Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bombay by Night

Bombay has two sides to her, you can love her or hate her; but at night you can't help but be charmed and mesmerized by this beautiful city. I had interesting experiences (trying) to photograph Bombay at night. As I was clicking a man approached me; he thought I was from a media outlet taking pictures and would not leave until I took a picture of him. Another warned me that I would get arrested for taking pictures because the police would think I was planning a terrorist attack. A third thought I was a lost tourist and offered to help me find my way. Not once did they just let me just take my pictures; but that is India for you everyone is ready to help and poke their nose in your business. It is the way of this country that you can either love or hate. Hope you enjoy the pictures below.
PEDDAR ROAD TRAFFIC: No matter what time of night or day always expect a traffic jam      
VICTORIA TERMINUS: Now called Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus; will always be VT to me 

FLORA FOUNTAIN: She has been observing Bombay since 1864   
ANTILIA: The worlds most expensive residence

1 comment:

rittika said...

beautiful pics, alef. love the one of flora fountain. you know, all these years and i've never really observed that girl out there.. will take a closer look next time! :-)