Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So much hasnt changed!

kolkata - 1946 -47

Got the link to this site from an old friend Subha. There are 60 odd photographs taken between 1946-47 by American Military Personnel based in Kolkata. These have been acquired recently by the University of Pennsylvania and uploaded to their library. Thought that you guys might also enjoy them too.

Looks like a lot hasn't changed - the photographer was complaining of traffic jams - people as well as buffaloes. :D Burrabazaar and the signages. Overloading of public transportation. Makes me want to rush back home to old familiar sights! There are others of the Hooghly without the bridge. A Chowringhee square that I did not recognize and other gems. Enjoy!


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it. I love old photos of different metropolises (is that right?)with people in it. Roh

Ujwala said...

i love old photos too. Enjoyed these even more as they were of familiar places.