Thursday, July 02, 2009
Welcome to Mumbai's Newest LANDmark on the SEA.
The much awaited Mumbai's Newest Landmark on the Sea is finally open to the public. It's the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
The stretch promised to be a 7 minute ride. Alas! it turned out to be 2 and a half hours instead, and that too post midnight, thanks to the enthusiasm of my fellow Mumbaikars, who like me, just couldn't resist their urge to check out this new architectural marvel and thronged the bridge over the Arabian Sea, resulting in a huge traffic jam.
Almost a decade ago, I was commissioned to shoot the Indian National Congress and the Democratic Front's Election Campaign. It was during then, that I was told to shoot this Bridge, which only comprised of some naked pillars over the sea. Needless to say, all the other shots happened but this didn't. Dumb as it may sound today, but for me, it was a reality... An assignment to shoot a subject that didn't exist.
Finally it's here and I went on a drive. Kudos! It was worth all the wait.