Back to Kolkata by golftragic

Back to Kolkata

Dusk as we sailed into Kolkata for our last night on the Rajmahal. A number of strange-looking chimneys like this were just visible in the gloom. Upon asking, I was told they were the chimneys from once-thriving jute industry factories which had been put out of business by plastic sacking. The greenery protruding out of the top of each chimney is, I presume, jute growing from residual seeds. The real irony for me is that jute is now coming back into favour as plastic is, I hope, being phased out. And yes, the air did look like that.
Simply fabulous! An instant fav.
May 11th, 2019  
Outstanding, well played
May 11th, 2019  
You have combined nature’s beauty with industrialisation and pulled it off so nicely. Fav
Interesting about the jute sprouting from the chimney top.
May 11th, 2019  
A stunning capture and wonderful composition, Love the tones and reflection, fav!
May 11th, 2019  
Serenity, and yes, bring back the jute.
May 11th, 2019  
Beautiful shot
May 11th, 2019  
Stunning image Marnie! Irony indeed! What have we done to the world in the name of progress?
May 11th, 2019  
Huge fav
May 11th, 2019  
Fab shot
May 11th, 2019  
FAVtastic :)
May 11th, 2019  
Beautiful :)
May 11th, 2019  
Never a doubt about being a fav, this is exceptional.
May 12th, 2019  
It will be interesting to see if the factories make a comeback. Over here things used to be packaged in paper and cardboard until folks were concerned about all the trees being cut down to produce said packaging. Plastic was brought in but now, like India the paper packaging is preferred once again. But this time I think the packaging is made from recycled paper. win-win! This is a beautiful shot!
May 12th, 2019  
Wonderful light
May 12th, 2019  
@taffy Thank you very much Taffy.
May 12th, 2019  
@graemestevens You are, as ever, too kind.
May 12th, 2019  
@dide I had hoped to get down to the river for closer inspection sometime during our last day in Kolkata, but it didn't work out. ☹️
May 12th, 2019  
@momamo @onewing @fbailey @gilbertwood @joysabin My sincere thanks to each and all of you lovely people. The favs mean a lot to me.
May 12th, 2019  
@ethelperry @pamknowler Absolutely right. We have made a fair mess of our world. The epidemic of plastic is very worrying, even more so since whatever we may do to ameliorate the problem won't have any effect on the worst offenders.
May 12th, 2019  
@olivetreeann I too have watched the various phases of packaging evolve Ann, very interesting isn't it how these things happen. Our big supermarkets have banned single-use shopping bags, but still have lots of products shrink-wrapped in plastic and rolls of plastic bags available for fruit and veg. I take my own reusable bags for the latter nowadays.
May 12th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Thanks Jane.
May 12th, 2019  
Fabulous shot, the reflection on the water looks like gold and the boat in the foreground gives it a romantic feeling amongst a factory setting. So well composed!
May 12th, 2019  
fav
May 12th, 2019  
@angelikavr Thanks Angelika, pity about the air pollution.
May 12th, 2019  
@777margo Many thanks
May 12th, 2019  
i'm sweating as i look at this. i need a cold bath now. :-) although i must say i commend you for taking such a great photo. the water is so still. aces, marnie. aces!

i've enjoyed your holiday photos so much.
May 13th, 2019  
@summerfield I'm so pleased to know that you, and others, are enjoying my rather prolonged series of travel shots. I kinda feel guilty sometimes posting photos taken months ago. Not to worry, nearly done, just the last 48 hours to go.
May 14th, 2019  
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