When In Kolkata...

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© Chris Prestel
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UploadedOctober 9, 2009
TakenJune 21, 2009
Exposure1/200 sec at f/10
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Focal Length28 mm
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At the end of my second trip to India, I had top stop in Kolkata to walk in the footsteps of Mother Theresa - in whom I have found so much inspiration. My friend and I left the hotel and decided to walk as far as we could in the heat; we made it about an hour out before we came to this scene.
Thousands of shops and even more people lined this narrow street next to a rumbling railway, each selling trinkets and gifts to the holy Ganges River. After we saw this, we had made our way to the street and just walked through the religious market for who knows how long. When in Kolkata...

8 responses

  • s w

    s w gave props (10 Oct 2009):

    what a stunning capture! Very well composed. There is nothing like stepping in and seeing it up close. Thank you for sharing

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    a stunning image, great entry!

  • Dawn Duffield

    Dawn Duffield (Deleted) gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Extremely well composed; touching image


    JOE FAILK gave props (11 Oct 2009):

    Excellent entry!

  • Jan Hoffman

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  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (15 Oct 2009):

    Amazing image, suoer entry..

  • Tim Martin

    Tim Martin gave props (18 Oct 2009):

    Wow! What a picture, great to know the story behind it too

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