Anybody from Mysore will have a proud moment by seeing these photographs below, like I feel. These photographs from Mysore State are more than 100 years old, even our grandfathers wouldn’t have born during this period.
These old photographs of Mysore State are really invaluable. The immediate source of this photograph was Facebook which was been circulated.
The Mysore Palace 1989 (Before it was burnt down)
This is not a present day Palace, the Palace today was rebuilt after the above palace was burnt down. See the new Mysore Palace and read about it in Wikipedia.
I am not sure where this one is. May be this one is demolished or altered to make way for a new type of building – Summer Palace 1960.
Interiors of Karikal Thotti Palace 1890
The image of the interiors of Karikal Thotti Palace dates back to 1890. This seems to be the photograph from earlier palace before the present Amba Vilas Palace (Mysore Palace) was built.
The Chamundi Hills
There are millions of photographs of Chamundi Hills on the internet. This one is still rare, a photograph of Chamundi temple captured during 1857.
Another view of Chamundeshwari Temple atop Chamundi Hills (Mysore) during the 1860s.
A view of rope care in Chamundi hill during 1856. Today you don’t get to see the empty spaces like this as the temple is crowded with tourists and local population.
The Bull statue in Chamundi Hill
The giant bull statue in Chamundi hills – this photograph is certainly more than 100 years old.
Another view of bull statue in Chamundi Hills. Today, it is nearly impossible to compose this king of image, there’s not scope for it due to new buildings and fences.
The Marimallapa’s School
This image of Marimallapa’s schools dates back to 1800s. This school has nurtured millions of bright students since its inception. I feel proud to be a part of Marimallapa’s colleges during the 1990’s.
The Maharani’s school is a popular girls school in Mysore. But more boys were seen than the girls near the school gates and compounds 🙂
Maharani’s College Students
See how innocent they look and how dedicated they are with their musical instruments.
Krishnaraja Market 1890 (KR Market)
See how spacious the Krishnaraja Market of Mysore was in 1890. The population explosion has left no space here – it’s crowded like any other markets.
K R Circle Mysore
I am not sure about this photograph. I never knew KR Circle in Mysore looked like this before what it is now.
I had spent most of the childhood days near the Harding Circle, Mysore. It was a central point to go to many places like the Palace, Bus Stand, Mysore Zoo etc. It was never like this and today it is never like what I saw during my childhood days.
DC Office 1890
This is a Deputy Commissioners Office building during the 1890s. Sometimes, when I see these photographs, I tend to not believe it because of the transformations.
The Nanjangud Temple
See how spacious the Nanjangud Temple was during the 1870s.
Another close-up shot of Nanjangud Temple captured during the 1980. You may be interested to read about the temple in Wikipedia.