Bombay. A postcard of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club


A good sepia toned photographic postcard of the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, probably 1920 or earlier, by Thacker & Co Ltd, Calcutta although printed in Great Britain. The club, which proudly and rather miraculously retains its full name in that form today, appears much as it does today although the trees in front are taller, the area in front much more built upon, and the traffic, both of people and vehicles, many times heavier. The club faces Apollo Bunder with wonderful views towards the Gateway of India and the sea from the upper floors. For those who use it, it is a wonderful haven of peace and calm to escape the bustle of modern Mumbai.    oct5/4

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