After 24hrs and 34,000 sultry steps off the beaten tracks of Mumbai I already have a library of nearly 200 photographs. With my daughter joining us for two weeks, who is as equally snap happy as I, we have found it necessary to set up an India Google Drive file to off-load the imagery from our quickly depleting phone storage!
Street market, Jeans for sale, Mumbai
From the woven wicker baskets amidst the gagging stench of fish at Sassoon Docks to the perfectly piled denim on route to Crawford Market there is a myriad of colour and pattern at every turn.
Gutting fish, Sasoon Docks Mumbai
Fish baskets, Sasoon Docks
Intricately carved wooden blocks catch my eye displayed on the pavement in jewel like fashion. Despite a reminder from my husband that it is day one, and I will have to carry any purchases around for 6 weeks, I part with 100 rupees to become the delighted owner of a pretty little peacock. Hand printing with this little gem on my linen garments will be all the more fun knowing from exactly where it came.
Hand carved wooden blocks, Mumbai.