colonial buildings / pictures / manuscripts / statues / letters / light and sound show in Victoria Memorial Hall
The 'H' shaped memorial consists of plentiful hybrid features; it has Italian-style statues over its entry, Mughal domes in its corners and tall well-designed open curved colonnades all along its sides. There are 3000 exhibits in 25 galleries in a chamber underneath the dome. Chief entrance is from the north. A bronze statue of Queen Victoria is seated enthroned in bronze at the doorway marble staircase wearing the regal Order of the Star of India. On top of her, a black bronze angel acknowledged as Victory, holding a bugle in her hand was positioned at the peak of the dome above the Memorial and has forever been considerd as a curious adding up to the monument. It is set to its pedestal with ball bearings and rotates whilst the wind is powerful enough.