It’s dirty, the entrance is a complete put-off, you might have to stamp on dirt beyond imagination and wash your feet with packaged drinking water. You might have to bathe in a good sanitizer and get a pedicure too! But once you are in the alley, there is no looking back in anger; the garage-sale dirt is justified without a sliver of doubt!
And in spite of having all that you wouldn’t like to get your hands dirty on with, the Mumbai chor bazaar is a definitely a place you would love go back! Any time. Located near bhindi bazaar, this place is antique- paradiso! Things that make you regret; makes you brood on why didn’t you buy the other piece too.
From must-have porcelain and glass collectibles to antique furniture, gramophones and lampstands; from fancy Christmas bulbs with a ripped off look (time’s to blame), to antique buttons, wine bottles and well, cars! CARS? Yeah, cars!!! You heard it right. You really get it all.
We chose a wrong day, a wrong season and yet that didn’t stop us from getting a great bargain. I bought this bottle chiefly because I liked its oriental appeal. Hope you enjoy it.
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