Recently I was at Chennai and visited the Government Museum at Egmore. I spent close to fours there and took loads of photographs. Here are some initial glimpses of the building & the serene surroundings. There are three majestic cannons standing guard outside the museum theater.
1.Museum Theater where films are screened periodically
2.Entrance to the museum complex3.Tippu Sultans Cannon used in the Battle of Srirangapattinam in 1799. In the 4th Anglo Mysore War the combined forces of the British East India Company and theNizam of Hyderabad defeated Tipu and he was killed on 4 May 1799, defending the fort of Seringapatam( now known as Srirangapattinam). For more details see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippu_Sultan4.Cannon taken at the fall of Tranquebar in 1845. Tranquebar was founded by the Danish East India Company & sold to the British in 1845. Tranquebar's present name is Tharangampadi. You can get more details here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tharangambadi5.Cannon taken by Draper at Manila in 1762. More details at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manila_%281762%29More pics from the glorious collection at the museum will follow in a series !