All except three or so of the Royal Statues erected in the old days at various points in the Fort area of Bombay have been removed to the Albert Museum at Victoria Gardens.
ROLL ONE-EXTACHROME EF FILM TYPE 7242 TUNGSTEN RATED AT ASA 80 USING No.85 FILTER SHOT IN DAYLIGHT
Shot at Albert Museum inside Victoria Gardens
LS Equestrian Statue of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, erected in the Fort area of Bombay in commemoration of the visit of His Royal Highness to India 1875-76 Bombayites call this statue "Kala Ghoda" (Black Horse) and the area in which this was erected is also called by the same name.
CS of above - Tilt up from foot and stirrup to face and hands & rein.
Shots taken at Fort
LS at the seat and convoy where Queen Victoria's statue was erected
MS of the seat and the canopy
Pan from University Clock Tower to the plinth of the statue of Sir Richard Temple, Governor of Bombay (1877-80) situated at one of the Oval.
MS Statue of XIth Lord Reay (Donald James Mackey), Governor of Bombay (1885-90) situated at one end of the Oval.
Lord Reay - Tilt up from book he is holding to his face.
LS of Statue of Lord Sandhurst (William Mansfield, Second Baron) Governor of Bombay 1895-1900 situated at Churhgate end of the Oval.
Lord Sandhurst - CS of face showing chipped off nose.
CS of tablet mentioning "SANDHURST" etc.
Shot of the Oval - Pan to University clock Tower, The Eucharistic Congress was held here and this is one of Bombay's well-known landmarks.
Gateway of India, erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The statue of Shivaji, the Maratha leader can be seen in foreground left.
MS equestrian statue of Shivaji. This statue is in the place of King George V
LS Plinth where the statue of Harding of Penshurst, Viceroy and Governor-General 1910-1916 war.
CS of a panel on the side of the base of above plinth
CS Tablet mentioning "Harding of Penshurt" etc.
Tilt up from visitors at the base to the statue of the Prince of Wales, George Frederick Ernest Albert, 1905-06 inside Prince of Wales Museum. The dome of the museum can be seen in left background.
MLS of a couple going around the statue looking at it.
Another shot of visitors
Tilt down from face of the above statue to insignia.
CS of a man observing the statue. He moves out.
CS of a bas-relief panel carved on the side of the base of above statue (may not have got this shot as it was the end of the roll
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TWO - EXTACHROME EF FILM TYPE 7241 EF 449 RATED AT ASA 160 SHOT IN DAYLIGHT
Exterior shot of Prince of Wales Museum - M.G.
Repeat of the above shot
LS of the Statue of Albert Edward, Prince of Wales (As in ROLL ONE)
Of above statue - Tilt up from stirrup to face
CS of Horse's head
Tilt down from face of statue to hands with reins
Pan over above statue to three others in the same row.
Retake of above shot
Two shots of the third statue in above shot - Tilt up from feet to face and CU of face
Full shot of the middle statue in shot 8
CS of face of status in shot 10.
Tilt up to the face of the first statue in shot 8 (from left)
CS of face of above statue
LS of three other statues (all white marble). Queen Victoria is seen in foreground.
CS of her face (the chipped nose can be seen well)
Tilt down from her face to hands - Victoria's statue.
MS of another statue
MS of still another statue
MS of three other statues (two of them are without heads and the third is a full statue in background)
Exterior shot of the Albert Museum inside Victoria gardens. The zoological gardens is situated in Victoria Gardens.
Two city shots.
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Immediately after this shot was taken heavy rains came and further shooting was not possible here. These shots are however repeated in roll Two, shots 3, 4, 5 & 6.
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Background: All except three or so of the Royal Statues erected in the old days at various points in the Fort area of Bombay have been removed to the Albert Museum at Victoria Gardens. Lines up in a row, in an obsture spot behind the Museum, these statues certainly present the appearance of a graveyard. Some of them have been disfigured or deformed by hooligans with either a head chopped off or a nose clipped away. Recently, it is said a sword was taken away from one of the statues. Yet, to a chance visitor, these statues maintain the same dignity and display the quality of their workmanship.