Calm, clean and spacious, the Mumbai High Court, India.
Known as Mumbai officially but locals often
stay with the old Bombay name, the city is a classic study in contrasts with its fine Victorian/Gothic architecture, dazzling glass
skyscapers and baking tin shacks in slum clusters everywhere.
The place is popping with Bollywood and Bollynet billionaires, hundreds
of prosperous apartment and office buildings interspersed with decrepit
shacks sheltering a massive underclass of garbage processors that are gradually,
with no compassion but plenty of bulldozers, being shoved out of their
homes and out of their work in the city centre.
Slums in the north of Mumbai (and plenty elsewhere too).
A typical Mumbai temple scene.
Mumbai temple ceiling.
A perfectly normal, Mumbai street, in chaos.
Juhu Beach, Mumbai, busy at the weekends but avoid swimming unless you are bacteria-proof.
Elephanta Island caves, Mumbai, a rock-cut temple dedicated to Shiva built around AD 600 and now a World Heritage Site.
Elephanta Island rock carving, Mumbai. Next, India Pictures.
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