Black and White Mumbai

This is my second post in black and white series – you can see the monochromatic version of Delhi over here. Showcasing Mumbai in this blog, I usually put emphasis on architecture, and while I had some doubts whether I give people the right idea of the place (Mumbai is very multifaceted, you know), a few readers of mine messaged me privately saying thank you for helping them rediscover their own city. So, black and white Mumbai photo collection has the same purpose – to show you beautiful, unique, enchanting city with miracles of carved stone. Hope you will like it. Black and white Mumbai

No, Mumbai is not always deserted like this. It’s just I prefer exploring the city early in the morning.

Black and white Mumbai

The art gallery I visit sometimes, but to be honest I often have difficulties appreciating modern art.

Black and white Mumbai

The Taj hotel and million pigeons

Black and white Mumbai

A castle? No, just aΒ  post office πŸ™‚

Black and white Mumbai

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Black and white Mumbai

The view from a double decker bus near the CST (Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus)

Black and white Mumbai

Boats near the Gateway of India.

Black and white Mumbai

And Gateway of India itself.

Black and white Mumbai

The High court building.

Black and white Mumbai

A beautiful example of carvings the city is full of.

Black and white Mumbai

What walkways! Strolling there, one can feel like a human being even inΒ  the hottest of days πŸ™‚

Black and white Mumbai

The Rajabai Tower, our local Big Ben πŸ™‚

Black and white Mumbai

Same tower, but straight πŸ™‚

Black and white Mumbai

If someone knows who this mythical creature is, enlighten me, please:)

Black and white Mumbai

The view from the J N Petit library

Black and white Mumbai

Soviet style πŸ™‚

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10 thoughts on “Black and White Mumbai

  1. Those black and white photos are amazing. I think it makes those old vintage buildings come to life.
    Whenever I go down to South Mumbai from my suburb area I feel like transported back in time, especially if you go early in the morning. At times it feels a bit like London, which I am sure is what the British were aiming at when they built and planned the city.

    • Thanks for appreciating my works, Cynthia. Yes, I visit Colaba exactly for the same reason. I even wrote a blog post “When I miss Europe”, dedicated to the European spirit of south Mumbai. But what I like the most about the heritage buildings in the city is the quaint mix of styles – the British made sure to pay tribute to the local traditions in architecture as well.

    • It has a powerful impact, but I’m always a bit hesitant when going black and and white in India – it’s a pity to waste its colors πŸ™‚
      Thanks for visiting, girls!

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