Good luck on this wonderful initiative, folks. It would be fantastic to have many more
good images of your fascinating city!
fyi: you might want to put this up on the India mailing list as well - because some folks
might be on that list but not on the West Bengal list.
On Dec 7, 2011, at 11:06 AM, Biswarup Ganguly wrote:
> Dear Kalyan,
> 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 optional.
> 7. Please see the general guidelines at Wikimedia Commons:Image
> Wth regards.
> On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Kalyan Sarkar <kalyan.sarkar(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> 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,
>> Kalyan Sarkar
>> On Tue, Dec 6, 2011 at 10:43 PM, Rangan Datta
>>> 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*
>>> 15. GPO
>>> 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
>>> - St. John's
>>> - Links from my
>>> 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
>>> Looking forward for the photowalk.
> Biswarup Ganguly