Maneesh Foto

Maneesh Foto

Posted on 04/21/2012

Photo taken on December 30, 2010

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Victoria Memorial
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Victoria Memorial, Calcutta

Victoria Memorial, Calcutta
Architect Sir William Emerson made the plan of the memorial. The foundation stone of the memorial was laid down in the year 1906. The design of the structure represents a fusion of British and Mughal architecture. White Makrana marble was used in the construction of the building and was inaugurated in 1921. The massive hall is 338 feet (103 m) by 228 feet (69 m) and rises to a height of 184 feet (56 m).

British government money was not used in its construction at all. Rather, the British Indian states, along with the individuals who wanted some favours from the British government, were the main contributors to the cost of building the Victoria Memorial Hall.

The massive Victoria Memorial stands enclosed within 64 acres (260,000 m2). It houses a museum containing a large collection of memorabilia relating to Queen Victoria and the British presence in India as well as other exhibits. The Memorial also contains a Royal Gallery housing a number of portraits of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and paintings illustrating their lives.

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