My changing skyline.
It’s a week into the new year and even though I’ve been back for a month now, it was only yesterday that I found time to look out of my balcony and observe the skyline – my favourite past time.
However, I was aghast to find the gorgeous Imperial Towers that reached out to the sky, dwarfed and even hidden by a new monstrosity that is still climbing higher!
What was worse was the tiny little bungalow that I used to look down on, growing into another tower that will soon spoil my unsullied view of the Queen’s Necklace.
However, all things change and thirty years is a long time for things to remain static.
I remember when I first saw this view, I could look out to the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. This funny shaped mountain that I could see in the distance is a little known natural bird park near Mumbai. On a clear day ( which is another rarity these days) I could see the shoreline of Mandwa and Alibag hugging the mainland.
With the rampant and unregulated construction going on, it won’t be long before I will be only see a peep of sky from my balcony. I hope I’m wrong because I do enjoy watching the world go by from my little perch up in the sky.
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Happy Weekend all!