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Rajabai Tower The University of Mumbai's most famous
landmark. Standing 260 ft tall and endowed with amazing sculptures, it was financed by Cotton
entrepreneur and banker Premchand Roychand in the late 19th century.
One of Mumbai's prominent promenades in the 19th Century, Queen's Road was also its most
picturesque. Its broad tree-lined avenues would have been a sight to experience.
Here comes the train! One of the earliest undated
pictures taken of the city's rail system depicts Bombay's
commuters doing exactly the same thing in the 19th century as they do in the 21st -- waiting
eagerly for next train!
An evening walk down Marine Drive
This undated picture of Marine Drive shows a Parsi family taking an evening walk down the promenade in the
backdrop of Rajabai Tower, the most imposing symbol of Mumbai University.
The Catholic Gymkhana The elegance of Mumbai's club history is
exemplified in this late 19th century picture of The Catholic Gymkhana at Marine Lines. The Catholic Gymkhana was considered one
of the most elite clubs in Bombay.
Mumbadevi Temple And here's how the city got its name. The exquisite Mumbadevi (Goddess Mumba)
Temple is featured here in a picture taken in early 20th century.
The view from Malabar Hill
When Lord Elphinstone set up Malabar Hill as the haunt of British nobility, perhaps it was this view that was behind the decision. Surely one of the reasons why Mumbai has such a glorious past.
Churchgate and its surroundings
OK, can you recognise this place? Well actually, not many can. This fantastic, undated aerial photograph of Churchgate (don't miss the Railway Headquarters building in the foreground) was
shot in the late 19th century.
The British influence is all over the place in this superb picture showing the High Court in the company of the
Mumbai University buildings, including the Rajabai Tower.
And check out the Oval Maidan in the foreground encircled by the horse riding track.
Mumbai High Court