After an incredible, busy week at home our team took a second to breathe. Just a second, though, we had to get to India!
Everyone packed up and made their way to the airport where we would take a few flights and arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India.
As you all know by know, we typically take a day or two to get acquainted with a new city. Our crew was prepped with an itinerary, and a curiosity for what seemed like a whole new world. Especially when compared to our visit to India earlier this year! We started to tour the city.
Being immersed in a new city can be overwhelming. Mumbai is so full of sounds, smells, and sights, it is almost difficult to keep your focus. You’re sure to be taking a second look at some of the things you run into in your travels here. Our crew is doing a fine job of grounding one another, and decom.
The Main Attractions
First on our list of places to see was, of course, the Gateway of India. Completed in 1924 and standing 26 meters tall, this structure is magnificent. The buzz around the Gateway is palpable. We poked around a bit, and had a look at the seawall and the passenger ferry nearby.
Moving on, we traveled to Chhatatrapi Shivagi Terminal, one of the main arteries of the city. It was busy here. We’re talking head-spinning, people rushing busy. The station is an awesome example of infrastructure in a different country! Everyone in the area seemed to be moving with a sure purpose.
Next up, we were excited to visit Marine Drive Beach. Coming from Vancouver Island, and being surrounded by the sea at home, it’s interesting to see how other people interact with their coastlines.
We wrapped our b-reel for the trip with the Iskcon. The temple is home to some of the most eye-catching architecture we’ve come across in our travels. The use of black and white, the dramatic arches and domes highlight the care and attention that is put into the construction of these sacred spaces.
We’re excited to share our interviews with you next week!