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Putting it all on the line…………

October 6, 2009

On our recent trip to Mumbai, we managed a quick tour of the city. This was by far my favorite stop. The laundry district….

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In this area, thousands of garments are washed every day. It was an amazing array of colors amidst a very gray and drab backdrop.

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India is such a land of dichotomies – really, call centers are changing the way America’s operates (and the world for that matter) and yet, here is laundry being done the old fashioned way. And even though I can imagine a million ways to do it better – this does work.

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I could have really stayed here all day and watched this process unfold – but, alas, I had a battle of the bands competition to get to.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. October 8, 2009 8:49 am

    Very interesting! I wonder what I’d have to barter with to get them to do my laundry.

  2. October 8, 2009 12:07 am

    Amazing photos reason2! You’ve got an eye!
    Did you put them up on flickr?

    • October 8, 2009 9:43 pm

      I am way not up to speed yet – I don’t have a flickr acct – I guess I should get one. 😎

  3. October 7, 2009 5:40 pm

    Great photos!

  4. Bee permalink
    October 7, 2009 12:23 pm

    This is the larger version of your Dhobi…haha!

  5. Caitlin permalink
    October 7, 2009 10:53 am

    Wow, great photos!

    • October 7, 2009 10:36 pm

      you would have loved it – apparently there is a similar street in Delhi……

  6. October 7, 2009 10:45 am

    Amazing photos, but how in the world do they keep track of it all?!

    • October 7, 2009 10:36 pm

      I really have no idea – but they seem to manage it beautifully. A lot of what you see are uniforms and linens – a lot of hotels send their cleaning to them

  7. Tottsmom permalink
    October 7, 2009 10:42 am

    lol, a brief look at my twisted sense of humor…It’s nice to see a man doing the laundry for once.

  8. October 7, 2009 7:12 am

    Love this. The colors do pop against the drab concrete and metal!

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