Bylanes of Kolkata


I took this picture in one of the bylanes of Ballygunge in Kolkata. It was a bright and sunny day and these deserted narrow lanes between the houses looked spooky and ethereal.  The shadows cast by the trees on either side added depth to this pic. I took this pic with my cell. These little narrow lanes seem to go nowhere but in reality they are the major connecting roads and very common here. In Fact, they define the city. Walking is the only way to go unless you have a cycle or a hand pulled rickshaw which is very common here. The cycle rickshaws can’t pass through these lanes.  Also it is very easy to get lost here. I was lucky to have a good guide to guide me through these roads…… else considering the inverted compass in my brain this would have been the perfect maze to get lost in. 

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  1. Reply
    LonettA July 27, 2014

    Wonderful photo! Great atomosphere and perspective!

  2. Reply
    Karen July 27, 2014

    Like the perspective a lot.

  3. Reply
    HansHB July 26, 2014

    A great b&w streetphoto!
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  4. Reply
    Christian July 26, 2014

    Great atmosphere.

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    dragonstar01 July 25, 2014

    Nice photo, full of atmosphere.

  6. Reply
    Mystic July 25, 2014

    ohhh was transported back to my teenage days to a lane in Ballygunge… perhaps the selfsame one

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    Anmol Rawat July 25, 2014

    Good click 🙂

    • Reply
      Ranu Chakraborty July 25, 2014

      Thank u

  8. Reply
    Jim July 25, 2014

    Good shot

    • Reply
      Ranu Chakraborty July 25, 2014

      Thanks Jim

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