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Cellular Jail, Andaman Island

Posted by
Shuva Brata Deb (Bangalore, India) on 19 February 2010 in Architecture.

This Jail is infamous in Indian freedom struggle as it witnessed some of the grave atrocities committed against the Indian freedom fighters during the British colonial rule. See more at wikipedia.

My wife was born in one of the cells, not because my in-laws were captives but because a section of this massive jail was converted to a Government hospital post Independence. The hospital still exists today.

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Srujan Chennupati from Bangaluru, India

A visit to the past, right. Good shot, dude!

19 Feb 2010 10:31am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Striking image and interesting background, particularly the family connection :)

19 Feb 2010 12:00pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

sink last

19 Feb 2010 12:02pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Amazing personal connection - thank you for sharing this image and story with us

19 Feb 2010 2:46pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful diagonal framing !! nice shot !
friendships !

19 Feb 2010 4:14pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Very moving historic place... and unusual story about your wife's birth.

19 Feb 2010 7:03pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

A stunning architectural image tainted with its historic past. Interesting to read about the family connection.

20 Feb 2010 4:49am

rose from trichy, India

so...................... beautiful not looks like a jail

15 Mar 2010 12:59pm