‘In fair Verona, where we lay our scene’

February 19, 2014 at 07:18

The first thing we thought of when our broker took us to look at the first flat, was that it was meant to be. Not only does the Verona name bring to mind assosiations with romance, as the home of Romeo and Juliet (hurr-hurr), but this was the apartment we had been recommended before we even arrived in Mumbai. Karsten, who lived in India for a couple of years, has been nice enough to take the time to give us some good advice on moving to Mumbai and he has helped us connect with some of his friends in the city. And in doing this he told us about a flat that was available next door to one of his good friends. Coincidentally, we ended up meeting this friend in the elevator after viewing the apartment, and now we live here.

Fountain and flowers in front of Verona

Fountain and flowers in front of Verona

I must admit I have one problem with our flat that is not possible to fix: the height. As I have some issues with great heights, I guess it’s not ideal to live in the 28th floor. But I’m starting to get used to it, and there are some perks. For instance we live high enough not to get bothered with traffic or other annoying noises. And of course there’s a great view coming with this floor. Also, we are high enough to get great glimpses of big birds, like this one:

Bird outside our window

Bird outside our window

I don’t know what kind of bird it is, but I guess it’s some type of hawk? We even had an eagle sitting on the ledge outside our window the other day.

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Verona Building

The Verona buidling has, as most buildings in Hiranandani, a greek apparance to it. And it is quite well maintained and has beautiful green surroundings. It’s right next to the Heritage Park, which is our view from our windows. Here you may participate in various activities, like running or walking in the jogging track that surrounds the park. Next to our building we also have a dog park, where dog owners and dog walkers take their dogs for some fun and games. Marius and I really miss our pets back home in Norway, so this park helps a little with that.

Stray dogs also enjoy the dog park.

Stray dogs also enjoy the dog park.

All in all, we really like it here. And we are very greatful for the fact that we are able to live in such a green and quiet neighborhood, although we have moved to one of the worlds biggest cities.

- Andrea