Also known as the world's largest open-air Laundromat, this area is literally where the laundry gets done in Mumbai???at least all the laundry from the city's hotels and hospitals. The Dhobis???the washers???work in rows of concrete pens, open-air and with their own flogging stone, to wash the laundry in. The profession is handed down from generation to generation, though the pay is minimal and the work hard. While not an especially beautiful place to visit, it's a big part of the culture of Mumbai and is visited by tourists on a daily basis.
It is believed that the Greek poet Aeschylus was killed when a bird flying overhead dropped a tortoise and struck him. Birds have been known to carry shellfish to great heights and drop them in order crack the shells.