Take a break from foreign locales and enjoy the Queen’s necklace.
The famous Marine Drive of Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is fondly called Queen’s necklace. Your visit to Mumbai is not considered complete without a visit to this place.
But if you want to go there just to check in your list of places in this city, please do not go. It does not have anything to offer to such visitors. You have to live & experience the place. The visit is free but it takes your time and your thoughts. Even locals come here from faraway places at every occasion.
… To celebrate the first monsoon showers, to get soaked in heavy Mumbai rains or sprinkles of high tides, to relish the evenings with pop corn and cold drinks, to jog in the mornings, to take an undisturbed afternoon nap under the sky, to play with friends, to watch the sunset with icecream, to admire the necklace at night, to be left alone, to be a part of the crowd and the list goes so on…
This was my umpteenth visit there.
The cool nice breeze caressing my hair but careful enough not to disturb the sleepy water,
soundless illuminations of three big weddings at a distance near a stadium,
white fluffy clouds gently approaching us and
a cozy couple sitting a few yards away musing over the intricacies of life….
A perfect evening at Queen’s necklace.
After sometime, it was turn of a father assuring and guiding his son the facts of life…. under the soft yellow mellow light.
On turning back I saw two dogs oblivious of expensive cars in most expensive area in the world and the people around, rollicking, frolicking on the promenade just as they would do at any other place. Don’t get me wrong but I loved them for what they were 😀 …. as if teaching us to be what you are.
And then it was time to go home leaving the deserted necklace to be adorned & admired the next day again.
I took these shots a few days back when we both sat, watched and mused over the crowd and the traffic together.
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