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Friday, September 25, 2009

Need a change

I need a change. So, today, something totally different. I almost got arrested for taking this photo, by 2 guards, armed with big old rifles.
And what is it? This is the Oberoi shopping mall, near Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, in june last year. Taking pictures inside a shopping mall is TOTALLY forbidden in India.
What does that have to do with Barcelona? Nothing really, except maybe that here, you can do it.
Oh yeah: I love Indian shopping malls!!!

12 comments:

Don and Krise said...

That's okay Rob. Sometimes you just need a change. I'm not surprised about the guards. That's a big no-no in some places. I still want to get one of those t-shirts that says "I'm a photographer, NOT A TERRORIST!"

Leif Hagen said...

I tried taking a photo in an indoor Mall in Birmingham, England and got scolded there, too!

Peter said...

The restricitions are sometimes tough - and varying! I have had problems in the Paris metro, in Spanish churches...

Jacob said...

Given Mumbai's recent history, I can sympathize with a certain amount of paranoia.

But, it looks like most shopping malls in the U.S. Is an Indian mall different from a Barcelona mall?

brattcat said...

I had no idea, Rob. These guards must be very good at what they do to have noticed you and your camera.

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Oi Rob! Eu ainda não entendi o porquê da proibição. Por mais que tenha tentado, não vi nada que a Índia tivesse para esconder.

Abraços,

Furtado.

Catherine said...

Love this! Nothing like defying authority - there is a lot of paranoia about photographing public buildings and bridges and borders in India - I have some great ones at the land border between Bangladesh and India at a remote northwestern border near Nilphamari - Siliguri enroute to Darjeeling. (do you know that area?) and there are no guards to enforce the rule.When I was in India nearly30 years ago there were no fancy shopping malls and Oberoi were posh hotels!
Catherine

Kcalpesh said...

Hey, you're in India? Mumbai? This is a cool photo and I wonder how quickly you shot it because as you mentioned it's strictly prohibited. I stay so close to the Oberoi Mall but I haven't been in there yet!!! :-D

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Paula said...

What people do now in the name of security, almost arrested because you were taking pictures!

ical said...

they must do the same here in my place to prevent bombing. Suck terrorists.

Rob said...

Jacob, they are ten times bigger than anything you can find in Spain. Fascinating places, great places for a photographer...

Lois said...

Everyone needs a change once in awhile. Glad you didn't get arrested!

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