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Ex-Ithacan Feb 18, 2007 2:09 AM

Gotta admit there's some beautiful colonial buildings there.

suncity Feb 19, 2007 2:03 PM

Esplanade- the chaotic heart of the city

http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/5...atatoismn2.jpg

suncity Feb 24, 2007 7:27 PM

Millenium Park
photo copyright wyi437

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/5...olkatasrf7.jpg

Wipro
photo copyright Sujaykarn

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9...ykarn2str6.jpg

Kolkata's famous Book Fair which is amongst the World's largest was forced to move to Salt Lake from the Maidan by the High Court for environmental reasons. So it may lose its big tag and also a lot of visitors, but book sales are supposedly up from last year.

photo copyright willingdon

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/551...lingdonnv2.jpg

Salt Lake Stadium - the country's largest in terms of capacity

http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/3...illinfgxv5.jpg

Reserve Bank of India
photo copyright Arijeet B

http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/6...arijeetxq4.jpg

Photo copyright Lake Charm

http://img484.imageshack.us/img484/6...echarm1cx4.jpg

Howrah Bridge
Copyright Subhadip Mukherjee

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3...188769oos9.jpg

Bengal DCL's Shree Complex, NewTown
photo copyright Apai

http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/2...ngaldclaf6.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Feb 24, 2007 10:32 PM

^ What's the capacity of the Salt Lake Stadium?

suncity Feb 25, 2007 9:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 2650203)
^ What's the capacity of the Salt Lake Stadium?

120,000

Ex-Ithacan Feb 25, 2007 10:29 PM

Wow, that has to be one of the largest in the world.

suncity Feb 26, 2007 4:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 2651750)
Wow, that has to be one of the largest in the world.

It is probably one of the largest in the world.

Kolkata does have another large stadium (for cricket) which has a capacity of 110,000 (wikipedia). It is the Ranji Stadium at Eden Gardens.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5...neilbetlz9.jpg

The google earth images of the two stadiums:

Salt Lake Stadium

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/555...kolkatapy4.jpg

Eden Gardens

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/5...nsview1of7.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Feb 26, 2007 10:46 AM

Two stadiums over 100,000 in one city, amazing. But where the heck are the parking lots? ;) :D

suncity Feb 27, 2007 2:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 2652536)
Two stadiums over 100,000 in one city, amazing. But where the heck are the parking lots? ;) :D

Park on the greens and the road sides. Most people take public transport.

suncity Mar 3, 2007 6:15 AM

Sarat Bose Road (Lansdowne Road) from AJC Bose flyover
photo cc rights suncity

http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/633/ajcbose9swg8.jpg

suncity Mar 3, 2007 6:04 PM

The four 35 storey towers of Southcity under construction
photo copyright Dibyaroop

http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/6...byaroopzp2.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Mar 3, 2007 8:13 PM

^^Interesting to see the Sorat Bose Road pic, and the older buildings there.

suncity Mar 3, 2007 9:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 2663772)
^^Interesting to see the Sorat Bose Road pic, and the older buildings there.

This is the 'downtown' area - partly reflective of a city whose economic growth died down after the seventies and has only just now taken an upturn.

Some more photos of this area from the AJC Bose flyover

photos cc rights suncity

1
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/7...20065802sf.jpg

2
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/6...20065796hc.jpg

3
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/1...20064181ig.jpg

4
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2...20065750vq.jpg

5
http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/788...20065821vo.jpg

6
http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9...20065817eu.jpg

7
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8...20064194rh.jpg

8 Hindusthan International Hotel

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2...nternation.jpg

9
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/1...20064201ar.jpg

10 Crossing JL Nehru Road

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/558...20065749of.jpg

11
http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/9...heights4hn.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Mar 3, 2007 9:34 PM

Yeah, some of those buildings do look a bit worn.

suncity Mar 8, 2007 2:33 PM

Typical housing board apartment blocks - this one is Purbachal in Bidhan Nagar. Nowadays, the housing board is mostly involved in highrise apartment projects through joint sector ventures.

photo copyright stevemeiedema

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http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/8...iedema1ep9.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Mar 8, 2007 2:37 PM

^ I haven't mentioned this before, but I love the little Indian taxi cabs.

suncity Mar 9, 2007 2:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan (Post 2674017)
^ I haven't mentioned this before, but I love the little Indian taxi cabs.

:D

Here's the official website

http://www.hmambassador.com/

suncity Mar 9, 2007 2:39 AM

The Lakes (Rabindra Sarobar) in south Kolkata
photo copyright Ghatak

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/4...hatak1sdw4.jpg

Ex-Ithacan Mar 9, 2007 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suncity (Post 2675661)
:D

Here's the official website

http://www.hmambassador.com/

Hey, thanks sc. Not sure why those little cars intrigue me so. Appreciate the link.:tup: :D :cheers:

architect1 Mar 10, 2007 7:12 PM

Beuaitufl city. That subway was fillled that was crazy how many people where in it.


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