This is what collectors call a "brushstroke" postcard, where the printer has slightly embossed the image.
"The Eden Gardens, for which Calcutta is indebted to the sisters of Lord Auckland (hence the Indian name, Lady Bagan), are beautifully laid out, and many years ago were the principal evening gathering-place of Calcutta society.
Construction of the Karachi Municipal Corporation offices began in 1895 with foundation stone laying.
Built in the 1862, and named after one of the first British lieutenant-governors, it "carried European classical architecture into this distant and recently conquered province," according to Thomas R. Metcalf in An Imperial Vision Indian
Built during the Akber's Reign in 1599 A.D.
This massive gate was intended to intimidate possible attackers.
This postcard was sent from Calcutta in April 1905 to Mr. H.G. Squier, "Actg. [Acting?] P. M. [Postmaster?], Manila, P.I. [Philippine Islands]": "4/28/05 Leave today overland by rail to Bombay. Lytton [sp?]."
The Victoria Memorial of Kolkata was constructed between 1906 and 1921. Note the fine juxtaposition of the cow grazing and the statue of the horse being ridden by Edward VII above the gateway.
Nirad Chaudhuri describes, in his youth, how the
The Mexican Nobel Prize-winning poet Octavio Paz has a nice description of coming upon the Taj Mohal Hotel by ship for the first time in the early 1950s: "Behind the monument [India Gate], floating in the warm air, was a silhouette of the Taj Mahal