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Mumbai - Gateway of India


After a week being knocked down by the flu, I'm back to resume my pictures on India.

Mumbai’s top tourist attraction is the Gateway of India, an arch monument that has been built to commemorate the visit of King George V of the UK in 1911. But it lasted until 1924 before the construction was completed.
It is said that in that time it was often the first object seen by visitors who arrived by boat.
They would then have to close their eyes for the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that is right next to it and that building would certainly be the first thing I would see.

I fear that my photographs here will disappoint Gert … Another visitor to Mumbai that could not resist to present a picture of the Gateway of India …
Sorry Gert, but to compensate a little for you, I have tried to include some people on the picture and I did succeed in that mission, didn’t I ?

Today this is a gathering place for many Indian visitors and also for locals who try to sell something.
Too bad there were only very limited seats. I could have spent hours there just looking at people.

I remember that some people did not like the artificial red lighting of the castle in Kamyanets-Podilskyi, Ukraine.
For them this warning: Don’t look in the workshop ! You won’t like it !

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