Photography is one of my hobbies, and I love clicking pictures and preserving memories. When I am not creating images myself, I admire the works of other photographers and their interpretations of a subject. This is a picture I came across online – featuring the Gateway of India in Mumbai, by photographer Rahul Vangani. With the monsoons in full swing and the Arabian sea in the backdrop splashing water onto the roads during high tide, the reflection of such architectural delights can be beautifully captured.
Some trivia about the arch monument – It was erected in the early 20th century to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder in 1911. The Gateway is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, and overlooks the Arabian Sea. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 30th March 1911. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914, and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was used as a symbolic ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and Governors of (then) Bombay (now Mumbai).
Such a photographer’s delight to capture the reflection of this historic structure in it’s entirety.