Jul 23, 2009
Mangaloreans have always felt proud of their ancient past. Mangalore , a small, homely town over a hundred years ago, slowly grew into what it is now, a glorious city. But like any other city, Mangalore also had its humble beginnings. It is not always that we get a chance to go back into the past and savor the great old days.
Daijiworld senior correspondent of Sharjah UAE, searched the archives and pulled out old pictures of Mangalore landmarks. Presently on a brief visit to the city, he went around Mangalore and clicked pictures of different places of interest from the same spot that our ancestors did , some of them almost 80 years ago.
Daijiworld brings to you some dramatic pictures that compare our ancient past with the modern Mangalore. Sit back and watch the ancient world through the Agfa Black & White to the modern digital world.
Some of the old pics courtesy : Mangalore Blogspot
Hampankatte : 1950 - 2009
Light House 1939 - 2009
Bunder Port 1942 - 2009
Sultan Butteri 1930 - 2009
Railway Station Front view
Railway Station Side View
Railway Station Far End
St Paul's at Nehru Maidan 1930 - 2009Taj Mahal Hotel
Ullal Bridge 1920 - 2009
Balmata Church (CSI) 1939 - 2009
Idga Mosque at Light House Hill
Kulur River Crossing 1930 and Kulur Bridge 2009
Balmata Mission Compound
Rosario Cathedral 1930 - 2009
Naveen Frank - Archives:
Can someone help me to get a photo/picture of the old Mama Mia restaurant building in Bejai (KSRTC-Bejai church circle road) which is now demolished for constructing a Business park. This was near the house of Mr. J M Rebello, Prof. in St. Aloysius college.
wow ...fantastic work. I have a archives of old photos of basel mission. I really wanted to visit those places and feel the ' time travel '. You made my Job easy.....thanx
Dear Naveen a great appreciation for your efforts.Mangalore has changed forever.Remembering the past and AGFA B/W is a good feel.Dr.Brian soansFrom one of the Oldest Mangalorean Family of E.B.Soans.
great collection mind blowing naveen thanks a lot for giving picturesque view of mangalore then & now
Navi, good work ineed to know about hampankatta more.you gave back my memories.god bless. i was having a house opp tajmahal railway station road. Now turned to a hospital-we lost it
I really proud of you,great job it was my dream you made real. thanks
Great Job, Well Done, keep it up
Congratulations Naveen for providing nostalgic memories for someone who has seen some of the old landmarks.
Superb collection of photos.Born and brought up in Mangalore, the photos just took me down the memory lane.I also remember the the vehicles of yesteryears like the landmaster & Ambassador cars, CPC Dodge Buses,Horse driven carts etc.
Ohhh Thats really great to see old picture of Mangalore and you have done top job Mr Naveen thank u..
Very nice collection,some people who did see old kudla will be very happy to see this..
Wonderful collection of pictures..
Good collection. Its nice to see our kulda in olden times
Good work Naveen Frank...keep it up. It was good to see the pictures of the past and present Mangalore.
Good one Naveen, your unique collection deserves appreciation. You have depicted the crippling growth phase of Mangalore specially locations like Hampankatta. Our District Commissior needs to have a birds view on the performance of Mangalore Urban Development Authority. Wonder where the taxes collected for all these years have gone.
Good to see old n New M''lore.
Thanks a lot for giving picturesque view of Mangalore then and now. Some photos show that Mangalore is now more greener than it was then.
Excellnt,keep it up.it was a great pleasure to view the past & preasent of Mangalore.Thank you Naveen for showing such great pics
Naveen that is really great.. It is tough to collect the past pics and compare them with the present...These are classics which each and every Manglorean would be proud off .
Good classic snaps. thanks for those images. M lore has not only developed technologically but also socially and ethically.
WELL DONE GOOD COLLECTION TNKS
A wonderful idea to compare and bring back the old, Naveen has gone deep into memory lane to bring back sweet nostalgia.
Good one Naveen keep it up. but you mean to say our Kudla not changed much ya?
