Monday, 3 February 2014

A Sunday stroll and a monorail

It is Sunday in Mumbai. One of the few days of the week when the whole family may have a day off, as most kids here go to school also on Saturdays. The cricket fields, the malls and the sea promenade are packed with people. Families go for walks together along the sea, they have a pick nick or they hit the movies or the parks. The weather is warm and sunny, and of course we go with the flow, we expats too:-) Here are a few pics from our Sunday:
Cricket in south Mumbai

And as everywhere else in the world: going for a stroll at the sea promenade is popular also here! A wonderful place to enjoy the sea breeze and watch the sun set in the ocean.

And a big day for our city today! You see, we came over these long lines and crowds of people. We couldn't really understand what they were lining up for, or what they were staring at high up there in the air! But then it hit us! Aha! THE MONORAIL! Today it opened, and any attempt to improve the public transportation in Mumbai we warmly welcome! And as with anything new - people were lining up to check out what this was about! You can read about more about the new monorail in Times Of India. 
Long lines to check out the city's new monorail today! Congrats Mumbai! 

I hope you have had a great Sunday dear reader, strolling like us or not! I wish you a wonderful start of the new week! February already, can you imagine?! Wow! May it be a great month! All the best from Mumbai! 

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  1. Wonderful street photography!

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    1. Thank you so much:-) All the best

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  2. Nice Pics :). Did you see the monorail?

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    1. Thank you so much:-) We did - but from a distance; light blue and kind of pink.. really long lines...

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  3. each photo brought back me memories of Mumbai , which i had visited few yrs back. Saw the photo of bomabays monorail in paper as Indias first 1. Did u happen to go in it ?

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    1. How wonderful Smitha:-) The queues for going with the new monorail were sooo long, so no, but will check it out!

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  4. capturing the essence of the city.. But where r the monorail pics?

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    1. Thank you so much.... Will check it out for sure:-)

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  5. great clicks. hopefully monorail reduces the traffic congestion :)

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    1. Thank you so much:-) Yes, let's hope so- it's an improvement for sure

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  6. Lovely photos. Any sort ransport system that Is above ground would definitely be helpful especially in Mumbai and Delhi!

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    1. Thank you dear Amelia:-) Yes, I agree- really helpful. The one here really looked great:-)

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  7. Glad that you got as sneak peak into the monorail, Eli! I am yet to see it besides those pictures in the newspaper. Loved your Sunday expedition capturing a slice of the city -- cricket is a big time passion and no better way to experience it, i feel, than stop by a gully and see some kids battle it out for the day! :)

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    1. Thank you so much dear Arti! I so appreciate you following:-) It was a lovely Sunday, and yes - so fun to watch the kids playing cricket!

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  8. I am looking forward to ride Monorail on my next visit to Mumbai. Lovely shots of a relaxed Sunday in Mumbai.

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    1. Thank you so much Saru:-) Hope you will enjoy your monorail ride:-)

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