Some fine urban design

24 May, 2013
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Elphinstone Circle (1872)

Façades: Elphinstone Circle (1872)
Fort (presently Horniman Circle).

Elphinstone Circle was the first colonial urban design scheme in Bombay. Previously any design plans for the south of the city had to consider and work around the presence of the Fort settlement; which was a military rather than modern form. Once the Fort walls were demolished in 1864, planners had an open city centre to play with.

Today the Circle hosts the French fashion houses of Hermes and Christian Louboutin, high on design, as on price.

The photograph is shot by Dj Murty on Kodak 400 ISO film.

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2 thoughts on “Some fine urban design

  1. david jordache

    Is is not amazing and commendable that these structures, built without computers and sophisticated tools, are in such good shape more than 120 years later? They will probably outlast many of the newer buildings that have sprouted around them

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