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Victoria Memorial

This was the scene at the entrance to the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India. There was a crowd mulling about waiting to go inside and tour the grounds as well as guys with dancing monkeys on ropes, hawkers selling hats, snacks, and souvenirs, and big carriages waiting to take people on rides.

Victoria Memorial

This was the scene at the entrance to the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India. There was a crowd mulling about waiting to go inside and tour the grounds as well as guys with dancing monkeys on ropes, hawkers selling hats, snacks, and souvenirs, and big carriages waiting to take people on rides.

comments (20)

this is so good a bit of the old empire with modern day
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 8 Apr 2010, 03:48
Incredible scene, Charles smileBeautiful contrasts!
I allways love the beautiful colors of the clothes of the women. Beautiful!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2010, 07:00
Great stuff: there's obviously lots going on here
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 8 Apr 2010, 07:37
Oh the old symbols of empire, I wonder how the people view them.
  • Emmeji
  • France
  • 8 Apr 2010, 08:08
Ce lion est vraiment très imposant !
  • Tatum
  • Romania
  • 8 Apr 2010, 08:25
Beautiful scene. No comments. smile
the colors of the cloth are so vivid
  • Will
  • Japan
  • 8 Apr 2010, 13:24
Another intriguingly vibrant shot from you, great composition with the 3/4 crop on the people and the whole statue.
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 8 Apr 2010, 14:20
looks right out of Bollywood Charles, great stuff!
Wow, those colors are VIVID! Beautiful shot of the crowd.
Very striking colours smile
What a wonderful balance between color and white.. well done Charles!
Just like any tourist spot world wide then Charles.
  • Anna
  • Canada
  • 8 Apr 2010, 19:14
Excellent capture as always, so colorful, and so many different face expressions captured. Anna smile
Your written description could be about any festive city, but your image defines India so well. Beautiful detail and I love that strange diffuse, but sharp effect you get...and the colours of course.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 8 Apr 2010, 23:15
fantastic colors. excellent.
colorful scene!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Apr 2010, 20:01
Very impressive!
So strange to see these now rather empty symbols of empire. The marble makes a great foil for the colourful clothes.

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