On most railway stations in Bangladesh you will find a bookshop, not only selling books but also lending books. The idea is that you borrow a book for the duration of your journey, giving back to the station library as you disembark.
Often at the start of the journey an employee from the library will walk through the carriage with an armful of books just in case you missed your chance.
It is a surprisingly popular service. I just wonder how much you can read on a single journey, especially as most passengers seem more intent on consuming all the food they have brought onboard for the journey.
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williewhistler (14235) 2013-04-10 1:44
not only a most charming and colourful photograph but also a suitable title and an informative note to accompany it.
The shabby kiosk and surroundings as well as well as rugged up people speaks volumes.A superb travel photograph that will join my favourites.I love it!
Kind regards, Les.
lousat (76982) 2013-04-10 1:57
Hi Eliane,absolutely beautiful,thsi is real another world,hw is different of our,a magnificent capture of this street library,great details,colors and exposure,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-04-10 3:02
Wonderful capture, the street library is just amazingly charming. Well seen, have a lovely day.
timecapturer (48840) 2013-04-10 6:24
a classic shot this. Full of intrigue and such wonderful character. Love the feeling of intense cold and subtle lighting that adds atmosphere to the starkness of the setting. Excellent work!
Regards - Brian.
holmertz (41083) 2013-04-10 8:08
This is a delightful composition with so many details and lovely colours and textures.
adores (37153) 2013-04-18 15:20
A very simple place, but a great one. I like the simplicity of details - the textures of the old walls, the books displayed, the men talking to each other. Seems a really simple station, but the daily scene is just great, as well as the idea of offering that type of service.
yquem46 (38734) 2013-08-17 5:35
Back to you with this other good one
Have a nice WE
macjake (56656) 2013-08-19 5:45
I have really enjoyed viewing all of your recent photos, just marvelous photos of people in fantastic settings - just like this one.
now THATS a book store!!! haha
wow, even the bg wall looks amazing.
love the 2 people, love the rustic views, love everything about it.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-09-19 20:21
Interesting daily life shot executed with excellent technical quality. I love this idea of lending books. TFS
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14618)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: nikon D 7000, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/200 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-04-10 0:48
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