“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living..” ..Miriam Beard
It was a wonderful evening and the sun was about to set. I was wandering down the streets of Fort, Mumbai looking at the beautiful buildings and architectural sights around me. Fort is in the heart of Mumbai with the Bombay Stock Exchange, the High Courts, the Bombay House, various Government Buildings, swanky offices of large Banks etc. I was always in love with this place because it brought a smile on my face. Today people might say that the commercial areas have shifted towards the suburbs but still, the charm and the aura of this place is unbelievable.
Here are a few of the photographs that i have clicked during my photo-walk on the streets of Fort. It was my first ever and to be honest nothing beats the thrill and the excitement of a nice long walk as one captures these moments in photographs and pays detailed attention to the surroundings which we just overlook in our routine tensions and day to day life. Such activities always brought a smile on my face and a spring in my step.
So, next time you’re walking from your office to the station or from home to somewhere else, look around and take in all the sights around you. Life is in all these little moments, funny sights, random people and this feeling of being alive.
“Change your routine by changing the way you look at things around you..” …Kinnari Vora Adhia
Sometimes you see a wonderful sculpture in the corners of this city. All you need is a eye for it !
This is a winged human headed bull which is considered to be a good omen and is a symbol of protection in the Zoroastrian religion.
The faravahar is said to be a reminder of one’s purpose in life, which is to live in such a way that the soul progresses towards the supreme divinity in Zoroastrianism.
When you walk along the Dadabhai Naoroji Road its very easy to mistaken this bank as a regular office. But, once you take a good look the beautiful sculptures and european style roof will blow your mind away.
Flora Fountain is an ornamental and exquisitely sculpted architectural heritage monument depicting the Roman Goddess Flora. This fountain, built in 1864, is a fusion of water, architecture and sculpture.
Th Flora Fountain is very prominent and can be very difficult to miss while at Fort. However, the best part of being there is that everywhere you look you have a chance to capture some brilliant photos and stunning compositions. This fountain is at a location where five streets meet and hence it is also known as The Picadilly Circus of Mumbai.
This beautiful neo-gothic building was Bombay’s General Post Office until 1913.
This is one of the most distinguished High Courts in the country. Even though the name of the city changed from Bombay to Mumbai, this court as an institution did not follow suit. This is one of the prominent tourist sights for the city and a must show for many movies based in Mumbai.
This is one of the best Starbucks Coffee outlets in the city of Mumbai. The interiors of this coffee shop have a very warm and relaxing feel to them and this makes you smile the moment you enter inside. With a diverse crowd of students, office goers, college guys and buisness men, you will always feel at home.
The beauty of the photograph is in the contrast of a swanky and exquisite Hermes Showroom in an old architectural building. This 3,500 sq ft store is Hermès’ largest in India and also serves as the country’s flagship store.
The Asiatic Library overlooks the Hornimon Circle Gardens. This library hosts over a hundred thousand books out of which around 15,000 are classified as rare and valuable. Heavily influenced by Greek and Roman culture this libraby was a popular location for film shootings in the 90s.
One of my personal favourite places in fort is the Hornimon Cicle. There are soo many people running around.. so much hustle bustle.. office boys going to complete their work assignments, stock brokers talking about the market, and employees advocates Cas etc doing their days worth of work.
Information Credits: Thanks to Wikipedia & Google for providing me with all the technical information that i needed. Photo Warnings: Please do not use these photographs anywhere and in any form without my written permission.