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Kolkata’s Spectacular Flower Market

February 7, 2013  -  Cities, Towns & Villages

Kolkata’s flower market is a feast for the eyes. Located below and adjacent to the Howrah bridge that spans the sacred river Ganges, the market is bustling from the wee hours of the morning. Countless vendors and buyers exchange money for flowers and countless laborers carry bales of flowers that are at least twice their weight. Here are some photos from my visit to the flower market yesterday.

Many of the laborers that work at the flower market carry heavy loads of flowers, delivering them from the suppliers trucks to the vendors in the market.

Many of the laborers that work at the flower market carry heavy loads of flowers, delivering them from the suppliers trucks to the vendors in the market.

Most vendors are surrounded by piles of flowers

Most vendors are surrounded by piles of flowers

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A vendor has chosen the location of his stall to be under the Howrah bridge, shading him and his flowers from the Indian sun.

A vendor has chosen the location of his stall to be under the Howrah bridge, shading him and his flowers from the Indian sun.

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Kolkata Flower Market viewed from the Howrah Bridge.

Kolkata Flower Market viewed from the Howrah Bridge.

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Kolkata, India’s enigmatic city

January 12, 2013  -  Cities, Towns & Villages

Rich in history with a colorful and vibrant present Kolkata conjures up more mixed feelings than a 7-year relationship gone bad. And you’ve never truly been to an Indian city unless you’ve trudged your way through this enigmatic city.

Victoria Memorial, one of Kolkata's most beautiful buildings.

Victoria Memorial, one of Kolkata’s most beautiful buildings.

It’s a kaleidoscope of mixed emotions, stirring every sense in every way, from its dazzling array of sumptuous street food to formula one drivers racing through the streets in diesel belching buses to an out of this world flower market and historic monuments. It is also the birthplace of Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel prize winner, and home to over 15 million colorful souls making it India’s second largest city that appears to be busting at its seams.

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Formerly known as Calcutta, this city is where our spiritual and photography adventure will begin on February 5th. For more information about our photography tour in North India click here.

A taxi driver takes a nap on a shady street in bustling Kolkata.

A taxi driver takes a nap on a shady street in bustling Kolkata.

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