Magalore really a wonderful place on earth > Thanks a lot for these photos
Great Job Naveen, really nice to see how Mangalore has grown into a full-fedged prominent costal city and at the same time still has old structures intact along with modern buildings.
I simply love my home town Mangalore so much, Nice photographs , thanks
A good job of documentation. Shows how much better M''lore was than it is today. Not much to be proud of.
Wow What a great job Mr. Naveen . Thanks a lot for showng us old Mangalore . I hopeyou will keep showing us some more photos of Mangalore.
Good nice photos
Thanks for the great photo gallery.The images from the past made me proud of our legacy and the present snaps gave a snapshot of how our city is blooming into a beautiful metro.
Fantastic work Mr.Naveen. I am expecting many more photographs like these.Thankyou
Wah....What a beautiful Mangalore.... Mera Mangalore Mahan!!!!
Thank you very much Mr.Naveen, I am very happy and very eager to see if more pics can be got...Keep up your splendid work.
Dear Naveen, Thanks for putting up the lovely photo comparison of the places in Mangalore - past vs present. The best I liked was the photo of Old Mission Compound. You will not have such a place again within a city, which took you away from the hustle bustle of the city. I will remember forever the humming of the casuarinas as you walked past them. Another such place would be the collectors bungalow in Balmatta and also the Kadri Hills Circuit House. Regards Dexter
Realy great job and good collections.
Great job Naveen.thanks for the wonderful insight.The moot point here is,though mangalore has developed by leaps and bounds,sadly not the railway station nor the ullal bridge nor the old mangalore port all of which are of prime importance to mangalore today.
EXCELLENTT job .... the new images are clicked right on the same spot as the old ones !
nice collection keep it up.
Mangalore in all it''s glory and splendour,has been captured in pictures, one cannot keep thinking and reminiscening of the days gone by, good job Naveen,Mangalore today is a lost paradise, those days will never be the same again.
Great Photoshop job! I still prefer Mangalore during the old days. I guess another 50yrs we will just see more leaves on the trees .Development would be zero.
Great Job....Keep It Up..
Thanks for your Daimond collections carry on same. Pls arrange to display the photos of Udupi Taluk and Udupi Dist.(Udupi Taluk Past and Udupi Dist present)
Great, How it was then and how it is now - Great Job.
Wow..great job.. it brought my old memories back and made me bit emotional... thank you Naveen
Naveen it is simply superb. I just started thinking, how mangaluru may look during year 3000.
I didnt find much difference...it means mangalore is not yet developed....
WELL DONE YOU JUST RECALLED 1930 BACK TO NEW GENERATION.TNKS Daijji
wish we could get some more pics like that of the Clock tower in hampan katta etc , does any one remember !!!
It is not that mangalore is more greener now than before. The difference is between B&W and colored photos and also that the new ones are of a rainy season. The Taj mahal, the St pauls church at Nehru Maidan, the Balmatta church, the Rosario church and Ullal bridge have still retained their original looks.
good pics ....
Hi Naveen, good collection You got. Change in Mlore is only the colour photos. Thats it namma kudla changed. try to upload more collections.Hats off to you Naveen!
Dear Naveen, CONGRATS FOR A GOOD JOB DONE. COMPARED TO 1930S , MANGALORE HAS IMPROVED A LOT. SEND MORE PICTURES
Beautiful Collections, thanks to Mr Naveen
Wonderful collections Naveen... its really nice to know how mangalore was in the past days...
Great...old and new shots of Mangalore landmarks. Would love to see some more of these. So nostalgic!!
beautiful & woderful pictures....
Mangalore, then and now is a remarkable photo feacture. Some of the land marks have changed but some have retained their old charm. Naveen has done a remarkable job.Whatever the change Mangalore is dear to heart to all Mangaloreans.
its good one....thanks Naveen
excellent pictures,thank you for the collection
Mind blowing collections . Very nice
Amidst all these improvements, a historic monument which tells a chapter of our ancient History -Sultan Butteri (1930 - 2009) remains the same. (May be even damaged if one can take a closer look.) Is this the way to protect a historic national monument?. From Municipal office to Corporation!...Election after Election.. Sultan Butteri has been ignored and neglected. What a tragedy !
