Yesterday was The Opening Ceremony OF Kolkata Christmas Festival.. You can see the performers are performing.. I took this shot at Park Street, Kolkata.. I'm uploading some pictures of this festival in WORKSHOP..
About Park Street:-
ark Street (officially Mother Teresa Sarani and earlier Burial Ground Road), is a famous thoroughfare in the city of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India. The street runs through what was a deer park of Sir Elijah Impey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in Calcutta from 1773 to 1789, hence the earlier name. Its latest name was given by Kolkata Municipal Corporation in honour of Mother Teresa.
In the 1970s and 1980s much of Kolkata's night life took place at Park Street. Many noted musicians had played at popular night spots such as Trinca's, Blue Fox, Mocambo and Moulin Rouge. Even before that, in the1940s, 50s and 60s Kolkata's prolific night life was centred on Park Street. The Park Hotel chain started with the opening of its first hotel, the 150 room, The Park on the fashionable Park Street on November 1, 1967.
Park Street remains Kolkata's foremost dining district, with many restaurants and pubs. It is often known as "Food Street" and "The Street that Never Sleeps".
This road originates from Chowringhee Road (J L Nehru Road) and connects to Park Circus 7 point crossing in a south eastern direction. The portion of Park Street between Chowringhee Road and Mullick Bazar has been one of the city's attractions for years. Several important roads originate from/intersect at Park Street in the northward and southward directions, namely Russell Street, Middleton Row, Camac Street, Wood Street, Loudon Street and Rawdon Street towards the South and Free School Street, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road towards the North. Park Street also intersects AJC Bose Road at Mullick Bazar crossing and eventually goes to Park Circus from where other major roads such as Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Darga Road, Park Circus Connector starts and connects to important areas such as Ballygunge, E M Bypass, CIT Road Kolkata.
Park Street has many notable showrooms, and several notable buildings such as the Asiatic Society, St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, a Seventh-day Adventist Church, and the South Park Street Cemetery has cenotaphs and tombs of prominent figures from the British Raj era and Kolkata's European population.
Park Street has been the recreation zone for Kolkata people since the British era. However, in the last 20 years, many new restaurants, malls, 5-star hotels and nightclubs have opened in other areas of the city and Park Street has lost much of its earlier attraction as being the numero uno entertainment hub of Kolkata. However, it is still one of the prime commercial and entertainment zone of the city. Park Street is traditionally decorated with lights on Diwali, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.
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krzychu30 (15332) 2013-12-23 1:09
fine picture,which conveys well festive and joyful atmosphere of Christmas.
What´s equally important-also the quality is first class!Sharpness,clarity and colors are outstanding and it makes the scene so natural.
Have a joyful holiday and a Great New Year!
subhendu_bagchi (25260) 2013-12-23 10:55
nice one brother. Some festive mood can be feel by this cultural programme. Nicely taken, jodio POV-ta aaro better hote parto mone hoy. But, overall a nice shot. Like it. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2013-12-24 1:26
Very nice image of the celebrations, and I love the colors in the scene, very appealing indeed! Great workshop too, i particularly like the image with the taxis, there is something very cool about those vehicles!
All the joy of the season to you and yours :)
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-27 6:36
Meeting after a long time.
Nana karone irregular haye gechhi.
It is a great Christmas-upload. Wonderful clarity in artificial light. The pov is also perfect to show the festival program.
I like the inclusion of tiny lights in the fg.
Very well done.
With best wishes,
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2821)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-22
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Kolkata (My city) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 20:51