Project 365: Day 153 – The colonial capers

1st December 2014 – Kolkata, India

The Brits left behind, apart from English and cricket, even architecture.
And Kolkata is outlined by many a colonial dome.
But while there are people like me who try to capture it in a click,
There are also others who etch it, because it is their only home.
 
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I wanted a different angle. I got a whole new perspective. – Kolkata, India

Most of my day today, went in preparing the required documents for a visa application, i.e, to Belgium, in February. So, I was mostly on the laptop for the whole day, and realised by evening, that I have to step out, even for a bit.

I decided to explore the area around Sudder street today. Namely, the one, giant road called the JN Road, or Jawaharlal Nehru road, which runs pretty much the whole touristy section of Kolkata. If you can mentally block out the traffic and the crowds, this section is quite beautiful from an architectural viewpoint. Almost all the buildings have a colonial touch, and some of them date back to the British rule.

I know these buildings have been clicked countless times before, so I was on the prowl for a fresh angle. And after a while of walking, I saw this street artist, with his canvas under a fly-over, neatly sketching out the building in front of him.

I don’t know, but I think this is one of my favourite architectural pictures now.

 

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