The Marine Drive Completes Its Century Today. Here Is Its Life In...

The Marine Drive Completes Its Century Today. Here Is Its Life In Pictures

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To the uninitiated, Marine Drive is a 4.3-kilometer-long boulevard located in South Mumbai. It is a ‘C’-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay.

Every Mumbaikar has a story attached to Marine Drive. A stress busting walk after a bad day at work, or sitting with a loved one watching the sunset, the stretch has probably given every Mumbaikar a memory to cherish. The iconic curve completes 100 years today, thus giving us a reason to reminisce how special a place it is in every Mumbaikar’s heart.

EVOLUTION OVER THE YEARS

The Early days

A rare panorama of Marine Drive dated 1870 | Source: Imgur

1940s

Marine Drive in the 1940’s taken by the celebrated Bombay photographer A.L Syed. | Source: ashok7642.blogspot.in

1950s

Marine Drive 1957 | Source: irissansfrontieres.wordpress.com

1960s

Marine Drive in the 1960s | Source: memumbai.com

1970s

Marine drive -Mumbai 1975 | Source: Twitter

Post 2010

 

A Day In Its Life

The morning starts with people who gather for morning walks and yoga.

yoga

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In the afternoon, college kids bunk their lectures and assemble on the promenade.

college

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The evenings are for couples, who sit by and watch the sunset together.

college

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It also serves as a livelihood for hawkers who sell peanuts and chanas.

chanas

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Monsoon is the best time for strolls as the water from the sea makes a big splash.

splash

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At night, it sparkles like a queen’s necklace, shining bright like a diamond in Mumbai’s armour.

necklace

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