Shot taken at Prinsep Ghat.. Also You can see the Vidyasagar Bridge from The window..
About Prinsep Ghat:-
Prinsep Ghat (Bengali: প্রিন্সেপ ঘাট) is a Ghat built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly and on its bank on Kolkata side. The Palladian porch in the memory of eminent orientalist James Prinsep, famous for deciphering the inscriptions of Ashoka, was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843.
It is located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William. It was built in 1841 and named after James Prinsep, the Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The monument rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained. In its initial years, all the royal British entourages used the Prinsep Ghat jetty for embarkation and disembarkation.
Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata and people come here in evenings on weekends to have stroll along the bank, with many food-stalls selling variety of road-side foods. There also is an more than 40 year old ice-cream cum fast-food joint on the ghat, which is popular among the crowds, especially the youngsters. People can also have a ride in the river on the boats. A two kilometer stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Baje Kadamtala Ghat) was inaugurated on 24 May 2012. The beautified stretch includes, illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathway, fountains and renovated ghats.
A song of Bollywood film Parineeta was shot here on the ghats.
Prinsep Ghat also has a railway station named after it, which falls under Kolkata Circular Railway and maintained by Eastern Railway. The station code is PPGT.
There is a jetty nearby called the Man-O-War jetty that belongs to the Kolkata Port Trust and commemorates the role played by the Port in the 2nd World war. The jetty is mainly used by the Indian Navy, and is properly maintained.
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jhm (137668) 2014-07-26 1:20
A very pleasant evening picture with wonderful light of the different lamps.
Also the bridge and the a lot wires make these picture especially.
Great panorama view about these area.
Excellent composition and good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (33005) 2014-07-26 1:39
What a superb blue hour pic this! Really interesting low POV was used to take such an interesting scene with an amazing architecture in the background. Excellent framing and execution. Like it!
Have a nice weekend!
miumiu (5733) 2014-07-26 3:04
l love the contrasts and colours of your photo.
The composition is superb too.
serp2000 (39250) 2014-07-26 4:38
Just a masterpiece! Excellent shot, perfect quality, I also like so clever composition. The lamps lights on the bridge are superb! TFS!
Sergiom (57851) 2014-07-26 5:10
Une très belle photo.Le point de vue est excellent, la contre plongée offre une très belle perspective sur l'arche et le pont en arrière plan. La gestion de la lumière est impeccable.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-07-26 8:44
A very nice presentation of a place that you describe as very popular, and rightly so with all these attractions! The ice cream, the beautiful bridge, and I love the combination of the rich blue and deep gold colors, a very regal combination. It was a very nice idea to include the girl in the scene, showing the human appreciation for this place.
adidas5nb (4973) 2014-08-06 22:07
this is so nicely done and thought of.like the angle and the light management and the composition.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2847)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor AF 50mm F1.8 D
- Exposure: f/14.0, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-26 1:06