Thursday, February 23, 2017

Northern Kolkata

February 4, 2017: This is the authentic Bengali part of Kolkota, as opposed to the more modern, British-influenced part seen yesterday.

One of a series of large gilt or bronzed bas reliefs (at least 4x6 ft) along both sides of the road to the Jain Temple, showing various trials faced by Mahavira, the last Jain master.

A view of the stupendously ornate Jain Temple

Sculptures under construction in the labyrinthine alleys of Kumortuli, the Potters' colony

Clay statue of Mother Theresa in the Potters' colony

Flowers and petals in the restaurant where we ate lunch

Decor in the entryway to the restaurant

Approach to Rabindranath Tagore House and Museum

Bust of Tagore

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