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Olivier

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Kolkata, New Market
« on: November 13, 2017, 13:47:51 »
New Market is actually one of the oldest of the city. I was there for one day and had a few hours to walk in this lively city. The underground market itself is incredibly complicate to exit. It consists of a succession of small paths and corridors in which I rapidly abandoned any hope to get oriented. Once you are there, it is for good. Funnily, I purchased a beautiful used compass as a present to my son. It didn't help!
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 18:00:49 »
Very nice series especially number one which perfectly depicts the text you wrote to describe the complications of the market itself. Plus the vibrant colors!

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 18:42:33 »
Fantastic series, really like #1
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 19:13:29 »
Wow, the market is wonderfully chaotic!
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 11:48:43 »
Thanks!
The scene in n.1 triggered the urge to take a photo.

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:59 »
কলকাতা

thanks for sharing, sahib Olivier ;)

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 12:47:56 »
Fantastic series, really like #1
Yes, agree !

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 14:50:17 »
Great shots... :-) The facade did change since I was there ! There used to be an "animal" market a few streets further, you could smell the stench from the "New market" !
That's were I used to buy my toys (sigh)...
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 15:00:17 »
superb. Want to see every picture you take!
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 16:40:41 »
Nice pictures Olivier, I specially like the #4 it has some dynamic, like if I would going to jump in the bus. Congrats.

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2017, 13:08:45 »
Superb images!

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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2017, 19:09:09 »
Chaotically colorful :)
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Re: Kolkata, New Market
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2017, 09:27:23 »
Thanks everyone!
No overwhelming animal smell these days, Jacques. And there is no doubt we would have picked it, my colleague and I all work for a fragrance house...
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