Mumbai’s social calendar has a special marking for the annual Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, held in the heart of historical south Mumbai precinct of Fort. There are open air arts installations, side walk converted into gallery, food as well as handicrafts stalls. So year after year, more and more people from the city look forward to this festival; for more than one reason.
Here are few glimpses of the said festival, divided into series of art installations and handicraft stalls.
Continuing from the last post, these are the snapshots of Christmas decorations seen in shopping arcades.
A delicate looking and beautifully decorated Xmas tree at the Palladium Shopping Complex.
Fairy lights welcoming all at the Palladium Shopping Complex.
A tree of gifts, oh I want!!
A better and closer look of this window.
A very decorative and real life size Father Christmas with his crew, looking from a shop window in South Mumbai – Colaba.
And yes a snowman too.
The last picture is my personal favourite, because they seem to have taken the Christmas celebration to the other pole – South Pole.
We too celebrate Christmas here in Mumbai, although not on such massive scale. But hey, its festive season and all churches, malls as well as restaurants are lit up. So, let’s just enjoy!!
The very famous Afghan Church with Stars lined up.
The main door of this church with festive lights and a Star.
The Star hanging on the porch; which has vintage wooden beams.
The nativity scene outside the Mount Mary Church.
And here’s a close up.
A beautiful couplet welcoming all and sundry to the Mount Mary Church.
The beautiful statue of Mother Mary at the Mount Mary Church.
The flower decked altar of the same church.
The Last Supper of Jesus carved at the base of the altar.
Another nativity scene inside the Mount Mary Chucrh.
Here’s a closer look.
The interior – all shiny and colourful of the same church.
The mistletoes and bells hanging on the door.
The outside open altar with the Christmas tree and its very own Santa clause.
The Portuguese Church decorated in a pretty simple way.
The front façade of the same church.