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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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hkskyline in MUMBAI - Part 1

2007 brings me to India. Here are some photos from my visit to Mumbai, India's financial capital.

1. Mumbai doesn't have many skyscrapers in its core. This shot of the Colaba area shows a few tall buildings, but not supertalls.



2. Taxis remain rather ancient.



3. Looking out towards the Arabian Sea.



4. The view of the Queen's Necklace.



5. Looking east :



6. Enjoying a salmon :



7. Enjoying the hot sunset.





9. Walking the streets is like a step back in time. I can't believe these buses are still running!





11. Nariman Point is the traditional financial district in Mumbai, which has a mix of both commercial and residential buildings.









15. Traffic-watching







18. Although the weather was fairly hot at about 35C in the afternoon, the air was dry, so it actually felt not bad. Not a drop of rain fell during my stay. It's the winter ... it's sunny everyday.



19. More skyscraper viewing around Nariman Point :









23. Walking east :









27. There is quite a large stock of fairly distinctive architecture, much of which is old and crumbling. Some look better maintained, such as these ones :











32. Another 5-star hotel, the Taj :







35. The view from the hotel :













More from Mumbai in part 2!
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Old March 19th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #2
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I really like the Taj and the building in the last picture, great Architecture.
Thanks for the pics.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #3
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Enjoyed your pics - nice to have a concise Mumbai tour.
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Old March 20th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #4
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The Taj is owesome
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Old March 20th, 2007, 04:49 AM   #5
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Yeah, nothing special to see!
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Old March 20th, 2007, 06:19 AM   #6
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yea, the Taj looks great!
and right, the cars look a bit... old
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #7
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beautiful pictures of the skyline!!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #8
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Very nice!
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Old May 29th, 2008, 05:44 PM   #9
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The building in picture 27 really shows that British flavour is still very much alive in Bombay...
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it's like being warped back in time! very nice!
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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i don't understand what's with the colourfull cars, with all the stickers and drawings and paintings and statuetes! is it like a religious thing? i know in pakistan (or i hope i'm getting it wright) they have these colourfull ornated buses, much like the cabs seen above, but pakistan has a different religion, so...
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Nothing's religious. Some buses (Double Decker ones) are painted according to the color of the Advertisement. Mostly they are red. Taxis in Bombay are Black and Yellow. The different designs you see on the cars is just what they call "autographix". But I don't believe people do it as having religious sentiments or reasons unless there is a picture of God drawn on the car itself!
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