Victoria’s Jubilee Station

Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus

Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus

My first postcard from India come to me all the way from Som. The postcard shows a UNESCO World Heritage Site named Chatrapathi Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai. It is an old railway station that was completed in 1887 and built by Frederick William Stevens in the Bori Bunder area of the city in commemoration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. I cannot imagine her getting anything in commemoration of anything in my country and if she did, I’d rather not know about it. The final design of the railway station resembles St Pancras Railway Station in London. It really does seem like an amazing place worthy of its UNESCO status. Thank you Som!

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