There we were — a friend and I — walking along the Central Avenue in Chembur last Sunday animatedly discussing forthcoming travel plans when we met this family.
Naturally, we stopped to say hello. The Junction Box Family, that was their name, had taken up residence in Chembur earlier this year during the Chembur Festival.
“We like this place,” said Mr. Junction Box.
“Oh yes, we do,” repeated Mrs. Junction Box looking adoringly at her husband.
Sulky Master Junction grumbled, “I don’t like it here. Don’t have anyone to play with.”
“Don’t mind him,” said Mrs. Junction Box, sotto voce. “Junior’s always like this after church service.”
We left after the family (except Junior) happily posed for photographs and with promises to meet again soon.
It was such a pleasant surprise to come across street art in a place that had none before. And what a wonderful way to cover up ugly and rusty junction boxes. Central Avenue in Chembur is a lovely road, broad and tree-lined and it is a real pleasure to walk on the road. But till that day, I had never seen any street art on that road. I did come across a couple more that I hope to share later.
I am really liking the way that Mumbai is slowly and surely adapting to street art in its own way. And I look forward to being surprised in my forays into various parts of the city.
What did you think of the Junction Box Family? Do tell 🙂
Though I didn’t have my camera with me that morning, I could manage to get a couple of photographs thanks to the Dell Venue Tablet (sent to me as part of the Dell blogger review programme) that I was carrying in my handbag. I also edited the photographs and typed out this short post on the Tablet. Must say, I’m getting better at using the Tablet as a blogging tool ! 🙂