Dear Naveen, Great work & fantastic photos to recollect the memories of the land we grew in. I am from Mangalore - Milagres parish . Hampankatta is the place from were I used to walk from Milagres High School to my house. Thupa dosa & tea special of TAJ MAHAL with this photos brings back the old memories.
It''s wonderful to see Mangalore now & then,nice collections to keep in memories, well done Naveen
Dear Naveen,Beautiful just amazing.
what a beauty.thanks naveen.realy you are great.
Rosario Cathedral and Shanthi church Balmatta have retained their original look. All who love History should thank them for not succumbing to the pressure of concretisation in the name of renovation and preserving out heritage(Anybody remember how old and beautiful was Urva Church?)
amazing colletions....Sweet memories
Dear Naveen, Wonderful comparison between past and the present with excellent photographs.Keep it up!
great collection...........nice work
Lovely collections dear Naveen Frank.Now we can see how Mangalore was and how it has been developed
Its great.....Mangalore Looks GREENER than before.
Thank you daiji for bringing out rare photo collections.
Mangalore still remains the same for me. Like many have commented only the camera is changed. Kudoos to Naveen for bringing some of the old memories back.
Dear Naveen, Excellent to see our old Mangalore and comparative photos of today.Very Nice & mangaloreans r Great People.Beautiful and wonderful job.
Nothing special in this because during taken of 1930 photos are black& white and 2009 photos are colour . But I appreciate Mr Naveen Frank's efforts in collecting the old photos and comparing them to the present. Keep it up
Naveen, I appreciate your effort in collecting these photographs and publishing it. Great work from you as these photographs are rare to find. Thanks.
wow! excellent job done by Mr.Naveen.appreciate your commendable effort. as commented by many of the readers, II too felt the same way that the main difference between the old and present pics are about colours only instead developments.i wonder how come our kudla still remained undeveloped if compared to the other city/towns!
I congratulate the author for his thought of bringing the history of Mangalore to our generation. I wish that God would continue to help him use his talents and wisdom widely in this arena .
Congrats! Naveen Frank for your commendable efforts for showing us the glimpses of a few landmarks of Mangalore- then and now. I wish you could have also shown a Map of Mangalore and marking the spots of the landmarks identified by you so that it could be more informative, particularly for those who are not familiar with the topography of Mangalore. Also, I feel you could show us some pictures of recent developments at some key spots such as Highway/new roads, Bajpe airport area, Vamanjoor Engineering College area, Kadri Park/Nanthoor,Bendore, Bejai, Urwa Stores area, Kodialbail area and so on. May be you can expand your Mangalore vision into another story, considering the new developments vis-a-vis the olden Mangalore scenario.
Fantastic. Brings back old memories of the years I lived in my native town (in the 30''s and mid-40''s) before moving to Mumbai at 16 and thence to the West at 30. I can easily compare the pictures - pity we didn''t have colors then - but some of the old pictures if taken in color are not that far different from what they are now (excluding a few, such as the Kulur river bridge - I used to cross the river on boat to go to the other side in the early 40''s with my father. I can relate all this now because in the last fifteen years I have visited Mangalore every year. It is however a great job.
Comparating these photos mangalore was a big city in olden days also.(Balmata Mission Compound is much in good shape in old photo than now)
mind blowing.naveen hats off to u.pl/publish more comparitive glory of many prominent places of mangalore.like st.aloysius,milgres,miraskar,highways,new townships,shopping malls etc.thanq very much,but keep moving.good luck.
Great job of displaying Mangalore then and now thru photos. Creative work that helps us to recollect our past. Its nice to forward the pictures to so many of our American and Canadian friends so that we can encourage them to visit Mangalore some time during their life and our life. Mangalore is certainly much prettier than what is portrayed in the pictures. Our green paddy fields and farm lands need be promoted. The people of Mangalore, our smiling features, our costumes, our youth in the schools, colleges and Universities, our sea port, our refineries, our cottage industries - all of these will bring multitudes of new awakenings of Mangalore then and Mangalore now. Our target audience for Mangalore should be people outside Mangalore and outside India so that we can promote travel and tourism and bring more economic growth to Mangalore so that our educated youth - men and women - can develop their own prospective livelihood in their own backyard.
