Thursday, July 02, 2009

Welcome to Mumbai's Newest LANDmark on the SEA.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link Shot a while back.

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.


Robin said...

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see the new bridge. Good photo. Let me see whether this time I can post my comment successfully.

Baba & Maa.

Princess said...

I am looking forward to coming back to Mumbai!

Chet said...

Hey Ritam, while a part of me can't help feeling happy because of the new bridge, but a cynical side also pipes up saying 'will this bridge really solve all the traffic woes of Mumbai?' Are we trying to douse a raging inferno with a thimbleful of water?

Anonymous said...

Wonderful photograph! Can't help wondering whether its right to call it a "land"mark on the sea .....?

Best - Babul Mama:-)

Shashi said...

Hey Ritam,
Nice pictures...I am curious to see the bridge if it looks as beautiful as you have captured it.