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Friday February 23, 2018

KOLKOTA INDIA – Today we went down on the Ganges to a neighborhood that specializes in Hindu religious images. The process starts with a bamboo matrix that is fleshed out with straw. Artisans then apply multiple coats of Ganges mud, which is what actually makes the statues holy. They are then sanded and painted and decorated.

Day 3053 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Statues in making
Kolkota
Kolkota
Kolkota
Kolkota
Kolkota

On this date exactly seven years ago (day 496 of one photo every day): Dinner at the Knick

Dinner at the Knick
Dinner at the Knick
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Thursday February 22, 2018

KOLKATA INDIA – Kolkata (ne Calcutta) is the third largest city in India – it is actually not visited by many tourists. It was the seat of the British Raj here until the government was moved to New Delhi starting in 1912 in anticipation of hostilities with Japan. Many of the large colonial-era monuments are in use as government buildings and are not easily accessible. We are spending most of our time on foot here in the extensive markets.

The first image below is my favorite of the day – it pictures a Hindustan Motors Ambassador, which were widely sold in India starting in 1955 or so; legions of them are kept alive here as taxis.

Day number 3052 of one photograph every day for the rest of my life.

Hindustan Ambassador
Kolkata Street
Kolkata Street
Kolkata Street
Kolkata Street
Kolkata Street

On this date exactly five years ago (day number 1226 of one photo every day): Tree at night Three frames handheld and stitched.

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