Photographs are appearing on flickr and elsewhere, allowing us a glimpse beyond the visuals provided by mainstream media. Arun Shanbhag has a post full of photographs – from blood pools, to chalk marks and a burning Taj Hotel. More of his photographs on flickr here.
A photograph of the Taj hotel up in flames by Soumit Kar. A photograph of the same hotel by Mayank Austen Soofi – on fire at night. Ashesh Shah has a photograph of ladders and cranes being placed by the hotel to aid rescue work.
The Taj Mahal Hotel is an iconic structure in Mumbai. Seen often in photographs as a backdrop to the Gateway of India, it is a heritage building, and has seen several world famous figures occupy its rooms. Some of the shock expressed by bloggers has to do with the fact that the structure is still on fire, and the upper floor looks like it has been gutted by the flames.