Friday, June 29, 2007

Bombay: 8 June 07

Vivien Leaving

We woke up at 4am so that we could go to the dock at 5am for the fishing trade at the dock. This was some kind of thing that i would only do with friends and not alone.
(Unfortunately, photography is not allowed at the colourful and lively dock.)

Vivien is leaving and Matt would go to the slum with a photographer from Denmark. i would walk around on my own, spend time at museum.

When i hugged said good bye to Vivien, i felt very sad. So people comes and goes. When i walked around the street on my own again, i felt lonely and miserable. i felt it like part of my life. A lot of time, i have to learn to 'enjoy' the loneliness and to enjoy the beauty of things myself. Probably nobody will stay in my life and this would be something that i needed to get used to. May be, i am looking for something in India. May be something spiritual or others. i won't know until the end of the trip.

Cost: 700 Rs

Victoria Terminus (renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus for patriotism reason) is said to be the most exuberant Gothic building in Mumbai. It looks more like a lavishly decorated palace or cathedral than a railway interchange. It has beautiful carving and stained-glass window.

Bombay University. According to Lonely Planet, it looks like a 15th century Italian masterpiece dropped into the middle of an Indian metropolis. i agree.

Prince of Wales Museum. Again, for patriotism, the name is changed to a very long Indian name later. Unfortunately, the long long name, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, just sounds like a tongue twister to me. The huge white dome building was built to commemorate King George V's first visit to India. He was still Prince of Wales then.

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