Urbanista Diaries: Best of Mumbai

Mumbai: Arrival area of the Mumbai domestic airport Mumbai: Loading up a car Mumbai : Magazine shop Mumbai: Driving to the hotel in Colaba Mumbai: The Aquarium Mumbai: Streetside pavillion Mumbai: Taj Mahal Hotel entry way with horse sculptures Mumbai: A view of Colaba Causeway from the window of the Chinese Restaurant Mumbai: Fruit Vendor Mumbai: The Old and the New Mumbai: Street dog asleep Mumbai: Red scooter Mumbai: Floral arch before the Gateway of India Mumbai: Boarding the ferry boat to Elephanta Island Mumbai: The southern Mumbai skyline from the Harbor Mumbai: Ferry boats and oil island pier in the Mumbai Harbor Mumbai: Watching the waves Mumbai: Small bovine greeter at Elephanta Island Mumbai: Elephanta Island sculptures Mumbai: Elephanta Island guardian lions Mumbai: Rotunda with dogs Mumbai: Getting a photo taken in front of the Elephanta Island train Mumbai: Feeding the terns while departing Elephanta Island Mumbai: Ferry boat grate Mumbai: Gravity is a Myth Mumbai: Colaba at night Mumbai: The nice scarf vendors Mumbai: Pink! Mumbai: Synagogue Mumbai: Street Lunch Mumbai: St. Thomas' Church Mumbai: Crossing the street Mumbai: At the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai: The subway Mumbai: The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai: Sidewalk tiles Mumbai: A view through a doorway Mumbai: Sonopic Ultra Sound Clinic & family planning
All photos taken by Ms. Jen in Mumbai, India, with a Nokia N82.

The above photos were taken in Mumbai (the city formerly known as Bombay), India, from Mon. Feb. 18, 2008 until late Wed. Feb. 20, 2008 while on the Nokia Urbanista Diaries. Mumbai was my last stop in India and my second to last stop before passing the ‘baton’ on to Ryan Gallagher.
What to say about Mumbai? Within 15 minutes of being away from the airport and driving the hour plus south to my hotel, I knew that I was going to love this city. Mumbai is great big beast just like my other two all time favorite cities: Los Angeles & London. Mumbai is the Indian sister city to a mash up of LA & Miami. Big, spread out, something going on all the time, lots of lovely art deco to modernist residential architecture from 1920s-1960s (like LA & Miami), lively, and more than a bit chaotic.
I stayed at a hotel that came recommended by Lonely Planet in the Colaba district of southern Mumbai, as I could walk to most of the stuff I wanted to do from there. In the 2.5 days that I was in Mumbai, I walked around as much as possible, took as many photos as possible, and took an afternoon ferry out to Elephanta Island in the Mumbai Harbor.
I would like to go back to Mumbai and spend more time exploring the city, as 2.5 days was not enough.
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Enjoy the photos, I have only the Austria photo essay to do to wrap up the all of my favorite photos from my leg of the Nokia Urbanista Diaries trip.