Mumbai Musing- Part II
Our love for Mumbai never ceases. It is rightly the dream capital of India, where people dream with their eyes wide open. It stands tall harboring a million dreams, welcoming all with open arms.
Here are some of the most famous hangouts in Mumbai. If you ever be to “My City” Amchi Mumbai you can’t afford to miss them.
The Gateway of India is one of the most iconic structures of Mumbai. You’ll see the reason for it being built written right on top of it. I got this shot on Independence Day eve when it had rained heavily.
Bollywood Art Project (BAP) has taken a wonderful initiative in painting the walls of Chapel road, Bandra, with wonderful and tastefully done wall art and graffiti. One should definitely check the place out.
The hub of electronics and computer parts of Mumbai, Grant road is always crowded. You’d find ads for pen drives and ram sticks on billboards here instead of Kareena’s face or a car’s hood.
Bandra -Worli sea link is another iconic structure of Mumbai. This shot was taken during the 2015 Ganpati Visarjan’s 7th day rituals.
The calm waters of the Powai Lake underlining the Powai City line are home to around thirty crocodiles as per the information given by the authorities over there. You may see the crocodiles basking the sun sometimes. You’d have to be lucky for that though.
This shot was taken on a photowalk in Dharavi. The Uncle was very curious to see inside the lens and his innocence showed in the portrait.
This photo is one of my favorites taken at Crawford fish market where everyday around six to seven lakhs worth of fish gets exported right in the morning time. The scene depicting a fisherman offering money while another one declines with a backdrop of fog and baskets depicts the atmosphere of the market perfectly, for me.
Ghatkopar Khandoba temple is a little known temple right near north Bombay school in Ghatkopar. From right above the temple, one can see almost the entire city’s skyline with a stark difference in the slums in foreground with the airport beacon tower and runway in the background. You can also see the metro station route if you look hard enough.
The shot was taken at night when a plane was taking off. I shot this while on the top of Khandoba temple in Ghatkopar.
Another old and iconic building, this structure shows the old British structural peculiarities now adornedwith a Starbucks and an ugly electronics retail shop board.
Words aren’t enough to capture the beauty of Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus CST railway station earlier known as Victoria terminus. You’d always see it lit up in a different color nowadays on different occasions.