Calcutta Street Scenes

No other Metropolitan city in India conjures up past urban memories quite like Calcutta does, its squalour and decay notwithstanding. Which makes for eminently fascinating walks through its distinctly dissonant neighbourhoods. Here are some (more!) evocative street scenes from the ‘City of Joy’ that was once upon a time, a ‘City of Palaces’!

Early morning fog

Early morning fog


The contrasts of ‘White’ Calcutta

Cobbler, Kolkata


A mansion gone to seed………the story of Calcutta!

Street scene, Calcutta


Belying the promises of political propaganda

Street scene, Kolkata


And Mother Teresa’s enduring legacy of compassion

Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity, Kolkata

Click on the links below If you are (still) game for more from Calcutta.

Caught In The Act
Chai On The Road
A Graveyard Of Colonial memories
Echoes Of The Raj
Art Inspired By Faith