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photoblog image A few hours in Kolkata Part A #15

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #15

We stroll back to our Ambassador taxi, and travel across the old steel bridge [Howrah bridge over the Hugli river] to see what we can find on the other side...next week, some reminders of the Time of The Raj.

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #15

We stroll back to our Ambassador taxi, and travel across the old steel bridge [Howrah bridge over the Hugli river] to see what we can find on the other side...next week, some reminders of the Time of The Raj.

comments (11)

I like the way steel dominates this image...
Ray: The bridge could be seen as a celebration of steel, Larry.
This is so cool, Ray! Terrific shot!
Ray: It is a cool bridge, Elizbeth...designed and constructed by a USA company, I believe.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 25 May 2018, 04:46
Amazing patterns and shadows...a good glimpse into this environment
Ray: I enjoyed this bridge, Bonnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 May 2018, 06:47
The vastness of all this is quite amazing. India seems to be a country of extremes
Ray: The bridge is enormous, Chris.

India seems to not be bound by limiting concepts, and are emerging as a super-power.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 May 2018, 07:11
That;s a huge bridge; such impressive metalwork which comes out well in this shot. Good for you for standing in this location smile (I note a complete lack of lane markings!)
Ray: Yes...I was stood next to the centre line for this shot, Alan, and was impressed by the drivers' abilities to avoid me.

Lane marking are over-rated.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 May 2018, 08:56
It is a might bridge Ray, and I like the wavy central line.
Ray: That centre livne might have been hand-crafted in the afternoon by an alcoholic painter, Chad.
terrific construction isn't it, and like Alan my frst thought was 'no line markings', help!
Ray: I quite like the lack of paint on the bridge deck, Brian...less slippery for motorcycles and bicycles.
Unlike the ones we have here, Ray, this one appears to be built to last.
Ray: The bridge was built by a USA company, Beverly, and still looks fine after 3/4 of a century.
That is one heck of a bridge Ray

You Taxi is a reminder of the Raj in a way
Ray: It is a fabulous bridge, Bill, and I have seen it described as busiest in the World.

The Ambassador taxis are [barely] post-Raj.
Good shot, Ray.That woman is sat sideways on that motorcycle...!
Ray: In South Asia it is common for female pillion passengers on motorcycles and bicycles to ride side-saddle style, Frank.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 26 May 2018, 19:56
this is a fantastic view and you refresh memories from my boyhood, Ray. i wanted to take a picture from a similar spot but was stopped by a cop...

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