City Season – Monet’s High-Rises, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The sky is swathed in light pink. Some bits are purple, and others are washed in shades of red and misty blue. This is Gurgaon on a rainy evening. A timely collusion of sunset hues and rain-heavy clouds has produced this magical colour palette.
The best spots to view the rainy evening sky are located inside the Sector 53-54 station on the Rapid Metro line. The sights appear as unreal as picture postcards from some unattainable holiday destination. It’s like as if the great French painter Monet is interpreting this so-called Millennium City of Gurgaon through his beautifully rendered tremulous aesthetics.
The ideal venues in the vast metro station to view this extraordinary artwork are the little balcony-like spaces that overlook the Golf Course Road. All those office towers and residential high-rises, including shops and malls, are looking dreamily poetic under the curiously coloured sky.
And now a metro train is approaching—the entire panorama instantly turning into an impressionist’s dream Singapore.
The station stands next to some of the swankiest residential complexes. You can enjoy a clear view of their drawing-rooms if you loiter around the exit escalators. It’s thrilling to intrude into strangers’ privacies. But the amazing sky is hijacking all the attention. Come any evening when it’s raining hard.