We had one day in Bombay - just a brief stop on our way from Cochin to connect to our London plane. This outdoor laundry was the most interesting thing we saw
Acres of men washing clothes
Drying in the sun
The Ghandi Library. From here I dashed around the corner to an Internet cafe and reserved exit row seats for our flight to London
Downtown Bombay had the feel of any British colonial town - parts of Johannesburg and Shanghai come to mind.
This hotel on prime waterfront property was built by the founder of the Tata corporation after being told the he was not allowed into a British hotel.
It is one of the scenes of the Thanksgiving 2008 terrorist attack.
Many of the colonial era bulding are falling in a stste of disrepair
The Bombay Jewish communiy numbers about 3000. For an interesting overview of the Indian Jewish Communiy, see
For a view of the Bombay Community, see
Inside the Synagogue
The Shamos gave us a long talk about the shul. They have a minyan every morning. The congregation is, by Western standards, one of the poorest in the world, but by Indian standards, lower-middle class.
The school is adjacent to the synagogue
Topiary atop Malabar Hill
The city from Malabar Hill
You know who lives here!
Our guide for the day
Bobay has chronic housing shortage, and the largest slum population in the world. As a result of the housing shortage, even people with reasonable jobs may live in slums. Hera is a cluster on a sidewalk