Here you can see the heart of my city.. means Esplanade..
You can see the Metropolitan Building..
Esplanade (Bengali: এসপ্ল্যানেড) is an area in central Kolkata, earlier known as Calcutta, in the Indian state of West Bengal. This is not a conventional esplanade in the sense that the place is not exactly situated alongside a waterbody. However, the river Ganges, also known as the Ganga or the Hooghly, is located nearby. This esplanade is located in the heart of the city and is one of the busiest portions.
The Esplanade was the name given to the northern portion of jungle, which later formed the Maidan. In olden days, it stretched from Dhurmotollah (now Lenin Sarani) to Chandpal Ghat on the Hooghly River. In the days of Warren Hastings, it formed a favourite promenade for 'elegant walking parties'. The five principal streets of Kolkata abutted on it, says Sophia Goldborne, who wrote in 1780. Both Daniell and William Baillie give a picture of Esplanade as it appeared in the closing years of the eighteenth century. The old Government House and the Council House are conspicuous objects in each drawing. Danielle presents an unfamiliar addition view in the shape of two elephants with a crowd of attendants. Bourne & Shepherd, photographic studio was established here in 1867 by British photographers, Samuel Bourne and Charles Shepherd, and still exist here.
The strengthening of British power, subsequent to their victory in the Battle of Plassey was followed by the construction of the new Fort William, in 1758. The European inhabitants of Kalikata gradually forsook the narrow limits of the old palisades and moved to around the Maidan .
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jhm (135396) 2014-06-16 3:08
This is truly a wonderful daily life picture but with a wonderful building in background.
But the old fašade is a great history and certainly nice to look at
You play wonderful with light and shade.
An excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
shreya2000 (837) 2014-06-16 3:35
The sky colour is absolutely very good. The fine architecture is looking good below the blue sky. I like you have taken the pic in sitting position. M I right?
PaulVDV (20551) 2014-06-16 10:48
You've captured the Metropolitan Building from a good angle, including the life on the street, mainly pedestrians. I think it's a very beautiful building and the foreground is very attractive in its many colours.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (20978) 2014-06-16 11:51
Beautiful architecture and a very bustling mood of a city filled with life, exactly as urban photography appeals to me. A fine city, and a fine capture of it. Your pride in your city comes across well in how you present it through your gallery, you would do your tourist board proud with the posts you share.
thanks as always
lousat (72543) 2014-06-16 14:53
A very nice capture from the heart of your city,a lot of life and colors on the streets and a beautiful architechture too,just a bit overexposed the facades but a great contrast with the blue sky.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2821)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kolkata (My city) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-16 2:00