Excellent photo collections !! great job ! but when I look at the development side of mangalore only the difference I can see is old photos are in B&W and new ones are in colours!! that shows how much our kudla developed !!
Great collection, I was just stepped back before I was born. I just imagine how it was 100 back! Is some one having the collection?
Thank you Naveen/Daijiworld for the efforts taken in providing information and pictures of past and present city of Mangalore.
A very nice,snaps naveen frank
Good work Mr. Naveen Frank , You have demostrated the Phrase " Pictures speak more than Words", great work.
Can any one tell me the first photo(old one) is hamppankatta circle or wenlock(in-patient) hospital near Ideal ice cream. a junction between tower clock and hampankatta junction
Wow!!Great Collection from Naveen Frank..keep it up.
hi naveen very nice pictures keep it up bring more pictures. In future cover udupi also if possible
Dear Naveen, Thank you for recreating the past. You have done a difficult job and have provided a window of opportunity to the rest of the world to view Mangalore.However, one clear cut distinction that we would like to make is that the early planners had a sense of purpose and a clear vision.
Thank you Naveen Frank, I collected all of the old and new photos... But where is the clock tower which stood near the Govt. college? When was it demolished ?
Waaaw nice collections, but nothing much changes except B/w & color.
Nice to see old pictures of Mangalore and the new.Good job Naveen.
Lovely pictures. It looks Great!
Really nice one!!! It is clear from all pics that we still doing white wash on old memorials, Holy/Important places. Being port city with all added advantages government should think of developing city to be regarded as international venue.
Wow Mangalore ! When I saw the fantastic photos of my Mangaluru they brought back instant memories of my childhood. When you went all the way to Central Maidan as it was called then you could pass through almost every prominent spot. Be it the Komal''s sweets stall, the wenlock hospital, Taj Mahal hotel, Central talkies, and the fish market which used to get re located again and again. On the other side we had the Roopavani and Ramakanthi talkies and the crowded car street. And if you went back to Kadri via Jyoti you could see the lovely Balmatta areas and the posh houses down there. Near the Kadri temple we invariably gathered to see the ''pili vesha'' and the marnami fun which was an annual fixture. In fact, near mallikatte in one of the buildings I have even been to watch the tigers being painted during the marnami season. What an excitement it was ! The entire place was full of fun and excitement with total harmony all over. Great work by Naveen Frank. Well done. Nostalgic !
Good collection, just difference is color and B/W
Very good work. Gives me memories of the past. Jaya
Mr Naveen really great photos. Well done and thank you very much . Keep it up
Wow nice pictures. We can see the old Mangalore comapred with the new.
Dear Naveen It is great work to collect such old pictureS. Unfortunatly i can see only difference was that, then it was black and white and now it is in colur. Not much changes in Mangalore city. All roads are the same, maybe worst.
Dear Frank, Thank you very much for the nice Agfa B&W & latest digital photos was Fantastic .keep it up great job. Good luck
Good work Naveen.But I don''t see much difference between the old photographs and new. Mangalore has remained same in the photos.You want to see real development you should see the area around Bejai and Bendore and may be National Highway.The beautiful paddy fields have given way to concrete structures.Coconut trees which we see in the photographs,have become scarce.Beautiful footpaths have become concrete roads. If it rains there is no proper drainage system- which was very good previously.The temperatures during Apr- May are terrible, and people dread to visit Mangalore during these periods.We are loosing our city and its weather ,which we loved and lived for so many years.
Excellent to see our old Mangalore and comparative photos of today.Hats off to you Naveen.How come you missed St.Aloysius College?
Beautifull and wonderful job ! keep it up frank and daiji.
Nice pictures, both old and new.
Good Pictures. Nothing much has changed in 70 years.
