Photowalk in Mumbai #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

One of the main reasons I started to write a blog is to capture every stop I take through this beautiful journey of life. But often we always keep looking far away that we fail to notice the beauty right near us. I live in the buzzing metro city – Mumbai, the fastest city of India (fastest because of the pace of life of the people here). Like any big metro city, amidst the huge population thronging every nook and corner of available space, this city carries an aura of its own that has stood the test of time.

Over many years, several aspects of the city has developed and become more modernised, but the heritage and culture of the old Bombay still reverberates with life in some pockets. I got an opportunity to experience and feel this old world charm through a photo walk of the most iconic place of the city – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. This place is the like an entry point into the city for most people coming from other parts of the country, and also touches the lives of thousands of Mumbaikars on a daily basis; for it houses one of the biggest railway stations of the city.

Transportation is the life blood of trade and commerce and indirectly of life itself, ever since the times of civilization of man. Hence this structure is of immense significance since the time it was built in the British era. The visual appeal of the entire architecture is so highly elaborate than actually required to serve its functional purpose of a railway station. So when this was built, it is quite obvious that it was constructed to become a symbol of power and authority of then colonial British rulers. It was also a display of the economic prosperity and wealth that they had amassed exploiting our land. The architecture is of the Victorian era, and when you take a closer look you can notice the influence of some gothic elements in it.

Strolling through the by lanes around the station, I try to imagine how life would have been in the pre-independence times. I see no much difference to the mundane everyday scenes that I see – visuals of men carrying goods and wares to be sold in all parts of the city, workers scurrying around to reach their offices, the ‘chaiwalas’ and the vadapav sellers outside… even routine life carry a sense of beauty if only we stop by to take a look.

 

 

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23 comments on “Photowalk in Mumbai #SuperBloggerChallenge2018 #Instacuppa

  1. Wow all of these look so beautiful. Mumbai’s architecture is beautiful. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  2. Haven’t been to Mumbai in a decade. Thanks for sharing such nice clicks 🙂 #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  3. I have been once to mumbai…and I was like…this is the Station that most movies show!!!!! It is amazing.

    • scribblerandshutterbug

      February 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

      Yup this is the one. Have shown in umpteen movies. Also not to forget the famous Maratha Mandir theatre. #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  4. Though I ve not been to Mumbai, after this post, it feels like a familiar place already! Awesome post!

  5. Mumbai is the cultural capital of India. I really regret the fact that I have only spent two days in Mumbai in my life till now. These images look so beautiful. Your article and the photos bring Mumbai to life. One of these days I will take a trip to Mumbai with my family again.

    • scribblerandshutterbug

      February 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm Reply

      you sure must do. There is a lot more to Mumbai than just this one place. You sure will enjoy.#SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  6. Lovely photos!!

  7. Walking through South Mumbai it feels like we’re back to the colonial era. These old buildings still stand strong and have seen so much!
    You’ve captures such nuances, wow!

  8. I have been to Mumbai but never seen it so closely. Your photos speak volumes about you and the reason to start this blog.

  9. All the photos look awesome. And you have captured them really well. Looking forward to read more such posts from you.

    #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

  10. Wow.. these pictures are so beautiful.. it is good to document life events in a blog for us to go back to whenever we feel like it,…

  11. Very well written. Lovely clicks too

  12. Wonderful post.I enjoyed reading it.

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