06/29/2012 12:51 pm ET

Living Along Mumbai's Giant Water Pipelines

Hop, skip and jumping along one of the water pipes

“There’s so much poverty to be seen here and at the same time so much joy and happiness.” This is how photographer Rob van Kessel describes his two-day journey along the giant pipes that supply the growing metropolis of Mumbai with water. From lakes high in India’s Western Ghats, these water mains snake their way down into the city like steel-encased rivers, impossible not to notice.

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