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More Mumbai………..

October 8, 2009

Here are some more of the sites we visited in Mumbai.

This traffic sign was a little unnerving. Just in case you cannot read it, it says “Don’t touch unclaimed articles, they could be explosives.” Yeah, welcome to Mumbai. Of course, they are cautious – they have experienced real threats of danger and actual danger firsthand. But it wasn’t exactly the salutation I was hoping for. And, yes, I left all unclaimed articles very much untouched. Thank you very much.

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We spent most of the time in the car because we just did not have that much time to get out at each stop. But, the slums are very big and overwhelming even in drive by mode.

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But of course, there is beauty too. These are the hanging gardens. If you are in a hurry, you can really skip this part – but if you just want to take a short walk on pretty grounds, this is a lovely place to do it. They have a few shrubs that are cut in to the shapes of animals which were fun to see and some beautiful flowers.

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As we were driving near one of the train stations, we saw walls and walls of graffiti. There are some very talented graphic artists on the streets of Mumbai.

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This is one of the train stations. And it is true that there are compartments that only women ride in.

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We also passed by this flower market.

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I have more to share – but I know too many photos make a slow computer, so come back soon for More, More Mumbai.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2009 1:45 pm

    I love seeing all the photos. It’s probably the closest I’ll come to visiting there.

  2. October 9, 2009 2:44 am

    Yeah, I understood that from your earlier post šŸ™‚

  3. October 8, 2009 11:38 pm

    Hey nice pics of my city šŸ˜‰ hehehe By the way, those walls were painted on Independence Day this year, anyone could participate, but there was not enough info about it in advance. They are planning one more project like that. Couple more reasons to visit the Hanging Gardens are overview point of the sea, skyline and Marine Drive (Queen’s necklace). On the other side you can see the Parsi Tower of Silence… They also say that there are peacocks if you come really early, but I still have to get up early enough for that šŸ™‚

    • October 8, 2009 11:40 pm

      I almost emailed you that we would be there because it would have been so fun to meet you – but we were in and out so quick and spent most of our time at the swim meet – next time! šŸ˜Ž Thanks for the extra info!

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