Oriental Scenery/Part 2/Plate 3

No. III.


The Council House stands on the north side of the Esplapade, and is the principal place at the Presidency of Bengal, where the affairs of the East India Company are transacted. The house, with pillars, has an example of a Virandah, or open Corridor; a mode of building of considerable utility in tropical climates. The roofs of the houses in Calcutta are generally terraced, and on which it is not unusual to walk after sunset; they are also of great advantage in collecting rain in those places where the water is not good.

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The Council house, Calcutta.