Nothing has changed much except the black-and-white and coloured photography, as rightly commented by Jeevan Tauro. Balmatta Church and Rosario Cathedral look great! Perhaps, Naveen could have given some coverage to the umpteen number of multi-storied Residential and Commercial Buildings and Complexes that have come up in the recent years in and around Mangalore, specially in suburbs like Kadri, Mallikatta, Bendore, Balmatta/Jyothi, Bunts Hostel, Kankanady, Jeppu, Valencia, Bejai, Urwa, Kodialbail etc. May be a separate story for another day!
Dear Naveen,Good old collection and comparison.
Brilliant!! Just Brilliant!! Great pics..
good work. old pectures r looks better then now .thanks daiji
Mr.Naveen Frank, thank u very much for Your research. good one
Excellent work...Keep it up...
its really good photos to compare and to remember our old memeories. thanks to naveen frank for providing valuable news.
Thankyou very much Daiji & Naveen, I was waiting to see these pics of Managlore my eary days i had seen and now a big differenc whenever i visited Managlore it was like searching for old Mangalore if you have some more pics please post it.
HI,NAVEEN ,AMAZING PICS.YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD COME TO KNOW HOW THE CITY WAS FEW DECADES EARLIER. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORT.
Thx daiji for showing the youth how beautiful mangalore was, mangalore is and we should keep mangalore as it is...coz the beauty lies in its purity ..and mangalore is pure...so lets not change about mangalore, we dont have to follow other cultures, we r mangaloreans and we should b like mangaloreans, we r kind hearted, soft spoken , with the good intention of helping others, so lets remain that way..and show the world what we are...
Dear Frank, Absolutely GREAT!!! it makes you feel so nice to see Mangalore in thos days and now. Even today Mangalore is Man Galore place to be in.. Thanks a million!!
HI amazing, its vy diff to get the rare pic''s. Good work.
Really amaze to see the picture. Thanks Daiji & Frank, you took a time and match the old wine in new bottle.
really there is not much changes...may be after 100 years we can see more big changes in mangalore...(OLD PIC of Balmata Mission Compound looks much better than now..)
photos look greak . the old n new photos almost look similar . but it was very refreshing to have a glance at them . thanks daiji
wow realy amazing picture. god work, It remembers our olden days.I like it so much.................
Nice Pics.. Mangalore then and now looks the same.. what happened in 50 years... only we were able change the camera??? Anyways kudos to Mr. Frank for the effort.
superb collections Naveen Frank....i was just thinking about our beautiful mangalore a few months back, when i got some of the calcutta olden days pics via email...
The pictures took me back to my childhood days when travelling to the city on rare occasions all the way from Bala village used to be a picnic. Indeed refreshed my memories of those golden days.
Nice pictures. Personally, I did not find any changes in the old and present day photographs except black & white and color.
what a amazing?Rare pictures,Huge changes,Great feelings.Saare Jahaan Se Accha Mangalore Hamaara...thank you very much daiji & Naveen Frank
Good pictures, Thanks Daijee for publishing nice pictures
Awesome....but i feel the pictures and the places looked far better during the good old days.
Some of the recent articles, including this showcase top class journalism ability of daijiworld. Really good work
I am nostalgic after seeing these pictures. Thanks Mr.Naveen Frank.
Wow nice pictures indeed,but i cannot see anything change except Hampankatta the old, same mangalore only it looks colourfull bcoz of paint afterall mangalore city is one among the best city in India. Long live mangaloreans lets save our culture,humminity,our Language our friendship
Thanks to daijiworld for that old photos of mangalore & You rememred me my childhood, I really miss mangalore.
Nice to see some of the early beginnings of Mangalore City. Very nostalgic photographs.You will be able to get more pictures and records from the St.Aloysius archives. Perhaps more people can come out to contribute to this collection of old & new photographs of our beloved city and the surronding areas in South Kanara. I already have a book based on the temples, churches, mosques of South Kanara which I can share with interested people.
Dear Naveen Frank, This is just awesome, I have never seen pictures like this before, well done and thank you, Our Great Mangalore.
GREAT WORK...... Thank you for making us re - live our memory to Childhood... exceptional.
ThanQ Daiji Really Good Collections It remembers to our olden days
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