Located at the Ridge, Simla, The Christ Church is known to be the second oldest church in the Northern India and is the most fascinating building on the Mall road, Simla.
Built in the neo-Gothic style in 1857 to serve the largely Anglican British community in what was formerly called Simla, Christ Church is situated on The Ridge where is stands out as one of the prominent landmarks of Shimla. The silhouette of Christ Church is visible for miles around the vicinity of Shimla city. Christ Church remains one of the enduring legacies of the British Raj.
Christ Church was designed by Colonel J. T. Boileau in 1844, and the church was consecrated after 1857. The clock adorning Christ Church was donated by Colonel Dumbleton in 1860. The porch was added in 1873.
The brass plaques and beautiful stained glass windows are the prime attractions for tourists coming here. Some adjoining attractions also include the Ridge, Statue of Mahatma Gandhi and Skating Rink.
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macjake (55614) 2013-02-11 12:04
yellow and blue, always a wonderful combination in photography...they will almost always look stunning together.
and here is another example of just that.
I really enjoy the upwards point of view and angle, creates height and gives the scene drama.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-02-11 12:06
Although part of the church is cropped out, I like the way you show it. Beautiful color contrast. Regards
adidas5nb (5241) 2013-05-21 19:53
love the idea to show this iconic church of shimla in this manner.great pov and angle.the yellow blue combination makes the pic so very attractive and beautiful.
- Copyright: Sayan Bhattacharya (s4sayan) (112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot SX 50 HS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 6:52