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Rivers edge

Kolkata has the Hooghly river running through it . The river is in fact a distributary of the Ganges as it creates a delta before flowing into the Indian Ocean. One facet of our trip to the city, which was predominately to participate in the second of two weddings this year of my step-son Matt and his wife Tushna who married in England in the summer, was a trip on the river with friends and relatives of the family. It gave us a completely different perspective on the city and was full of interest along the riverside and on the river itself which is possibly three quarters of a mile wide.

Rivers edge

Kolkata has the Hooghly river running through it . The river is in fact a distributary of the Ganges as it creates a delta before flowing into the Indian Ocean. One facet of our trip to the city, which was predominately to participate in the second of two weddings this year of my step-son Matt and his wife Tushna who married in England in the summer, was a trip on the river with friends and relatives of the family. It gave us a completely different perspective on the city and was full of interest along the riverside and on the river itself which is possibly three quarters of a mile wide.

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Not sure I want want to bath in there! Best of luck for 2008.
Richard Trim: Nigel(laughing)... I think you are stating the obvious about the river. But most probably the brown murk is due to the thousands of tons of suspended sediment from the erosive powers of the river upstream. Whether anything else is in the river is open to conjecture and/or squeamishness. ;-) cheers richard.
Fantastic detailed shot. You know, this is a real eye opener and a much needed slice of reality in this season of excess.
Richard Trim: Thanks Ros ... but I didn't intend it to weigh too heavily on the more fortunate of us.richard
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2007, 09:01
Great capture Richard, well spotted.
Happy New Yearsmile
Richard Trim: Thanks Tracy ... and same to you. richard
Great capture. I like the details and the colour tones
Richard Trim: Cheers Richard... just needed to increase the colour a tad and minor cropping. richard.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Dec 2007, 09:47
That must have been quite a trip and experience, with the wedding and all smile I have had the pleasure of attending a Tamil wedding here is SA some 15 years ago. Quite an experience and excellent food - traditionally cooked.

Great picture as is the one of yesterday.
Richard Trim: Thanks Louis ...It most certainly was. A whole spectrum of experiences, observations and emotions. ...and the food was damn good as well.richard.
The photo makes me glad to live where I do.
Richard Trim: I have deep thoughts about our origins and country of birth ... and wonder what if ...!
richard.
This is a superb picture Richard.
Richard Trim: I appreciate your words Bill. Taking the shot was the easy part it was taking my eyes away from the huge river-side panorama that was difficult. richard
  • mal
  • 31 Dec 2007, 14:48
life exists in many forms Richard, I am glad that I have what I do. great documentary style image, i like it. all the best for 2008. mal
Richard Trim: I think we all do Mal. Thanks for your words and have a good 2008 yourself. richard.
  • Dave Wilkins
  • Ireland
  • 1 Jan 2008, 15:14
Familiar sight to me Richardhaving been recently and a few times before. It's a complete assault on the senses isn't it. I was talking to one of my brothers an hour ago, and we both agreed, unless you've been you can't really explain it properly.
Richard Trim: Yes I've just discovered that myself. richard.
Nicely done ! Kolkata is very poor, much more than Delhi or Mumbai where I went; This is a great picture !!

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