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photoblog image A few hours in Kolkata Part A  #11

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #11

On the broad steps to the Hugli river [a distributary of the Ganges], under the big steel bridge...

 

Kolkata

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #11

On the broad steps to the Hugli river [a distributary of the Ganges], under the big steel bridge...

 

Kolkata

comments (14)

What is everyone doing, hanging around?
I'm glad someone snapped a photo of you like this!
Ray: Many of them have travelled some way to bathe in the Sacred Ganges water, Elizabeth.

I was pleased that Tim took this candid shot of me on the steps.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 May 2018, 05:17
Que de monde ! Jolies photos.
Ray: Merci, Martine.
So much to see, Ray. Good shot.
Ray: Since I was a young Lad, and read about the Indian tradition of bathing in the Ganges, I have wanted to visit and witness this activity...Tick!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 21 May 2018, 06:16
You are getting really accomplished in the foto department Squire, the top image is a cracking composition. This is helped by the dramatic man at front, who imagines he is on the brink of world celebrity
Ray: He is loitering with attitude, Chris...so is the bloke with the big camera in the bottom pic.
The bloke on the right is taking bookings for a dip in the water
Ray: Could be, Bill...India is full of entrepreneurs... smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 21 May 2018, 07:46
I like the tree in the top picture and I note the explorer, centre stage, in the lower.
Ray: I liked that tree too, Chad...it is the same one in the lower image.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 May 2018, 10:23
Crikey! It all looks like a seething mass of humanity. I think if you bathed in the gangs you may come out dirtier than you went in.

In the UK we are making a big fuss about the amount of rubbish in the oceans with the Government talking about banning everything in case it ends up in the sea (I blame David Attenborough)'s programmes); I feel that we are not the main culprits here.
Ray: Like most rivers in Asia, The Ganges is highly polluted for sure, Alan.

That Attenborough bloke has a lot to answer for...including stealing many hours of my time when I was glued to the silly box watching his brilliant shows instead of riding my bike and useful stuff like that.
Such a wonderful variety of colours in the clothing, Ray. Did you have the urge to dip your toes in the river yourself?
Ray: I did not feel any need to get wet at this pace Beverly.
Not a river I'd care to bathe in!
Ray: I felt no urge to be wet, Tom.
the local laundromat Ray... who's that fellow fully dressed man with cameras in the middle of the steps....petersmile
Ray: That camera dude is clearly an important bloke, Peter! smile
I have seen movies here or somewhere like it. Now, you're the star.
Ray: I understand this is a popular place for bathing, Mary, so it is likely to have featured in movies.
There always seems to be lots of people about everywhere.
Ray: There are not many quiet places in India, Brian.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 22 May 2018, 05:35
You're really taking us on this journey!! National Geographic!!
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 22 May 2018, 16:57
all are good but the top shot has some excellent aspects going for it, Ray (in my opinion)!

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