The Marble Palace in Chorbagan district was built in 1835 by Raja Rajendra Mullick Bahadur, who spared no expense in what has been described as "audaciously vulgar" magnificence. The family still lives in its great halls paved with varicoloured Italian marble and chock-a-block with collections of oversized porcelain vases, chandeliers loaded with Venetian crystals, ormolu on nearly every surface, giant mirrors now foxed from the climate, a collection of statues of Queen Victoria and hundreds of paintings, some purporting to be the work of Titian and Rubens. In the surrounding gardens, a visitor could trip over statues of sweetly napping lions, roaring lions and other mythological figures. The Marble Palace, inside and out, is strictly off limits to photographers.
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