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photoblog image A few hours in Kolkata Part A #08

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #08

First glimpse of the river...this is the Hugli, a distributary of The Mighty Ganges. This river has a bore [like the river in Bristol], and it can be huge and destructive...we don't see the bore, though.

 

We will walk a bit further, to where there are broad steps down to the river, under the old steel, Howrah bridge, as it looks a bit unwelcoming just here.

 

Kolkata

 

 

Kolkata

 

 

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #08

First glimpse of the river...this is the Hugli, a distributary of The Mighty Ganges. This river has a bore [like the river in Bristol], and it can be huge and destructive...we don't see the bore, though.

 

We will walk a bit further, to where there are broad steps down to the river, under the old steel, Howrah bridge, as it looks a bit unwelcoming just here.

 

Kolkata

 

 

Kolkata

 

 

comments (12)

  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 May 2018, 00:30
Yes, I would not be inclined to linger here either. The steel bridge looks very substantial.
Ray: Let's stroll up for a closer look at the bridge, then, Alan.
I'm not sure I'd want to bathe there, Ray.
Ray: The river is highly polluted, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 16 May 2018, 06:36
That bridge is a fine looking thing. The water looks like soup
Ray: Apparently there are still fish in it, Chris.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 16 May 2018, 08:09
Again a fascinating glimpse of everyday life in the old colony Ray. That is a mighty bridge.
Ray: The bridge is impressive, Chad, and I'll give you a closer look at it tomorrow.
It looks pretty polluted Ray
Ray: Yours is something of an understatement, Bill.
That looks like a better boat than the one you were on.
Ray: Ha Ha

You were not impressed with our Mun River cruiser, Mary.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 May 2018, 17:44
The bore fascinated me - the one meaning of the word I didn't know was this wave thing. Now I know what it is called, thanks to google.

That top picture is quite interesting.
Ray: Chris gave me an introduction to The Bore when he walked me around Bristol a few years back, Louis.
the fist picture looks like the water is muddy and the shore is not kept clean Ray... the other modern one looks out of place if you compare the two....petersmile
Ray: Tomorrow we will get closer to the steel bridge, Peter.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 16 May 2018, 21:04
That is quite the place, Ray. Amazing how there is still ' life' in the river..
Wonderful bridge, reminds me of the bridge on the river Quai??
Ray: It seems there are still fish to be caught in this thick soup, Astrid.

The [in]famous River Kwai bridge in Thailand is also a steel structure, but is much smaller than this one.
It's another world, isn't it?
Ray: That is the message that is continuously reinforced, Tom.
Best of the lot is the third...
Ray: I was fascinated by these fishermen, Larry, and marvelled that this polluted river would provide for them.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 20 May 2018, 08:04
it is safe to say that you ventured to some spots that a visitor would not go to in Kolkata, especially if they had limited time on hand, Ray.

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