Barcelona, a photo a day

Not Barcelona…


Let’s get out of Barcelona for a bit…I am scanning some old paper photos, and I came across this one, the Taj Hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, India, taken during a weekend spent there. Didn’t stay in there, as 5 stars hotels are out of my league, even in India.
Weekend in Mumbai??? We were living 1400 km away, in New Delhi.
The hotel has hosted notable guests such as The Beatles, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac, The King & Queen of Norway, The Duke & Duchess of Kent, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, Roger Moore, Joan Collins, Mick Jagger, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Deep Purple, Michael Palin, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama; Oprah Winfrey as well as professional cricket teams on tour.
We stayed at the local YMCA.

Just next to it is the famous Gateway of India, undergoing restoration a few years back.

This was 4 months before the terrorist attack on this hotel and other places. Leopold’s cafe, my favorite hang out in Mumbai, was attacked as well.

More info about the Taj and the Gateway here and here.

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5 responses

  1. Spectacular images Rob, not the terrorist attacks.

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    September 12, 2012 at 3:52 pm

  2. Perhaps, a city that is in the opposite cultural side of Barcelona is Mumbai. Enjoy!!

    Hugs

    Val

    Barcelona Daily Photo

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    September 10, 2012 at 3:31 pm

  3. Impressive facade!Thanks for sharing your pictures!
    Léia

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    September 10, 2012 at 7:38 am

  4. That hotel is incredible! Wow

    The attack in Mumbai, so sad.

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    September 10, 2012 at 6:09 am

  5. C'est énorme.
    J'imagine le luxe de l'intérieur…
    Thierry.

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    September 10, 2012 at 5:24 am