For anyone who actually noticed, new Wintersong posts have been long in coming. Not only have I been feeling very “summerly” lazy, Hubby and I have hosted some 19+ visitors, adults and kids, over the month of July–more if you add daughter and family to the soup pot for family meal sharing. Don’t get me wrong, it was great fun to see and catch up with family, but very tiring overall and I’m still catching up on linen laundry. I’ve spent the last week or so taking it easy, resting up, and mostly wondering where the heck July went! Blogging has been far from mind. For the first time since I began Wintersong, I didn’t even get on the computer to check stats or comments or anything for days at a stretch. It was such a freeing experience–I learned that I am NOT addicted to computers after all, YAY–that I almost decided it might be time to phase out blogging altogether. Then I took another look at the remaining photos from our trip to India and was inspired once more. It looks to me as though (some of) the best is yet to come! So here I am ready to continue my tour of–what I’ve come to think of as India’s New York City–Bombay. It’s Mumbai now, but when I first visited in 1980 it was Bombay and I’ll continue to refer to it that way.
We’ll continue with the beautiful Malabar Hills attractions of Bombay we visited in February during a personalized tour (through the suggestion and planning of Hubby’s niece Malavika–thanks Malu!) through Mumbai Magic a la carte tours. Let us begin with this tantalizing view of Marine Drive at twilight, often referred to as the Queen’s Necklace for reasons I believe to be quite apparent. I hope you’ll join me in the next posting, to be published forthwith, that will include notes on Victoria Station, the Mahatma Gandhi Museum, the hanging gardens, the fascinating towers of silence and funeral ghats of the Parsi’s, and of course another temple–this one a Jain Temple–all located in the beautiful Malabar Hills of Bombay.
Photo credit: Thanks to Wikipedia, through the GNU Free Documentation License agreement of 2008.