The last set of close-up images of portions of the wall/window paintings:
While driving past Sir JJ School of Art – located at the end of D N Road, near Crawford Market, in South Mumbai – I noticed these colourful windows and decided to stop by to take a few photos. The windows belonged to one of the old British cottage-type buildings which go back to 1878 when Sir JJ School of Art was established in this campus by the British, with donations from Sir Jamshetji Jijibhoy. It had originally begun from Elphinstone College at Kala Ghoda in 1857 and then moved to this location.
The windows and the building itself were badly maintained – perhaps because this was a peripheral building near the main grand-looking stone buildings of Sir JJ School of Art. I noticed that it was actually the façade of the building around the windows which were painted – each one on a different theme/subject. These are random photos taken with my mobilephone.
Govardhan Nath ki Haveli is a temple of Hindu Lord Krishna as a child. The temple, located on a narrow lane called Modi Street in the Fort area of South Mumbai, is about 150 years old and maintained by a Gujarati family. It is painted in beautiful bright blue colour. I could take a few photos of the front façade of the temple (shown below) with my mobilephone, but the interior of the temple, including the ceiling, is also beautifully painted.
The temple, which is also a family home (haveli) of the owners, is open daily but only for 15 minutes: once in the morning at 9 am and again in the afternoon at 4 pm. The idol/image of Govardhan Nath (i.e. Lord Krishna as a child) is located deep inside and is quite small in size. I almost missed spotting it.