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commerce and markets

parle east station road market by kunal bhatia

have been tied up with study trip works' final presentation for urban design. our group is dealing with commerce and markets in mangalore. past two days have been really hectic, not to mention the disagreements over layouts and graphics. but at the end of it, i'm quite happy with the work dipie and me done. it does qualify as fourth year level work and hopefully increases content value of the overall class's study.

photograph is of the market along parle east station road. the areas around the railway stations in mumbai are important commerce zones apart from being transport nodes, and almost all stations have markets just outside them. i'm guessing that because these roads were never planned to hold markets, the road systems outside stations remain congested with commuters, shoppers, auto rickshaws, taxis, BEST buses, hawkers, vendors etc. all this leads to very very slow moving traffic....

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i got the header image working again. a random image from the blog should show up every time you visit mindless mumbai, and its click-able ie if you click on that image, it'll take you to the post wherein that photo is blogged
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13 reactions:

zentmrs said...

Hard to believe cars could be allowed to drive down this very busy street! Nice shot of this!

monsoon-dreams said...

good one.everybody seems so busy and engrossed in what they do.there is a lot to see in this snap.

Jazzy said...

well done!!!
brilliant photo.
i like it a lot.

g_mirage said...

This reminds me so much of the Philippines...but the mayor implemented a law now, so there are no more street vendors. They have the right place at the market.

Andrea said...

It looks busy, busy busy. Beautiful bright colors you have captured

monsoon-dreams said...

forgot to tell u,the header image is very good.i liked the previous one too(crow)

monsoon-dreams said...

i was talking about the pic of a row of parked scooters.

Pat said...

What a huge number of people! Thanks for sharing!


Pat

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quintarantino said...

Amazing, street markets always provide good images and this one is a proof of it. And I find it quite funny the way you place the name of the blog on the car tops (quite a lot of imagination there).

Daniel J Santos said...

Great photo, well done...
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Southern Heart said...

I would love walking through this market...I would enjoy seeing all the people. Nice photo!

Good luck on your project, too!

Halcyon said...

I love all the people and the colors.

J.C. said...

What a robust scene of the market! It's exactly the Mumbai I have in mind! Brilliant shot, Kunal!

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