Life in the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat
- Silvio1953 (169875)
- [2018-02-03 5:19]
Ciao Paul, great contrast between poor houses on FG and fantastic skyscrapers in BG, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Sergiom (102920)
- [2018-02-03 6:49]
On ne peut pas mieux exprimer le contraste entre les riches et les pauvres. Ceux qui habitent à l'avant plan rêvent d'habiter ces gratte ciels et ceux qui habitent les gratte ciel veulent voir disparaître ces bidons villes.
- Tue (55126)
- [2018-02-03 7:52]
Nogmaals een prachtig stadsgezicht met twee heel verschillende kanten van de stad. Er is zoveel te zien, vooral in de voorgrond en de kleuren zijn allemaal erg aantrekkelijk in dit zachte licht, dat ook mooie, warme tinten aan de hoogbouw meegeeft.
- emka (121141)
- [2018-02-03 8:03]
Hello Paul, You note reminds me my adventure in Cairo. I was in Egypt with the organized tour (it was long time ago, in 1993) and one day I left the group and went alone to see other parts of the town. I was interested in the markets and Al-Azhar and Ibn Tulum mosques that were not included in the program. When I was walking the young guy offered that he would be my guide. after a while I accepted. He went with me everywhere where I wanted, was a good guide, very careful - it was very hot so he went with me to the shops where I was offered tea and water. I do not know how I would go alone there - in sight there were no Western people and no women. We visited some other mosques, many workshops, it was very different than what was with the tour. In the end I paid him a small amount and I was really glad. Then I had to use metro to find my hotel, I was a bit nervous if I will find it but it was OK. So even going with the tour I always did something on my own and I liked these moment the most.
Could it be dangerous? I didn't think about that.
Fascinating pictures, probably earlier they didn't write about it in guide books.
Kind regrads MAlgo
- carlo62 (66651)
- [2018-02-03 14:10]
ho avuto tempo solo ora per guardare le tue foto e leggere le tue note, il luogo è indubbiamente interessante e ti è stato permesso di fare molte foto.
Questa foto, che ci mostra l'enorme contraddizione tra le baracche e i grattacieli, è molto bella e lascia riflettere, ma non credo ci siano soluzioni a questi problemi, o meglio, ci sono, ma sono cambiamenti molto lunghi.
Belle queste condivisioni e ottime le note di accompagnamento.
- PiotrF (31708)
- [2018-02-03 14:29]
Interesting photos from daily life in the workshop.
Very good capture of this place with nice composition and beautiful colours.
Thank you for informative note.
- papagolf21 (125635)
- [2018-02-03 22:13]
Bonjour, cher Paul,
Cette autre vue sur la ville exprime bien la différence qu'il peut exister entre certains quartiers.
Et le comble, c'est que c'est réel et de nos jours !
Une image reportage très bien faite.
- jemaflor (112952)
- [2018-02-03 23:36]
Intéressante vue avec cecontraste d'architecture entre les tours en fond et cet aspect de bidonville en premier plan, c'est pris sous un bon angle et d'un bon POV.
- holmertz (69478)
- [2018-02-04 1:31]
Three more fine photos from the dhobi ghat, the main one underscoring the huge contrasts found in the mega city. The photos are well taken and very colourful but to me, with a long "career" as a traveller, the note is even more interesting. I have had similar experiences several times and appreciate such a detailed description of the circumstances behind the photos.
- Fis2 (121887)
- [2018-02-04 4:53]
A very interesting view.
Curious contrast new and old.
Very impressive picture.
Good frame and colors.
- lousat (107567)
- [2018-02-04 5:25]
Hi Paul,another magnificent pic showing us the contrasts of this incredible and busy city,excellent capture as usual,and 2 interesting post of the daily life well done as usual. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
- gervaso (22073)
- [2018-02-04 5:28]
Here you show a view of the city with a lot of contrast between the buildings in the background and the poor houses, typical not only of India, we can also see it here in the big cities of Latin America, so it is a familiar view for me. Very good light and colors! Beautiful job!
- abmdsudi (68886)
- [2018-02-04 5:35]
What a great colourful picture, outstanding complexity of people working in such small spaces and achieving so little. One wonders about the economics of it?
A scene I think, most western tourists shy away or never saw but only saw the clean bed sheets & pillow cases in their hotel rooms!! Excellent reportage of the slums in Bollywood City, it has the two extremes hum? Tx to your comprehensive notes
Hats off to you Paul :))
- ikeharel (89228)
- [2018-02-04 6:02]
Another multi-colors POV above the slams and out to the far side modern buildings of Mumbai, Paul.
Contrast of daily-life and contrast of architecture's.
Distinct picture with the abundance of vivid colors.
- Nicou (167086)
- [2018-02-04 7:17]
quelle iamge et constraste ces bodon ville en premier plan et ces building blanc en fond qui ressortent ce plat e tle couleur sur ce maiswon basse avec des personnages ce ling ces toit quelle vue touchante.
Bravo et amitié
- pajaran (77011)
- [2018-02-04 8:39]
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano deo grada, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Veliki kontrast malih kuca i moderne arhitekture, bogatstva i siromastva.
Zelim vam prijatno vece, sve najbolje.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Good work with beautiful photographs in the workshop, beautifully shown part of the city, good perspective and contrast, nice colors.
Great contrast of small houses and modern architecture, wealth and poverty.
I wish you a pleasant evening, all the best.
- Cricri (140054)
- [2018-02-04 11:12]
Grand contraste d'habitation , entre les riches et les pauvres, triste vie pour ces personnes vivant dans la misère, trois intéressante présentations, difficile d'imaginer et pourtant bien réelle !!
- Royaldevon (52386)
- [2018-02-04 11:44]
It has been fun sharing your tour of Mumbai.
The huge ghat has been quite a revelation.
Your three photographs extend our understanding enormously.
The main post is a general overview but more intimate details come from the w/s.
I had to smile at the man having a bath in one of the stone bats. Fortunately none of the other workers decided to tread on him to ensure his cleanliness! 😀
- macjake (81209)
- [2018-02-05 15:04]
excellent note, very much worth the time and effort to read it. and its something I can certainly relate to, as i've had similar experiences. Paying money is always a questionable thing to do bc you just dont' know if the money is going to him or to the 'church'. it could be a scam or not, who knows. and sometimes the person may get very angry if you don't pay..that happened to me in India once.
wonderful note, wonderful experience, the photo is secondary haha...but its a fine photo too :)