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  • Mumbai Mosaic
  • The crowded streets of Mumbai in India, as seen from the window of an airplane. In all honestly, this was pretty much a throw-away shot, taken as I the plane I was on came into land at Mumbai. I didn’t expect much from the series of pictures I was taking from the window, but this one stood out to me.

    The patchwork of buildings and colors beneath my descending plane capture something of the chaotic beauty that India is famous for. The astonishingly crowded landscape below looks very similar to the area of Delhi that I’d been staying in, and I can imagine the noise of those streets below where the sound of my plane would be just a small part in a frenetic symphony of background noises.

    This is my final picture from India after what was essentially just a glorified stop-over in this amazing country. If you’ve ever thought about visiting India but have felt unsure because of cleanliness or other such worries, I urge you to put those concerns aside and just go! India is an captivating place that can amaze, shock, appal, and inspire you all at once.

    See a wider view of this area of Mumbai using Google Satellite view.

    You might also enjoy reading about my first trip to India back in 2004.

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  • 3 comments on “Mumbai Mosaic

    1. I remember when I started my trip in India you saying “wow, jumping in at the deep end” it was and I loved it! Like you I love the noise and colour, the assault on the senses.

      I guess India is a polarising place, you either love it or hate it, nobody is ever indifferent about India.

    2. It seems you had a very rewarding trip. I guess it can’t be any other way in India, one way or another, you’re going to get a lot out of it. Even if you hate it! It filled me with joy to see the pictures. And couch surfing, well…. that’s also something I’ll try one day!

      • You could ‘dip your toe’ in couch surfing by being a host first. Some people like to try it that way initially. But yeah, India is always amazing. My only regret was not staying longer, but there was a timing issue so I had to leave. Believe me, I wanted to stay!

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