Wednesday, September 03, 2008

ABC Wednesday - 'G' for GATEWAY OF INDIA

The Gateway Of India is a major landmark in Mumbai. It is the most famous and most photographed monument of Mumbai. It was built as a triumphal arch in 1911 by the British government to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India.

Behind the arch, there are steps leading down to the water. Here you can get into one of the motor launches for a short cruise through Mumbai's harbour.
'G' for 'Ganesha'
The 10 day Ganesh Chaturthi festival begins today, and for the next few days, I will post about the festivities in Mumbai.
'G' for 'Guavas'
Yellow & Green Guavas
Guavas are in season again and are selling on handcarts in every nook and corner of the city. They are called 'poor man's fruit' as they are available for Rs. 2 to Rs. 10 depending on the size and quality.
Some facts:
Rich source of vitamin C
Good for skin, digestive system, heart
Effective antioxidant


  1. Perfect posting - such a beautiful photograph.

  2. I'd love to see the Gateway to India! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. I do like your photographs of the Gateway of India. Impressive structure.

    I only got one Grumpy Alien posted for "G." He is at Thunder Maker

  4. That gateway is so impressive! More so, I think, with all the crowds of people youhave captured!

    And your Ganesha image is fascinating!

  5. Wonderful set of g's as they are so personal to your area.

  6. Oh so beautiful! I look forward to watching your blog.

  7. I've been learning a bit more about India lately and I think I just might like to visit there some day.

  8. Great set of Mumbai G!

    G is for Ganpati Bappa Morya! To find out what it means click here

  9. THose are wonderful Gs! I've never eaten guavas.

    Oh and I love the very clever way you've put your logo on the Gateway to India!

  10. A wonderful selection, certainly representative of such a beautiful part of the world.
    Thanks so much.


  11. we have a restaurant called the gateway to india...
    it's not quite as impressive as the real thing though :-]

  12. Such terrific G photographs! The Gateway of India looks amazing.
    The Ganesha festival sounds interesting. Something I must come back and see.
    The Guavas are so brilliantly colored in that photograph. Nice pictures.

  13. Good series of examples of "G"!

    "Louis" posted a 5"/38 calibre G>un on the aircraft carrier Hornet.

  14. Great G words and very interesting!

  15. Great ideas for the letter G.
    Wonderful photos also.

    Bear((( )))

  16. I love Guavas! Absolutely adore them!


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