Glimpses of Mumbai

Unlike Delhi Mumbai has few great monuments. It was a fishing village that grew over seven islands and is the now the most westernized city in India. This is a country of such extremes and contrasts, a melting pot of cultures, religions, and a pot that overflows with over one billion people. Today we did a quick tour (with our very knowledgeable guide who used to be a university philosophy lecturer) of the city and walked through the Hindu area where little temples are everywhere.. there are over 300,000 deities and that may be conservative.

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This part of the city is the oldest section and the water pool is regarded as sacred as the Ganges….

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A flower mill that has been operating for over 100 years… and below that one of the many outdoor laundries

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View of Mumbai (always been known by that known to locals)…. Bombay to English.

IMG_1922IMG_1923House belonging to richest man in India…. over 22 stories… first 12 stories are for 2,000 cars… has 300 servants and a family of 5. Grey skyscraper.  Not far from there is the largest open air laundry in the world… quite a sight…

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Throughout city evidence of British colonial buildings… quite magnificent…. and cricket matches…. if you can cross a street without being bowled over….

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Tides going out and this is the view from the rooftop pool of the hotel. Ken flies out to London very early tomorrow, I follow at midday. Brad and Jan are spending another day here before heading north to visit friends in the Punjab region. It’s been a stretching and wonderful experience together and I thank you for sharing it with us. Thanks so much to those who took the trouble to write, comment, encourage, and pray with us along the way.

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As the sun sets over the bay in Mumbai so it sets for a while over this blog…… 🙂 God bless….

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John Cox

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