Hope the walk is on on Sunday. I should start a bit early if possible 6:30 from the same
From: Biswarup Ganguly <gangulybiswarup(a)gmail.com>
To: Kalyan Sarkar <kalyan.sarkar(a)gmail.com>
Cc: Jayanta Nath <jayantanth(a)gmail.com>om>; Rangan Datta
<rangan_datta(a)yahoo.com>om>; Wikimedia West Bengal mailing list
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 11:06 AM
Subject: Re: Photo Walk of Esplanade & Dalhousie
Thank you for a much hoped and encouraging proposal for the ‘Photowalk’!
The Commons needs more good quality photographs of Kolkata. I welcome to Mr. Rangan
Datta, the list of the heritage buildings that given by him is really useful to
us. May i re-propose with the following points:
1. It is open to all, Wikimedians or
non-wikimedians, anybody can participate with camera or without camera.
2. We will meet at the CSTC bus stand of Esplanade,
Kolkata at sharp 6:55 am on 18th December, 2011.
3. After having a cup of tea we will start to north
up to Victoria building, then turn left towards Dalhousie area up to Strand
road, then Aakasbani Bhaban and return to Chittada’s tea shop to have tea again
with snacks. Total time required is about 2.5 to 3 hours.
4. I suggest please bring a note book and pen to
write down the details of whatever (s)he photographed for uploading purpose.
5. There will not be any subject bar.
6. We encourage uploading to Commons, but it is
7. Please see the general guidelines at Wikimedia Commons:Image
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Kalyan Sarkar <kalyan.sarkar(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Let me introduce you to Rangan Datta, the renowned travel photographer, whose travelogues
are a regular feature in the columns of The Telegraph, Hindustan Times and other dailies.
He would be joining us at the Kolkata Photo Walk on 18th December 2011 (Sunday). He has
suggested below, a list of buildings that we can cover along with some important tips.
Biswarup da, As discussed, would you kindly send the schedule and route map that you
intend to propose?
Let us make this Photo Walk a grand success!
Thanks and regards,
On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Rangan Datta <rangan_datta(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
Dear Kalyan and othe wikipedia Calcutta members
Here is a list of buildings to be photographed:
1. Metropolitan Building*
2. Victoria House
3. Statesman House
4. Tipu Sultan Mosque*
5. Defence East India Headquarters
6. Raj Bhavan
7. Junior Staff quaters of Raj Bhavan.
8. National Assurance Building
9. Currency Building*
10. Central Telegraph Office.
11. St John's Church
12. Town Hall
13. High Court
14. Metcalf Hall*
16. Calcutta Collectorate
17. Eastern Rail Headquaters
18. Writer's Building (there is restriction)
19. St Andrew's Church
20. Lal Bazar
21. Beth el Synagogue
22. Magen David Synagogue
23. Portuguese Church
24. Armenian Church
The ones marked with * are best photographed in the afternoon.
This list is not exhaustive,
Some related links from my website & Blog
* Calcutta Architecture
* St. John's Church
* Links from my Blog
I think we should restrict ourselves to outdoor shots only. Apart fro St. John's
Church we need we ned permision to shoot the interiors of other buildings.
Looking forward for the photowalk.