Looking at old pictures and reminiscing the past has always been a beautiful experience. Re-living all those fond memories, awe-struck of the transformation that has taken place has become a tradition. And that’s why we decided to take a little stroll down memory lane.

Change is inevitable and here’s what it did to Namma Bengaluru!

1. Commercial Street

THEN

Commercial street not so shop friendly back then.

Commercial old

NOW

A top spot for smart shopping, Commercial street is now an ideal place for all your needs. Name it, you can get it here!

Comercial - new

 

2. Brigade road 

THEN

The first ever Nilgiris in Bangalore was opened on Brigade road in 1939. The store still exits.

brigade

NOW

A lot more brands and commercial stores opened up at brigade and became a hot spot for locals and a ‘must see’ for many visitors.

Shopping on Brigade Road

 

3. M.G Road 

THEN

Like how every city has an M.G Road, we have one too.Although it was previously known as the South parade road.

MG-Road-Old

NOW

It is now one of the busiest roads in the city and to have a home or an office here just makes your address look super fancy.

 

MG roadkk

 

4. The Oriental building

THEN

The oriental building at the intersection of M.G Road and St. Marks Road houses the LIC from quite a long time. While everything around has undergone a drastic facelift, this building still holds on to its heritage.

Oriental-Building- Old

NOW

Today, most of them recognize this place as the building opposite the notorious ‘ Hard Rock Cafe’

Oriental-Building-New

 

5. Race Course

THEN

The race course has witnessed the transformation for about 95 years now. If only we could watch a time- lapse of the changes around it and within.

Bangalore-race course - Old

NOW

From a caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly! At least, that’s how we see it!

Race-course-New

6. Russel Market

THEN

Fruits, vegetables and meat. That’s what Russel Market was famous for back in 1927.

Russel-Market old

NOW

As times change, our needs have also magnified. Russel Market now sells a lot more that just fruits,vegetables and meat and is super crowded on weekends.

Russel-Market-New

7. Bangalore Fort

THEN

The Bangalore fort is considered to be the foundation for the city. The fort was initially made of mud and was converted to a stone fort in the 17th century!

Bangalore-Fort-Old

NOW

Although the stone walls still remain untouched, the officials have taken special care in maintaining this heritage structure as well as the surrounding.

Bangalore-Fort-New

 

8. Town Hall

THEN

Built in 1930, this famous location mark has been pretty much untouched like the Oriental building we mentioned earlier. The structure is a work of art and was considered to be way ahead of its time.

 

Townhall- Old

NOW

Yes.It’s been well maintained by the officials.

Town-hall-New

9.  Vidhana Soudha

THEN

This picture of Vidhana Soudha is couple of years before it was completed in 1956.

Vidhana-Soudha-Old

NOW

Today, this state of the art building is a star spot of Bangalore and has several vistors from all over the world.

Vhdhan-Soudha-New

 

10. New Opera House

THEN

Weekends pretty much meant a visit to the Opera house. It kicked off as a ball room in the 1930s and was converted to a theatre in 1960.

New-Opera-Old

NOW

The building is now left with  barely an activity taking place. Although it still serves as a good landmark for many.

New-Opera-House- New

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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