Sunday, December 6, 2009

Streets of Kolkata

The streets of Kolkata are inhabited by a single thriving undulating mass of life and chaos. The chaos is unescabale. People bathing, shaving, sleeping, cooking, eating, and praying all in the street dodging the tuk-tuks, rickshaws, Ambassador Classic taxis, motorbikers, pedestrians, and the occasional flock of goat on these streets without even a single stop sign or traffic light to help bring order to the masses. All of this activity occurs on the streets of rubble leftover from what once was the focal point of the British efforts of colonialization in the region. I could have never have dreamed of a place so busy, chaotic, raw, gritty, and alive in my wildest dreams... or perhaps nightmares.

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