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12/1/2006--Kolkata (Calcutta), India..The VICTORIA MEMORIAL dominates the Maidan. It's marble bricks came from the quarries of Makrana in Jaipur Rajashtan the suppliers for the Taj Mahal. The extensive gardens with cannas beds and tanks are a favourite place for morning jogs or leisurely walks by the senior citizens. Its hybrid architecture, surmounted by a crowning dome, has a huge bronze revolving ANGEL OF VICTORY which functions as a weather cook. Opened by the Prince o Wales in 1921, the Victoria Memorial houses within its spacious galleries some of the memorabilia of the Raj and personal effects of Queen Victoria.....Photograph by Stuart Isett.©2007 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved