Bombay bravura

In 1880 a breathtaking watercolour by Axel Herman Haig of the proposed Victoria Terminus at Bombay was shown at the Royal Academy. When completed seven years later, the station triumphantly realized the bravura monumentality and riotous excess the drawing promised.

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