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Here is another view of Victoria. I took this image few days back..actually i wanted the reflection on the water too..but some how wind has prevented me to take this snap...
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Original Story of Victoria [ for those who are outside Kolkata ] :
The Victoria Memorial is a memorial building dedicated to Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom and Empress of India located in Kolkata, India - the capital of West Bengal and a former capital of British India. It currently serves as a museum and a tourist attraction.[2] It is an autonomous organization within the Government of India's Ministry of Culture.

The memorial was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Belfast City Hall.[3] Earlier asked to design the building in the Italian Renaissance style, Emerson was against the exclusive use of European styles and used Indo-Saracenic style, incorporating Mughal elements in the structure. Vincent Esch was the superintending architect while Lord Redesdale and Sir David Prain designed the gardens. The work of construction was entrusted to Messrs Martin & Co. of Calcutta.

The Victoria Memorial is massive in its size and stands enclosed within blooming gardens that spread over to an area of 64 acres. It houses a museum containing a large collection of memorabilia relating to Victoria and the British presence in India as well as other exhibits. The collection includes weapons, sculptors, paintings, maps, coins, stamps, artefacts, textiles, etc. The Memorial is decoratively illuminated at night.

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