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Gotta admit there's some beautiful colonial buildings there.
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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.

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



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^ What's the capacity of the Salt Lake Stadium?
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^ What's the capacity of the Salt Lake Stadium?
120,000
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Wow, that has to be one of the largest in the world.
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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.



The google earth images of the two stadiums:

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Two stadiums over 100,000 in one city, amazing. But where the heck are the parking lots?
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Two stadiums over 100,000 in one city, amazing. But where the heck are the parking lots?
Park on the greens and the road sides. Most people take public transport.
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Sarat Bose Road (Lansdowne Road) from AJC Bose flyover
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The four 35 storey towers of Southcity under construction
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^^Interesting to see the Sorat Bose Road pic, and the older buildings there.
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^^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.

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

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


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Hey, thanks sc. Not sure why those little cars intrigue me so. Appreciate the link.
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Beuaitufl city. That subway was fillled that was crazy how many people where in it.
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