Friday, January 28, 2011

Chor Bazaar via Vogue.in

After ages of wanting to feature Chor Bazaar, and after shooting the place some 3 odd times, finally here is the post. Chor bazaar literally translates to 'Thieves bazaar' is cluster of small streets each jam packed with shops that sell everything from tyres to old electronic spare parts to nails and hammers to gorgeous furniture to antiques to Bollywood posters, phew! And I haven't even mentioned the grandfather clocks, old ceramic plates, chandeliers, gramophones or typewriters. Mutton street, which is the address of the place is this mad conglomeration of the mundane and the sublime and what you get back from there is solely your discretion.




















You can catch the post on Vogue.in here

13 comments:

Georgianna said...

Vineeta! This is phenomenal! Fabulous! What a great tour of this incredible market!!! I'm really amazed by it – thank you so much! Hope you are well. xo – g

Thryza Dow said...

Hi I think its the pics that makes the place so interesting or why would an old rusty sign board look so amazingly beautiful.

Thryza Dow said...

I think its the pics that makes the place so interesting or why would an old rusty sign board look suddenly so interesting.

aakash said...

Awesome! This does reflect India. The disarrayed mix of colors, forms, tastes unified in their niche. Sweetly captured.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Stunning Vineeta!

nothings said...

love the posts...Amazing work.
Thanks!

Julian Khursigara said...

Wow, what a wonderul protray of on of Bombays treasures. If you consider running a shopping epedition of Chor Bazaar, please count me in!
Love your blog!

Julian Khursigara said...

Wow Vineeta! What a great protrayal of one of Bombays shopping treasures Please let me know if you consider leading a shopping trip to Chor Bazaar - count me in!
Love you blog!

Formica said...

Its always been one of the most fascinating places for me in Mumbai!! I've walked through chor bazaar and dug in for treasures quite often myself. It was absolutely delightful seeing your post on chor bazaar and the great photographs.. its long due I need to trip down there again.
Love your blog Vineeta!

Miss Stovetop said...

I used to LOOOOVE chor bazaar for those quirky finds.... you never know what you'll end up getting there :)
Aaaargh... can't wait to go back for a full on shopping trip in August :)

Peachy Cheek said...

What beautiful pictures!! I love the colors!! It makes me want to bring each one in my home:)

Thanks so much for sharing these!!

Iniyaal said...

Interesting collections! It should have been named the vintage treasures bazaar. Loved the line up of antique chinaware plates.

Mehul said...

it's beautiful.