Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned

By: Kamakshi

Jul 11 2011

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Category: Challenges, Trivia


Focal Length:55mm
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 550D

The most amazing thing about the town side of Mumbai, specifically CST and Churchgate are of the city is the tall and magnificent Victorian Structures. However, what I would want to highlight in this picture of the Rajabai tower at the Fort Campus of the University of Mumbai,  designed by English architect Sir George Gilbert Scott based on the Big Ben is, how time stands still in pictures. On this very day in the year 2006, time stood still for most of us who lost someone dear in the Mumbai train blasts, and continues to stand still through memories in photographs. I dedicate this post to a very dear friend, a young brother who I love and cherish to this date for who is was, what he brought to my life, and how he changed me as a person when I was with him, and after I lost him. RIP dear one, you have created a void that time cannot fill. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, but not every time


14 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Old Fashioned”

  1. I remember very well that time as it was in the news. I am sorry to hear that you lost your brother. Somehow there is a lot of truth to your last sentence.

    • Thanks Ramincito, we are quite a big circle of friends and he was the closest to me, treated me like his own big sister, a young lad who’d just turned 21 (would’ve been 26 today). When all of us friends meet, we still talk about him as if he were around…we haven’t really moved on, but we all try, and are protective of his baby sister, like she is our own 🙂

  2. At first I thought I was in London, but then you explained about the Victorian architecture in Mumbai, and then –a shock — for the first time I realize that the dreadful events of 2006 were for you the equivalent of our 9/11 —
    And the shock and horror and tragedy I remember so well from our side of the ocean becomes echoed on your side of the ocean.
    I am so sorry for your loss —

    • Thanks Tsarina, there are so many more stories that i know off, across so many troubled times (Mumbai has witnessed 3 serial blasts out of which one resulted into communal violence) and its sad that the world thinks that we are “used to it, and we have an indomitable spirit” but the truth is we have no choice but to move on… but the happy memories were worth the time we spent together

  3. The photo is beautiful, but your words stopped me in my tracks. I remember that dreadful attack, as well as the massacre two years later. . .we lost two people, the rabbi and his wife, who had been members of our synagogue. Very sad. My thoughts and sympathies to you and to all who lost loved ones on that day. The last sentence of your post is so true.

    • Thanks Cecelia! Its been 5 years and even today as i travel on the local trains, unusual sounds and forgotten packages makes me jump… Childhood was so much better you could trust things blindly, taking things on face value, but not any more…nothing worse than losing trust and faith!

  4. Great image with a sad message, sorry for your loss 😦


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