Archive for October, 2011


Day 292

THIS BICYCLE IS BEING USED AS A FREIGHT-HAULER!

THIS MAN LOOKS UP FROM HIS MEAL AND REALIZES there is a photographer ready to take a photo!

THESE YOUNG LADS WANTED THEIR PHOTO TAKEN WITH THEIR Yo-Yo!

Day 289

I’VE NEVER SEEN A THREE-WHEELED VEHICLE DESIGNED LIKE THIS BEFORE.  Unique shape and color!   I suspect it is some kind of truck (lorry).

    

LADY PAINTING THE CURB ON A STREET IN KOLKATA, INDIA.

MAN FRYING POTATO CHIPS IN KOLKATA, INDIA.

IT’S BATH TIME ON THE SIDEWALK OF KOLKATA.  Most anywhere you see a water source such as this you will see men bathing, especially in the morning.

Day 285

AN IMMATURE BLACK-HOODED ORIOLE (Black-headed)  seen in the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary in Kolkata, India.

                          

Day 284

RED-VENTED BULBUL, Pycnonotus Cafer (Linnaeus).  I photographed this bird at the Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary, Kolkata’s Little Secret. You can see it’s website at:  http://www.kolkatabirds.com/ckbs.htm  I identified it with several books including From “The Book of Indian Birds Salim Ali and “A Photographic Guide to Birds of Bangladesh” by Ronald R. Halder.  One of my friends is a friend of Ron, and has at least one photo in Harder’s book.  The book by Halder I have is actually an autographed copy I borrowed from a friend.

Day 283

McDONALD’S FAMILY RESTAURANT!  This is how it is spelled in Bangla.  This was the sign for McDonald’s on Park St. in Kolkata.  Their fries are just as tasty as anywhere in the world, that McDonald’s has a restaurant.

THIS YOUNG GIRL IN KOLKATA IS PUTTING HER WHOLE WEIGHT on the pump handle to get some water.

Day 281

ANTIQUE COINS FOR SALE NEAR NEW MARKET, KOLKATA, INDIA.    Collecting coins is a cheap way to bring home a souvenir from other countries.  I have bought some while in Darjeeling, India but didn’t buy any of these.  Are there any of my friends who collect coins? It is interesting how the coins are displayed in an artistic manner.  I see the same thing in vegetable and fruit stalls.  There is nothing random in the way the product is displayed.  It’s like a work of art. I like it.  I know I have a stamp collecting friend in Sioux Lookout, Ontario!!