Tag Archive: Kolkata


Day 298

SOME FRIENDS FROM AMERICA ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT AT approximately 4:10 am.  After waiting for luggage for almost an hour we headed for our place.  We are trying to decide where to go for the evening meal?

McDONALD’S?

NO, McDONALD’S IS NOT AVAILABLE IN DHAKA!  This photo was taken in Kolkata, on Park St.

So what shall we do?  Well let’s go have some fuchkas.

FUCHKAS available at Probortna in Mohammadpur!

Day 297

SPOTTED DOVE (Streptopelia chinensis) seen on bench at guest house in Kolkata.

HEADING FOR PARK CIRCUS!  THE TROLLIES ARE STILL RUNNING ON THE STREETS OF KOLKATA, INDIA.

Day 292

THIS BICYCLE IS BEING USED AS A FREIGHT-HAULER!

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

Day 286

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 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.

Day 280

ROASTED CORN-ON-THE-COB IN KOLKATA near New Market.  It is not the same as corn-on-the-cob in the U.S. but has similarities.  I’m not sure it is sweet corn, and also it is great with some hot spices sprinkled on the ear.

Day 278

BEFORE TRAVELING TO KOLKATA I LOOKED UP SOME “BIRDINGPALS” on their website.     I contacted Arka Sarkar of Calcutta and he mentioned that he planned to go to  Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary. You can see it’s website at:  http://www.kolkatabirds.com/ckbs.htm

I would like to thank Arka for the enjoyable morning with him and his birding friends.  The one birder was a Pathologist, and others were workers in the laboratory. Arka is an IT worker.   I decided not to wait till I had all the photos post processed and the birds identified to post.  Hopefully that will come in the near future.

ARKA SARKAR, Birdingpal in Kolkata

Day 274

THIS GUARD WAS TOO LATE IN LETTING ME KNOW HE DIDN’T WANT A PHOTO TAKEN.  I really would have liked a scene where he was sitting relaxed in front of the ad, but so it goes.

Day 273

FELLOWS ENJOYING TOASTED SANDWICHES ON CORNER NEAR NEWMARKET, KOLKATA, INDIA.  I was many times tempted to buy one, but it was too close to the Subway and McDonald’s restaurants!

Day 272

HERE IS A TYPICAL SITE IN KOLKATA.  Hand drawn rickshaw and it’s human puller waiting for a passenger.