Photo Essay: Scenes from Kolkata

by Ekua on February 1, 2011 in captured on memory card,India,street art

In Kolkata, I didn’t have a lot of time to wander and take pictures of the city, so I always tried to have my camera ready to capture everyday moments and sights that I found to be interesting. Most of these pictures were taken in the Sudder Street area or from the backseat of taxi cabs:

A wire situation at the corner of Sudder Street and Mirza Ghalib Street.

A chicken market on Free School Street.

A series of stencil art along a wall on Hartford Lane.

A typical taxi in Kolkata. With it’s retro taxis and crumbling buildings, the city was at times reminiscent of Havana.

A public bathing spot somewhere along the ride to the airport. Compared to what I typically saw on Sudder Street, this was discreet.

Viewing the mixed messages on the back of a bus from a taxi.

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Sunee February 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

Pictures like these (especially the housing and public bathing facilities) make me once again realise the importance of travelling – learning what other people’s lives are like and being grateful for my own priviledged life (compared to those of some others).

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Herb February 1, 2011 at 5:52 am

enjoy all your posts and pics, thanks.

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Jill - Jack and Jill Travel The World February 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

Nice pics. The one that says ‘smell’ with the arrow made me laugh. Smell there? No thank you… lol.

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Phil February 1, 2011 at 9:32 am

Ekua,
Love your photos!!!

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andi February 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Gosh, I love the colors of the India!

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