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Murshidabad - I

I am sorry for keeping myself away from TE for over a month now.I had a hectic schedule which kept me busy through out the month.I took a day off from my official works and spent an afternoon in the historical town of Lalbagh in Murshidabad district of West Bengal.This is the image of the famous Hazarduari Palace in the heart of the Lalbagh town taken on my I-phone 4S.

Some tidbits about the Hazarduari Palace :

Hazarduari Palace is located in the campus of Kila Nizamat in Murshidabad, in the Indian state of West Bengal. It was built in the nineteenth century by architect Duncan Macleod, under the reign of Nawab Nazim Humayun Jah of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa (1824–1838).The foundation stone of the palace was laid on August 9, 1829, and that very day the construction work was started. The palace has now been transformed into a museum which houses collections from the Nawabs like priceless paintings, furniture, antiques and so on. The famous one is the mirror and the chandelier.The Hazarduari Palace Museum is regarded as the biggest site museum of Archaeological Survey of India and has got 20 displayed galleries containing 4742 antiquities out of which 1034 has been displayed for the public. The antiquities include various weapons, oil paintings of Dutch, French and Italian artists, marble statues, metal objects, porcelain and stucco statues, farmans, rare books, old maps, manuscripts, land revenue records, palanquins mostly belonging to eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a bamboo from Assam and so on.The style of the palace is Italian and was built in the 19th century and Greek (Doric) style.This was designed as a replica of the Buckingham Palace.

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  • Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2011 W: 2 N: 4090] (16151)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-08-23
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.4, 1/194 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-08-25 12:31
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