Victoria Memorial is one of the most fascinating landmarks of Kolkata. Built entirely of white marble, Victoria Memorial, one of India's most beautiful monuments, represents a unique combination of classical European architecture and Mughal motifs. The Victoria Memorial blends the best of the British and Mughal architecture. The Victoria Memorial hall was built with white Makrana marbles. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of Victoria Memorial in 1906 and it was inaugurated in 1921 in memory of Queen Victoria. The Victoria Memorial is 338 by 228 feet and a height of 184 feet.
A sixteen foot tall bronze winged-statue – the ‘Angel of Victory’, which is mounted on ball bearings and rotates with the wind, and weighs 3 tons, is set atop the dome of Victoria Memorial.
The making of angel on the dome was performed in Italy.
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- Copyright: Mrityunjoy Chatterjee (mrichat) (1613)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-12-12
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon 55-250 EF-S IS
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-28 23:02