Photographer's Note

Mumbai - Revenge in style

Because usually pictures taken from the outside of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel are shown here, I add three more interior photos.
I dedicate my main picture to Craig who was enthusiastic about another interior photo in the previous workshop.

When you haven’t entered the building, it is not so clear that you can look down from the fifth (highest) floor on all other floors, including the first one (not the ground floor).
Also on this picture all floors are visible but without looking carefully, you will see only three floors.

Why the title ‘Revenge in style’ ?
The hotel opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903 and the construction was commissioned by Jamsetji Tata, an Indian pioneer industrialist.
The story goes dat Mr. Tata had been refused entry to one of the city's grand hotels of the time, the Watson's Hotel, as it was restricted to ‘whites only’. So he decided to build another classy hotel.

This story continues to circulate but other comments indicate that Mr. Tata did not have the time and intentions to engage in revenge.
It would otherwise have been the most stylish revenge ever.

BTW, at least one of the regular TE-members stayed in this hotel. Luis (adramad) spent two nights there.
How about that ? 

I will not show here a picture of the hotel where I was staying. Although I certainly can’t complain.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4176 W: 17 N: 9748] (40262)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2017-12-24
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2018-02-08 12:42
Viewed: 587
Points: 38
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Additional Photos by Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4176 W: 17 N: 9748] (40262)
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