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Windows and Doors

5 of 5.

The final architectural shot in this series. Again you can see the colonial influence here. One of the amazing things about all of Kolkata's great buildings besides the shuttered windows were the many and varied balconies.

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Windows and Doors

5 of 5.

The final architectural shot in this series. Again you can see the colonial influence here. One of the amazing things about all of Kolkata's great buildings besides the shuttered windows were the many and varied balconies.

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comments (59)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2010, 00:09
Another good one, Charles.

Once again I am attracted to the deteriorating facade; especially I like the plant that has taken root in the balcony structure, and will hasten its destruction.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 00:44
Love everything about it. The wrought iron is fantastic. I want to see this in color though sad
enjoyed the series Charles, stunning architecture and well photographed
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 10 Feb 2010, 01:47
When I was in Kolkata and when I saw these building I am really surprised to see how these buildings are still standing and more surprising people still lived in them. Perhaps for the kind of traditional they carried.
Charles Dastodd: There is certainly a lot of tradition! I was in some houses over 100 years old that seemed to be practically falling down around the people. but they have no desire to leave. the central, older part of Kolkata in particular has lots of these houses where generation after generation lives in them.
  • Rod Hinchco
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • 10 Feb 2010, 01:56
You love these old ladies Huh!...another excellent shot. Such fine detail, and yet, still a softness and a mood about it
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 02:08
It´s been a great series,Charles. Congratulations.
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 02:13
love the balconies - so beautiful. I have enjoyed this architectural series....Looking forward to the next set
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 10 Feb 2010, 02:48
Charming to the point of romantic. I'd love to see places like this for real.
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2010, 03:13
Merci pour cette série très intéressante !
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 04:14
This is really good! Wonderful capture, great angle, and detail! I like very much in black and white!
The degredation speaks of more affluent times when the beauty of this architecture would have shone like a beacon. Now there nis a different beauty in it's demise.

Very well observed and superbly captured, Charles. Perfect in mono.
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 04:35
Such an ornate old place. Love the tonality here. Seems like someone could write a novel with this place in it.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2010, 05:02
sympathique comme composition !
a plant with it's roots naked?
this must be an very old building
better not step on this beautiful balcony smile
This is such a lovely and romantic picture, Charles...I love the detail, composition, light and tones!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Feb 2010, 05:49
With this series, one wonder how long these old structures will remain standing. Great for photography in the meantime.
  • tede
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:18
Hello, more living alone trees have taken root! beautiful light and contrast. Good day.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:26
There's tremendous detail here Charles - but I think it has seen better days
  • Dulcie
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:30
Whew! An amazing amount of detail here. Very imposing. I will enjoy going back and checking out the rest for the series.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:38
Now I'm remembering all the movies I've seen with the strong Bristish presence felt in India, Charles. What a history!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:45
Very enjoyable series Charles, not to mention very well done
Lovely b&w here! A small tree in the galley attracts attentionsmile
  • Luke
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 06:52
I like the architecture!
They had great taste in those days. Excellent shot.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 10 Feb 2010, 07:25
aaaah there, your page loaded! i love love this shot!! not just the awesome building, but the beautiful silvery black and white... this would make a great desktop photo!
Only just started to use shutterchance Charles and haven't looked at many photo's of others yet but going through yours, it's a fine series of pictures, your story at the top also very interesting.
I like this sort of old balconies. Great black and white.
Cheers.
Very good b/w. I like the depth of the image.
  • k@
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2010, 08:27
A very nice balcony indeed
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2010, 09:07
Wonderful capture, the plant clings onto the building for its dear life.. I am not sure this balcony is used very much..
very good crop
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2010, 09:14
A fascinating combination of lines, shapes and textures. Good work!
Très joli cadrage sur ce balcon.
This is beautiful, lovely shot.
  • STEED
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2010, 10:05
Nice serie about Windows and Architecture...
Wonderful capture Charles. The details are superb!
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 10 Feb 2010, 11:39
Very beautiful achievement, beautiful treatment, I voted for you, good day.
A very fine balcony Charles.
Such amazing detail. They just don't make them like that anymore do they? A beautiful architectural study and wonderfully framed!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 10 Feb 2010, 13:32
It is amazing...so elaborate ... too bad they don't make such beautiful buildings anymore...
me gustan estos edificios, una arquitectura bella, buen ángulo.
Nice processing , but , what this plant ??Phil.
  • Don
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 16:33
This is a remarkable balcony for its detailed decorative metal work. Lovely shot in fine black and white.
Beautiful shot!
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 10 Feb 2010, 17:18
Excellent composition and detail. Beautiful.
a very beautiful architecture image with a lot of details
This building has faded grace and charm.
And more of that imported wrought iron! They must have taken shiploads over!
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 10 Feb 2010, 18:12
I like the vintage look on this one
I would love to have a balcony like that. Beautiful.
  • ppeut
  • France
  • 10 Feb 2010, 20:23
A very interesting series and a nice composition for this picture.
These buildings would be magnificent if restored I suspect
great ending to a great series smile
  • Toni
  • Eastern Washington
  • 11 Feb 2010, 06:09
The details are fantastic, down to the exposed brick. Good work!
  • harry
  • Germany
  • 11 Feb 2010, 15:30
I like your composition here, and the way you have captured the mottled appearance of the walls - really makes them look old.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 11 Feb 2010, 18:44
superbes matières, et beau noir et blanc.
  • Fabrice
  • France
  • 11 Feb 2010, 19:17
A nice pleasant series to watch! Bravo to you.
Very curious that this tree seems to push facility directly from the balcony!
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 11 Feb 2010, 21:45
Very nice image ! Nice composition !
  • Sophie
  • France
  • 16 Feb 2010, 06:15
absolument superbe ! bravo

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