Thursday, June 30, 2022

Monsoons

A sign that monsoons are almost here!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Bakery

A popular bakery in Bandra east. They will not give/sell any plastic carry bags but wrap up the products in newspaper and hand it over to you. They encourage the customers to get their own carry bags.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Mural


Another colourful mural in Mahim East Art District. Open to interpretation. The image on top looks like a face. Please drop in your interpretations in the comments. 

Linking to Monday murals 

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Kala Ghoda (Black horse)


The name Kala Ghoda (Black Horse) is a reference to the presence of a black stone statue of King Edward VII (as the then Prince of Wales) mounted on a horse that was built by Jewish businessman and philanthropist Albert Abdullah David Sassoon, although this statue was removed from the precinct in 1965 and subsequently placed inside the Byculla Zoo. A local legend stated that the statues of King Edward and the one of Shivaji on a horse at the Gateway of India came to life after midnight and battled it out on the streets.

In 2017, the 'Kala Ghoda' returned to the area with a new statue of a similar looking horse without a rider, being commissioned by the Kala Ghoda Association. The statue, titled 'Spirit of Kala Ghoda' was designed by architect Alfaz Miller and sculpted by Shreehari Bhosle. Ref Wikipedia.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Morning sky


The morning after a good night's rain in Bandra east.

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Humanity


'Wall of Humanity' in Bandra east where you can drop off stuff you don't need for people who do. There is also a fridge for food. And no, the motorcyles are not give aways ๐Ÿ˜€

Linking to Tom's Signs2

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, formerly Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

The terminus was designed by a British born architectural engineer Frederick William Stevens from an initial design by Axel Haig, in an exuberant Italian Gothic style. Its construction began in 1878, in a location south of the old Bori Bunder railway station, and was completed in 1887, the year marking 50 years of Queen Victoria's rule.

In March 1996 the station name was changed from Victoria Terminus to "Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus" after Shivaji, the 17th-century warrior king who employed guerrilla tactics to contest the Mughal Empire and found a new state in the western Marathi-speaking regions of the Deccan Plateau.

The terminus is the headquarters of India's Central Railway. It is one of the busiest railway stations in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance and suburban trains.

Linking to a blog hop here

Monday, June 20, 2022

Portrait


Portrait of someone who took the artist's fancy on the wall in the Mahim East Art District.

Linking to Monday murals 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Heritage Clock tower

Bomanjee Hormarjee Wadia Clock Tower is a heritage structure in Fort, Mumbai, India, that was erected in 1882 using public funds as a token of appreciation for Bomanjee Hormarjee Wadi, a Parsi philanthropist who had contributed to the cause of education in the city. He was a member of the Bombay Native Education Society and on the board of Elphinstone Institution (now Elphinstone College). Ref Wikipedia.

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Saturday, June 18, 2022

A berry


One berry at a time for the rose ringed parakeet on the banyan tree outside my window,

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Skywatch


Blue sky covered by clouds with a bird flying past to escape any rain.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mumbai University


The sign that leads you to higher learning. This is the entrance to the Kalina campus of the Mumbai University.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Abandoned


Abandoned construction in a city like Mumbai where space is at a premium! Must be some property dispute languishing in the court.

Linking to My corner of the world.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Sunday street


Bandra east celebrated 'Sunday Street' with residents of all age groups out on the traffic free street for recreational and wellness activities like street art, yoga, CPR training, cycling, roller skating, skate boarding. This was an initiative by the Mumbai Police in collaboration with local resident associations.

Linking to a blog hop here

Monday, June 13, 2022

Sweat of toil

A beautiful mural in Mahim East Art District that shows how the sweat of toil fertilises the soil.

Linking to Monday murals 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Colonial remnants

This ancient building over a hundred years old at Ballard Estate in South Mumbai used to house the famous English agriculture machinery makers Marshall and Sons. Today the sign says SAFL (Sustainable Agro-commercial Finance Limited).

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Sparrow


Eating grain by grain, the house sparrow takes its time to fill his stomach.

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Egret


Spot the graceful egret in flight. 

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Water tanker


A common sight in Mumbai as the demand outstrips the supply. This one is in the Bandra Kurla Complex. 

The sign on the bumper in Hindi translates to 'My India is great'. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Linking to Tom's Signs2

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Morning after


 An autorickshaw (art installation) outside a pub on the morning after ๐Ÿ˜†

Linking to My corner of the world.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Colourful


Bougainvillea lighting up the Bandra Kurla Complex with its bright joyous colour.

Linking to a blog hop here

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Art installation


Art installation at the exit gate of Jio World Drive in Bandra Kurla Complex. Open to interpretation.

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Humanity


'Wall of humanity' - the place where you can drop off stuff you don't need for people who need. There is also a cooler where food can be kept. This is in Bandra east. No, the motorcycles are not kept to be given away. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Models


"Wonder if he knows how to take pictures. Why is he taking so long?' Rose ringed parakeets on the banyan tree outside my window having a serious discussion about my photography skills ๐Ÿ˜€

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Cloudy sky


The evening sky holding a promise of rain in Bandra.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Mumbai Fire Brigade


 The Mumbai Fire Brigade on a life saving mission - to save a bird stuck in the tree,

The sign on the side of the fire truck states - We will be there to save your lives and property! Truly so!

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Way ahead

Road to fitness in the Bandra Kurla Complex. The June Theme Day at the City Daily Photo is Road.

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