Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mumbai, India

Especially for Ksenia...and all other railway lovers....this is the Shivaji Terminus, the busiest railway station in Mumbai! And if you take a closer look, you will actually see a river of people...and well, it even seems scary :) I honestly dont like crowded places...they make me feel uncomfortable with myself...and i definitely wouldnt want to travel in an overcrowded train. It happened to me when i was a kid and when i was going with my grandparents on a visit in Serbia...we actually had to STAND in the hall for most of the trip...the only place we could sit on was on our bags...can you actually imagine? a trip of 300km or so in that manner?

Well, this busiest railway has earned its status of a UNESCO and it was built by the British in the 18th century. Ever wanna take a ride on a train somewhere in India??? Take a look...



and another one...



hmmmm...not your dream ride i guess...




well, lets see the stamps...there were two on the top, where they are supposed to be, and one at the bottom right corner, right below the address.
Both of these are commemorative stamps (yess! i learned the difference between 'commemorative' and 'definitive' ) The stamp on the right was issued in December 2006 to commemorate the worlds' aids day, while the one next to it is from the 2008 Jasmine collection and belongs to the category of scented stamps...and it does smell indeed...its lovely!

As for this rose stamp....it is a definitive issued in 2002, featuring a rose...though i cant say im utterly sure about the validity of this information....

Well, in any case, thanks a lot to Nagi for sending me this absolutely great card!  

1 comment:

Оксана said...

OMG! :O Polish trains are often overcrowded... And you have to sit on your bags (or stand, if there are too many people) for several hours, but still... everyone is INSIDE the train :D
If I went to India, I would probably take a train trip, but only a short one (50 kms or so) just to try it. But no, not on the roof :D

And this railway station is just great! I wish we had such ones in Poland, but railways aren't so popular here.