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The Gateway of India….Mumbai's most famous monument

It was built as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay, prior to the Darbar in Delhi in December 1911, complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Ironically, when the Raj ended in 1947, this colonial symbol also became a sort of epitaph: the last of the British ships that set sail for England left from the Gateway. Today this symbol of colonialism has got Indianised, drawing droves of local tourists and citizens.

The young child was busy chasing the pigeons, who populate the Gateway area by dozens…it was a fun game which went on for quite a while, and drew some appreciative audiences as well! It was nearing sunset and the low sun cast a golden glow on the Gateway in the BG.

At Sayeed's suggestion, converted to monochrome using 'Channel Mixer' in PS2, which you may want to check out here.

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Additional Photos by Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
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