Tuesday, December 16, 2008

India - Mumbai (IN-5063)

Although I already have some other cards from India (I just haven't uploaded them here yet), this one is my 1st offical card from this country and it's absolutely different than the ones I have. It's a photo of Mumbai (Bombay is the former name of the same city, but for example in Polish language we still use the old name: Bombaj) 100 years ago.

Mumbai (Marathi: मुंबई), formerly Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India. With a population of approximately 13,000,000 it is the second most populous city proper in the world.Along with the neighbouring suburbs of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it forms, at 19 million, the world's fifth most populous metropolitan area. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Mumbai's port handles over half of India's maritime cargo.

The sad story behind this card is that I received it exactly on the day of terrorist attacks in Mumbai :(


1 comment:


excellent card.Keep up the good work