Bandra fair is an annual week long fair held the Sunday following September 8th. It is celebrated to commemorate the Nativity of Mary & the fair is said to be about 300 years old. (wikipedia)
Ever since I started college I have tried to attend every year. These are photos from September 2011. The lab had a silly problem & couldn’t scan one of these rolls so I had to wait till I got my own scanner. My parents bought me the Epson V600 early last month (thank you!) & that’s when I finally scanned these.

Lomo LC-A x Lomography CN400
Lomography Fisheye 2 x Lomography CN400

Bandra fair can be extremely crowded but I’d definitely recommend visiting if you’re around Mumbai mid September. I love riding on the ferris wheels. The views are so amazing! The first two photos were taken while precariously leaning over the side when our cars stopped at the top. This last time I had a weird experiences where my friend kept scaring me about how rickety the car felt & kept insisting that the seat fell off after I got up. I didn’t see. Ignorance is bliss, I guess.
Roadside tattooing is obviously not safe but sadly very common during fairs, you can get tattooed for as little as Indian Rupee ₹25 (50¢).

There are always stalls selling candles shaped like babies, hands, feet and various other parts of the body. Sick people choose a figure that corresponds to their ailment & light it in the church in hopes of being healed; childless couples offer candles of babies in hopes of getting a child.


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