A chocolate fountain at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai.
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On our last day in Mumbai, the smog has cleared somewhat and I caught a nice pano of the bay and Marine Drive, from outside our hotel.
Gateway of India with Taj Mahal Palace Hotel at right.
The central train station, CST, formerly Victoria Terminal.
Statue of J.N. Tata, founder of the Tata corporate empire and so many other things, including IISc.
Statue of Gandhi
Orange hair, a not uncommon fashion, is made I think by washing henna into the hair.
Cricket match under the watchful eye of Rajabai Clock Tower. Note the batsman missed and the ball has just knocked out a wicket.
At the north end of Oval Maidan, sidelines for a serious cricket match underway.
A cricket match underway on the Oval Maidan, in front of the High Court. Note the bowler about to throw the ball.
The batsman tagging off at the opposite wicket.
The bowler is about to throw...
A batsman at the ready.
At the Oval Maidan, dozens of cricket matches underway; two formal matches and many informal matches such as this one.
This girl asked me to take her photo; her shy sister looks on from behind.
This old man stopped me on the street and asked me to take his photo.
These children were sitting on the sidewalk, playing with wax from a candle, squealing and laughing like kids anywhere…
A barber and his customer pause to look at the tourist with a camera.
A ragpicker sorts through the sidewalk trash, pulling out recyclables she can sell.
Crawford Market, South Mumbai; once grand, always busy, now a bit tired.
Crawford Market; the kids examine the puppies at the pet store.
Crawford Market is packed with stalls selling everything you can imagine.
We buy mangos at Crawford Market; the old man at center adopted us and took us around the market place; he called himself "Papa".
Pam buys spices at Crawford Market, South Mumbai
Crawford Market, South Mumbai; you can get every sort of fruit, veg, meat, spices, candy, housewares, and even pets.
We bought a new Kashmiri carpet for our house.
Pam with Kirti in front of the Taj Palace Hotel.
We pose in front of the Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai.
Guestbook at the Taj Palace Hotel.
Famous visitors to the Taj Palace Hotel.
High Tea at the Taj Palace Hotel.
Kirti joins us for high tea at the Taj Palace Hotel.
Chaat at high tea! Taj Palace Hotel.
Stunning spiral staircase leading to the main dome roof, Taj Palace Hotel.
Lobby of the Taj Palace Hotel is decorated for Christmas. Notice the reindeer in the outdoor fountain at rear.
Statue of Shivaji, an important historical figure in 16th century Mumbai.
Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Taj Palace Hotel, Mumbai
Taj Palace Hotel, site of the 26/11 attacks, Mumbai.
The bustling streets north of CST train station, near Crawford Market.
One can never find a public restroom when it's needed.
Some of the decorative elements of the CST train station.
A panorama inside CST, the main train station in Mumbai. We visited on a quiet Sunday.
Inside CST, the main train station in Mumbai. We visited on a quiet Sunday; 3 million passengers pass through on a typical weekday.
Inside the train terminal, a small display of old instruments.