Every so often, I take a photograph of the Arabian Sea from my living room balcony, with the same block of flats in the distance. Perhaps when the light glows after dusk, or when the sun is setting - or when the sky is lit up by lightning or fireworks. The view of the ocean in the distance and the colour of the sky is a fine barometer of the changing seasons or time of day in Mumbai.
Sometimes the sea is obscured by smog, and sometimes the view is as crisp as anything. June is a particularly interesting time of the year - when the clouds begin to gather in readiness for the monsoon.
|Pre-monsoon and clouds begin to gather|
|June 2013 at 1pm and the view is crisp and the trees are a lush green|
|The clouds obscure the setting sun at 7.30pm|
|Red sky at night...shepherd's delight (as we say in the UK)|
|1.45pm one September 2013 day and the monsoon lingers - the sun desperately tries to |
peep out from behind the clouds. Gathering kites speckle the sky.
|A evening of lightning strikes make the sky a gorgeous purple|
|September 2013 - a pre-rain eerie bluey glow is cast on the buildings|
|November 2013 - Diwali fireworks light up the block of flats.|
|November 2013 - the weather is cooler but the sea is almost obscured by the rising mist that |
helps to make Mumbai smoggy-ish
|The same day - the sunset is poor and sea is invisible|
|February 2014 - one of many stunning sunsets I have witnessed from our balcony|
|The scene today! So crisp!|
|Another pre-monsoon eerie glow at about 7.30pm last Sunday.|