The legacy of Grand Hotel which dates back to 127 years contains cherished memories of some of the world renowned persons who have visited this Colonial heritage. However, with time, these memoirs have been long forgotten and not being kept tracked of. Over the decades, there are many guests who patronize the hotel to relive the memories of yesteryears either they have cherished at Grand Hotel or for some, their parents, grandparents etc. Some do visit the hotel with the passion of getting information about what transpired in this world famous colonial property etc. With this focus in mind, the services of Mr. P G Weerasinghe, the one and only longest serving employee counting more than 50 years in employment only at the Grand Hotel was secured.
Tonight at @avidlearning's #MultipolisMumbai 's discussion we looked at the city of #Mumbai beyond the narratives of the #colonial town and explored many smaller towns within Mumbai and how architectural styles have influenced the way our city has been shaped. With @saroverz, Zameer Basrai @thebusride, Gopal M. Sukumara @mumbaipaused, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar @gentricity and Ranjit Hoskote. In collaboration with #NGMAMumbai .
This is La Perla, a historical shanty town astride the northern historic city wall of Old San Juan. ⠀
It became really famous again in 2017 because of "Despacito" its music video, which shows both artists performing the song in La Perla.⠀
The official music video for "Despacito" became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time after receiving its three billionth view. It became the first video on the site to reach the milestones of three, four, and five billion views.⠀
La Perla is stretching about 650 yards (600 m) along the rocky Atlantic coast immediately east of the Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery and down the slope from (north of) Calle Norzagaray.⠀
La Perla was established in the late 19th century. Initially, the area was the site of a slaughterhouse because the law required them and homes of former slaves and homeless non-white servants – as well as cemeteries – to be established away from the main community center; in this case, outside the city walls. Sometime after, some of the farmers and workers started living around the slaughterhouse and shortly established their houses there.⠀
Didn’t expect to run across these ruins. Pretty impressive that so much of the stone remains intact. Thinking about that durability despite the lack of tools and engineering expertise makes it all the more testament to the craftsmen who had put this together, although I’d love to know the history of that place.
A beautiful gathering spot for the holidays. I love when fresh fruit is used with greenery. The roping around the door frames the view of the table so beautifully--i need to remember to try this. Not sure of the source--looks Williamsburg inspired, but also quite New England like.