Panoramic View Of Esplanade Area, Calcutta, 1865

অক্টারলনি মিনার থেকে এসপ্ল্যানেড অঞ্চলের বিসারিত দৃশ্য, ১৮৬৫
Here is a panoramic view of Esplanade area from the top of the Ochterlony Monument focusing on the handsome architecture of the ‘city of palaces‘ as it was called in those days its impressive array of public and private buildings along with Esplanade Row and Chowringhee Road. This photograph is a part of the album ‘Photographs of India & Overland Route’contributed by many other contemporary photographers, including Samuel Bourne.
This was taken by Oscar Jean Baptiste Mallitte in the 1860s

2 thoughts on “Panoramic View Of Esplanade Area, Calcutta, 1865

  1. Your blog deserves a thunderous clap. I am so grateful to you for sharing these bits of history with us!


    1. Hello Anandarup, I feel real good when appreciation comes from younger readers who can see beyond skyscrapers. Your love for puronokolkata is my reward. Wishes


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