A pretty colonial hous !!

An almost 100 years old colonial house, in the main development area of the city, needs saving. The owner is trying to get permission to destroy this house and building a high-rise in its place. I have been in love with this house since my childhood. It is the only piece of architecture left in this part of the city from the British era. Its beautiful arches, carvings, aura, scale is pretty enchanting. And it looks even more vintage because of the BW film. I am glad I could photograph a part of the front facade and plan to go back for a full scale documentation.

2 Comments

  1. deepfried_goodness
    deepfried_goodness ·

    This beautiful piece of architecture is definitely worth saving. Far too often are things like this demolished in the name of progress. It happened here in Toronto in the 1950s and 60s. Over-zealous developers and city planners tore down a large portion of the city's historical buildings and replaced them with character-deficient concrete and glass high-rises. While a growing city does need to expand and redevelop its real estate, some parts of it should be kept as a link to the past.

  2. ishifishy
    ishifishy ·

    @deepfried_goodness That is exactly what is happening here !! And I totally agree with you. Thanks a lot for the likes and thoughts :D

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