Since I grew up around the corner, visiting the Gateway of India makes my Mumbai visit complete, like visiting relatives, or a nearby temple or eatery. Gateway of India is home. On a recent early morning visit, I noticed this group of out-or-towners striding to the waterfront. Women in colorful sarees and ochre turbans of some of the menfolks caught my eye.
They did not oooh and aaah at the sights, but peered at the boats, at the horizon, mumbled to each other and marched back to their waiting bus. Obviously unimpressed, they spent less than five minutes at this major tourist attraction in Mumbai. This gentleman (featured at the top) remained stoic as I took his pics. When asked where he was from, he muttered, “Madhya Pradesh,” and continued to gaze at the boats.
Boats docked at the Gateway. More pics of boats at the GOI in my earlier post.
A sweeper at the Gateway of India. We all have our loads to pull.
My related picture posts:
- Mee Mumbaikar
- Lights at the Gateway of India
- Boats at the Gateway of India
- Kabootar at the Taj Hotel, Mumbai
- Chana Wallah Quintessential Mumbai
- Limbu Paani: Lemonade and Meera’s Right Foot