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The General Post Office.

The General Post Office, Kolkata is the central post office of the city of Kolkata, India and the chief post office of West Bengal. The post-office handles most of the city's inbound and outbound mail and parcels. Situated in the B.B.D. Bagh area, the imposing structure of the GPO is one of the landmarks in the city.

General Post Office was designed in 1864 by Walter B. Grenville(1819-1874), who acted as consulting architect to the government of India from 1863 to 1868.

The GPO is notable for its imposing high domed roof (rising over 220 feet) and tall Ionic-Corinthian pillars.

The General Post Office,Kolkata,West Bengal,India.

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  • Copyright: Ganesh Shaw (gkshaw) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (8)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-07-29
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/2.8
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-08-01 2:35
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