I snoozed the alarm at least three times and the urge to lie in and laze on a Sunday morning when the entire household was sleeping was a temptation that was pulling me deep into the covers.
But then I remembered how I had missed this walk the week before and maybe the opportunity would never present itself again.
So I threw back those covers and pulled open the curtains to let the sun shine on my face.
I reached the decided starting point of the walk and when I reached the end of it and hour and half later I was so much more enriched in my knowledge about architecture and was visually fortified.
Sharing with you the pictures taken between me and Rachna Shetty another enthusiast (and a better photographer and the only one with a camera)
If these picture astound you and make you wonder how did you miss such a great wealth of architectural prodigiousness, I suggest you get in touch with the organisation that made it possible for me to re-look at the structures that I would normally pass without being awed by their past and importance.
The beautiful Ivorine – french and classy
The windows that make you think of beautiful dressing tables
Oval View – a name so apt
Making the most of being a corner prime real estate – Shiv Shanti Bhuvan
Belvedere Court and a fountain frozen in concrete grill work
The most photographed building on the walk
Do not miss the vertical frozen fountain that also lights up the stairway naturally
A crown – we were still shking off the Raj Era and were still mesmerised
Another colorful diagonal vertical panel that brought in natural light
No this is not Goa – this is in Mumbai opposite the Oval Maidan, the very tropical Rajjab Mahal
A ship has just entered the harbor, this majestic Empress Court definitely courts attention
View of the courthouse captured aptly in the name but do not miss the recurring frozen fountain
The Era of elegant social evenings probably shut doors when Eros shut its doors but one cannot but stop and stare and wonder about its glorious past