Watson Hotel (Code: 206) – Mounted Photo Print

 
 

$ 46$ 77

Watson’s Hotel (actually Watson’s Esplanade Hotel), now known as the Esplanade Mansion, is India’s oldest surviving cast iron building. Located in the Kala Ghoda area of Bombay, it was named after its original owner, John Watson.

The building was fabricated in England and constructed on site between 1860 and 1863. It was designed by civil engineer Rowland Mason Ordish, who was also associated with the St Pancras Station in London. The external cast-iron frame closely resembles other high-profile 19th century buildings such as London’s Crystal Palace. The main façade of the hotel is distinguished by wide open balconies on each floor that connected the guest rooms, which were built around the atrium in a courtyard arrangement. At its peak, Watson’s hotel employed English waitresses in its restaurant and ballroom. This was also the first place in India to screen the Lumière Brothers’ Cinematograph invention in 1896. After Watson’s death, the hotel lost its popularity and was closed in the 1960s.

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Description

An exclusive LIMITED EDITION of rare archival prints series of “BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO” which showcase the heritage & historic landmarks of Bombay of a bygone era.

‘BOMBAY 100 YEARS AGO’ currently a collection of 100 exclusive & authentication photographs. These are a reproduction of original photographs which are more than 100 years old.

Salient Features of the series:

  • Limited Edition & highly desirable.
  • Printed in German Technology ink, where color does not fade for 100 years.
  • High-grade archival imported paper.
  • Imported mounted photo frame

You get to own a unique collection of sepia-toned memories of Bombay.

These unique & rare prints bring to you a classic vintage look for your:

  • Offices Interiors and Cabins
  • Lobbies
  • Conference rooms
  • Residences

Additional information

Size:

Small, Medium

Weight:

216gm, 892 gm

Material:

Archival Print on 280 GSM Natural Evolution Imported Paper, Imported Mount Board with Shrink Wrapped.

Shipping Details:

7 to 10 Business Days.

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