Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

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Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai

Our first day in Mumbai, we visited the enormous Dhobi Ghat, the central laundry for the city of Mumbai. Clothing hung from every possible surface and line. The middle section contained massive concrete wash tubs filled with water. Strong, lean men in loin cloths were swinging clothing wildly through the air, then pounding onto the stones. The outer rooms provided associated services such as “stitching”, pressing, and folding (shown in this picture). This touching scene reminded me of one of Vermeer’s classic paintings!

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2 Comments
  • Nan Tepper
    Posted at 20:54h, 13 May Reply

    Love this photo. Actually love all of the India pix. What a trip you had!

    • Mary Anne Erickson
      Posted at 07:02h, 14 May Reply

      Thanks Nan!

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