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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Cannons @ Madras Government Museum

During a recent trip to Madras Museum last week I found several cannons retrieved from the combat in Burma as well a real artistic gem used by Tipu Sultan during his campaign against the British. The cannons come in various shapes,sizes and designs and some of  them carrying exquisite ornamentation.
The Connemara MuseumTheatre
Tipu Sultan's Dragon Head Canon

20 comments:

  1. Such an interesting collection of canons . The dragon head cannon is so unique ! Never seen one before . Hope u are having a great weekend Ram :)

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  2. The dragon cannon looks so beautiful! So many designs on it!

    I had visited this museum many many years back. I will visit again soon to just have a look at the cannon!

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  3. What a decorative cannon! Beauty and destruction in one element.

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  4. wow, the decorated ones are ornate! some major steel in those things.

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  5. Great collections of cannons. I like the art on them.

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  6. I am living in Chennai for 25 years now.. I am yet to visit the museusm once..! Your post has reminded me of that place.. let me make a trip to it quickly..!

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    1. It is a great museum with an incredible collection. You can spend a whole day there !

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  7. Talk about a blast from the past! Those carved ones are very special!

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  8. What beautiful pieces. I love the building design too. reminds me of some buildings in Dhaka.

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  9. Looks like even cannons are pieces of art!

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  10. This is in our visiting list since long time..Now it's high time to visit this place after seeing your post..Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. What you have seen is only the tip of the ice berg ! It is a veritable treasure trove !

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  11. WOW, that dragon head cannon is really beautiful. I would love to go there and have a close brush with history.

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  12. That's quite a collection. The decorated ones are a surprise, very unique!

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  13. I too want to visit this museum which is in my list for very long time... great to know it also hold many canons. The Tipu’s canon was so beautiful and elegantly designed.

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  14. Great collection! Nice to know about the place!

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  15. Tipu Sultan was amazing and so was his grand daughter, the spy Noor Inayat Khan. Thanks for sharing the lovely pics :)

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  16. Ram,
    These are nice looking cannons {not saying I want one :)}. I too like the ones from Tippu Sultan's period.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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