Shot taken at Park Street, Kolkata.. It was the time of Kolkata Christmas Festival.. You can see the taxies (Ambassador Cabs)..
About Park Street:-
Park 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 the 1940s, 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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rbassin (18770) 2014-08-31 12:28
C'est une très belle composition en nocturne, bonne gestion de l'exposition et des lumières.
Bon impact des taxis jaunes
PaulVDV (23021) 2014-08-31 12:32
A beautiful nightshot where the yellow taxis add a splendid colour and well in contrast with the blue lamps for the festivities.
Best regards, Paul
CLODO (30708) 2014-09-01 2:21
I like the color contrast between the yellow cabs and the blue rows of lamps above the street.
ceepea (273) 2014-09-01 4:57
Interesting image with well controlled light.
annjackman (20135) 2014-09-01 5:00
There is spectacular colour and contrast here. The yellow taxis make a very good subject. TFS - well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (34047) 2014-09-01 11:44
Excellent night capture this taken with superb light control to achieve a fantastic visual effect. All colors are so vivid and intensive and made the scene very well. Superb presentation. TFS.
Noel_Byrne (25308) 2014-09-01 11:52
Great to see you post. And what a beautiful post too, the blue lights above the street here remind me of the casinos of las Vegas, another place that never sleeps. The bright yellow taxis add a fine color contrast and real vibrancy to the view, especially with how the light is being reflected from them. You have captured excellent depth by including the long footpath on the left hand side, really nice photo, thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2873)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Transportation, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/20 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-31 11:59