Friday, March 26, 2010

That awe-inspiring dose of marble and granite seemed out of place for a building in an industrial area. As did the art deco security block and the now-empty jharokha-like niches near the gate. So once upon a time this was a home, a manor. Complete with sit-out and terrace garden.
And then time moved on.

7 comments:

AmitL said...

Where was this-a mills compound?Could almost imagine the mill/factory-malik staring at his mill from the terrace garden.:)

austere said...

Aha... there are some very interesting ruins of mills in Parel..this was some sethji's home, then part home, part BPO, and now a diagnostic center under renovation...

Tamanna Mishra said...

Try Bangalore if you feel sad about this... Too many sad, lonely, concrete tech parks here - and no, planting trees and having Coffee Days in them don't help much!

PQ said...

With so many structures coming up and fewer empty spaces, I wonder what future holds for us.

austere said...

tamanna- it must have been such a grand home once.

pq-what will happen to people like me, for whom greens are like oxygen?

Arunima said...

one reason why I am not confident about having a kid is this. I am not confident that we are going to leave a better world for them.

austere said...

They, the unborn, come with their own destinies...