Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Lucknow of the Europeans
A few of the British relics in Lucknow outside the Residency.
The River Gomti. Ferryman below.
Ready and willing, though there's a bridge just upstream.
Here it is in fact. A famous Iron Bridge from 1845 was demolished in the 1950s.
The Husainabad clock tower, built at the expense of local land barons (taluqdars) to commemorate George Couper, Henry Lawrence's aide-de-camp during 1857 and, much later, the first person to hold the position (from 1880 to 1887) of Lt. Governor of the United Provinces. Couper had been a strong supporter of the landlords, and when he declined a memorial in the form of a statue of himself, the landowners paid instead for this clock in his memory. The clock survives, but memory of Couper has grown thin.
Early in the day.
The Post Office tower behind a kiosk with the Mahatma, as much (and perhaps more) a figure of the British era than of the more recent past.
Another kiosk, this one originally with a bronze statue of Queen Victoria.
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