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photoblog image A few hours in Kolkata Part A #06

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #06

We have our driver park his Ambassador taxi for 40 minutes in a place near the main railway station, and walk the busy footpath beside the Sacred River...he will not abandon us as we won't be paying him until he drops us at the Departure door at the airport.

 

Footpath Commerce is thriving here...

 

Kolkata

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #06

We have our driver park his Ambassador taxi for 40 minutes in a place near the main railway station, and walk the busy footpath beside the Sacred River...he will not abandon us as we won't be paying him until he drops us at the Departure door at the airport.

 

Footpath Commerce is thriving here...

 

Kolkata

comments (13)

Very busy.... Nice set of candid street shots!
Ray: Thank you, Elizabeth.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 14 May 2018, 02:56
Jolie scène chez le barbier. Ici, on appelle ces rasoirs des coupe-chou.
Ray: En Australie, on les appelle rasoirs, Martine! sad

In Australia they are called cut-throat razors, Martine! sad
It really is another world, Ray, good shots.
Ray: India is a unique and wonderful country, Frank.
That's a new one for me, Ray...getting a shave on the street, kinda like getting your shoes shined.
Ray: I was particularly impressed with the seats used, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 14 May 2018, 06:41
Did you also get a shave, Ray. What great street scenes. And good for you not to pay the cabdriver yet, it is a long walk to the airport.
Ray: I didn't need a shave, Astrid.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 14 May 2018, 06:43
Nice to see all these things that go on in the great city. A fascinating insight
Ray: So much happening in the public spaces, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 14 May 2018, 07:35
The little boy in the lower picture looks as if he has discovered a flea bite.
Ray: ...or, perhaps a morsel of basmati rice from his recent meal, Chad.
Fascinating glimpses of the life of the city Ray
Ray: Kolkata is a most interesting city, Bill, even by Indian standards.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 May 2018, 11:01
I am used to barbers plying their trade in the standing position smile Lovely shots of people doing their thing.
Ray: Most folks seemed oblivious to the foreigner with the big camera, Louis.
Public shaving is unknown here nor do open drains exist. For that I am so thankful.
Ray: Almost everything is different in Kolkata, Mary.
Two interesting shots again. We can only be thankful we don't live in the conditions you show in the lower picture, and as for the above, they are surely the most unusual barbers chairs I've ever come across wink
Ray: Concrete blocks are very versatile, Brian.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 14 May 2018, 19:14
a no-frills-shave... and those razors are effective too!
Ray: The barbers are evidently very skilled, Ayush.
Such a contrast to fancier barber shops...
Ray: The prices are very different, too, Larry.

In Thailand I can get a haircut and shave in an airconditioned barbershop for 80baht [about US$2.50]...on Kolkata footpaths it is even cheaper...compare that to a similar service in a USA mall.

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