palace with its reddish colour painting to contrast with the green of the foreground.
If the sky had a colours except from the white the whole scene would was much better.
delpeoples (55086) 2013-07-22 4:47
Namaste dear Farhat
A beautiful wide angle shot of this marvellous edifice. The colours are lovely and your did a fantastic job with the perspective. The converging lines lead the eye in beautifully. There is a small tilt to the image, easily fixable in photoshop. If you want to know how to fix it, see the Workshop I did on Bev's photo.
Have a happy day
fds (8828) 2013-07-22 5:27
ciao dear and great farhat
great composition with the great and red building in the back ground and very large road in the foreground
the colors are very nice and this document is very interested
jemaflor (89347) 2013-07-22 6:40
Interesting architecture, nice colors and light for your photo, pity for the tilt.
mcmtanyel (16581) 2013-07-22 18:26
This is a beautiful structure. The symmetry is very good, the colors are sublime, the photo reminds me of hand-painted, turn-of the-century (the last century, I mean) post cards.
However, the photo is tilting to the left a bit. A 1-degree CW rotation should fix it.
Nicou (129967) 2013-07-23 6:31
quelle vue tout en largeur sueprbe iamge et cpatage quel palais et palace cette architecture ce rouge et ce chemin qui est immense et attire notre regard merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (31987) 2013-07-23 7:51
I think this palace looks much better than the Buckingham Palace! Love the colors of those bricks. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
ourania (36366) 2013-07-23 9:01
this building is magnificent, its architecture so elaborate, grandiose, fascinating. There's a challenging play with symmetry in its design and the tilt you gave to the picture offers an effective and interesting sense of dynamism that contrasts the classic composition. The details and the repeating patterns are mesmerising, the unusual colors create a dream-like atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
mohammad_H (9728) 2013-07-23 17:09
The view is very nice, but I wish that one day, when the blue sky, clouds and spots in the sky, it would capture
But the angles and lines, fantastic view, but the image is tilted to the left
Structurally, the picture is very technical, and a good look at the depth
Morning and I'm ready to pray Good luck, and good morning
daddo (25787) 2013-07-23 17:09
Salam Farhat. It looks like a watercolour done by some British lady during the time of the Raj. I see that people have commented on the tilt, a difficult thing to eliminate if one is using a wide angle lens and not stand plumb in the middle. I see that your dome is perfectly horizontal and that the lower one goes the more tilt there is. The one solution here is to use Photshop and the options within to correct the problem, including the option named Distort. It can be done. The other option is to simply correct the balance and select the more obvious part of the image for straightening- the upper parts will not be too distorted while the rooftop will be better.Anyway, it is an impressive place. Regards. Klaudio.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-07-23 22:40
extraordinary beauty, majestic architecture and your country's glory is to be continued through your beautiful pictures!!
I'm amazed...and thank you for appreciating my pictures of Greece
all the best
mkamionka (32459) 2013-07-24 5:51
beautiful palace I am glad you have shared it. The architecture is so beautiful. The colors seem interesting as well. Just I have a feeling that something is wrong woth the sky being of strange color but I have never been there may be it is a specific air with a smog.
Very well done,
adramad (40602) 2013-07-24 11:23
Superb construction, surprising for its size, harmony and simplicity in his lines and warm colors.
Very good light and sharpness, to enjoy this good perspective.
Very well done.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (111339) 2013-07-25 6:04
Une très belle présentation, top dans le cadrage accentuant la perspective et profondeur de l'allée, très belle architecture aux couleurs et détails attirant
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-07-26 12:40
The picture/horizon is slightly skewed, but for
the rest a great composition and point of view.
The diagonal lines creates a lots of depth and
the cut up and/or below makes the picture nice
pierrefonds (60320) 2013-07-26 16:13
The length of the alley is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the Victor Jubilee Palace. The Palace is slightly leaning to the left, if you have space , it can be corrected easely. Have a nice day.
siudzi (34141) 2013-07-27 23:48
This architecture looks absolutely amazing and impressive at this shot. Very good panorama image executed with charming pink tonality and lights. Beautiful work! Well done.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-28 4:35
Excellent POV Farhat, congrats. All the aspect of an outstanding shot are there. I only wonder how the sky is slightly reddish. Did you had haze or ???
ikeharel (62855) 2013-07-29 2:25
I am impressed with the endless and countless archs decorating this magnificent building, Farhat.
inspite of unfavorable sky tone's, you managed wonderful composition, from a fairly wide angel, and show the garden in it's FG.
clic (16074) 2013-07-29 4:35
You chose the best point of view to show that much impressiveness at the end of the funneled perspective convied by the bushes rows that are of complementary colour to Palace's.
adores (40930) 2013-08-15 14:47
It's really impressive - the architecture and the size. Your pov is very good to show it. I like to see the people in background - it lets us understand how big it really is.
maloutim (9639) 2013-09-14 2:45
Interesting, lovely post of this Jubilee palace.
I like the pink hue that the palace seems to have imprinted on the rest of the picture.
I suppose it was built in honor of Queen Victoria's 50th jubilee !
Amazing how they used to spend all that money when the greatest part of the population was extremely poor !
But it was the same all over the world ! And still is to some extent.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16817)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L1
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/885 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-20 13:21