Mumbai’s Urban Left-Overs

One good thing of all those people traveling to India is that they take pictures of all kinds of phenomena that are somehow strange to our Western perspective, and share them with their friends, relatives and the rest of the world.

The picture is taken in Dharavy in Mumbai. It shows the informal use of abandoned city places (according to the photographer). No space goes unused, it says. “Spaces near the train tracks are off limits to people building houses. This doesn’t stop them from using that land for farming. This, and the next two images, is of an urban farm at the Sion train station. The vegetables and herbs raised here were being sold on the street market (depicted above) just less than 100m away.”