Bombay, India

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    After Goa, we flew some 420 km northwards to Bombay, now called Mumbai. Mumbai is a huge city, one of the largest in the world, with a population of around 14 million. It is also one of the more densely packed cities on the globe with 23,000 people living in each square kilometre. This is Sunil's home town, where he was born and raised before coming to Canada in the 1960's. Sunil has a lot of relatives here, many of whom I had the great pleasure to meet. Extremely friendly and welcoming people; I really enjoyed my visit here.

    This photo was shot as we were about to land at Bombay's main airport. The slums were overwhelming around the airport and so was the smog over the city. But judging from what I can see on Google Earth, the view in this 1994 photograph is pretty much identical to what one would see today from the same vantage point.

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    1. cha_autumn 33 months ago | reply

      July 26, 2011

      Dear Sir or Madam:

      Hi! How are you? How old are you? I am thirty years old. Beautiful scenery! Thanks! You are the greatest!

      Sincerely,

      Autumn

    2. mikepike86 17 months ago | reply

      Yes, you are correct... this particular area has more or less stayed the same.. in the background however, there are newer residential and commercial buildings.. the expressway in the picture has also been upgraded in many areas..

      where these pictures taken with a digital camera or film and then scanned?

    3. Yvon from Ottawa 17 months ago | reply

      Again, thanks for this Mike. The photos were shot on Kodacolor film with a Nikon FE SLR camera and recently scanned with a Nikon Supercoolscan 5000 film scanner.

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