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Chatrapathi Shiva Terminus

Much effort has gone into making Mumbai look and feel like London. One of the most stunning example of Victorian Design is Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus or CST (formerly Victoria Terminus), it's where every person who travel through train to Mumbai City steps out.

Gargoyles are everywhere in CST, serving not only as water spouts but also as sculptures that is scaring off evil spirits. CST's peculiar design is considered to be both gothic and victorian.

Images: Flickr users UrbanWanderer, digitaleye81, Blacknell, Clogette, my hovercraft is full of eels, Eric.Parker and 陈霆, Ting Chen, Wing.
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Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand near Mumbai

Bamboo Bus Stand somewhere near Mumbai, designed by students of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Designed to show the strength and show how Bamboo can be used.

Other examples of Bamboo works:

Some of the above links should stand stand testimony to the versatility of Bamboo!
First seen on Inhabitat.

Compilation: Art Deco in Mumbai

“Art deco, or deco, is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s and flourished internationally throughout the 1930s, into the World War II era. Art deco’s linear symmetry was a distinct departure from the flowing asymmetrical organic curves of its predecessor style art nouveau; it embraced influences from many different styles of the early twentieth century,including neoclassical, constructivism, cubism, modernism and futurism and drew inspiration from ancient Egyptian and Aztec forms. Although many design movements have political or philosophical beginnings or intentions, art deco was purely decorative.”

Marine Drive. The Art Deco epicenter in Mumbai. (Source: unknown)

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