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Photographer's Note

This is an important driveway of Kolkata.
Shot is taken from the South Gate of Raj Bhawan, house of the Governor of West Bengal.

When Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) was the capital of India, this was the official residence of the Viceroy.

South Gate is not the main gate of the palace.
There was a convention that the master of the house would use the main gate only twice …
one --- to enter into the building for the first time; and two ---to leave it permanently.
Normally, he would use the South-Gate.

So, this passage used to be the driveway of the person ‘in power’.

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  • Copyright: Alekhya Sundar (aleXundar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 265] (1256)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-03
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 6:25
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