Friday, February 13, 2009

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

The Bangalore Fire Services sift through the wreckage of Gangaram building, which collapsed in 1984

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Chinnaswamy Stadium provides the perfect backdrop for the organized chaos of Queen's Circle in 1979

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Vishweshvariah Tower stands as a solitary structure flanking Queen's Road in 1978

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Glass Houses: The entrance to the Lalbagh Glass House as seen in 1972


A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Bird's Eye View: The view from the top is always an exhilarating one, as this aerial shot, taken in 1974, of MG Road shows. Maneckshaw Parade Ground lies to the right

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Time Passages: The clock tower, in working condition, at the Natural Science Block, Central College, 1972

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Easy Riders: Dawn sees two scooterists mix it up with the early morning walkers. Of course, it's 1974, so the scooters are Vespas

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Eternal Books: Bangalore's literary bent is seen here, epitomized by the State Central Library at Cubbon Park, photographed in 1972

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Academic Wasteland: The Administrative Block on the campus of Bangalore University, as seen in 1973,brings man to nature

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

The Madding Crowd: There's a classic buzz surrounding Russel Market, at Shivajinagar, in 1977

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Anantha Ramu

The Anglers: Two anglers strike a languid mood on Ulsoor Lake in 1974. Needless to say, the Bangalore fog has always been around

A Bangalore journey... memories in sepia

Lakeside View: A lone bicyclist soaks in the early morning air at Ulsoor Lake in 1974

The novelist Jack London once wrote, "Darn the wheel of the world! Why must it continually turn over? Where is the reverse gear?" Well, Jack, old boy, here it is. Straight from the personal archives of Isro architect Anantha Ramu comes nostalgia par excellence. All these photographs of Bangalore have been taken prior to 1985. So all you readers old enough to remember that time, get out the Kleenex and take a walk down memory

Source: DNA


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