The majestic Vidhana Soudha, the colossal neo-Dravidian granite building that houses the legislative seat of the Government of Karnataka, Bangalore’s most famous building and among its most prominent landmarks is silhouetted by the glory of the setting sun after a blazing hot day. The magnificent dome of the Vidhana Soudha building, capped by the Sarnath Lion Capital partly obscures the furious blaze of the sun at sunset and stands awash in the orange-golden glow, the intricately carved granite toppings of the walls jut out into the sky, the huge granite pillars and edifices calmly retreating into the dusk. The tricolor can be seen gently fluttering in the breeze.
Bangalore’s Brigade World Trade Center office tower located in the Brigade Gateway complex at Rajajinagar, North Bangalore as seen at night. The building has 32 floors and houses offices of Amazon.com, ABB and KPMG among others. Offices of employees working late can be seen, as much as can be parts of Orion Mall and the center courtyard of the Brigade Gateway complex. To the right can be seen the residential apartment block casting a shadow. Completely uber-posh place, this.
View of Old Madras Road, one of Bangalore’s arterial roads from atop the railway line overbridge that crosses above it just after the Tin Factory junction. This shot in short captures a microcosm of Bengaluru. The looming mall on the right (the dome of the Gopalan Signature Mall), the steel-and-glass IT tech part (RMZ Infinity) opposite it, the chaotic winner-take-it-all traffic bunching together on the road totally oblivious of lanes, vehicles moving in all directions at the junction, autos everywhere, double-parked cars, a BMTC bus, pedestrians (including a schoolboy and a lady – under the ‘a’ of the ‘vadakkus’ watermark) struggling to cross the roads with vehicles vehemently denying them, a traffic policeman helplessly watching the entire scene, the typical yellow Bengaluru street name board (left), Bangalore City Police’s nakabandi barrier (right), flex boards of smiling politicians, petty shops, enormous hoardings, bumpy uneven roads, KFC, McD… And of course, the general greenery and climate reflected by the overcast atmosphere. Bengaluru rocks! Now, if only people followed traffic rules…
A picture of the 32-floor office skyscraper building of the “World Trade Center” in Bangalore, part of the Brigade Gateway complex at Rajajinagar near Yeshwantpur in Bangalore. The Pandita Deenadayala Flyover is the official name of the Yeshwantpur Flyover. If you see the building as slightly dark or blurred as if it were behind a wall of smoke or out of focus, there is nothing wrong with your eyes. There was nothing wrong with the camera as well. This is exactly how the building looks like when seen from the Yeshwantpur TTMC (bus station). Yes, it is thanks to pollution. Bangalore is becoming horribly polluted thanks to the explosion of vehicles in the city and the entitlement of people who want everything for themselves, while being least bothered about the environment they live in.