I took this picture while sitting in a taxi, waiting for our turn at a gas station.
This building – called Nazir Palace – was built in 1919. It’s written at the main entrance, hidden behind the tree trunk and sign board. This is one of the several other old buildings here in Mumbai. I find them all very fascinating. Sadly, a lot of these buildings are in a pathetic state, waiting badly to be renovated. The Nazir Palace is one of them.
Obviously it’s a residential building, and people have taken it to themselves to personalize their own flats by painting it with colors of their choice. So I’m assuming that if one of the residents of that building tries to explain his or her flat to a new friend, he or she will surely add, “Oh, you’ll recognize my flat; it’s the pink one with matching towels hanging over the balcony.”