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Paul Pless
11-29-2012, 08:00 AM
Here's an odd one from 1858.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Chattar_Manzil.jpg

Bruce Taylor
11-29-2012, 09:10 AM
Your pic sent me a-googling. Apparently the dome of that palace contains a huge gold umbrella. The king of Oudh was a fanciful fellow, it seems. He also commissioned a design for a crocodile boat (things like that were all the raj at the time).

Here's the fish boat in its prime:

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk273/BruceDSTaylor/fishboat.jpg

Bob Cleek
11-29-2012, 11:52 AM
The old half sunk square rigger in the background is a lot more interesting!

bamamick
11-29-2012, 09:07 PM
That whole photo is eaten up with 'interesting'. I like the boat bridge.

Mickey Lake

S.V. Airlie
11-29-2012, 09:15 PM
Jules Vern must have taken notes.:)

seanz
11-29-2012, 09:21 PM
Jules Vern must have taken notes.:)

Nice catch (;)) hadn't thought of that.


But really, what is that ship doing all the way up what (I think) must be The Ganges?

BrianW
11-30-2012, 08:29 AM
(things like that were all the raj at the time)

Oh! Not sure if that's genius, or bad Vaudeville. ;)

Gerarddm
11-30-2012, 11:38 AM
I always thought it was pronounced 'rahj', not 'rayj'.

Paul Pless
11-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Interestingly enough the palace still stands and now houses India's state run Central Drug Research Institute.

http://falcontourist.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/chattar-manzil-lucknow.jpg

Bruce Taylor
11-30-2012, 01:00 PM
I always thought it was pronounced 'rahj', not 'rayj'.

You thought right. But here in Quebec, "rage" can be pronounced "rāj." ;)

Canoeyawl
11-30-2012, 03:14 PM
Interestingly enough the palace still stands and now houses India's state run Central Drug Research Institute.

It looks more like a drug research institute in the first image