This was the 49th post (Day 49) of an entire year-long series, which I named ‘Project 365′. The idea was simple enough: travel for a full year and document every day of it, in the form of a daily picture and poem. I am still working on a book of this year-long travel, but till then, enjoy all the posts here. You can check out the daily posts in the details below or jump to the final day of the project by clicking here.
19th August 2014 – Mumbai, India
In the desert, they built concrete oases and glittering fountains. And the oil barons created gold from anything they could take. Minarets and neon lights were both calling me lusciously. but today I chose the opulence of a dream, over the sheikh.
I landed in Sharjah today morning and then took a bus to Dubai. The Emirates has literally left no stone unturned to impress me, with wealth showing its ugly head at every nook and corner. And I also clicked copious amount of pictures. But the picture of the day, is from the Mumbai Terminal 2, which I marvelled at and ogled at during the early morning hours.
The new airport terminal had just opened earlier this year, and probably has one of the most amazingly done airport interiors that I have come across. And a lot of my time went in admiring the Art Exhibit inside the airport. The walls of the airport are filled with 6000 pieces of Indian art, stretching to a total length of 1.2 KMs.
Now you know why BBC calls it “India’s largest museum.”