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flying high

aerial photograph of south mumbai by kunal bhatia
today has been a good day :)


this is the first aerial photo that i'm posting, was clicking in flight for the first time while going to cochin, kerala. i love the number of spots that i can locate in this photography. the predominant curve that you see is marine drive, mumbai's longest sea-facing promenade, and amongst the best in the world.

at the absolute bottom of the photograph is the malabar hill - walkeshar area. and the large rectangle to the bottom left with brownish strips cutting across green patches along with the dense tree cover around it is the hanging gardens and the kamla nehru park.

further on, the large stretch of sand by the water is girgaon chowpatty, mumbai's most famous stretch of beach. in the left half of the photograph (that looks very dense) are the inner city areas.

just beyond chowpatty beach, along marine drive, the three rectangular green plots on the left are the gymkhanas. further ahead are the two stadia, wankhede and brabourne.

at the very end of marine drive, is south mumbai's business centre, nariman point; a patch of reclaimed land that has amongst the highest real estate value on earth.

the large empty patches of land behind marine drive are the three maidans: oval, cross and azad. 150 years ago these were part of the esplanade, an open stretch of the land that separated the english town from the native town. beyond these maidans lies cst - fort - dn road etc, all major commerce and business districts.

finally, to the absolute top of the picture, is the sea again. that's part of mumbai's easter water front, and seen here are the mumbai port trust docks, and the naval docks

hey i just realised, if anyone's planning to visit mumbai, then you'll probably be spending more than three-fourth of your visit at some place located within this pic!

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photo clicked in-flight, while on way to cochin.

5 reactions:

Rounak said...

how the hell did u get THAT one taken

kunal bhatia said...

took it in-flight... the city looks gorgeous from up there, doesn't it? will post more aerial shots soon...

Bua said...

Excellent Photo - Captures the perfect angle of the city

• Eliane • said...

I had to click to get all the details. And now, I am curious! About that promenade, Marine Drive, is it pedestrian? Any idea how many kilometers that is?

Umesh Pherwani said...

kudos to u , u have a keen observation 4 detail.

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