Mumbai was a fishing and salt making village when it was gifted in dowry to the Portuguese princess who married a British king 300 years ago. The original natives of Mubai still fish and make salt on the outskirts of the great city. Sea water is collects in these pans and gets dried by the sun, leaving the salt behind. Many aquatic birds hunt in these pans for the salty morsels. If you click on the picture above, you can see the birds clearly.
The salt makers follow their ancient tradition to make these geometrical patterns.
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Lovely images and thanks for the history of these salt pans.ReplyDelete
Terrific captures as always and, yes, thanks for the history lesson as well! Fascinating! Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
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interesting post. there was an area in my home province where salt was made this way--same geometric patterns I saw from the bus window every morning on my way to school.ReplyDelete
Fascinating to read about the bistory behind the pictures. Nicely captured!ReplyDelete
Salt bars at that time were also a medium for trade. Sometimes I think that what if it stayed that way? Will our seas be any less saltier? LoL. Anyway, thanks for the short history, the past surely had a big influence on what we are today. Even as simple as a gift could turn into this.ReplyDelete
The salt bars are interesting, thanks for sharing your world. I would love to see the birds up close. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Calling by as another contributor to Our World Tuesday, very interesting to see photos of the salt pans.ReplyDelete
I clicked on the picture and yes saw the beautiful wings clearly...ReplyDelete
Read in the news that these salt pans are being converted to real estate!ReplyDelete
In fact some of these like areas in Ghatkopar and Chembur suburbs have real estate on them...have lived in one of those areas.ReplyDelete
Very interesting history story! Beautiful capture of salt pan!ReplyDelete
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hi lovely post. can you please guide me as to the location of these salt pans in bombay. am an amateur photographer. thanks! aparnaReplyDelete