Framing history; Ashwin Khan; Pune Mirror


India – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

Witness the architectural grandeur of Mumbai’s most famous landmark at a photography exhibition titled Destination CST

Four years ago, photographer Neelesh Kale spent close to two months taking pictures of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai. He used multiple lenses, including the fisheye variety to capture stunning 180- 270 degree images of the UNESCO World Heritage Site designed by the British architect FW Stevens. Kale clicked over 3,000 photographs of which 180 will be displayed at an exhibition in the city.

Kale’s show, entitled ‘Destination CST’, is a part of The Recall Festival hosted by Pune’s Wide Angle Forum, a platform for architects, interior designers and creative people to share ideas. Kale, who lives in Pune, had passed by CST many times without paying much attention to the structure, but after he returned to India from Sydney in 2013, he felt drawn to the building.

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