Leo Laksi’s Bangkok And Back

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Walking around a Mumbai neighborhood

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One of my favorite pastimes is to get up around dawn and walk around.  With the sunrise, the morning light is great.  On one particular morning in Mumbai (referred to as Bombay by inhabitants) last week, I awoke in my hotel room and spied crops being attended to in a nearby village.  In addition to the brilliant green of the fields, I spotted a bright blue wall.  I decided to take a walk over to the village.

I don’t think the residents were accustomed to foreigners coming into their village.  I asked if it was ok to take a few photos.  They consented and I fired away.  In a few minutes, a small army of children gathered.

As I didn’t want to disturb the residents, I took a few photos and then left.  Quite colorful indeed.

These photos were taken with a Leica M8 and two lenses, a Noctilux 50mm f/1 and a Carl Zeiss Biogon 21mm f/2.8.







Written by leolaksi

February 14, 2009 at 6:36 am

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  1. How far was this from your hotel? Your story shows the significant span of life seen in India. From a Western style hotel and comfortable surroundings, to a village with challenges. Even an urban rooster. Such is life in India..the largest Democracy in the world.


    February 15, 2009 at 12:24 am

  2. As the crow flies, or maybe the chicken, this village is 100 meters from the fence surrounding the hotel. As there is no gate near the village, I had to walk to the street in front of the hotel. Altogether about 1 km from the hotel.


    February 15, 2009 at 6:57 am

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