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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Kolkata Unplugged - A Photo Story

Photos from Kolkata city taken in recent times, which have been posted in various threads of Kolkata, have been compiled together in this thread. A concise effort to understand the essence & grandeur of this over-bustling metropolis.

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BBD BAG

BBD Bag area. The Oldest CBD of the City, one of the oldest in the country. Formerly known as Dalhousie Square (names after Lord Dalhousie) it was rechristened BBD Bag (after 3 young martyrs of Freedom movement)

The Central waterbody, called Laldighi, right in the heart of BBD Bag. It is surrounded by several iconic structures like GPO, RBI, Writers Building, Royal Insurance Building & Telephone bhawan etc.





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GPO on Netaji Subhash Road, on the western side of BBD Bag.
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RBI Building, on Netaji Subhash Road
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Jobe Charnock's church (Jobe Charnock was the founder of Kolkata in 1690), and a portion of Writers Building can be seen in this pic, which is on the northern side of BBD Bag

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A garden opposite the Writers Building, underneath which lies a multi-level car-park for ministers & govt high officials

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Old July 25th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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Brabourne Road, an important thoroughfare in the BBD BAG area. It houses mostly Govt PWD office buildings & Banks, built mostly in the '60s & 70's. Lately these buildings have undergone a makeover of sorts donning glass & aluminium facades, keeping up with modern times, I guess.

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Old Court House Street, to the South of BBD Bag

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United Tower, HQ of United Bank of India

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Old July 25th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #7
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Strand Road, lies on the western end of BBD Bag area, running adjacent to The Hooghly river. Some prominent buildings on this road include

New Secretariat Building


Ayudh Bhawan, HQ of Ordnance Factory Board


Samriddhi Bhawan, Regional HO of SBI


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ESPLANADE - The City Centre

Esplanade, The heart of the City, constitute a part of Chowringhee area. It lies at the Northern part of Jawaharlal Nehru Road (considered one of the prime thoroughfares of the City).

Victoria House on C R Avenue, HQ of Calcutta Electric Supply Corp, an RPG group Co.


Hindusthan Building on C R Avenue, an LIC Property



Further down the Road - C R Avenue



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Structures like this have given the tag "City of Palaces" to Kolkata

Metropolitan Building on J L Nehru Rd - The Grand Edifice in a renovated avatar. The Gr floor houses a "Big Bazaar" store & several state cottage emporiums.
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The Oberoi Grand on J L Nehru Road - The First Oberoi group hotel in the country & one of the finest. The Arcade is a retail hotspot.
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Fantastic pics . Looking forward to more
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Amazing pics samrat, nice thread.
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Excellent pics , Kolkata looks neat and Classy
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Thanx guys.
Will keep posting, much more to come.
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New Market (Sir Stuart Hogg market), the oldest market place of Kolkata, in the Esplanade area. Pedestrians enjoy a stroll in the promenade in front of the market, which houses an underground car park (Simpark)



Shreeram Arcade, a Shopping Plaza in Esplanade area, which came up in the early '90s

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The busy Humayun Place area, a ever conjested shopping zone

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SOUTH CHOWRINGHEE

The Maidan forms an integral part of South Chowringhee. Seen here is the present Chowringhee skyline from the Maidan

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More views of South Chowringhee from the Maidan. Landmark buildings like Everest, Tata Centre, Jeevan Sudha, Jeevam Deep, CIC, etc can be seen towering above the lush greens of the Maidan.





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Elliot Park, on J L Nehru Road. This Park is created & maintained by Tata Steel.



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JAWAHARLAL NEHRU ROAD

Jawaharlal Nehru Road (formerly Chowringhee Road), is the most important north-south connecting road, and forms the integral part of the other CBD of Kolkata. It can be rightfully described as the cradle of Corporate Kolkata.

Near Chowringhee flyover, Park Street Xing. The tallest building in view is CIC.




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