Friday, November 28, 2008

Mumbai memories

I felt like waxing all dramatic about how Mumbai and India will never be the same, but it's cliche at this point. Here are some of my more iconic photos from my time in Mumbai (2005), with its beautiful architecture and warm people.

The recently besieged Taj Hotel at India Gate. The Taj was founded by an Indian about 100 years ago when the finest hotel in Bombay would not admit him (as an Indian - it was foreigners only).Inside one of the great halls at VT, aka Victoria Terminus railway station, aka Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. It's a masterpiece of Indo-Saracenic architecture and in this particular hall, you can see the stained-glass windows reflecting on the white stone.

The clock tower inside one of the main halls of VT. I believe this is one place grenades went off yesterday.

Three proud Marathi (Maharashtrian) gents in traditional regional attire in South Bombay. Looking good!

4 comments:

Trailblazer said...

Oh! My God! You have brought back memories and photos that can never be seen again. Thanks to Pakistani-sponsored terrorism.

Nice post.

Sirensongs said...

Something must change, but what? Perhaps the very good security I have seen in Delhi round Independence Day and Republic Day (at natl monuments, 5 stars, metro stns etc) must be implemented full time now. ?

serioussam said...

Thanksfor the pics feringhee. It's been quite a while since I visitied Bombay,but these iconic structures have always been ecthed in my mind. It was so sad to see all the carnage everywhere and the Taj set afire.

serioussam said...

don't mind the typos, I'm always lost when writing emotional comments