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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Victoria Memorial in Kolkata at dawn

The Victoria Memorial is one of Kolkata’s most popular sites among locals and tourists alike, particularly the beautiful gardens surrounding the monument. Dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria, the structure was designed by William Emerson in the early twentieth century using a mixture of British and Mughal architectural influences. The use of white Makrana marble along with a central dome surrounded by four subsidiary towers echoes the Taj Mahal. This shot was taken just before sunrise.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © G J