Walk on the Bombay slums
• Walk on the Bombay slums
The slums - one of the main tourist Bombay characters. In many respects thanks to the film "Slumdog Millionaire," which filmed here. Remember the huge pipe, which the people was used instead of the road, all these houses, and so on. D.? That's all the bombs.
Soon, by the way, this symbol can not be. Slums are now reconstructed on the site of the anthill dilapidated houses there are high-rise buildings, and instead of the narrow maze of streets and wide roads trestle.
The most famous and largest slums of Bombay - Dharavi. At one time it was the largest slum in the world, then in Asia, but times have changed and now it is just a very large slum. How many people live here - no one knows. Some say a million, the other three. The area of the district a total of 215 hectares. Here are the production, schools, hospitals, stores and, of course, thousands of shacks. Average house area here - 10 square meters. This area is often fit large Indian family, sometimes up to 15 people.
Let's start from the bottom. The poorest residents of Bombay live in tents. Tents building near the sea or very close to the rail, where you can not build a normal houses. Here prepare, here throw trash and wash dishes.
The life of such a short-lived tents, their wind blows, they are burned, when residents are trying to keep warm on a cold night.
In some places you can find entire neighborhoods and rags and tarps and plywood.
Patio in one of the quarters of the slum.
In spite of the dirt around, the people themselves are trying to look after themselves, clean clothes, all washed regularly, girls dress up. Meet them somewhere else, do not even think that they can live in tents among the garbage.
Also, try to maintain cleanliness in the dwellings themselves and the aisles between them.
Go ahead. Streets along the slums littered with debris.
The main type of Bombay slum - it's such multi-storey houses made of sheet metal and plywood. It all starts with one-storey houses, and then growing up. I met a 10-storey slum!
On the left is one of the neighborhoods
Understand these houses can not be. Where one ends and another begins, nobody knows. Of course, there are no addresses, and on any map of the world do not have these houses.
Such slums terribly picturesque!
Let's go inside. Narrow passages, where sometimes difficult to miss each other two people. Sunlight here almost does not fit. Numerous stairs that lead to the upper floors.
Entry into one of the homes. Home here - it's actually a bedroom-living room. Eat, cook, defecate in the street.
slum residents go to shit right on the giant pipe. Inside the grooves themselves slum flowing water, where usually emptied waste. Children shitting directly into these grooves.
Celebrate small need wherever they can
Another type of slum - along railways.
to build them in close proximity to the railway.
There is an Indian train
slum residents flee the rails. I wonder, is there anyone statistics, how many people die here under the wheels of a train?
The rails are often used as the only way through which you can get out of the warren of slums.
Children playing on the rails
Outskirts of slums and the famous big pipe
See how cozy!
One of the courtyards
The White House.
Some slums are located on the banks of rivers and canals. In conventional city proximity of the river or the sea shore is rather a plus. In India, the opposite is true. The river rubbish dump, the beaches are used as a large toilet, so live on the banks of the poorest sections of society.
Sometimes the river is not visible, because all littered with debris.
Please note that the trash immediately thrown right out the back door of a house. That is, people can live on the banks of the canal, but they chose to live near a stinking garbage.
This is also a channel completely littered with debris. Somewhere water flows down ... Garbage decompose and rot, the stench is awful.
But people like!
Here is a resident. The monkey was a bit angry and I devoured!
Let's take a look inside the home. As you can see, there is very clean.
In some houses are located businesses in tailoring and cooking. Maybe somewhere here sew your favorite jeans!
Now actively built slums. At the site of dilapidated houses to build apartment house, instead of narrow passages make the overpass. So, most famous slums of Bombay to see you can only in old photographs.
Be sure to take a walk here
Do not be sorry.
I'm not bad advice.