Stamps on San Alejandro Arts School Havana – Cuba 1988.
Cuba issued stamps on the 170th Anniversary of San Alejandro Arts School, Havana on 12 Jan 1988. It was founded in 1818 by French Painter Jean Baptiste Vermay and is one of the oldest and most prestigious Fine Arts School in Cuba.
10c- Elena Herrera by Armando Menocal (1863-1942). He studied in San Alejandro before moving to Spain in 1880 and then returned to his alma mater and in 1927 became Director at Alejandro. Elena was a Cuban Orchestra Director.
Postcards on Bangalore City – Victoria Hospital Bangalore
A Postcard issued by Karnataka Postal Circle in 2015 featuring the Victoria Hospital Bangalore. The Foundation stone of Victoria Hospital was laid on 22 Jun 1897 by Kempananjammani Avaru, the then Maharani of Mysore to commemorate 60 Years of Queen Victoria’s reign. It was formally inaugurated on 08 Dec 1900 by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India. It is now renamed as Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and is the largest hospital in Bangalore with 1000 beds.
Postcards on Bangalore City – Central College Bangalore
A Postcard issued by Karnataka Postal Circle in 2015 featuring the Central College Bangalore. Central College was established in 1858 and is one of the oldest colleges in India. It was initially affiliated to Mysore University and from 1964 transferred to Bangalore University. Sir C V Raman was associated with this college. It also has the Central College Cricket Pavillion where the Karnataka State Cricket Association was established.
Postcards on Bangalore City – Post Office & Westend Hotel
A Postcard issued by Karnataka Postal Circle in 2015 featuring the Post Office Bangalore.
Taj West End Hotel – The British build military barracks in Bangalore Cantonment in the 1800s.To cater to English Clientele a British Woman opened a boarding house with 10 beds and named it as Bronson’s West End. This one storey building was built on racecourse road, a second building was added and a third building which belonged to Grenadier Guard was taken over. In 1912 it was taken over by Spencers and in 1984 The Taj Group took over the West End. Among the Patrons have been Devika Rani, her husband S Roerich, Sir Winston Churchill, Prince Charles. David Lean’s “Passage to India ” has been shot here.